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Frank Field
Companies in the gig economy are free-riding on the welfare state, avoiding all their responsibilities to profit from this bogus 'selfemployed' designation while ordinary taxpayers pick up the tab. This inquiry has convinced me of the need to offer 'worker' status to the drivers who work with those companies as the default option. It would also protect them from some of the appalling practices that have been reported to the committee in this inquiry.feedback
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NEW Apr 30 2017
Travis Kalanick, Anthony Levandowski and Marco Zappacosta, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Uber. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 343 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 540 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Travis Kalanick is: “I must fundamentally change and grow up.”.
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All quotes about Uber

Jo Bertram - Uber

Drivers who make money through Uber tell us they love the freedom of being their own boss and choosing if, when and where they drive. But drivers have also told us they want more security if something unexpected happens. That's why we're really pleased to offer drivers this package with IPSE so they have more support in case of illness or injury. We want Uber to be the best possible experience so we'll carry on listening to drivers about further improvements we can make to our app.feedback

Jeff Holden - Uber

It's possible because we're radically changing the type of aircraft. This is why we're so bullish. ... We just want to usher it in as fast as possible because we all want to live in this world.feedback

Elizabeth Saltzman

It's a really crazy time in fashion, this uber-stylist moment. There were never awards for stylists before – now there are. There was never notoriety – now people want to be known. I don't want to be known.feedback

William McGeveran

There's a little Silicon Valley groupthink at work here: They think users understand more about how the data industry works than they do.feedback

Mitch Snyder - Bell

We're very excited to be collaborating with them. I can't comment on their headlines. What I can comment on is Bell and our integrity. We're going to provide safe vehicles going forward. We're going to work with Uber. We're going to collaborate with them. It's an exciting opportunity.feedback

Daymond John

Robots are going to take it over. By 2030, robots are going to be able to teach us everything 10 times faster, absolutely. This is a challenge that is going to come in the next 10 years. You are not going to be an Uber driver in five or six, seven years from now. Please go to college if you are going to be a doctor because I need you to have some kind of skill before you cut me open. But other than that, if you are going to be automating cars, you are going to be converting social media or you are going to be operating cameras and drones such as that, you better learn that.feedback

Niklas Östberg - Delivery Hero

We should make sure that we are ready, that we can make further consolidation, that we have the power of an Uber or others.feedback

Tim Cook - Apple

So, I've heard you've been breaking some of our rules. Stop the trickery or Uber's app would be kicked out of Apple's App Store.feedback

Ozi Amanat - K2

It's a most uniquely positioned company and I don't see it as a pure Uber or Grab competitor but as a hybrid tech play. Its payments capabilities and wide array of customer offerings are most interesting. Southeast Asia is a vibrant economy with a massive population and growing spending power.feedback

Jojo Hedaya - Unroll.me

It was heartbreaking to see that some of our users were upset. Recent customer feedback tells me we weren't explicit enough.feedback

Gene Kimmelman

Antitrust officials may have a hard time buying AT&T's argument that it will expand broadband competition and not seek to harm competitors if they find the company is actively working to block new broadband players from entering the markets AT&T already dominates.feedback

Sean Stanton

Scour was about efficiency. Swoosh was about efficiency. It's just the way his brain is wired. It's like the way Uber works right now: What's the fastest, cheapest and most efficient way to get from point A to point B? That consumes him, and all parts of his life.feedback

Chris Messina

TK was hands-on and in the product weeds. He cared deeply about the product and the people building it.feedback

Peter Yorke

The Travis Kalanick I came to know 17 years ago was relentless in pursuit of his goals at the expense of those who supported him along the way, deluded by his own embellished personal narrative, and a serial prevaricator.feedback

Jim Cramer

The most you'll get out of them is that they aren't all that short…. or at least not yet. As long as they don't take a stand, they can't really lose, right? The only way they can tarnish their reputations at this point is by getting something wrong, telling you to buy something, so they do nothing. Believe me, I get it – you only need to get rich once – but regular investors really shouldn't be taking their cue from these uber-wealthy hedge fund guys who just don't want to get in trouble.feedback

Ruth Meyer

People don't obey the rules. Italian school kids are lethal in the summer. If the app can include clear directions and a map, I think it would help.feedback

Helen Chapman - Transport for London

It is only fair that license fees for private hire operators accurately reflect the costs of enforcement and regulating the trade.feedback

Reed Hastings - Netflix

You know, think about it, when you watch a show from Netflix and you get addicted to it, you stay up late at night. We're competing with sleep, on the margin. And so, it's a very large pool of time. It's really just the beginning. When you look at YouTube having a billion active users and a billion hours every day. When you look at Facebook's, multi-billion numbers, we see that the internet is just a phenomenal opportunity.feedback

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty - Uber

In every country we operate, we already operate within the transport regulation law that exists today.feedback

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty - Uber

I am ... rather excited about some of the momentum and support I see across the EU, despite the Danish setback.feedback

Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty - Uber

We are very happy with how our business develops across the EU, but also ... all across the world.feedback

Maria Ludkin - Uber

Whilst we fully respect the higher court's interest in this extraordinarily important case about bogus self-employment, we remain 100% confident that the courts will uphold the original judgment that these drivers have employed worker status.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business.feedback

Pierre Dimitri Core-Goty - Uber Technologies

I am typically rather excited about some of the momentum and support I see across the EU, despite the Danish setback.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

