Rideshare

The Uber smartphone app, used to book taxis using its service, is pictured over a parking lot in the Indian capital New Delhi. ( TENGKU BAHAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Uber Emergency ‘SOS’ Button In India Now Alerts Police Of Your Current Location

San Francisco-based Uber has rolled out a new safety feature in India that provides police with an exact GPS location in case of emergency, according to tech news website The Verge.

04/30/2015

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Uber To Offer ‘Panic Button’ To Improve Safety For Riders In India

Uber says it’s introducing two new safety features for riders in India in response to concerns about safety that followed a passenger reporting she had been raped by a driver.

02/06/2015

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UBER Claims Their Service Is Dramatically Reducing DUIs

San Francisco ride-sharing service UBER claims that when their fleet of drivers arrives, DUIs appear to drop in major U.S. cities.

01/28/2015

An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.

01/27/2015

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Uber Denies Suspending Drivers For Registering Vehicles As Commercial

Uber has allegedly been under fire for suspending some of its drivers after complying with advice from California officials. But the app-based, commercial ride-booking service says that’s not the case.

01/23/2015

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Rideshare Wars: Uber, Lyft & Sidecar Fight For Customers With Cheap Fares

In their battle for public dominance, Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are giving ridesharing evangelists a reason to rejoice.

01/23/2015

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New App ‘Flywheel’ Takes On Uber Surge Pricing, Offers $10 Rides On New Year’s Eve In SF

A new app Flywheel is throwing the latest blow in the rideshare battle by offering $10 flat rate cab rides on New Year’s Eve.

12/30/2014

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Sidecar Will Let You Request A Woman Driver If It Makes You Feel Safer

Ridesharing app Sidecar is now letting riders choose the sex of their driver as part of a new safety campaign intended to protect women passengers.

12/17/2014

An Uber car.

Uber’s Value Doubles To $40 Billion In 6 Months

Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app’s recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.

12/05/2014

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

Anti-Rideshare Bumper Stickers Help San Francisco Taxi Drivers Voice Frustration

The decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.

12/01/2014

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