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Uber is Looking to the TLC for Rules Enforcement?!?!?!

In the dictionary under ‘Irony’ there is a link to this story.  What a joke.  More important is the formula that Juno is laying out for beating Uber/Lyft.  Small companies around the US and the world should be doing the same types of things…..hint!!!!! http://34.220.45.124 Uber is running scared of Juno, a NYC competitor that’s[…]

fight for 15

Tuesday News

There are a few pieces out today about this…. Uber Drivers Are Joining Nationwide ‘Fight for $15’ Protests on Tuesday Drivers for ride service company Uber will join planned nationwide protests on Tuesday, when activists and low-wage workers renew their call for better pay and the right to join a union in the wake of[…]

Uber location data collection

Red Flag Any One?

Are these really the people you want to give more personal information to? Uber begins background collection of rider location data Imagine you’re on your way to a therapy appointment in a downtown high-rise. You hail an Uber and enter a nearby coffee shop as your destination so you can grab a snack before the[…]

uber otto cheating

Surprised? Not really.

Uber’s self-driving car partner skirted state rules to get noticed However, there wasn’t much Nevada regulators could do in response. You see, the current rules (which were partly shaped by Otto’s own Anthony Levandowski) don’t actually punish violations. Amendments to the regulations could introduce penalties in 2017, but that’s too late to do anything against[…]

Uber driver Worker Protest

They seem to think they are workers….

Hundreds of American Uber drivers are joining nationwide workers’ protests for better pay LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Drivers for ride service company Uber will join planned nationwide protests on Tuesday, when activists and low-wage workers renew their call for better pay and the right to join a union in the wake of Donald Trump’s U.S.[…]

European Decision 1 European Decision

European Decision

Uber in landmark court battle on Tuesday to escape strict rules By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Uber [UBER.UL] will seek to convince Europe’s top court next week that it is a digital service, not a transport company, in a case that could determine whether app-based startups should be exempt from strict laws meant[…]

distracted driving

NHTSA spells out what your phone shouldn’t be able to do while driving

 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released new voluntary proposed guidelines for software makers and device manufacturers, including smartphone makers like Apple and Google, which aim to cut down on driver distraction from mobile apps and hardware. These guileless, which are again voluntary, are based on research about what factors have led to road-related deaths[…]

Worthwhile Read from the FT 2 Worthwhile Read from the FT

Worthwhile Read from the FT

Follow the link.  its worth it ..Looking beyond the hype, the solutions really are quite simple, as myself and co-claimant Yaseen Aslam found out on October 28 when we received the employment tribunal ruling in our favour and against Uber. The laws to protect Uber workers exist but they need to be enforced then strengthened…[…]