James Conigliaro, Jr. - Uber

It has become harder for drivers to make a living wage. They have to work much harder and longer hours to earn the same amount of money they did when Uber came on the scene.feedback

Alix Anfang - Uber

Uber is always striving to offer the best earning opportunity for drivers and we are constantly working to improve the driver experience.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

I joined Uber because of its Mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long-term. It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business. There are thousands of amazing people at the company, and I truly wish everyone well.feedback

Robert Lasnik

The Court is cognizant of the fact that the public is interested in this litigation and its outcome.feedback

Pam Codispoti

The message we send is, this isn't your father's credit card. For millennials, travel might mean taking an Uber to a hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Chinatown, and then riding the subway to karaoke, and then catching a taxi home. So we're going to give you accelerated travel points on all that. This is a card for accumulating experiences.feedback

Brent Lipschultz

Home office deductions are missed a lot. If you have a gig business, like you're an Uber driver, you can deduct some expenses.feedback

Mark Dinan

Candidates don't want to be perceived as working for an unethical company ... especially at the executive level.feedback

Jonathan Bernstein

I think basically you have a Donald Trump-like situation at Uber. It doesn't matter what his communicators say, ultimately it's about what Travis Kalanick says. It's like the problem Sean Spicer has – no matter how much he tries to spin, his boss is going to say something on Twitter he doesn't know about and he ends up looking like an idiot.feedback

Ed Zitron

If she was a Time Lord, maybe. If she could actually fix the fabric of reality, maybe. But when you have a video of your CEO in a car doing a live stage play of Atlas Shrugged, what are you meant to do there?feedback

Susan Fowler

The decision to join Stripe and run Increment was a pretty easy one for me: It was an opportunity to be impactful, to collect and share best practices from the most effective engineering teams in the world. Increment is a step toward flattening the distance between the Silicon Valley elite and developers everywhere.feedback

Michael Ramsey

Right now, the largest tech players are scrambling to catch Uber, which has a big head start on virtually everyone. That means that if you don't have the capability in-house, you have to acquire it. XPerception has expertise in processing and identifying images, an important part of the sensing for autonomous vehicles. The purchase may help push Baidu closer to the leaders, but it is just one piece.feedback

Steve McNamara

While the information commissioner's inquiry into Downing Street's apparent lies is also good news, it doesn't alter the fact that there now needs to be a full parliamentary inquiry into this scandal. Everything that has gone on behind the scenes needs to be made public.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck. It's clear this video is a reflection of me–and the criticism we've received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

I wanted to let you know that Rachel Whetstone, who heads up policy and communications globally, has decided to leave Uber. Since joining in 2015, Rachel has blown us all away with her ability to get stuff done. She is a force of nature, an extraordinary talent and an amazing player-coach who has built a first-class organization. For those of you who haven't met Jill, her background is in politics and she brings deep experience in policy, communications and tech. She's a great team player, terrific at setting priorities and brilliant at seeing around corners.feedback

Rachel Whetstone - Uber

I am incredibly proud of the team that we've built – and that just as when I left Google, a strong and brilliant woman will be taking my place. I joined Uber because I love the product – and that love is as strong today as it was when I booked my very first ride six years ago.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Rachel was way ahead of the game when it came to many of the changes we needed to make as a company to ensure our future success – from promoting cross-functional teamwork to improving diversity and inclusion. Her commitment to excellence in every way is inspiring and I am looking forward to having her as an adviser for years to come.feedback

Carys Afoko

Uber plays by its own rules – [it has been accused of] shortchanging drivers, [avoiding] local taxes and sometimes laws by hiding behind an army of expensive lawyers and lobbyists. And now, we're exposing it.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Every city we go to eventually the regulators will make something up to keep us from rolling out or continuing our business.feedback

Reem Suleiman

These are great marketing gimmicks, but behind that fun facade is a company that [has been accused of] undercutting competition, dodging local regulation and undermining its drivers.feedback

Reem Suleiman

Getting rid of him won't solve all of Uber's problems, but it's certainly a start.feedback

Reem Suleiman

Uber accepts regulations when those regulations don't undermine the company's profitability and interfere with the company's bottom line.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride-sharing business.feedback

Ari Wald - Oppenheimer Holdings

Over the last 10 years it's been rewarding to rotate into the US after similar bouts of Europe outperformance. We've found it is very rare for Europe to outperform in a falling S&P 500 absolute tape. So generally, a bet on Europe is a bet, really, on U.S. and global equities as a whole. I think this is really the uber-bullish scenario people aren't talking about: Europe continues to lead the way, S&P 500 is going much higher with it. Just from a risk/reward basis, we do have some preference for the S&P 500.feedback

Eddy Elfenbein

Right now, I'm willing to stick with the European stocks. You look at a lot of these blue-chip European stocks, you're seeing [dividend] yields of 3 percent, 4 percent. … The spread is in their favor.feedback

Yoshihide Suga

I am sure that the next five years will show even more of an impact.feedback

Paul Drechsler

At a macro level, the issue of self-employment has to start on the basis of do we think it's fair and reasonable, and it's complicated in the sense that there is a whole community of people who are thriving on that employment model, who love that employment model, and who see the trade-offs as being acceptable. It's about being smart, but it's also about being fair. If you go to Seattle in the US for example, most of the people who are doing Uber driving are students, and it works for them. Is it operated in a way that works reasonably well? Yes.feedback

