Uber
After a series of legal setbacks in Europe and North America, the ride-hailing service Uber got some welcome news on Tuesday. A court in Frankfurt overturned a nationwide ban against the company’s car-sharing service in Germany, lifting, for now, one of the most severe legal restrictions that Uber had faced anywhere in the world since Continue Reading →
Uber
It’s no secret that Uber is powered by data. The ridesharing service is built on analytics and famously encourages passengers and drivers to rate each other. But data scientists at the company aren’t just focused on the service’s core functionality. They often delve into some pretty nitty-gritty details of how passengers use the service–and they Continue Reading →
Uber
At TechCrunch’s annual Disrupt event in San Francisco (after some issues with electricity that saw the lights and audio go out as the show began), the first chat was between Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick and former TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington. Arrington (who’s CrunchFund is an investor in Uber), asked Kalanick about his salary and growth, Continue Reading →
Starbucks
If you’re jonesing for a coffee and it’s too far to walk, the Starbucks iOS app was just updated with Uber integration. Now you can call a black car to get your black coffee. The app is live now but warns that you “must have the Uber app installed and be in a city where Continue Reading →
Uber
If you rely on a wheelchair, you’ve largely been left on the sidelines of the ridesharing phenomenon. While plans have been in the works for some time, there hasn’t really been a concrete accessibility strategy. Uber is improving that state of affairs, though, by launching new programs to accommodate disabled passengers. UberAssist, which is launching Continue Reading →