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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.
To register means to put your name on an official list. It does not mean you're engaging in some complex contractual transaction.
We can't have district judges going on immaterial distinctions here. It's on the screen, right in front of the individual.
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.
We are reviewing the budget and its implications and will have more to say in the coming days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 .
Yes, there were some bad apples, unquestionably. But this is not a systemic problem.
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).
This is the first time that Travis has really understood the importance of having a partner.
The board has confidence in Travis.
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.
They are the women running Uber. It's not like we got them from central casting. I think we should take it as a really good sign of how women are valued at the highest levels of Uber. It has not taken place. The board has confidence in Travis and we are proceeding ahead with a search for the COO.
We need to give drivers a say in fare adjustments.
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.
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.
The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber.
There's a real appetite for change internally. I want to make sure that the company we build at Uber reflects really the best in the workplace, so no woman ever has to choose between advancing her career and completely unacceptable treatment. The board is confident in Travis. Uber and the whole ride-sharing industry would not be where it is today without Travis.
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.
We've underinvested in the driver experience and relationships with many drivers are frayed.
Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own [expletive].
This fall's election and the current fiscal crisis in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Am I concerned about self-driving cars? Yes. But I'm terrified about today's drivers.
It is unfortunate that this was announced through the press but I thought it was important to send all of you an email before providing comment publicly.
We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.
This fall's election and the current fiscal crisis in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy – and I want to do that in the place I call home. I believe in Uber's mission and the many talented people working there to make it a reality and that's why I have agreed to stay on as an adviser.
I joined Uber because of its mission, and the challenge to build global capabilities that would help the company mature and thrive in the 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.
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.
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.
This fall's election and the current fiscal crisis in Kansas is driving me to more fully participate in our democracy – and I want to do that in the place I call home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It makes it simple and easy if you want to start driving for Uber.
I'd be a traitor. I came back to yellow.
My best friend drives for Uber and cries all the time.
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.
They helped with everything. They paid for everything. Who doesn't want something for free?
They take care of us here.
We've made mistakes. We always find a way to learn and to get better. You have to start from scratch.
He loves people, and he has your best interests in mind.
It was a very unpopular stance. At Uber, he is willing to speak up too.
He's not pessimistic. He's simply ahead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is a 40 percent in divorce rates if one spouse commutes more than 45 minutes each way.
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.
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.
We intend to file permission to file arbitration within two weeks.
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.
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.
Southeast Asia is developing at a breakneck pace and we have an unprecedented opportunity to deliver a platform that caters to the region's mobile-first environment and infrastructural needs.
We're in such a hyper-polarized environment – I've never seen the country this polarized, ever.
In the end, convenience overrides everything else.
People reacted to the news, and we saw an almost immediate increase in Lyft usage. This isn't something we'd ever really seen before. There's a stickiness to it. When someone downloads the Lyft app, they'll probably use it again.
As I'm sure you know.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Drivers get a lot out of Uber, but at the same time, Uber doesn't treat drivers with a whole lot of respect.
What was Uber's response? Blame the human drivers.
Instead, they revealed that autonomous vehicles are still pretty clunky contraptions and nowhere near-ready for prime time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If the government really cares about the people, they will find a middle ground.
Uber remains committed to creating reliable transportation for everyone.
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.
Older people and those with disabilities will now have access to the highest quality drivers, while carers will be able to efficiently travel to ensure they can provide services in the right place at the right time.
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.
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.
We've seen that it's been a symbiotic relationship between public transit and these tech-enabled services.
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.
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.
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.
Usually the cost benefit is it's worth the money to avoid the hassle.
Whatever Waymo gains, Google Ventures loses.
They're beating the cars with metal bats.
This is France? I'm safer in Baghdad.
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.
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.
Uber likes to make the case that it can innovate because it's largely unregulated, but it can also discriminate for the same reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TfL are entitled to require private hire drivers to demonstrate English language compliance.
TfL are entitled to require private hire drivers to demonstrate English-language compliance.
That's why we intend to appeal this unfair and disproportionate new rule.
Transport for London's own estimates show that their plans will put more than 33,000 existing private hire drivers out of business.
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.
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.
It was simply brushed aside and swept under the carpet of collective Uber suffering.
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.
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.
We believe Amazon's multi-platform approach to the U.S. grocery market affords Amazon the flexibility to address different aspects of the market.
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.
I think a lot of drivers feel that Uber always looked out for themselves first and foremost and relegated drivers to a second tier.
The people (drivers) that I talk to already think that Uber treats them like garbage. That's why the driver confronted the CEO.
Otherwise you go out of business. Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck.
The people (drivers) that I talk to already think that Uber treats them like garbage.
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.
American Express is still in there swinging when it comes to high-end credit cards.
Having these stakeholders as advisers to the government I can understand makes a lot of sense.
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.
Uber names/blames me for account deletes.
Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. Uber is in no way involved. This behavior is wrong.
I don't know who is doing this or why.
Research for the smear campaign has begun. If you are contacted by anyone asking for personal and intimate info about me, please report asap.
They're not super prevalent.
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.
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.
This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.
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.
You know what? Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck.
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.
You know what? Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s***. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!
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.
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?
You know what? Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own s---. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck. This is the first time I've been willing to admit that I need leadership help and I intend to get it.
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.
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.
In their minds, they really thought they weren't autonomous. But we decide what's autonomous. And under our regulations, it was.
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.
These types of articles and inquiries are why we want and welcome an open channel of communication with you.
Harassment is unacceptable in any setting. 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.
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.
We did not steal any Google IP.
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.
When you've got a dominant position you've got a lot to lose and so it's very, very hard to innovate. The more innovative places in the world are the places where there is no banking system, or a very limited banking system, because there's nothing to cling onto. It's happening more quickly than I thought.