Angella Padilla

Waymo's injunction motion is a misfire: there is no evidence that any of the 14,000 files in question ever touched Uber's servers, and Waymo's assertion that our multi-lens LIDAR is the same as their single-lens LIDAR is clearly false. If Waymo genuinely thought that Uber was using its secrets, it would not have waited more than five months to seek an injunction. Waymo doesn't meet the high bar for an injunction, which would stifle our independent innovation – probably Waymo's goal in the first place.feedback

Myra Strober

They're easier to replace. The employer hasn't had to invest much in training that worker.feedback

Johnny Luu - Alphabet

Uber's assertion that they've never touched the 14,000 stolen files is disingenuous at best, given their refusal to look in the most obvious place: the computers and devices owned by the head of their self-driving program.feedback

Betsy Masiello - Uber

This is simply not true--and had the Times asked us whether it was, we would have explained the reality of what happens when Uber grows in a city: riders enjoy lower pick-up times and drivers benefit from less downtime between trips. It's a virtuous cycle that is widely acknowledged in business and academia, and which is backed up by data.feedback

Bill Gurley

We have created a society where you can sue anybody for anything. That's going to happen first in Singapore or China, most likely China I would say, for a couple of reasons. You have a single-minded government that can make decisions implicitly. You have a much higher death rate per mile driven...so you have more of an incentive. There's zero chance that China can evolve the way America did as far as cars per household – it's just impossible, there's no roads....it's just much more likely to happen there.feedback

Oliver Cameron

I'm starting a new thing with great friends called Voyage Auto. We're deploying autonomous taxis to real users very, very soon. Voyage is building an extremely cheap and safe autonomous taxi service.feedback

Betsy Masiello - Uber

So although the Times article suggests that Uber's interest is misaligned with drivers', the opposite is true: it's in our interest to ensure that drivers have a paying passenger as often as possible because they're more likely to keep using our app to earn money. (And Uber doesn't earn money until drivers do).feedback

Frank Field

They are well aware that many, if not most, of their drivers speak English as a second language. They recently lost a court case trying to escape TfL's new English testing rules for private hire drivers – yet their contract is almost unintelligible. It does seem a marvellous business model if you can get away with it. These companies contribute little to the public purse or our social safety net. They are not paying sick leave, National Living Wage, or contributing to pensions. Yet it seems likely that their employment practices will lead more people to need taxpayers to pick up these costs.feedback

Jason Moyer-Lee - Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

The contract clauses these companies use is further evidence that they are worried of being exposed for the sham operations they are running. Government should start enforcing employment law, rather than making it easier for companies to break it.feedback

Frances O'Grady

These clauses are not legally enforceable but they're being used as a scare tactic to stop workers from challenging bad working conditions. The Government urgently needs to reform employment law so that employers who use these appalling clauses are fined.feedback

Bob Janjuah

Some kind of tax reform bill will have to be delivered in the next few months, the market will like that. I think what the market will come and say is, Is that it? Market-wise the belly of this year could be OK. We could get a decent positive re-pricing of equities in Europe post French elections. I think the market will assume their version of Trump reflation will be a (Emmanuel) Macron plus (Martin) Schulz type of reflation.feedback

Bob Janjuah

Much beyond that we come back to the same old poise, globally we have more debt on our balance sheets than ever before, demographics are rapidly deteriorating, attitudes towards immigration are hardening. So the thing that kept our generation young is falling away, globalization, technology aren't going away; these are massive things. (Political uncertainty) is just noise in that big story.feedback

Bob Janjuah

In the very short-term, there could be a sell-off. I think there's be a big repricing event to happen, I just think we have got one more leg-up in risk, i.e. in equities, and one more leg higher in bond yields before we get to that point. We've gone from thinking that Trump was our devil to thinking he was our savior; post-election. We are now in a world where we think Trump cannot tie his own shoe laces, because he can't get anything done in Washington.feedback

Tony de Souza Ribeiro

I think Uber will not be able to survive in Brazil. It will come to an end if this goes through.feedback

Brooke Steger - Uber

We're unsure of the future of Uber in Seattle. We don't know if we will be able to continue to operate here. If we are forced to adhere to the old taxi way of doing business, then all options are on the table.feedback

Dawn Gearhart

We're using platforms to communicate instead of bulletin boards and leaflets.feedback

Navneet Singh

All the white people working part-time are against the union. They're just doing it for fun.feedback

Navneet Singh

If they leave, it'll be better. Uber should have direct communication with the drivers, not just through the app. Talk to us and solve the problem.feedback

Lily Fu Claffee

The judge underscored the case's public importance and its potential impact beyond for-hire transportation to other sectors of the economy that rely on independent contractors.feedback

Dawn Gearhart

The law does not require (companies) to run an anti-union campaign.feedback

Robert Lasnik

The issues raised in this litigation are novel, they are complex, and they reside at the intersection of national policies that have been decades in the making. The public will be well-served by maintaining the status quo while the issues are given careful judicial consideration as to whether the city's well-meaning ordinance can survive the scrutiny our laws require.feedback

Michael Slattery

Mr Howarth is a person who has few inhibitions preventing him from acting on his beliefs in a way that may be quite frightening and distressing to others. This assessment of Mr Howarth is one of the reasons the court regards a permanent injunction as necessary here. By publicising Uber's conduct he hoped to prevent Uber from continuing to operate.feedback

