Articles by tag: Uber

Safety Concerns and a New Federal Law are Challenges Set to Drastically Impact Rideshare and Gig Economy Industries

experts discuss the state of rideshare and gig economy industries

The bustling world of rideshare and gig economy, such as Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash, has allowed convenience to hit the roads. However, safety has emerged as a growing concern. Late last year, a DoorDash driver in Washington D.C., narrowly escaped death after being shot in the back. And it was not an isolated incident […]

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Are Uber & Lyft On the Road to Profit After Q2’s Earnings?

Earnings season is always a mixed bag, and Q2’s reports were no exception. Almost 50% of telecom companies missed their targets for the quarter, while companies like Home Depot, Salesforce and Spotify reported surprising over-performance. For leading rideshare companies, though, early August’s earnings were record-breaking and reframed a long-running narrative of persistently negative cash flow. […]

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Transportation
Ridesharing Orgs Look to Boost Security around Sensitive Data

Data is everything these days, but it’s also extremely sensitive. In the wrong hands, your personal information can come back to have a powerful negative impact. So, how are ridesharing organizations like Uber and Lyft taking care of that data and boosting their security to ensure breaches don’t occur? MarketScale data guru TC Riley weighed […]

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Transportation
With Record Demand, Can Uber Get Drivers Driving Again?

The economy is slowly opening back up as the country sees vaccinations increase while COVID-19 cases decrease. Consumers are reopening the door to Uber. In March 2021, Uber saw gross bookings hit an all-time high. The issue? They don’t yet have enough drivers to meet demand. Host Hilary Kennedy talked with Janeesa Hollingshead. Co-Founder of […]

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Food & Beverage
Uber Dives into the World of Alcohol Delivery

Uber, which has already expanded its footprint from ride-hailing to food delivery with its massively popular Uber Eats, is adding more to that expanding food delivery network. Tech Crunch has reported that Uber announced it has plans to acquire Drizly, an alcohol delivery service, for $1.1 billion, highlighting the growing value of the alcohol […]

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Uber Puts Autonomous Vehicle Program in Reverse, Selling to Aurora

This week, Aurora, one of the nation’s leading self-driving startups, announced that they will become the new owner of Uber’s self-driving division—Uber Advanced Technology Group (ATG)—which focused on driverless taxis. In addition, Uber plans to further fuel the deal by pumping $400 million into Aurora while retaining a minority stake in the company and […]

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Business Casual
Uber & Lyft Get an AB-5 Update: Business Casual

On this Business Casual segment, hosts Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern outline how an already struggling ridesharing industry – Uber reports that it’s lost nearly $2 billion over the past three months – is facing a second reckoning. Powered by RedCircle Officially codified in January, California Assembly Bill 5 looks to more equitably classify workers […]

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Women's empowerment
Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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V2G technology
Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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zero trust architecture
Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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private wireless networks
Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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Keeping Pace with the Shifting Restaurant Delivery Ecosystem
July 16, 2020

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food delivery, particularly from restaurants, has taken on a bigger role than arguable ever before. Restaurants are counting on delivery to bring in key revenue during this period of uncertainty, and Relay, a technology platform that helps facilitate that delivery, is committed to helping restaurants do just that. Relay connects […]

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Postmates Debates Consolidation or Going Public as its Next Move: Business Casual
July 2, 2020

Powered by RedCircle While around the world, COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on humans, businesses and numerous industries, particularly the restaurant sector, it has conversely proven to be a windfall for food delivery services such as Uber Eats, DoorDash, Grub Hub and Postmates. Although operating in nearly 3,000 U.S. cities, in years past, Postmates grappled to […]

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How Up Hail is Empowering Commuters
June 18, 2020

Up Hail is revolutionizing commuting, allowing commuters to compare taxi, rideshare and bikeshare fees, among other potential options, to gain greater understanding and insight into what the best option is for their unique circumstance and needs. The service has been particularly useful in light of the growth of bikesharing, with a recent study by […]

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Business Casual: Uber Jumps Ship on Jump
May 13, 2020

As businesses across the globe try to remain afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic, many are rethinking their business models, implementing contingency plans and adjusting operations to adapt to an uncertain economy in order to mitigate risk during this black swan event. However, some companies, such as Uber, have had to take more drastic measures, […]

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Coronavirus Prompting Big-Box & Gig Job Employers to Tweak Sick-Leave Policies: Business Casual
March 18, 2020

As the spread of coronavirus continues to spike here in the U.S., both impacting our economy and leaving people sick and/or quarantined for prolonged amounts of time, it’s disconcerting to say the least, that our country has no federal paid sick-leave mandate that ensures affected employees are paid while recovering rather than having to […]

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California’s AB 5 and the Legal Battle Ahead: Ratified
November 5, 2019

California Assembly Bill 5 is a piece of legislation that holds massive ramifications for the gig economy, specifically rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. It was signed into law on September 18, 2019 in an attempt to limit the ability to classify workers as independent contractors rather than employees of a company. Governor Gavin Newsom […]

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Business Casual: Is Lyft Keeping Their Drivers in the Dark?
October 28, 2019

A change to the drivers’ app for Lyft has some wondering if the rideshare company is intentionally keeping their drivers in the dark about the way the company is splitting fares. Where there was once a “Ride Pays” section available for drivers to see on the app, there’s now only a link that directs […]

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What Does the Future of Mobility in Cities Look Like?
October 11, 2019

Companies like Uber and Lyft have transformed how millions of people maneuver through both rural and urban areas. Ride-sharing apps offer on-demand services that public transit options do not, which has put pressure on cities to find a way to work with the private sector or offer new services themselves. Bob James, VP of Technology […]

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Business Casual: Cable-Tec Expo 2019, Uber Helicopters, and Disney+
October 7, 2019

On this episode of Business Casual with Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern: We put a bow on our coverage of Cable-Tec Expo 2019 with a montage detailing the thoughts from a number of industry leaders on the impact of 5G and 10G. Disney and Amazon are at odds over Disney’s new streaming platform. Find […]

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