Riders are more accepting of surges that are NOT round numbers, because consumers feel more thoughts went into the calculation of the surge pricing. This was shared on an interview at NPR, where Uber's economist shared a factor in when people are accepting of surge pricing.From an Uber rider's perspective, Keith says, a round number surge like two times looks like the company is just slapping on a higher price tag because it's raining. But when it's 2.1 times as much, we think there must be a complex algorithm (which there is) coming up with that figure. The ride, ...
According to CNET "the longer tipping is available in the app, the more passengers hand over gratuities. For instance, in the first six months, Uber drivers earned $200 million in tips and in the last six months drivers earned $400 million."
Looks like we might be seeing a shift in rideshare tipping culture.
How is this legal? Oh, it isn't? What's new.
What is the current situation with Uber in London? Taxi app won’t be stopped any time soon
It is now over two months since Uber’s license to operate in London came to an end, and yet the taxi company is still running as normal in the UK’s capital. Uber was stripped of its operating license on September 30, but they were certainly not going to give up without a fight and have continued to operate ever since.
CEO of Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, claimed he would make things right after Transport for ...
Before I wrote a book or even a blog entry about my cabbie days, I made a 'zine called Hack. Named after the hackney carriage license which taxi drivers were required to get to drive in Boston, I put together two issues, cut-and-pasting them at Kinko's in 2001. You can read a digital version right here.
Drove Saturday night in Philly & Lower Bucks. Rain was relentless, flooding everywhere, visibility awful. After seeing my 8th accident on I-95 this one involving 4 cars that firemen were extracting the injured or possibly dead with the jaws of life & power tools I decided I was done for the night. I took one last quick bar pick up that was 7 min ride. I stopped at local WaWa where I know the night shift employees. Mike was on phone & yelled for me when I got in. "Can you take this guy home he dont have phone & ...
My Uber driver who drives for like four companies told me he can deny service and cancel any requests whenever and for whatever reason Is this true?I feel like there has to be a guideline and some mandate from Uber.
I was ready to debate Uber and Lyft but the chickens did not show up they declined invitation.https://spectrumnews1.com/ca/la-west/inside-the-issues/2019/08/09/rideshare-drivers--have-their-concerns-been-heard-?cid=share_clip
We get asked this question a lot at LegalRideshare and this is how we break it down.First, we always have to consider, "is a Uber or Lyft a private situation?" We often lean on the side of "no, it's not." It's comparable to taking public transportation like a bus in a major city. We always tell passengers, "if you wouldn't go outside and scream something absurd, I wouldn't say it in an Uber". The issue lies on the fact that passengers aren't always aware of the laws (or lack thereof) and are looking for their rights to be protected. ...
"Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing firm ousted its chief security officer and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps, which included a $100,000 payment to the attackers."
"Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world, the company told Bloomberg on Tuesday. The personal information of about 7 million drivers was accessed as ...
I was searching for something completely different, ran into this page.Uber Connect is an easy, same-day, no-contact delivery solution that allows people to send items whether it’s a care package for a loved one, a gift for a friend’s birthday, an item you sold online or an important business document.Looks pretty awesome? Is this really a thing? The page completely useless as I can't proceed from there.https://www.uber.com/blog/uber-connect-ondemand-package-delivery/
Uber serge posted about this a few weeks back so I contacted the Company. Karaoke mic was totally free $0 no cost at all. Just have to send screen shot that shows you are actively driving. Doesn't matter how many hours you drive. They send the mic immediately, came in a few days. You can sign up with their affilate company which you will then receive a code. Every mic that is purchased with your code you will receive $10 and buyer gets 10% off. I believe they are $60. Connects to your radio via bluetooth or a bluetooth speaker. ...
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