Michael Slattery

It was quite evident listening to Mr Khodor that the events of that day at Leichhardt oval triggered very negative memories to him of being some kind of hostage for a cause he did not understand. Perhaps such a reaction on his part is not surprising. I accept the whole incident reminded Mr Khodor of very traumatic events in Iraq.feedback

Michael Slattery

The pre-warning of the news media for some arrests, the theatrical and exaggerated conduct of some of the arrests, the filming of these arrests, the use of physical force where it was not obviously needed, together with the posting of videos on the internet, were all designed to attract the maximum publicity that Mr Howarth could achieve to Uber's conduct.feedback

Kevin Durant

His confidence level is high. … Some of these young cats that come into the league, they got super confidence, uber-confidence, and they just go through the motions, where they're just too cool, you know what I'm saying? But he had a little – he had some dog in him. He might foul you hard. That's how I know, actually, if young guys they really want it. They'll foul you hard and play physical. I was playing with him and he'd foul me hard, and I'm like, I like that. I like that you care.' Because a lot of these cats don't care about the game.feedback

Michael Carrier

The more we get into this, it might look like a public relations disaster for Uber. The mere fact that you're pleading the Fifth doesn't look good.feedback

Blanca Lopez

Sometimes there aren't a lot of people there for poor people, and they are so appreciative. They don't have money to pay a taxi or call Uber. Most of them are so poor. They live day by day, and this offers a lot of help for the families.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

We need to do better and have much more work to do. It's no secret that we're late to release these numbers.feedback

Arturo Gonzalez

At least it's not in the public where it's going to be in the front page of The New York Times the next day.feedback

Josie Montenegro

The vehicles collided, causing the autonomous vehicle to roll onto its side. There were no serious injuries.feedback

Alexandra Cole

As far as I could tell, the third lane had no one coming in it so I was clear to make my turn. Right as I got to the middle lane about to cross the third, I saw a car flying through the intersection but couldn't brake fast enough to completely avoid collision.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

Every strength, in excess, is a weakness. What has driven Uber to immense success – its aggression, the hard-charging attitude – has toppled over. And it needs to be shaved back.feedback

Orson Aguilar

We applaud Uber for finally releasing the diversity data it's held onto for so long, but the company still clearly has a long way to go, given its extremely segregated tech workforce. Uber should strive to have its workforce meet the diversity of its drivers, who are 50 percent people of color.feedback

Harry Porter - Uber

Due to the upcoming changes in regulations, we have been left with no choice but to close the service.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

Going forward, there can be no room at Uber for brilliant jerks and zero tolerance for anything but totally respectable behavior in an equitable workplace environment.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

We have to build more trust with our employees, and transparency will build that trust. They really do believe that this company can be a force for good. If it could only stop shooting itself in the foot.feedback

Nicole Cuellar - Uber

For the first several years, we had to just focus on executing our operational goals, and that was kind of the be-all, end-all. There was never the need to think about our culture like that. And I don't think it sunk in until we all had this really gut-wrenching experience.feedback

Tim McNulty

Pittsburgh has been a host to automated vehicle technology for two decades, and will be continue to be a leader in the technology for years to come. One traffic incident in a city 2,000 miles away–in which the automated vehicle was not at fault, according to Tempe police–is not going to change that.feedback

Kristopher Carter - Uber

We looked at the headlines. Different companies, different technologies. It's sort of like how when Samsung had a battery issue, we didn't all put our iPhones in the trash.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Every other company isn't betting the company's future on self-driving cars. Google will be fine. Uber is the one company in the world who has really made this all-or-nothing bet. Uber has tied their fortunes to the imminent arrival of fully autonomous cars, which is a highly risky. It's an outcome with a lot of variability, right? It could be three years, it could be 10 years.feedback

Jolyon Maugham

In an employment tribunal case last year, they found that Uber was engaging its drivers as workers and it also went on to say, and this is the necessary logical consequence of the first proposition, that Uber is supplying transportation services and it is making a VAT-able supply.feedback

Jolyon Maugham

I think there will be a much larger constituency that believes that nobody is above the law and everybody has to pay taxes that parliament demand. Unless these big powerful corporations pay their taxes, society cannot operate. There will be people who will be irritated they have to pay more for their Uber taxi, but think they will be in the minority.feedback

Jolyon Maugham

Uber says that it is a business to business service. It says that it is supplying the taxi drivers with an introduction service but that proposition suffers from two deficiencies. The first is that it doesn't really accord with what you and I would think of as reality because we think that Uber is a consumer facing brand, it's not a business facing brand. So it doesn't look like reality looks like.feedback

Rita de la Feria

There is an added value to what Uber is doing when it connects drivers to passengers. So Uber is indeed providing a service, otherwise it wouldn't exist.feedback

Anthony Tan - Uber

Our users and driver-partners are sticking with us, because they see how local, how relevant we've become.feedback

Anthony Tan - Uber

We've grown 100 percent on a quarter-on-quarter basis…and have raised over $800 million that we haven't even touched. If we wanted to be profitable, we could be profitable tomorrow.feedback

Jeffrey Wadsworth

To register means to put your name on an official list. It does not mean you're engaging in some complex contractual transaction.feedback

Theodore Boutrous - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

We can't have district judges going on immaterial distinctions here. It's on the screen, right in front of the individual.feedback