The American Transportation Research Institute estimates there is currently a shortage of 100,000 truck drivers in the industry, which is poised to only get worse as baby boomer drivers – the bulk of the industry's workforce – retire over the next decade. Embark's goal is to increase productivity per driver and prevent the shortage from becoming a crisis.
We are dangerously close to a turning point. The Uber brand has taken a hit with worrying frequency over the last couple of weeks. They need to make sure they can straighten things out.
This industry required a certain personality to change it, someone willing to stand up to regulators and change laws or make new ones. So, the thing that made him and the company successful is now causing havoc.
I got the feeling that early people at Uber have a sense of pride for their 'ballerness,' the willingness to go out and do (stuff). The question is how do you give people that sense of purpose and mission while not allowing (your) negative proclivities?
For the last few years, they've been trying to roll out a humbler more optimistic Travis. It's challenging for him.
This is only a small bump in the road. (Uber) has become an essential habit in so many peoples' lives. Business will go on as usual, and people have short-term memories.
What was reflected in that blog post happens in plenty of other places. Everyone in the valley seems to have a friend or a friend of a friend who has had a similar experience. It's three degrees of separation.
Now the company's horrific culture has been exposed in terms that may cause an acceleration in the #DeleteUber campaign.
[They] have reached out in concern, because they have been contacted by people asking for personal information about me. I do not know who is doing this or why.
If we're going to have customers that can participate in a grid, then they need to get paid for their participation.
It can be changed, but it is dangerous. What got Uber to where they are today is their intense culture, and their vision is to have transportation as accessible as running water, and to continue that vision and to impact the culture is something that's dangerous.
I know many people are in pain, and I know there's many things we have to go through together. But at some point, we just have to shift into something that is more positive and assumes trust, and tries to believe that we're doing the right thing.
I believe that first the trust must be earned. But I also understand that we're operating here in a system that hasn't earned that trust. … God willing, we will earn it. But we still need to do that.
There are people in this room who have experienced things that are incredibly unjust. I want to root out the injustice. I want to get at the people who are making this place a bad place. And you have my commitment. I understand that this is bigger than the Susan situation and I want you to know that I'm all about rooting this out and being very aggressive about that, while also being supportive and empathetic and trying to build that support and empathy throughout the organization.
In a situation where many women have experienced this kind of thing, the onus is on us to earn credibility. Part of how we get to that place where there's more optimism is by taking it and apologizing, understanding, and doing everything we can to get to the bottom of it. Fair enough. Fair enough. Fair enough. I understand. There are very few law firms in the world that we haven't worked with in some way. The amount of fees that have gone to Eric Holder is as close to 0 as you can get to date.
Guess who is using Uber? [Millennials] like the freedom and the ability to pick up the phone and order food from any of the 20 restaurants in town. But you cannot have Uber and a socialist-run health care system – it's both or neither.
I applaud the honesty of the Kapors for commenting on these highly sensitive issues and highlighting the importance of culture in the workplace. I can't think of when I've see such a statement from an investor of a company such as Uber.
We will be thorough, impartial and objective, and we are conducting this review with the highest degree of integrity and professionalism.
People can get really hyper-focused on spending and think, How much am I spending on Uber versus taking the bus?' Or, How much am I spending on coffee?'. As long as I can save this much per month or quarter or year, it doesn't really matter how I spend my money. I just have to know that I'm getting to the savings goal that matters for me at this point in my life. That number, that savings goal, will change over time because life circumstances change, but we should all have an idea of what that number I want to hit in a given period of time is.
It's a watershed that should also sound warning bells.
It's a stamp of approval of what we're trying to do.
I know a lot of people will give back their keys, that's for sure.
I'm afraid other legislators may take a leaf from our play book without allowing these services to get to critical mass.
That's really starting to affect how we perceive the company and its public persona. I think it's a challenge for them going forward toward an IPO. I think in many ways it's a gift to the rest of Silicon Valley to remind us that we all still need to focus on this issue and do the right thing.
Culture starts at the top. It's a talent war that we're in, and you need to have the best people focused on doing the right thing. The doubters in the Valley are saying, Gosh, his reaction was really his concern about the success of the company going forward. Was it really concern about the issue?' You have to give him some benefit of the doubt there. I'll tell you, it has been a wake up call. Susan's letter ricocheted throughout Silicon Valley.... This topic isn't going away.
Scaling up and keeping up with fast growth. We have to be selective and hire the most compassionate and skilled caregivers and that vetting is not a simple process.
Its larger mission is to transform the broken health care system throughout the value chain. We do this by freeing doctors from the burden of high administrative costs that force them to see 40 patients a day, by helping patients get convenient care at an affordable price, and by cutting unnecessary medical costs.
We want to hold them accountable, yet they are hijacking the stock right from day one. We want to be able to fire these people as soon as they trip up, which they will before you know it.
We've got a bunch of kids who were accused of misogyny, sexism – if you look at the female scandal of two and a half years ago – we were disgusted at the company. These people now want to take billions of dollars from the public markets and say 'leave us alone,' we want ownership for life. This is wrong.
Outrageous, the company is rotten to the core, that's what we learnt.
They were unknown at some point and now they are global social super stars. They all started out somewhere. Ninety-nine percent had to battle their way up....They know how challenging it is got get someone to pay attention to you.
There have been many questions about the gender diversity of Uber's technology teams.
I believe in creating a workplace where a deep sense of justice underpins everything we do. Every Uber employee should be proud of the culture we have and what we will build together over time. What is driving me through all this is a determination that we take what's happened as an opportunity to heal wounds of the past and set a new standard for justice in the workplace. It is my number one priority that we come through this a better organization, where we live our values and fight for and support those who experience injustice.
On my first official day rotating on the team, my new manager sent me a string of messages over company chat. He was in an open relationship, he said, and his girlfriend was having an easy time finding new partners but he wasn't. He was trying to stay out of trouble at work, he said, but he couldn't help getting in trouble, because he was looking for women to have sex with.
