Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities

The inquiry concerns Uber’s use of a software tool called Greyball, which the company developed in part to aid entrance into new markets where its service was not permitted.

The tool allowed Uber to deploy what was essentially a fake version of its app to evade law enforcement agencies that were cracking down on its service.

www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/technology/uber-federal-inquiry-software-greyball.html

By | 2017-05-18T19:38:34+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

Ridesharing Bill Headed to Florida’s Gov. Scott

Local governments and the taxicab industry, which often is regulated locally, have long opposed a statewide regulatory framework for ridesharing companies. But the bill easily moved through the Legislature this year and drew virtually no discussion on the Senate floor Wednesday.

Uber, Lyft and major business groups issued statements praising passage of the bill and urging Scott to sign it.

http://www.news4jax.com/news/senate-considering-ridesharing-bill

By | 2017-05-18T19:20:42+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

More Than 8,000 Uber And Lyft Drivers Failed New Background Checks In Massachusetts

The state reviewed the criminal and driving records of nearly 71,000 drivers who had already passed reviews by the companies, and rejected 8,206 — about 11 percent.

Hundreds were disqualified for having serious crimes on their record, including violent or sexual offenses, and others for driving-related offenses, such as drunken driving or reckless driving, according to the state Department of Public Utilities.”

jalopnik.com/more-than-8-000-uber-and-lyft-drivers-failed-new-backgr-1794093062

By | 2017-04-12T16:42:23+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

Lyft Gets $500 Million in New Funding as Its Rival Uber Wobbles

For years, Lyft has trailed its larger rival Uber in the battle to conquer the ride-hailing market. More recently, Lyft has gotten a boost.

The smaller ride-hailing company has secured up to $500 million in a new round of funding that values Lyft at $6.9 billion before the addition of new capital…”

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/technology/lyft-gets-500-million-in-new-funding-as-its-rival-uber-wobbles.html?partner=IFTTT&_r=0

By | 2017-04-12T16:40:12+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

FlitWays & Lyft Form Strategic Corporate Rideshare Partnership in the United States

Flitways and Lyft form strategic corporate partnershipFlitWays is one of the leading providers of rideshare to corporations. Currently working with organizations including: Xerox, Megabus, TUI Group, P-Airbus, and many more in various stages of the pipeline.

The partnership gives FlitWays access to Lyft’s extensive driver network to supplement their existing coverage.”

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/flitways-lyft-form-strategic-corporate-123000421.html

By | 2017-04-12T16:23:53+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

How Uber could become a nightmarish monopoly

“What if every time you took a taxi, you were charged the absolute maximum you could afford?”

“Two years ago it fended off an attempt at regulation from New York City with a massive PR blitz, and it has threatened to leave Maryland if that state insists on toughening up its driver background checks.”

 

http://theweek.com/articles/675434/how-uber-could-become-nightmarish-monopoly

By | 2017-02-12T14:33:46+00:00 February 12th, 2017|Resources|0 Comments

Ride-Sharing Services Now Allowed by One-Half of Corporate Travel Policies across the Globe, According to Latest Survey by the GBTA Foundation and American Express

“The sharing economy trends that have come to define personal travel are now significantly influencing business travel as well… However, nearly one in five travelers are still unsure whether their employer’s policies allow for sharing-economy services…”

www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3219008

By | 2017-02-01T02:50:47+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Resources|0 Comments