Uber moves to end surge pricing; here’s how drivers are responding.

Uber announced last Thursday that they were planning on phasing out Surge completely starting with major cities in the U.S and in India. The app will now show the fare before you embark on your ride rather than at the end. Continue reading “Uber moves to end surge pricing; here’s how drivers are responding.”

How do you choose the best radio station for your passenger?

Guest contributor Mike from Southern California shares his tips on radio play for passengers and what works the best for him. 

Silence is golden, or so they say but, is it really that great when you’re a car with a stranger? If you’re a new Uber or Lyft driver you may not realize just yet how awkward it can be to drive with a passenger only to have neither of you talking. Here’s how having the radio on can not only help give your passengers a great experience but also make your time on the road fly by.

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Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries

Walmart and Sam’s club are going to use Uber, Lyft and Deliv to make last mile grocery deliveries. A plan wil be unveiled in the near future giving details of the partnership. This will be in order to compete with Amazon Fresh and other last mile grocery delivery services. We had written about whether Uber was becoming the new Walmart.. Continue reading “Uber, Lyft and Deliv to partner with Walmart to deliver groceries”

Uber valued at $62.5 billion: receives $3.5 billion cash infusion

Uber has attracted $3.5 billion in funding from Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, an investment it says will help it expand in both Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Middle East. Continue reading “Uber valued at $62.5 billion: receives $3.5 billion cash infusion”

After Austin, Uber and Lyft face challenges in Chicago

After Austin passed a proposal that would require rideshare drivers in the city to require fingerprint background checks, Uber and Lyft withdrew from the city making good on their threat to leave. With a similar proposal now looking to get passed by Chicago, there is a real danger the same will happen there. Here’s why.  Continue reading “After Austin, Uber and Lyft face challenges in Chicago”