Rideshare services - Uber, Lyft, Hailo, etc.

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looking forward to Uber collapsing/being litigated out of business tbh

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:45 (two months ago) link

We don't need another category.

Simon H., Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:52 (two months ago) link

how about masters and slaves

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:55 (two months ago) link

the thing is they are employers

Seany's too Dyche to mention (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 21:58 (two months ago) link

suck it, shitty companies:
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/California-governor-signs-labor-law-setting-up-14450116.php

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 19:59 (two months ago) link

This is huge not only for the obvious, but also because Uber will have to argue the *exact opposite* legal framework as it does in opposing AB5. The legal walls are closing in. https://t.co/RxnILrYb3t

— Aaron W. Gordon (@A_W_Gordon) September 19, 2019



You can’t simultaneously argue that the drivers are independent business and also that you’re not the nexus of a massive and illegal pricing collusion scam.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Friday, 20 September 2019 00:45 (two months ago) link

'130-year-old laws don't count'

mookieproof, Friday, 20 September 2019 01:07 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://qz.com/1683778/lyft-sees-raising-ride-prices-as-its-path-to-profitability/

“We believe we have a clear path to profitability,” Roberts said. “We began to adjust prices on select routes and in select cities based on costs and demand elasticities. We expect that these changes will accelerate Lyft’s path to profitability, and further, we believe these price adjustments reflect an industry trend.”

So they plan to fix prices (in collusion with their competitors) and then expect not to suffer any reduction in demand...

lollllll

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:04 (one month ago) link

cost and demand elasticities! impress man use big words!

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:07 (one month ago) link

If humanity is still around in 10 years, someone please revive this post in 10 years for the lols.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 23 October 2019 00:09 (one month ago) link

uber and lyft shouldn't even be allowed to pick up at airports -- it's like an enormous game of hüsker dü

take a fuckin cab

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:10 (one month ago) link

I feel like I am a luber driver in another dimension.

Yerac, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:15 (one month ago) link

uber and lyft shouldn't even be allowed to pick up at airports -- it's like an enormous game of hüsker dü

take a fuckin cab


build trains

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:51 (one month ago) link

well, yes

mookieproof, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 21:52 (one month ago) link

Who among us hasn't accidentally intentionally had someone killed

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 November 2019 18:29 (four weeks ago) link

I'm sure in five years, his family will laugh about it.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Monday, 11 November 2019 18:29 (four weeks ago) link

It looks like Uber has been denied a license to operate in London as TFL found thousands of cases where they ID of the driver didn’t match the person actually doing the driving.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Monday, 25 November 2019 10:27 (two weeks ago) link

Interesting to see if this will extend to Uber Eats - tons of undocumented ppl from Brazil (and elswhere, I assume, but my connections are w/ the Brazilian community) driving for them, six or seven ppl sharing one ID. A friend who's involved told me the running joke is to say the vehicle's registered to Bolsonaro.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 25 November 2019 10:33 (two weeks ago) link

They can still operate while appealing so this will make no difference for now

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Monday, 25 November 2019 14:20 (two weeks ago) link

I was at a licensing event largely focusing on taxi drivers last week and got a sense that a perceived issue with ride-share apps is raising regulatory barriers for traditional drivers as well. The guy from Uber referenced the idea that some of the new rules are, in part, motivated by xenophobia.

I’m fully on board with banning them from the entire country but there has to be a way of mitigating the impact on the (mostly minority) drivers.

Srinivasaraghavan VONCataraghavan (ShariVari), Monday, 25 November 2019 18:26 (two weeks ago) link


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