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Uber/Lyft staging area closed at airport | San Diego Reader

Uber/Lyft staging area closed at airport | San Diego Reader

The San Diego Airport requires all Uber and other rideshare companies to stage their vehicles through this location. These companies have set up a “first in first out” geofence around the rideshare lot in order to avoid rideshare drivers from parking unlawfully and creating congestion for other airport users. Drivers stage within the geofenced lot, […]

Uber Freight adds facility data to shipper platform | Supply Chain Dive

Uber Freight adds facility data to shipper platform | Supply Chain Dive

This latest tool from Uber Freight is another move by the company to promote transparency in the logistics industry. The company last month launched Lane Explorer, allowing shippers to view dates and prices two weeks out in a Google Flights-like interface. Uber Freight claimed the feature sets a “new standard for price transparency.” Competitor Convoy […]

Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber admits to surge pricing at Global Citizen fest, offers full refunds | Times Live

Uber SA has admitted to implementing surge pricing at the Global Citizen Festival at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday, despite pledges by the festival and Uber that this would not happen. On Twitter, concert-goers said they were charged up to R1,200 for a trip after the festival. Uber has placed the blame on network […]

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber shut down Uber Rent, its rental-car program for riders | Quartz

Uber has hit the brakes on a rental-car program for riders. Back in April, Uber announced Uber Rent, a program to let Uber riders rent a car from within the Uber app. The program was a partnership between Uber and Getaround, a startup that lets users find and instantly book vehicles from private car owners. […]

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Lyft vs. Uber: Which Is Best for Riders and Drivers in 2018? | TheStreet

Price Differences Between Uber and Lyft While pricing for both Uber and Lyft is largely similar, it’s worth noting nominal differences. Pricing for both ride-sharing services is $1 at the start of the ride, with a per-mile charge of $1.50 and a per-minute fee of 25 cents. Passengers should know that both Uber and Lyft drivers […]

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

Cabbies fear more suicides next year amid financial struggles | New York Post

The “congestion pricing” surcharge on all Big Apple taxi rides that begins in January will lead to even more cabdriver suicides, drivers and activists warned at a City Council hearing Monday. “This year, there have been eight suicides, and next year, with the $2.50 on our backs, there will be more than 10,” taxi driver […]

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Uber Rewards gives ride discounts and other perks to frequent riders | USA Today

Four levels, each with different perks The points will go toward placing you in one of four tiers – Blue, Gold, Platinum and Diamond – that will determine what perks you are eligible for. Blue is the standard level, with every 500 points netting you $5 in Uber Cash, the company’s virtual currency that can be used […]

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Morrisons, Verizon, Pinterest: Everything that matters this morning | Marketing Week

Government launches inquiry into online pricing The government is launching an inquiry into online pricing that will look into how personal data can be used to set individual prices for items such as holidays, cars and household goods. The research, conducted by the competition watchdog, will consider the use and prevalence of ‘dynamic pricing’ and […]

Meru CEO on how its new marketplace model beats surge pricing | CIO

Meru CEO on how its new marketplace model beats surge pricing | CIO

Meru’s win-win formula If you look at a typical marketplace, it allows the supplier to set the price.  For instance, a hotel aggregator doesn’t mandate all 5-star hotels to offer the same price. However, if you look at the shared mobility space, the price is decided by the cab aggregator – there are fixed slabs […]

Uber launches new subscription service across five US cities | City A.M.

Uber launches new subscription service across five US cities | City A.M.

Ride-hailing app Uber has rolled out a new subscription scheme across five US cities. Based on subscriptions, the new ride pass will allow members to avoid surge pricing, when fees peak at rush hour and at other times when demand is high. The lowest monthly subscription comes in at $14.99 (£11.55) in Austin, Denver, Miami […]