What's described here is abhorrent & against everything we believe in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.
What's described here is abhorrent & against everything we believe in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired. There can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber.
"The director replied back, saying that if we women really wanted equality, then we should realize we were getting equality by not getting the leather jackets,". "He said that because there were so many men in the org, they had gotten a significant discount on the men's jackets but not on the women's jackets, and it wouldn't be equal or fair, he argued, to give the women leather jackets that cost a little more.".
The director replied back, saying that if we women really wanted equality, then we should realize we were getting equality by not getting the leather jackets. He said that because there were so many men in the org, they had gotten a significant discount on the men's jackets but not on the women's jackets, and it wouldn't be equal or fair, he argued, to give the women leather jackets that cost a little more.
There can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber.
What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. Anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.
I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber -- and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.
I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey, our new Chief Human Resources Officer, to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace FOR EVERYONE and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber -- and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.
In my meeting, the rep I spoke with told me that he had never been reported before, he had only ever committed one offense (in his chats with me), and that none of the other women who they met with had anything bad to say about him, so no further action could or would be taken. It was such a blatant lie that there was really nothing I could do. There was nothing any of us could do.
This is awful. I'm very sorry it happened to you. I can't imagine how that must have felt and still feels now.
I have just read Susan Fowler's blog. What she describes is abhorrent and against everything Uber stands for and believes in. It's the first time this has come to my attention so I have instructed Liane Hornsey our new Chief Human Resources Officer to conduct an urgent investigation into these allegations. We seek to make Uber a just workplace and there can be absolutely no place for this kind of behavior at Uber – and anyone who behaves this way or thinks this is OK will be fired.
I think Amazon is the greatest start-up and the greatest company in the world. The way they are using new technologies is not just disrupting retail, it's getting ready to disrupt everything. I can see them competing with Uber. They are a smart, smart, smart company. All these derivatives of artificial intelligence are going to have substantial impacts on [Amazon's] profitability.
These are the things we should expect in the next five to ten years. It sounds futuristic and sci-fi but that's where the world is going.
In most states and cities, there are no rules about driverless cars. Relationships with cities are hard sometimes, so you have to invest in a lot of them.
We need real road miles to make the thing work.
The governor welcomes us there and wants to be part of innovation trends.
If they're worried, it's a bit emotional. With the numbers that cash was bringing in, no one wanted to see that there might be a problem. It would have been ideal for us to have gotten the CPF verification out sooner, and so we absolutely own that. This has been a priority for us since the end of last year. It's not easy, because of course you really believe that it's important to serve all neighborhoods in a city, but not all neighborhoods are made equal in terms of crime.
Imagine now a car that is delivering food but doesn't have [a] driver. How do you get the food? You could come down and get it but if you have three kids … you want somebody to bring it up. And at some point there is going to be a humanoid that crawls up your stairs .. and hands you your pizza.
I am going to hear all the sides and then we will set new rules soon.
When talent like that comes up, you don't ignore that ability.
These companies are cheating us. They do not pay us on time and expect us to work like slaves.
From an accounting standpoint, [Argo AI] is a subsidiary. But in terms of how they're operating and how we're structuring the board, this gives them a lot of independence. Argo AI's initial focus will be solely and exclusively to support Ford's efforts to bring our autonomous vehicle to the marketplace.
We founded [Argo AI] with the intent and the vision to see self-driving vehicles be made available and at scale. In order to do that you really need the scale and know-how of a company like Ford.
This is likely a realization that Ford is behind relative to companies like GM, Audi, Volvo, Waymo and Uber, and is trying to catch up.
"There's a war for talent out there,"
There's a war for talent out there. While we have the majority, we're giving a significant chunk to Bryan and Peter and the employees so they can be competitive with the other startups in this space.
This notion that you have to capitulate in some way just because you're worried about getting tweeted at is a little silly.
If the justice department chose to do to Amazon what they did to Microsoft in the 1990s, even though Amazon would probably win at the end of the day, like Microsoft it is so bruising, so expensive, such a distraction, that you want to avoid that if you can.
We're going to have four fairly bumpy years. In some ways he [Musk] is probably picking his spots and saying 'there may be a time when I have to do what Travis did, and really speak up and take some sort of action, but let me do it on issues that are really impactful to my business'. Realizing where you're relevant and where you're not is really important. There is a bit of irrational fear - 'oh, well I don't want to make Trump mad' - it depends on what you do. If you're Apple – at the end of the day – what is he going to do to them? The answer is nothing really.
We tackle hard problems, we plow through walls, that's what we do for a living. And the current political climate requires us to do this and tackle some new problems like we never have before. Let's try to use our power of technology to connect people, not to divide them.
We have a lot of traction in retail (and) new customers like Burberry and Tory Burch are rolling out with us in the physical point-of-sale.
I think Travis was in a really difficult spot. His business was being adversely affected, there was discontent among his employees – and this group actually takes a lot of time – and he basically said 'I'm encountering too much in the way of headwinds and would you mind if I stepped down.'.
The direct communication from the president of the United States, with attacks on specific brands and specific people, is not something we've ever seen before.
Companies have been late to the game with realizing how much ire it can create to associate with a person like Donald.
You have to understand your customers in real time because political ramifications are happening instantly. Each business now has to look at where their customer fits into the political divide and how their company values align to what the president is doing on a day-to-day basis.
He has an opportunity to talk directly to the president, and that is a good opportunity.
We will pause our operations until the president and her government find a solution.
This is not a 'seat at the table' moment. This is a flip-the-table moment.
Auto manufacturers like Daimler are crucial to our strategy, because Uber has no experience making cars – and in fact, making cars is really hard. We can combine Uber's global ride-sharing network with the world-class vehicles of companies like Daimler, so that Uber riders can have a great experience getting around their cities.