Bill Morneau

It's important to have a tax system that's fair and less complex. With respect to Uber, what we've done is say there's a level playing field. If you're in an Uber or if you're in a taxi, you pay GST (goods and services tax). That's consistent with what Canadians expect, and we think it's the right approach.feedback

Matt Kallman - Uber

We are reviewing the budget and its implications and will have more to say in the coming days.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

This is the first time that Travis has really understood the importance of having a partner.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

By now, it's becoming increasingly apparent that the issues that are putting Uber in the news frequently don't have much to do with either its business model or its identity as a tech company. If there is a serious reduction in Uber's value over the next year, the lesson that people will take away is one of better corporate governance for early-stage tech companies–so that, as they get into a later stage, they are not in a position where the tradeoffs they made early-on ended up being more harmful than good.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

One hypothesis could be that if a large pre-IPO tech company fails, then the source of capital for the others will start to shrink. That's part of, I am sure, what happened during the dot-com bubble. But we are in a very different investment environment now.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

Even if you put Uber aside and look at some of the larger recipients of pre-IPO investment over the last few years–it's a very different cast of characters. There are large private equity firms that are much more diversified than, say, Kleiner Perkins was 20 years ago.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

The investments into these companies are creating new business models in massive swaths of the economy, as opposed to being insulated. Also, a bulk of the money going into these companies is coming from players who are not dependent on the success of tech alone for their future financing.feedback

Arun Sundararajan

If Uber fails–and there's no guarantee that it will–all of Uber's investors won't say, Were we wrong to invest in tech? They will say, Did we misread the capabilities of this one company?feedback

Glenn Dixon

The uber-popular “Missing Richard Simmons” podcast, which concluded this week, is under attack for voyeurism. Host Dan Taberski’s quest to discover why the hyper-energetic fitness guru bowed out of public life without so much as a fare-thee-well has been judged by outlets from the New York Times to Vulture to even The Press of Atlantic City to be [].feedback

Jason Moyer-Lee - Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

The category of self-employed person who carries out their work as part of someone else’s business exists. It’s called a worker. And they have rights. So Matthew Taylor, Theresa May’s appointee to lead an inquiry into the so-called “gig economy”, has called for employment rights for the self-employed. You might expect that we at Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), many of whose members work in the so-called gig economy to be delighted. And yes, employment rights should certainly be improved, but a category of self-employed person who carries their work out as part of someone else’s business and as such has employment rights already exists. It’s called a worker (or limb (b) worker, to use the legal term).feedback

Rachel Holt - Uber

We are in the fortunate position that the business remains healthy, allowing us the time to focus on all the changes that are necessary. Last week, riders in the US took more trips with Uber than ever before.feedback

Daniel Phua - Blue Bird

At the end of the day most of these regulations are about leveling the playing field. It's making sure that the same regulation applies to all parties. So as you know, there are a lot of the new players. Because technology is moving so fast, regulations have to catch up.feedback

Daniel Phua - Blue Bird

Motorbikes are currently not regulated. The 4 wheelers are the parties being regulated at the moment. So the regulations basically require the vehicles to go through safety checks, for the drivers to have a vocational license, for them to have commercial license, to pay proper VAT. So basically all the regulations that are in place for taxis, will now be applied for the new players.feedback

Liane Hornsey - Uber

The focus of the company has been on the business and not the employees. It's time to rectify that balance … Travis has given me full license to do what it takes.feedback

Bryant Walker Smith

It's so easy to immediately focus on self-driving cars as the new and the scary and forget that every day 100 people die on the road.feedback

Edward Niedermeyer

You have states and cities competing with each other in order to become a hub for this new technology. These companies hold all the cards, the local governments are doing whatever they can to attract them.feedback

Mark Harris

Uber taxis are transporting passengers in Pittsburgh, Google's self-driving prototypes are criss-crossing Texas, and Tesla's cars are taking over the wheel nationwide, with little official testing or licensing of the technology beforehand.feedback

Bryant Walker Smith

Am I concerned about self-driving cars? Yes. But I'm terrified about today's drivers.feedback

Arianna Huffington - The Huffington Post

It's unfortunate that sometimes companies, like human beings, have to go through a crisis for major changes to take place. But that's what's happening at Uber. We cannot share the names, but it is really an indication of how excited people are to help lead Uber into the future. It's a phenomenal company that's changed the way we move around in cities all over the world. And now, with self-driving cars, will help take us into a very big next chapter in our future.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

I joined Uber because of its Mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive long-term. It is now clear, however, that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber, and I can no longer continue as president of the ride sharing business.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

It is now clear … that the beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber. There are thousands of amazing people at the company and I truly wish everyone well. Last month, former Uber employee Susan Fowler Rigetti published a blog post describing systemic sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace. The viral post prompted Uber to launch an independent investigation, led by former U.S. Attorney Gen. Eric Holder, reports NPR's Emma Bowman.feedback

Brian Clendon - Uber

I'll be staying on as an adviser. This fall's election and the current fiscal crisis in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Jeff joined Uber in October 2016 from being CMO at retailer Target. In six months, he made an important impact on the company - from his focus on being driver-obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Over the last six months, Ryan and I have become increasingly convinced that our rapidly growing marketing efforts needed to be far more integrated with our city operations.feedback

Jeff Jones - Uber

It's clear that there's much we can be doing better. Listening is where we get our best ideas, because they come from you, the people using Uber every day.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

