Uber sells loss making Chinese business to Didi Chuxing and exits China market

As we learned this past Monday, Uber has decided to sell its China operations to China’s largest rideshare company, Didi Chuxing. Didi Chuxing, which is part owned and backed by AliBaba and Tencent and recently received a $1 billion USD investment from Apple had been engaged in a fierce turf war with Uber in China and seems to have won that battle. Continue reading “Uber sells loss making Chinese business to Didi Chuxing and exits China market”

Want more Uber requests? Get in line for an app that powers pickups…

It’s finally coming. We can’t say too much yet except that we’ve been heads down working on this, and are excited to share this with the world soon: A new way to optimize your Uber driving. We’re expecting extremely high driver demand for this and will roll it out on a very selective basis. You can request to get in line now to be one of the first too have access to it starting today by adding your name below.

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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.”

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”

Apple, Uber make advances in self-driving technology: An Update

Recently, we wrote about the advances in autonomous vehicles – a very important and popular piece among independent drivers. Given the interest we wanted to share some really interesting recent updates from Uber, Apple and China. Continue reading “Apple, Uber make advances in self-driving technology: An Update”

A new $27M Lyft driver settlement is reached, doubling driver payouts

A new settlement has been reached in the Lyft driver misclassification case, and Lyft will pay $27 million to drivers under this new agreement. This settlement was renegotiated after the judge in the case rejected the first agreement. Based on this new settlement, drivers will get paid out Continue reading “A new $27M Lyft driver settlement is reached, doubling driver payouts”

Uber Tips: Why the tipping culture will change

Last week we had an exclusive interview with Shannon Liss-Riordan who explained that one of the things she gauged during negotiations with Uber was how reluctant they are to incorporate any aspect of tipping into their system. If you haven’t already, make sure you go and watch the whole interview here! Which brings us to tipping…. Continue reading “Uber Tips: Why the tipping culture will change”