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A California appeals court said Thursday that the companies must reclassify their drivers as employees rather than independent contractors, affirming an earlier court decision. The ruling marks a significant development in a months-long legal fight between the ride-hailing companies and the state of California. Continue Reading →

Uber With an Ad on the Roof?

Adweek is reporting that Uber struck a deal with out-of-home ad-tech company Adomni that will place ads on the roofs of about 1,000 vehicles in three cities starting April 1. Is this an April Fool’s Day joke? Not according to Adweek. Continue Reading →

Uber Loses License in London

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Uber was stripped of its license to operate in London today. The governing body, TfL (Transport for London), stated that Uber does not meet the "fit and proper" requirements for private hire operators. Uber immediately appealed, so it's business as usual for Uber drivers and riders today. But both sides are gearing up for a fight. Continue Reading →
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The State of New Jersey charged Uber $530 million in unpaid unemployment and disability insurance from 2014-2018 and tacked on $119 million in interest. Some characterized this as a "fine." I wish it was. That would make this a one-time thing. Instead, this tax ruling sets a precedent for the future of the gig economy in New Jersey that other states are sure to follow. California has already started down this path and it is going to be a huge problem for individuals who do contract work. Continue Reading →
Uber Works: A pivot or a prayer?
Uber has introduced Uber Works. A shift work matching app that hopes to efficiently connect workers with gigs that fit their schedules. The app is currently available in Chicago. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are about to dramatically change the world of on-demand car services. Viewed through that lens, Uber and Lyft’s current business models are doomed Continue Reading →
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Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are about to dramatically change the world of on-demand car services. Viewed through that lens, Uber and Lyft’s current business models are doomed to fail. Think about this... Continue Reading →