In 6 months, he made an important impact on the company – from his focus on being driver obsessed to delivering our first brand reputation study, which will help set our course in the coming months and year. After we announced our intention to hire a COO, Jeff came to the tough decision that he doesn't see his future at Uber.feedback

Matt Kallman - Uber

We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.feedback

Kirill Evdakov

Unfortunately, we let many people down. We are working even harder the rest of this week to regain their satisfaction and we hope that they will forgive us.feedback

Sam Grobart - CNN

Setting up a new account with Fasten or RideAustin took all of a minute. I'm as brand loyal to a ride service as I am to a gas station chain – which is to say not at all.feedback

Donald Friedman

In 45 years, there's never been anything like this. Nobody advocated for the driver. If you dropped dead on the road, they would charge you to tow the car back to the garage. That's the kind of help drivers would get – nothing.feedback

Hager Krahn

They helped with everything. They paid for everything. Who doesn't want something for free?feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

We've made mistakes. We always find a way to learn and to get better. You have to start from scratch.feedback

Thuan Pham

It was a very unpopular stance. At Uber, he is willing to speak up too.feedback

Jon Sakoda - New Enterprise Associates

He's respected because of how he behaves when he's wrong, and when he's right, he makes the point in a way that makes everyone laugh.feedback

Philip Hammond

We recognise that for many parents the cost of travel can be a barrier to exercising that choice. Pupils typically travel three times as far to attend selective schools, so we will extend free school transport to include all children on free school meals who attend a selective school because we are resolved that talent alone should determine the opportunities a child enjoys.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

Our mission is very different. Google could potentially be a partner, they could be a customer for us. We are changing everything from the design of the car, the interior of the car. NIO Eve was actually designed inside out – we did the interior first and then the outside of the car, so it's a very different thinking. We are changing, for example, the network in the car so it acts more like the internet experience that you're used to. Most cars today have a network that is more like a dial-up modem and we need to bring that forward to bring it into the internet age.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

Our target is really ownership – we are targeting people that have to commute. We call this autonomous vehicle a living space that moves you, so you can work in it, you can sleep in it, you can be entertained in it, that's the model we are going after.feedback

Padmasree Warrior - NextEV

There is a 40 percent in divorce rates if one spouse commutes more than 45 minutes each way.feedback

Aswatch Damodaran

The interesting question with Uber is how long they can keep as a private company. They are raising capital like a public company without any of the disclosure and consequences of being a public company.feedback

Concepcion Guardado

What we don't want is these people not following the legislation and trying to compete with us as they did with UberPOP, an application using tourism vehicles without the appropriate licence.feedback

Gustav Söderström - Spotify

For me, given the views I've shared with you regarding Uber and the practices that have been on display there recently, even staying on Uber is not a straightforward decision. But it also doesn't feel right to punish our users by pulling support for the API. I'd rather try to change behaviour by participating and showcasing what we believe in.feedback

Chamath Palihapitiya

The reality is when something is growing that fast and all of the sudden you're a $68 billion company ... you're forced to think about a business in a global context. As long as that culture gets fixed, I think this company will be fantastic.feedback

Mark Cuban

The point is, when you are trying to disrupt something like Travis was doing, sometimes you have got to be ready, fire, aim and just bust through doors and figure you will deal with the regulatory issues later.feedback

Mark Cuban

When we started in the streaming industry, there were so many rules about what you couldn't do in terms of content and broadcasting TV and copyright laws and this and that and we just ignored them. We rather ask for forgiveness than come out and get approval in advance and it turned out for us then, too.feedback

Mark Cuban

You are going to have to fight all the taxi associations, and all the transportation organizations in each city and every state. Then I started talking to him about his valuation, and I never heard back from him. The rest is history. If you really believe and you really have something that you think is going to disrupt the world, bring it to me. I won't make the same mistake twice, and then just go and bust through those doors and figure out how to get through the hurdles.feedback

Caleb Weaver - Uber

We, as Uber, don't tell drivers when, where, and how they are going to drive, Much less tell them that they need to show up and be in a room so we can provide them with information.feedback

Dawn Gearhart

Companies are using the same old tricks. I've never seen an anti-union podcast before. I've never seen anything about the Teamsters during a national football game. We have three staff people max, including myself, who are working on this. Drivers get to vote on the agreement before it goes into effect. If they look at it and determine that it violates flexibility, they would vote no.feedback

Pierre-Yves Droz - Google

He also told me that he planned to 'replicate' this Waymo technology at his new company. We were having dinner at a restaurant near the office, and he told me that it would be nice to create a new self-driving car startup and that Uber would be interested in buying the team responsible for the LiDAR we were developing at Google.feedback

Courtland Reichman

The circumstances of this case are such that why wouldn't you want your stuff out of Uber's hands while this case is pending. If this is such a big deal, as Google says it is, then why wouldn't they ? These are big companies locked into a big battle. They are going to fight.feedback

Kenneth Becker

Hey bud, turn that off, okay? Be careful because there is a new law. Turn it off or I'll take you to jail. I hope so. I know what the law is. And an Uber driver?feedback

Jesse Bright

They said I should have known it was a drug house, and I tried to tell them I was an Uber driver. They thought it was some sort of cover. If a police officer gives you a lawful command and that command is disobeyed, they'll arrest you. The fact that I wasn't arrested and he didn't even try to arrest me is proof that he was being dishonest. I was mainly surprised because one of the officers who was there has had a trial in court with me and so he recognized me. I'd think that once they'd recognized that I was a trial lawyer they would've changed their tone and stopped violating my rights.feedback