"With automation... certainly there are going to be jobs that will be displaced, but most jobs will be impacted by technology in terms of specific tasks within the job that will change,"
In terms of what you can make fly in a reliable manner, the solution speed gateway that (computer) chips have gone through recently have literally opened the door to a whole new world of flying machine possibilities. My best engineering guess is that people actually using autonomous air taxis in the next 10 or 15 years is possible, but definitely not certain. The challenges are big.
The role we want to play is as a catalyst for the entire industry.
In as little as 10 years, products could be on the market that revolutionize urban travel for millions of people.
It's pretty clear that the existing air traffic control system won't scale to the kind of density at low altitudes that people are talking about. There's no question we can build the vehicle. The big challenge is whether we can build a vehicle that would be allowed to operate in the places where people want to use it.
Ever since Uber's founding we've had to work with governments and politicians of all political persuasions across hundreds of cities and dozens of countries. Though we share common ground with many of them, we have had areas of disagreement with each of them. In some cases we've had to stand and fight to make progress, other times we've been able to effect change from within through persuasion and argument.
Logan Green - Lyft
We created Lyft to be a model for the type of community we want our world to be: diverse, inclusive, and safe. This weekend, Trump closed the country's borders to refugees, immigrants, and even documented residents from around the world based on their country of origin. Banning people of a particular faith or creed, race or identity, sexuality or ethnicity, from entering the U.S. is antithetical to both Lyft's and our nation's core values. We stand firmly against these actions, and will not be silent on issues that threaten the values of our community.
Increasingly, we are seeing the business traveler say, I'll just take an Uber or Lyft. For a lot of business travelers, it comes down to what's easiest on the road. Until last year, many companies were not set up to handle ride-share charges. That's changed, and as a result, more people are taking Uber or Lyft when they are on the road.
Silicon Valley has to engage. They can't just live in their own little world. Silicon Valley is still in a little bit of a bubble. They're still kind of like, in 'the opposition.' Individually, people should feel the way they feel, there's no question. But companies have a responsibility to work with any administration, including this one. It's not just building bridges or repairing our roads. We've got to put tech everywhere to make society work much better.
People will feel better individually, but it's certainly not going to help their companies, or the shareholders of their companies.
Look at Fwd.us. How much money did those guys get taken for? And they accomplished nothing.
No. You can make change, but in order for it to be sustainable, you need to build a movement to support it.
It's hard enough to connect millions of drivers to millions of riders in real time while creating optimal routes for drivers. Add to that the twist of predicting real-time traffic, pooling multiple riders and making the system economically attractive for everyone – and now you have one of the most challenging computer science problems I've encountered in my 30-year career.
And do not even get me started on how interesting and exciting self-driving is for a computer scientist.
It's hard enough to connect millions of drivers to millions of riders in real time while creating optimal routes for drivers. Add to that the twist of predicting real-time traffic, pooling multiple riders and making the system economically attractive for everyone–and now you have one of the most challenging computer science problems I've encountered in my thirty-year career.
I love Amit's excitement for solving complex computer science problems and his passion for helping improve people's lives through technology. The team at Uber, myself included, will learn a lot from him, and I can't wait for him to get started.
I think the quality level to get it to the consumer and bring it back is tremendously difficult. It's undervalued because logistics are not visible and I think what we do every night with millions of parcels is completely underestimated. You can call an Uber car, if it doesn't show up you can call another one. If a parcel got stuck, what should the parcel do? It doesn't speak, it doesn't communicate. So some human intervention is necessary.
You never know. I think you should prepare for the uncertainty … complexity, uncertainty is good for companies who are willing to deal with that, that creates business opportunities.
We're gonna do a Series C round of fundraising. How much? What valuation? For all those details, stay tuned.
This is changing the world in a right timeline.
Anxiety has been correlated with the fear of their job being automated away – humans are smart – if they sense that their livelihood might slip away, it is extremely anxiety-inducting.
It's going to happen, and that will have a much more dramatic impact on the industry than any law ever could.
We think that's the only way to truly build a great brand and awareness among customers because the reality is you don't need a plumber or caterer that often, but in aggregate you need many of these folks every year.
Our pros tell us they are more burdened by regulation than by taxes.
When it comes to fixing your plumbing or tutoring your kid in math or catering your wedding, there's no way around the fact that the pro needs to be there.
Many consumers sign up to drive for Uber, but they shouldn't be taken for a ride about their earnings potential or the cost of financing a car through Uber. This settlement will put millions of dollars back in Uber drivers' pockets.
When Brent first joined the team in October as an advisor, I knew that he was the perfect fit to help lead our team into our next phase of growth.
We tripled our business and grew faster in 2016 than 2015. We're growing faster than the competition and that is what we're going to continue to do. In 2017, we're going to keep the pedal down and our focus has been taking care of drivers and passengers, which is leading to a greater preference for Lyft.
Let's face it, you all know you can learn a lot about character by watching how someone treats their restaurant server or their Uber driver.
Tesco stock still has fulsome recovery earnings multiples, the equity does not yet yield a dividend and on a pension and lease adjusted basis the solvency ratios are still high in an absolute and relative context. Accordingly, we see this as a good statement, albeit perhaps not good enough for the 'uber' bulls.
The deal is two-fold: Uber is now fully regulated by the RTA and we have become strategic partners undergoing a collaborative study to launch an economy solution for transportation by the second half of 2017 that is more affordable and reduces congestion on the road.
Increased scrutiny from the federal regulators could certainly prompt banks to reduce the supply of credit in the leveraged loan markets.
In a country where they (women) cannot get behind the wheel, we are offering both the women and the government a win-win solution.
Uber is a trend and people want to follow it, and be a part of the digital revolution. It is crazy to think anyone would leave their government position, it is a blessing to have it.
This is the next best thing to women being able to drive, because you are in control of your time, no more wasteful waiting around.
