Lot of cash for a company that can't turn a profit......That may have something to do with grim reports that emerged earlier this year about the financial instability of scooter sharing. Bird lost nearly $100 million during the first quarter of 2019, while revenue shrank sharply to only about $15 million, according to The Information. In the spring, the scooter startup was down to about $100 million left in cash.https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/3/20895798/bird-scooter-fundraising-valuation-unit-economics
https://wwmt.com/news/local/uber-says-new-safety-features-will-be-added-for-passengersDo not get me wrong I am beyond happy that Uber is adding more safety features for the rider. I have 3 kids (adults) who use it. One being female. Two weeks ago I ordered a ride for her &bsome friends. Driver managed to blow 2 red lights on same road 1/4 of a mile apart on an 8 min trip. I wasnt in the area or I think I would've found his ass and had a few choice words for him. Anyway the one feature 911 texting is only available in areas that have the capabilities. Which I ...
Hello ride share drivers ,Here at The Singing Machine Co. We are Creating Joy Through Music! It's not just our motto it's our passion!We’ve launched the official Carpool Karaoke Microphone in collaboration with the CBS Late Late Show with James Corden. Here’s more info about the mic. Carpool Karaoke-The MicIn short, it transforms any car into a mobile karaoke party by letting riders sing any song over the car’s speakers. We have been getting rave reviews from drivers who have it in their cars for passengers! 5-star reviews, better tips and great compliments!Our Carpool Karaoke ...
I'm concerned that I'm flying into Muskegon airport at 4:30am and there will be no Lyft or Uber operating at that early hour.Is there any way of checking this in advance?Well, we took our chances and flew out there hoping to get a Lyft/Uber - and there was NOTHING. Still would like to have a way of knowing probability of ground transportation BEFORE we go somewhere.
Give the driver credit here to put this guy away, yes he was also detained but released after questioning. https://fox13now-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/fox13now.com/2019/10/12/provo-man-uses-uber-to-transport-meth-heroin/amp/?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#aoh=15709864178749&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Ffox13now.com%2F2019%2F10%2F12%2Fprovo-man-uses-uber-to-transport-meth-heroin%2F
We have Uber rideshare, Ubereats, UberCopter, UberScooter, UberBikes, UberGroceries, Uber Submarines now UberBoat 😆 Looks like their business plan is to throw all the darts to the board and see what sticks. All this to lose billions, hey DK I could have done all this for half of the 45 million a year you're getring paid.https://amp-cnn-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/10/11/africa/uber-boat-lagos/index.html?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#aoh=15709860734849&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnn.com%2F2019%2F10%2F11%2Fafrica%2Fuber-boat-lagos%2Findex.html
This is all their fault, who told them to oversaturate the marketplace? Who loses? The drivers, Lyft and Uber gain by lower pick up ETAs as driver utilization rates collapse and they're forced cruise without pax adding to congestion. Now they're suing to bring back unlimited caps on cars. https://mobile-reuters-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1WR0NG?amp_js_v=a2&_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#aoh=15709855032417&_ct=1570985503779&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&_tf=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2Fus-lyft-inc-lawsuit-newyork-idUSKBN1WR0NG
I just stumbled on this techcrunch article about how Uber has now started Uber Pet for people who want to bring their animal with them. Is it just me or have they definitely already launched this initiative before? I swear they just revamp things over and over and over. Probably to get even more free press.
Uber has a reputation for hiding how they calculate their exact fares and determining how the surges are determined. While their rates are technically posted on their websites (as legally bound in many jurisdiction), they seem to not follow these rates at all.Can you share your suspicion, confirmed or unconfirmed, on how Uber sets its prices? How it uses data and how it takes advantage of people's situations? I will respond to myself to start it off.This is of course besides the distance, duration, demand (for surges), etc.
It's official. Uber has gone from hip startup to boring big company.https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/09/30/inside-new-uber-weak-coffee-vanishing-perks-fast-deflating-morale/Sounds like morale is pretty low among employees, not least because of shady practices that Uber just can't seem to quit.Employees also said they were upset by some of the new business strategies employed by Uber to appeal to drivers in the wake of the IPO. One was a survey offered within the app that hinted the company was looking at offering a new service to give loans to drivers, which the employees saw as a cash squeeze."We have morals,” one former employee said, calling ...
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