After just six months on the job, Uber president Jeff Jones has resigned.
If there is one quote that sums up the ethos of Uber, it might be this cut from the company’s firebrand CEO Travis Kalanick: “Stand by your principles and be comfortable with confrontation. So few people are, so when the people with the red tape come, it becomes a negotiation.” But after a month marked by one disaster…
A former Uber engineer has posted a hell of an account about her nightmarish time working for the company. There’s the disgusting manager sending harassing messages, yes, but the story’s true villain is Uber’s HR department, which appears to have made a concerted effort to make her life as miserable as possible.
A French businessman is suing Uber after his wife used the app and discovered he was cheating on her. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!
After Uber attempted to undermine the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s hour-long strike against Trump’s Muslim ban, and the detainments at JFK, the public reacted with a swift boycott of the app.
Following an incident over the weekend in which Uber defied the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s hour-long strike in support of Muslim detainees at New York’s JFK airport, people have been deleting the app en masse and switching over to Lyft, a competing company that has pledged $1 million to the ACLU.
New testimony in the latest Uber court case indicates some Uber employees not only enjoyed the power to locate where Beyoncé is at any given time but also occasionally acted on the impulse. Less exciting, but equally disturbing, are the revelations that some employees used their access to track people like their…
In May, U.S. District Judge Susan Illston ruled that two women, who alleged they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers in separate incidents, had provided sufficient evidence that the drivers acted as employees, not independent contractors. This was the first time the company was held responsible for assaults that…
People of color have been dealing with racist cabbies for decades, and according to a new study, that discrimination is alive and well in the world of ride-hailing apps. Not only are black people more likely to wait longer or have their ride cancelled, women in general also are getting taken for a ride—to either…
Florida police have arrested an Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting three women in the last year, nabbing him Thursday after one victim managed to get his license plate number.
Uber announced plans Wednesday to start using self-driving cars to pick up passengers in Pittsburgh sometime in the next several weeks. That’s one way to (indirectly and perhaps accidentally) deal with an apparently pervasive sexual assault issue!
Lorde told a brief tale on Twitter Tuesday about how her Uber driver was oblivious to the fact that she was Lorde. The Lorde. The questionably ageless star who’s been driven through dark forces to be friends with Taylor Swift. There are a number of reasons this story should fascinate you.
Uber has received $3.5 billion from Saudi Arabia’s investment fund, the company’s largest ever cash influx from a single investor. Incidentally, Saudi Arabia is the only country on Earth that doesn’t allow women to drive.
After losing an extended, expensive fight in Austin over an ordinance passed in December that mandated fingerprinting for ridesharing drivers, Uber and Lyft have ceased operating in the city. Drivers are upset about the loss of income. Riders are angry about being stuck with Austin’s insufficient cab service. Everyone…
Have you ever wanted to drink and hang out with your friends, but do it on top of water? Now you can, with UberYACHT.
Two Uber-related movies are currently in development, one starring Will Ferrell. Will one of them be our modern-day Taxi Driver?
In New York City, a new bill has been proposed to combat the rise in sexual assaults among female cab riders by requiring anti-sexual assault training from drivers. In 2015, the number of rapes against women in taxis jumped to 14, up from 10 the previous year.
Uber—despite ignoring and dismissing literally thousands of complaints from customers and drivers regarding sexual assault within Uber vehicles over the past three years—would like us women to know that they’ve got our backs. Hey, thanks, Uber.
On March 6, Buzzfeed published a news report on Uber revealing that the car share service had received five rape claims and 170 claims of sexual assault between December 2012 and August 2015. Uber quickly, and vehemently, refuted this claim. But now they admit that the grounds for their rebuttal were false because,…
Surprise! A company whose cost structure is based on strenuously minimizing contact with, accountability of and responsibility towards their “contractors”—remember, Uber drivers are not employees—is responding like shit to reports of sexual assault customer complaints.