The percentage of Careem captains who are Saudi has jumped from effectively zero to 60 per cent in the last 12 months, and we aim to employ 70,000 Saudis by end 2017.
I am comfortable in the car with the driver because we are getting a professional service from a company where the driver will be held accountable for any complaints made against him.
A lot of people are in the sharing economy and getting money from Airbnb and Uber. If you're doing these activities, anticipate a 1099-MISC or a 1099-K.
Everyone is too cheap to shop at the mall. It's just too inconvenient unless you are uber-wealthy and need to see the ultra-luxury wares in person before buying them.
"If we cannot find an agreement with Suva, we will have to rely on the courts,"
If we cannot find an agreement with Suva, we will have to rely on the courts.
The value of Uber in any city is directly dependent on the number of drivers and number of users – it's not linear, it's exponential. The same is true of the value of bitcoin.
It seems like you go with where the lights take you. The minute I think too hard and I veer off course, I just get hit with a red light somewhere. I would love to take it further. Not any time soon. Maybe in a year or two, see if I could get 500.
We want to do things that are in line with exactly what the town hall desires.
We would love to see more licences granted in the future, maybe for greener automobiles so there could be more in circulation.
Arizona welcomes Uber self-driving cars with open arms and wide open roads. While California puts the brakes on innovation and change with more bureaucracy and more regulation, Arizona is paving the way for new technology and new businesses. Arizona is proud to be open for business. California may not want you, but we do.
Every year, more and more people are concluding that it is simpler and more affordable to live without a car. And when networked autonomous vehicles come onto the scene, below the cost of car ownership, most city-dwellers will stop using a personal car altogether.
This is about economic development, but it's also about changing the way we live and work. Arizona is proud to be open for business. California may not want you, but we do.
Volkswagen wants to strengthen its presence in emerging markets. That is why Africa ranks high on our agenda.
This is an important milestone in the development of ride-sharing in India, and one that will help the industry better serve riders, drivers and cities in the years ahead. While there are concerns on price caps and price floors, the framework will allow the industry to continue to flourish.
That's right. The uber-luxury consumer is still out there spending. There's good demand for the higher-end product. It's the middle group that's in trouble.
Why would you want to own the house or rent the full-time house, when you can have that fully nomadic experience.
It's really an amazing time to be able to do it. Even five years ago, it was a lot harder.
It's great for building a business because you build all these international people and they build the team knowing they're part of a big global culture, so you're kind of representative of the whole world.
We think that's an extremely important part of building trust and understanding. The problem is that (the policy) does not apply to us.
You don't need to wear a belt and suspenders and whatever else, things that don't apply, if you're wearing a dress. If you're driving a car, you don't need a fish and game permit.
It's hard to understand why the DMV would seek to require self-driving Ubers to get permits when it accepts that Tesla's autopilot technology does not need them. We asked for clarification as to specifically what is different about our tech from the DMV, but have not received it.
At the end of the day, the only thing that actually matters is what's in regulation and legislation. The legislation clearly defines what an autonomous vehicle is, and it's a binary thing: you're either it, or you're not it. There's no sliding scale.
Uber for business is a big bet that we're making. That means building technology that powers a wide range of transportation needs. Everything from business travel to daily commutes; from rides to company events and food delivery; and from caregiver and patient transportation to freight.
As with all things at Uber right now, we're focused on building a great experience. And with that, profitability and the other things follow. We want to help businesses embrace the productivity that Uber consumers are seeing.
This type of technology is commonplace on thousands of cars driving in the Bay Area today, without any DMV permit at all.
It is illegal for the company to operate its self-driving vehicles on public roads until it receives an autonomous vehicle testing permit. It is essential that Uber takes appropriate measure to ensure safety of the public. If Uber does not confirm immediately that it will stop its launch and seek a testing permit, DMV will initiate legal action.
We respectfully disagree with the California Department of Motor Vehicles legal interpretation of today's autonomous regulations.
We're just not capable of doing that yet.
Don't start doing this stuff. Apply for the permit. Follow the rules.
This is where science and logic needs to trump blind compliance.
I regard the initiatives as an open door to Uber, which I do not like. We shall not have two sets of rules as proposed.
Moving people is fundamentally different from moving packages. Predictability trumps speed.
We looked at the entire industry and passed. There is more likely to be a big, private equity-style roll up than a venture-style outcome.
There is an opportunity to redefine local commerce in cities. But we have to figure out, what are the operational challenges, and then how we can scale it up.
We think automated deliveries can complement our human fleet of dashers.
An autonomous vehicle is not going to pick up a package at your retailer, then walk the stuff up to the customer's doorstep and get a signature.
Transportation is a very local problem. The transportation issues in Jakarta are very different to New York or San Francisco.
We are laser-focused on keeping our heads down and focused on solving problems for consumers. We are not specifically planning for an IPO, but anything is obviously possible.
Our number one missions is to provide a safe and reliable transportation service, and so the key focus of this will be Honda doing driver safety training at centers and also at their dealers.
If stocks can hold [this] breakout for a couple of weeks or so, they often go on a multi-month long run fueled by the trifecta of buybacks, forced short-covering, and catch-up buying.
This is a seismic force moving in one direction that transcends administration, that has to do with how successful these business models are. I think the Trump administration will potentially not weigh in on the issue. When you have a growing share of the economy that doesn't have health care built into their employment choice, you have to build that support system yourself.
I do think there needs to be some legislation – that there needs to be safety nets. I don't want to call it 'benefits,' per se, but if a worker spends a fair chunk of time working for a company, then the company would have to contribute into a benefits pool.
As long as there is some form of easy to access, affordable health care, [the freelance economy] will continue to burgeon. But obviously the benefits of being at a W-2 position increase.
I hope the secretary thinks about all workers and this trend that people are moving toward more independent arrangements. The biggest one is basically leveling the playing field in terms of benefits and privileges between W-2 employees and independent workers of all stripes.
