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  1. Jay Dean

    Uber Is Building Its Own Scooter to Compete in Frenzy

    This spring, Uber moved into a cavernous brick building at San Francisco’s Pier 70, along a postindustrial stretch of waterfront. Shipbuilders occupied the 130,000-square-foot facility in the late 1800s, but today Uber uses it to tinker with self-driving cars, flying taxis, and, most recently...
  2. Jack Malarkey

    Bloomberg article about the demise of Travis Kalanick: a ‘must read’

    The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought Silicon Valley CEOs are supposed to be sacrosanct. So how did it all go wrong at Uber? By Eric Newcomer and Brad Stone...
  3. Maven

    Uber Bribes NY

    Uber, Airbnb, Tech Companies Spend Big Bucks Lobbying in N.Y. Bloomberg BNA May 28, 2017 By Gerald B. Silverman Internet companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Airbnb Inc. are making their presence known in Albany, spending large amounts of money on lobbying and creating trade association...
  4. Maven

    Blablacar Challenges Uber Outside USA

    Blablacar is a European-based (French-owned) company that offers a different model than Uber. Blablacar focuses on long-distance commuters who want to share the cost of their trips with others going in a similar direction and those planning long weekend trips. ZimRide, a precursor to Lyft and...
  5. Maven

    How Uber's Controversial CEO Built an Empire

    Love him or Hate him (most folks around here) you may be interested in this Bloomberg profile of Travis. And Colbert interview on the Late Show.
  6. Maven

    Climate Change Storm

    Stop now! Read no further! You risk becoming corrupted! Do NOT continue if you already know that Climate Change and Global Warming are nefarious Hoaxes perpetuated by 97% of the world's scientists supported by a 100 years of data collection and the Transhumanists controlling the Internationalist...
  7. Maven

    Uber Appeasing Employees

    Do not expect anything like this for drivers :( Feb 16 2017, Uber has a strategy for appeasing disgruntled employees who want an IPO. It looks like Uber has found a way to keep its employees happy—without going public. In an effort to retain longtime staff members who want to cash out now, the...
  8. Maven

    Tax SDCs that Eliminate Human Jobs

    Bill Gates has proposed this to "defray the societal cost that robots will create". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2017/02/20/robots-take-peoples-jobs-should-pay-taxes-says-bill-gates/ This is already a political issue in France...
  9. Maven

    Uber Needs Autonomous Vehicles - Desperately

    Uber has NEVER made a profit, not since day one. Uber will NEVER make a profit with the current business model. Riders pay only 75% of the cost. This is from Bloomberg News and some very smart financial people, not me. Yet, very wealthy people keep pouring capital into Uber. Despite all of the...
  10. Maven

    Dirty Little Secrets

    Uber has NEVER made a profit, not since day one. Uber will NEVER make a profit with the current business model. Riders pay only 75% of the cost. This is from Bloomberg News and some very smart financial people, not me. Yet, very wealthy people keep pouring capital into Uber. Despite all of the...
  11. Showa50

    Uber Loses at Least $1.2 Billion in First Half of 2016

    The ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. is not a public company, but every three months, dozens of shareholders get on a conference call to hear the latest details on its business performance from its head of finance, Gautam Gupta. On Friday, Gupta told investors that Uber's losses...
  12. Michael - Cleveland

    Facing a Price War, Uber Bets on Volume [Bloomberg] 1/21/16

    Facing a Price War, Uber Bets on Volume http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-21/facing-a-price-war-uber-bets-on-volume The U.S. operation cuts fares while promising imminent profit. January 21, 2016 — 4:14 PM EST It’s becoming a bit of a holiday tradition for Uber: ringing in the new...
  13. Michael - Cleveland

    The Road Ahead: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Speaks (bloomberg)

    The Road Ahead: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Speaks Bloomberg video June 2015 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2015-06-04/the-road-ahead-uber-ceo-travis-kalanick-speaks
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