Reuben Mzayiya

If you want to operate, you must register with the department of transport and fulfil all the requirements. Uber doesn't do all those things. It just operates a parallel structure with a fraction of what we are charging.feedback

Refentse Shinners

We are currently negotiating with our airline partners to see how we can accommodate them. We cannot as yet make any guarantees in terms of those arrangements.feedback

Johnny Luu - Alphabet

Competition should be fueled by innovation in the labs and on the roads, not through unlawful actions. Given the strong evidence we have, we are asking the court step in to protect intellectual property developed by our engineers over thousands of hours and to prevent any use of that stolen IP.feedback

Joe Sullivan - Uber

We have started a review of the different ways this technology has been used to date. In addition, we are expressly prohibiting its use to target action by local regulators going forward. Given the way our systems are configured, it will take some time to ensure this prohibition is fully enforced.feedback

Harry Chandler

Drivers get a lot out of Uber, but at the same time, Uber doesn't treat drivers with a whole lot of respect.feedback

Steven Hill

What was Uber's response? Blame the human drivers.feedback

Steven Hill

Instead, they revealed that autonomous vehicles are still pretty clunky contraptions and nowhere near-ready for prime time.feedback

Steven Hill

There were other reported problems, too. The self-driving cars couldn't pass on the left, even to move around a truck blocking the right lane; they couldn't make right turns at red lights, since the algorithms can't edge forward and scan for traffic – which frustrated the heck out of human drivers waiting behind.feedback

Harry Chandler

It's sort of the culture that got them there. Now, with the pile-on, it shows it's more systemic. It's over Travis's dead body. Everything he's shown is that he's a fighter. That's really the story of Uber.feedback

Joe Sullivan - Uber

We have started a review of the different ways this technology has been used to date. In addition, we are expressly prohibiting its use to target action by local regulators going forward.feedback

Chris Summers

Although bad news for those individuals affected, it does level the playing field. Aligning NIC takes tax out of the decision-making process for people choosing whether to be employed or self-employed.feedback

Putti Orungrochkul - Uber

If the government really cares about the people, they will find a middle ground.feedback

Amy Kunrojpanya - Uber

Uber remains committed to creating reliable transportation for everyone.feedback

Jo Bertram - Uber

Uber's mission is for everybody to have access to reliable, safe and affordable transportation and this partnership brings us a step closer to making that a reality. Simply by tapping a button on our app carers will be able to get to people quickly and efficiently, while those with mobility needs will have the freedom to get out and about.feedback

David Mowat

This is an interesting and innovative proposal which will help raise awareness of the challenges faced by the vulnerable elderly, and those with specific conditions that are becoming increasingly common in our society. I look forward to hearing more about the results in due course.feedback

Patricia Martinez

I wouldn't be able to afford to pay yellow taxis all the time. The price makes a difference, and the cars are very good.feedback

Adrian Durbin - Lyft

Lyft's goal is to replace private car ownership, not transit, walking or biking.feedback

Darnell Grisby - Metropolitan Transportation Authority

We've seen that it's been a symbiotic relationship between public transit and these tech-enabled services.feedback

Polly Trottenberg

There's no question they have provided a convenient new service and a lot of people are making use of them. But I think there's also no question that if they continue to grow in popularity and add a lot of new car trips to the streets, we have to look at the externalities, which could include congestion, lower air quality, reduced safety or declining transit usage.feedback

Bruce Schaller

This is a wake-up call that action is needed now to deal with delays, crowding and a host of problems that people experience every day on the transit system.feedback

Lilja Owsley

I'd rather just take an Uber or Lyft instead of waiting for the L train for 10 or 15 minutes. I want to avoid walking a long distance to the subway station.feedback

William Prince

Usually the cost benefit is it's worth the money to avoid the hassle.feedback

Ethan Zuckerman

It's critically important for people to know they're being refused service. It's what allows people to file claims for discrimination, allows them to gather evidence and demonstrate that a class of people is being excluded. Greyballing police may primarily raise the concern that Uber is obstructing justice, but Greyballing for other reasons–a bias against Muslims, for instance–would be illegal and discriminatory, and it would be very difficult to make the case it was going on.feedback

Ethan Zuckerman

Uber likes to make the case that it can innovate because it's largely unregulated, but it can also discriminate for the same reasons.feedback

Sadiq Khan

I'm delighted that the courts have today backed my plans to drive up standards and improve passenger safety in London. Drivers being able to speak English and understand information from passengers and licensing requirements is a vital part of ensuring passengers get the high standard of service they need and deserve. This could include discussing a better route, talking about a medical condition, or ensuring every driver is fully up to date with new regulations.feedback

Tom Elvidge - Uber

We've always supported spoken English skills, but writing an essay has nothing to do with communicating with passengers or getting them safely from A to B. Transport for London's own estimates show that their plans will put more than 33,000 existing private hire drivers out of business. That's why we intend to appeal this unfair and disproportionate new rule.feedback

John Mitting

TfL are entitled to require private hire drivers to demonstrate English-language compliance.feedback

Sean McQuay

The Chase Sapphire Reserve demonstrated that there is a much larger premium credit card market than anyone thought. The other premium credit card players have wanted to fight back.feedback

Michael Gordon - Group Gordon

In some ways what Uber needs is a colonic, not a Kalanick. Uber has had a worse spate of bad news in 2017 than the Trump administration.feedback