It's an unfortunate reflection of the regulatory environment that they want to provide benefits and can't. They want to retain their drivers, but they are worried about the exposure. It's a good example of why we need to evolve what we currently have.
Junaid Jamshed's journey was so quintessentially Pakistani. Conflicted, passionate, devoted, uber smart, and so, so talented. Tragic loss.
As a home-grown Indian company, we understand the needs of an Indian customer much better. Over the next five years, Ola seeks to penetrate into the remotest corners of the country.
Uber will be desperate after the China sale. Globally they are losing big… [but in India] the opportunity is immense for Uber to expand.
Start-ups in India are spending big to acquire customers. There are no profits to show, only big losses. Ola's scale is bigger, chances of making money are less.
India is our single largest market outside of the United States and the merger with Didi has freed up resources for additional focus [on India].
These [Ola and Uber] are two formidable players and they are expanding crazily.
Ride-hailing is nothing more than manual autonomous driving… Once you disperse with the driver, you have a license to print money. Someone else spent the money to educate the market and then we came in with a cool product. We will not be the largest, but we can be the coolest.
While the market's recent rotation might seem abrupt, the S&P 500 is up only 3 percent since Election Day, leaving it with substantial potential upside.
Mid- and long-term MOIA will create the kinds of services that will meet the needs of urban citizens.
We want to bring our services to the market at scale.
Even though not everyone will still own a car in future, MOIA can help make everyone a customer of our company in some way or another.
Uber and Lyft do not operate their own fleets of cars. Owning the fleet means you can make offers that Lyft and others are unable to provide. For example providing car sharing for a specific community only.
We had 14,000 people sign up in 4 days, in a market already served by Zipcar, Uber, Lyft and Car2go.
There is a trained test driver behind the wheel of every car.
Ride hailing is nothing more than manual autonomous driving. Once you dispense with the driver you have a license to print money.
This confirms that ride-sharing is different from driving other people at a charge.
Governments the world over have tried for decades to encourage ride-sharing. What was lacking was the technology to connect people, and an incentive for them to share their journey.
If there is a transport service provided, a company should not be able to hide behind the thin veil of a different service.
Uber contributes to linking drivers and passengers more efficiently.
We were pleased to reach an agreement with the Baker Administration that maintains the high safety standards we have always observed while keeping modern transportation options like Lyft available across the state.
The safety and security of the riding public is our top priority, and I am pleased this agreement will set a national standard for the most comprehensive state background checks for TNC drivers in the country.
The gig economy is something more and more people will gravitate towards, and we clearly want to make sure they can get benefits.
The amount of money that's supposed to be put into these portable benefit funds seems so meager. The actual benefit a worker is getting hardly warrants what the worker is giving up.
Folks want to talk about the Airbnb and Uber, but this is like when the assembly line showed up. All the layers and specialisation are breaking down. Instead of a year, we want to put an idea in front of a customer in a week.
If we can get good data on air pollution itself, and we can combine that with data on things like exacerbation of asthma attacks. We can get a better understanding of how we can ameliorate the effects of air pollution, how we can motivate people to reduce pollution, and how we can reduce healthcare costs and improve outcomes.
We all share the same air: Whether we're young or old, rich or poor, we all breathe the same air. It's a great opportunity for connected devices… to form a network which gives hyper-local information on air pollution, allows people to see the air they're breathing with data in their hands, but also to contribute that data to a better understanding overall.
There is space for different kinds of players. I don't feel that the market's capping out anytime soon.
They (Uber) saw us more in the role of a supplier. But we said: Okay guys, this is a contest which we are happy to take on. We will remain in command.
If more than a quarter of our cars are to be electronic vehicles in the in the foreseeable future then we are going to need approximately three million batteries a year. Then it makes sense to build our own factory.
That doesn't necessarily equate to jobs, but it's people who decide that their current income opportunities are not enough. They want to convert these cars into something that helps them earn additional income, instead of something that becomes a financial burden.
If you throw up in an Uber, the surcharge can be substantial.
The stock [of Hertz] will reflect a newfound lack of confidence in earnings visibility and the company's ability to provide achievable guidance.
We want to force Deliveroo into a collective bargaining agreement with the union so that we can negotiate pay and terms and conditions for our members. We want to get them recognised in law as being 'workers', just like the Uber case.
I've done about 38 Groupmuses since moving to the Bay Area, and my experience with it has been really refreshing. It takes away a lot of those barriers of entry you might find to classical music, such as a whole lot of formality or a high ticket price. And so the quality of the music and art itself can shine through.
In a world of Kardashians and Trumps, it's easy to forget why we are in a world that's worth fighting for. You know again when a string quartet plays Beethoven's Grosse Fuge in your living room and you feel the power of this music and the instruments 4 feet next to you.
A 50 dollar ticket price is not in everybody's range. But music should be there for the experience of everyone. Groupmuse suggests a minimum fee of 10 dollars per person. When 20 or 30 people attend a Groupmuse, we can make a decent paycheck for an afternoon or evening concert. And house concerts are one of the most fun parts of my job.
People felt so connected afterwards although most of them didn't know each other.
I've done it six or seven times already and I love it. You do a minimal tidy up of your house and you put out a bottle of wine, and then people come and play or listen to beautiful music.
It takes away a lot of those barriers of entry you might find to classical music, such as a whole lot of formality or a high ticket price. And so the quality of the music and art itself can shine through.
I am uber-bullish. I think if the stock is down it's a compelling opportunity to buy into the stock. You now have 1 billion users accessing Facebook only on mobile. Where can you find a large cap growth stock delivering 50 percent plus top line growth every quarter?
Similar to how we work with Hertz and Maven on Express Drive, it's expected that vehicle access programs have multiple partners.
