Uber has spent the last four years transitioning from a service mainly aimed at helping so-called “ballers” get less expensive black car service to one that nearly anyone can afford and use on a regular basis. Now, with the launch of a fare-splitting offering called UberPool, the company is cutting costs of getting around town Continue Reading →
The saying “All is fair in love and war” apparently applies to recruiting employees now, too. This week, The Verge published an internal Uber document that detailed a campaign to recruit drivers from a rival ride-sharing service, Lyft. According to the memo, Uber has a team of “brand ambassadors” who request Lyft rides and then Continue Reading →
eBay’s PayPal is in talks with Coinbase and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Executives at PayPal, which owns the service that handles payments for startups from room-bookings network AirBnB to car-on-demand service Uber, have not struck any agreements, the Continue Reading →
Uber is using a pattern of aggressive and questionable tactics in its effort to control the car-on-demand market, according to rivals. New data provided by Lyft, a competitor, shows that Uber employees have ordered and canceled more than 5,000 Lyft rides since last October. The data was provided to CNNMoney per a request made when Continue Reading →
Lyft’s handy for a night on the town or while you’re running errands, but the ridesharing startup wants to be a more regular part of your day–twice a day, preferably. Targeting commuters, Lyft introduced a new product in San Francisco on Wednesday. The new feature, Lyft Line, groups multiple rides along the same route. Using Continue Reading →
Mark Zuckerberg must be looking to Asia for inspiration for the kind of platform Facebook Messenger could become. Here’s one idea: An integration with popular car-hailing service Uber that would be beneficial to both companies and, presumably, their users. Such a deal could be a first step in Facebook’s goal of turning the Messenger app Continue Reading →
A Day on the Internet
Uberflip recently set out to discover just how big the internet is. Most of us use the internet every day, for both business and pleasure, but have you ever stopped to think just how big it actually is? Check out the infographic below to see just how massive its scale is. For this infographic, Uberflip Continue Reading →