Keala Lusk

It was simply brushed aside and swept under the carpet of collective Uber suffering.feedback

Dylan Rivera

We're very concerned to hear that this practice continued at least into 2015 and affected other cities. We take any effort to undermine our efforts to protect the public very seriously.feedback

Sadiq Khan

From my first day at City Hall, I have been determined to drive up standards and improve safety for every taxi and private hire passenger travelling in London. TfL will of course look at the High Court judgment in detail to ensure all our policies fully comply, as we continue to work to improve standards and passenger safety across London's private hire and taxi services.feedback

Tom Elvidge - Uber

While we are glad the court agreed with us on the other measures TfL tried to impose this is a deeply disappointing outcome for tens of thousands of drivers who will lose their livelihoods because they cannot pass an essay writing test.feedback

John Blackledge - Cowen and Company

We believe Amazon's multi-platform approach to the U.S. grocery market affords Amazon the flexibility to address different aspects of the market.feedback

Rodney McMullen - The Kroger Company

As our customers change and evolve, we are taking steps to meet them where they are and more importantly where they are going. We're making meaningful investments in digital. We feel great about these investments because customers tell us they are important to them. We have a couple of other home delivery tests as well.feedback

Amelia Serafine

The people (drivers) that I talk to already think that Uber treats them like garbage. That's why the driver confronted the CEO.feedback

Harry Campbell

I think a lot of drivers feel that Uber always looked out for themselves first and foremost and relegated drivers to a second tier.feedback

Janey Whiteside

For some, platinum is a color. For us, it is a commitment. We created the premium card category 33 years ago and now we are reimagining it.feedback

Matt Schultz - Creditcards.Com

American Express is still in there swinging when it comes to high-end credit cards.feedback

Rupert Hoogewerf

Having these stakeholders as advisers to the government I can understand makes a lot of sense.feedback

Rory Truex

By giving the extremely wealthy a position in parliament that kind of helps ensure their loyalty and it gives them a vested interest in the success of the party.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. Uber is in no way involved. This behavior is wrong.feedback

Susan Fowler

Research for the smear campaign has begun. If you are contacted by anyone asking for personal and intimate info about me, please report asap.feedback

Jason Calacanis

Travis is going to turn into one of those legendary CEO's that we have seen like Bill Gates, like Larry Ellison -- people are not perfect, they need to improve and I think he's on that journey. I have known Travis for two decades. I don't think the tape represents him as much as the apology does.feedback

Jason Calacanis

When you look at this technology companies you can count on one or two hands the number of executives who have built a company form five people to five thousand or 50,000 -- Bill Gates, Larry Ellison, Larry [Page]and Sergey [Brin], [Mark] Zuckerberg -- and if you look at all those individuals, they all have this kind of crises of leadership. People are not perfect and he is on a journey. What we've seen over the past couple of weeks are self-inflicted wounds. If you spend all your time fighting, sometimes you get a fighter mentality.feedback

Daniel Korschun

It's another in the drumbeat of events that's been happening now over the past few weeks. It's very hard to see a scenario under which they don't lose ridership and driver loyalty over this.feedback

AJ Vandermeyden - Tesla Motors

Until somebody stands up, nothing is going to change. I'm an advocate of Tesla. I really do believe they are doing great things. That said, I can't turn a blind eye if there's something fundamentally wrong going on.feedback

Fawzi Kamel

Uber kept dropping prices every season to gain more ridership to satisfy their growth, and it didn't matter to Uber if the driver is not even making minimum wage. And the worst part is, they call us partners, [but] they make the rules, set the price and they even choose the cars you can use. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback

Fawzi Kamel

The real issue is that the first Uber black car drivers are the real investors in Uber. How come the angel investors in Uber turned their $20,000 into millions, but the original Uber Black car drivers got nothing?feedback

Anthony Levandowski

Responding to your previous email, I politely disagree. We are not an [autonomous vehicle] and getting a permit further reinforces the misperception that we are an AV. We don't do AV testing.feedback

Brian Soublet

As you know, an autonomous vehicle cannot be operated in autonomous mode on public streets without the manufacturer holding a permit issued by the department. Is the vehicle that Uber has in San Francisco being tested in autonomous mode on public streets? By the pictures we've seen, the vehicle fits the definition of an 'autonomous vehicle' because it is 'equipped with autonomous technology that has been integrated into the vehicle'. The better course is to apply for a testing permit to eliminate any confusion about the operation of that vehicle on public roads.feedback

Jessica Gonzalez

In their minds, they really thought they weren't autonomous. But we decide what's autonomous. And under our regulations, it was.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

If we are not tied for first, then the person who is in first, or the entity that's in first, then rolls out a ride-sharing network that is far cheaper or far higher-quality than Uber's, then Uber is no longer a thing.feedback

Anthony Levandowski

These types of articles and inquiries are why we want and welcome an open channel of communication with you.feedback

Amit Singh - Google

I certainly want everyone to know that I do not condone and have not committed such behavior. In my 20-year career, I've never been accused of anything like this before and the decision to leave Google was my own. Uber is a geek's candy store. I can't wait to get started applying computer science to the real world, for real people, to improve real lives.feedback

Travis Kalanick - Uber

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck! It's clear this video is a reflection of me - and the criticism we've received is a stark reminder that I must fundamentally change as a leader and grow up. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.feedback