There's a powerful message coming with this strike about how important public transportation is to the city of Philadelphia and to people like me. I've been making my plans each day around Uber surge pricing and traffic. It's clear that something needs to happen to get people moving smoothly again.
Tens of thousands of people in London drive with Uber precisely because they want to be self-employed and their own boss. The overwhelming majority of drivers who use the Uber app want to keep the freedom and flexibility of being able to drive when and where they want. While the decision of this preliminary hearing only affects two people we will be appealing it.
It is the work carried out by these drivers that has allowed Uber to become the multi-billion-dollar global corporation it is. We are pleased that the employment tribunal has agreed with our arguments that drivers are entitled to the most basic workers' rights, including to be paid the national minimum wage and to receive paid holiday, which were previously denied to them.
"This is a monumental victory that will have a hugely positive impact on drivers … and for thousands more in other industries where bogus self-employment is rife,"
This is a monumental victory that will have a hugely positive impact on drivers . . . and for thousands more in other industries where bogus self-employment is rife.
This would be something that would be a significant offset on the cost of ownership of a car and then a revenue generator for Tesla as well; obviously, the majority of the economics would go to the owner of the car. It's not Tesla versus Uber. It's the people versus Uber.
We can see a future where this type of equipment is standard on all trucks.
While we think ride-sharing/hailing is the future of mass-market mobility, we have some financial concerns with the idea of a [carmaker]-owned fleet.
I find it very convenient, because road traffic is so bad, especially during rush hour. The bikes are heavy to pedal, and it is also harder to find a vacant bike now that it (MoBike) is gaining more users.
You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for you while you're at work or on vacation, significantly offsetting and at times potentially exceeding the monthly loan or lease cost.
This dramatically lowers the true cost of ownership to the point where almost anyone could own a Tesla. Since most cars are only in use by their owner for 5 percent to 10 percent of the day, the fundamental economic utility of a true self-driving car is likely to be several times that of a car which is not.
There are just not enough facilities for bikes.
We want to make bicycles sexy again by making a fashionable, high-tech bike.
Bike-sharing is a good direction from a planning point of view. But many Chinese cities have been built with scales prioritising vehicles.
Our drivers refer to Juno as 'we' – 'We at Juno'. When was the last time you heard an Uber driver saying 'We at Uber?
As a follower, there are opportunities for us to be far more efficient in terms of how we spend dollars to attract both drivers and riders. Our economics are much better because of it.
Cargo has been the vision from the first days that I founded it. To be able to move cargo, the atoms, as fast possible, as the bits – that's really the vision here, and DP World is an incredible partner and now investor and board member.
Most likely, we'll be breaking ground on some of these cargo loops shortly in the future and it's a massive achievement to really get [DP World] on board with us.
The data is tricky. There's not been that much information about it, because there's no government statistics about it.
For this exercise, we needed much tighter industries where the nonemployer firm growth was meaningful or referred to a specific industry. But we think it's possible to expand into other areas of the gig economy.
Those may be aberrations, but it appears that it's possible in some places for rising gig activity to coincide with a decline of payroll employment.
I think you have a picture here of a potentially seismic reorganization.
The $64,000 question is whether the platform matching services is meeting new consumer demand or is ultimately going to begin cannibalizing traditional payroll employment.
Once this is resolved with Uber, the rest of the industry will have to follow.
We recorded our millionth trip in Lagos in July.
In the central business district of Lagos, there is one ambulance. So in an emergency, how do you get to the hospital, especially if you can't drive? People know they can get a car in less than five minutes.
In the West, the Uber partners (drivers) tend to drive their own vehicle. In sub-Saharan Africa, they are employed by someone who owns one or more cars and then they employ the drivers.
We are always looking at cities.
Going to dinner with my husband should be the same for me as it is for everyone else.
But maybe it's kind of like a decentralized space race. Like Sputnik, but between the traditional car companies and their suppliers versus tech companies and their startups.
The company is investing heavily in the study of machine learning and automation, and is excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation.
Factories operate like small indoor cities, complete with roads, traffic, intersections and pedestrians. Unlike city streets, a factory floor is a controlled environment, which makes it an ideal place to introduce self-driving vehicles at scale. Companies like Google, Tesla and Uber are still testing, whereas our self-driving vehicles are commercially available today.
Any e-hailing service that wants to continue working in Dubai must sign an agreement with us. Why? To have control of tariff and to have control of safety.
This does give us access to a much bigger fleet of cars, so we believe it gives us a significant advantage over competitors.
But I don't drive at night because of my eyes.
The money and the action is in San Francisco. Millennials have taken over.
I'm all about the feels. If it feels good, I'm going to keep doing it.
I work about five hours and try to earn $30 per hour, which is a good wage for someone my age.
It will be a very intimate room.
Johannesburg was the first city in Africa to have Uber launch and based on the success of launching in Africa as well as the characteristics of Jo'burg and where we are right now in terms of our maturity it is really about testing the product and being the first city in Africa.
In Uber, you press a button and an Uber shows up after three minutes. In freight ... the golden standard is that it takes [the broker] five hours of phone calls to find your truck. That's how efficient the industry is today.
We are looking at more and more ways where we can reach out to top-tier brands and find more opportunities where our members can earn points.
I don't really see it as a near-term threat, just because of how complex the industry really is. It's not as simple as, Hey, I want to go from point A to point B in Midtown.
This is all about putting it on the road, collecting the miles.
This is really about connecting the dots, connecting the shippers and the carriers.
The transportation industry is a relationship-backed business.
Given the growth of the business and projections for future growth we do not see fundraising as an issue.
This type of business requires a fair amount of investment to break even. We are looking at next year or the year after for profitability.
Uber believes Japan is an important market, and if it can demonstrate success in Japan, it can go into other Asian countries with momentum.
