Category Archives: uber

Universal Music Makes Great Money on Uber IPO

So the Uber IPO didn’t start at the asking price, but even at around $42 some people and companies made a killing. Some investors like Jason Calacanis, well he just has the Midas touch doesn’t he? I suppose he and … Continue reading

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Why I think an Autonomous Vehicle Won’t Be Able to Reliably Guess Where a Pedestrian Will Go

In 2016, Volvo ‘promised’ that we would have ‘Deathproof Cars’ by 2020. That’s next year! You may also recall that about this time last year, an Autonomous Uber Volvo crashed and killed a pedestrian. According to the NTSB the car … Continue reading

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Do you ride share or use Gig Economy services?

I had a conversation with a colleague yesterday, one similar to conversations I frequently have with my fellow geeks. Do not assume that the rest of the world, or even your own world, outside of those you hang out with … Continue reading

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5 Ideas Thanks to Uber Data Science

In an article in Verge, they identified that Uber has discovered you are more likely to pay surge pricing if the battery on your mobile is low. Surge pricing is where they put the price up when they are low … Continue reading

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Uber mocks Australian state’s stiff fines, takes away the Ubers

Imagine a world without Uber? Okay, now come back to 2016. Unless you are in Queensland, Australia. Sourced through Scoop.it from: mashable.com I arrived at Newark airport on my first trip to NYC at midnight. There was a sign above … Continue reading

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Why Transit Agencies Are Finally Embracing Uber

Increasingly, public transit is viewing mobility startups as partners, not competition. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.citylab.com Maybe ride-share and new transport suppliers aren’t the enemy. One interesting opportunity suggested in this feature is bridging the gaps between transit stations and … Continue reading

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Convoy Sees Itself as the Uber of Local Trucking

Convoy gives local truckers — who specialize in jobs that could be completed in a day — a more efficient way to connect with clients who need goods shipped. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.nytimes.com Many years ago I was selling … Continue reading

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Domino’s pizza delivery robot is coming to your door

Domino’s Australia showed off a self-driving robot that can deliver pizzas. It’s just a prototype for now. Sourced through Scoop.it from: money.cnn.com Domino is innovating all over the world. They are also connected to trials with driverless cars. It appears … Continue reading

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What’s the best nav app in 2016 and New “Uber tab” added to Google Maps

Google adds ride-sharing tab to maps to enable more options, faster time to destination. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com When it comes to maps for travelers, Google is making a huge effort to provide lots of options and when it … Continue reading

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Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate Drivers

Lyft plans to start a new program in Chicago later this month aimed at expanding and motivating the ride-hailing service’s driver pool by offering the chance to rent GM cars for $99 a week, plus 20 cents a mile. Sourced … Continue reading

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