Uber seems to be getting smarter about the mix of services they will offer in various parts of the world, in response to cultural differences, regulation, and competition. It seems to be less willing to simply barge into new markets while ignoring regulations or objections than in the past.
[Uber wants to] offer our customers as many options as possible to move around. Doing it in a three-dimensional way is an obvious thing to look at. It could change cities and how we work and live.
This lower-for-longer climate is prevailing. We think we are able to achieve a 5 percent target. To our standards in the current environment, that is still good.
Grab is using this funding to try to diversify because the ride-hailing industry, in terms of profitability, is still a big question. Grab needs to hedge risks and diversify.
This latest funding, the largest in the history of South-east Asia consumer technology, strengthens our ability to pursue long-term goals as we continue to build on our market leadership. We are particularly excited about the growth opportunity in Indonesia, where we see an almost US$15 billion market for ride-hailing services alone, as well as the potential to extend GrabPay's platform regionally.
The additional funding and diversification will give Grab buffer to fend off Uber's attack.
More and more, people are finding other ways to make money. Everything from Uber drivers to working for sites like Upwork or Freelancer or TaskRabbit, even Airbnb are ways for people to supplement their income.
We really feel that Pittsburgh is the double black diamond of driving.
I don't think that Uber by any means has it in the bag.
Since the mid-90s pretty much this entire field has been focused on doing that last step.
I think the public is going to be delighted. You call an Uber and you are used to a specific experience. And now you have the future coming to you a little bit early.
This is the next level of safety, really allowing machine precision and machine execution to be able to bring more safety to driving.
Today's consumer is demanding fast and transparent food delivery, but scaling restaurant delivery is challenging for large restaurant brands.
Dispatch's technology tackles these challenges head-on by integrating a vast network of delivery providers to better coordinate and synchronize food orders from point A to point B.
These proposals favour black cabs and discriminate against drivers who use apps like Uber.
The taxi trade is an icon of our city and should be supported. While the legitimate private hire trade is an asset to London, we must not be complacent in ensuring it is safe for passengers. The need for greater enforcement and compliance, as well as stricter entry requirements, is clear for all to see.
"Arbitration is a fair, speedy and less-costly alternative to class-action litigation". "We've always believed our optional arbitration agreements should have applied in this case, and we're pleased with the court's decision today".
Arbitration is a fair, speedy and less costly alternative to class-action litigation.
We've also learnt a great deal about hungry Londoners in the last three years, innovating to suit their needs through initiatives such as our 15-minute lunch delivery option and RooBox, which brings restaurant supply to areas of demand.
We're quite immature in a bunch of cities in Australia, so obviously we're very much in acquisition mode there.
People are being more conservative than they were. Given that climate, we're able to have a situation where we have investors who are re-investing in the business, (which) does show that there's something going on here.
I wonder if in the long term it's sustainable.
A bigger roll out of fully electric cars needs a good network of charging points and the economics must add up for drivers too.
Jones has a strong track record of driving the narrative around Target's brand, and will now try to do the same for Uber.
We look forward to defending Judge Rakoff's decision and having this matter returned to the district court.
We are committed to continuing to serve the riders and drivers of Macau. We continue to seek opportunities to work with the government on modern ride-sharing regulations that will give us the chance to keep serving the people of Macau.
NuTonomy's first-in-the-world public trial is a direct reflection of the level of maturity that we have achieved with our AV software system. The trial represents an extraordinary opportunity to collect feedback from riders in a real-world setting, and this feedback will give nuTonomy a unique advantage as we work toward deployment of a self-driving vehicle fleet in 2018.
Many of our riders, especially business customers, have asked us to introduce this feature and we're really excited to bring it to Londoners from today. Whether it's having a car ready at the end of a meeting or to take you to the airport, scheduling your Uber in advance means there's one less thing to worry about.
Whether or not they do it well is another thing. Some people do it and hit success through some amount of luck. Does every single Uber investor have a higher than normal chance of the next big win? I wouldn't say that that it makes you a good investor.
Everybody is searching for yield. Now we have a situation where the technicals are 'uber' strong and the demand is extraordinary. Any tiny tick up in rates is just met by demand. That's keeping yields down and it's keeping spreads tight.
We're particularly disappointed that, after a lengthy consultation process with TfL, the goalposts have moved at the last minute and new rules are now being introduced that will be bad for both drivers and tech companies like Uber.
The capital offers a wide variety of attractions which are supported by an extensive transport system, ensuring that tourists can get around easily. While the night tube is a positive development for the city, it is not expected that this alone will draw in more tourists.
In world's megacities such as London, efficient public transport is a must to maintain the city's competitiveness and economic growth.
The settlement, mutually agreed by both sides, was fair and reasonable. We're disappointed in this decision and are taking a look at our options.
The goal is to wean us off of having drivers in the car.
Autonomous driving is key. For this you need software to develop and be safe.
Volvo is a leader in vehicle development and best-in-class when it comes to safety.
This legal action is very much a last resort. We're particularly disappointed that, after a lengthy consultation process with Transport for London, the goal-posts have moved at the last minute and new rules are now being introduced that will be bad for both drivers and tech companies like Uber.
Apple's investment in Didi likely spurred Uber to think harder about doing some kind of deal here. Uber and Apple have been partners in other markets, so for Apple to side with Didi must have been something of a red flag that things weren't going to go Uber's way.
With Apple's investment it became even more difficult for Uber to raise money.
Taiwan's government has communicated many times with Uber... The worst scenario is to order (it) to leave the market. Uber can appeal the decision to Taiwan's cabinet.
Uber and Didi Chuxing are investing billions of dollars in China and both companies have yet to turn a profit there. Getting to profitability is the only way to build a sustainable business that can best serve Chinese riders drivers and cities over the long term.
Uber was trying to import some of those ideas that might have worked well in other markets and adapt and move that stuff and apply it to China.
Didi had a much bigger presence on China social media. Uber joined the party a little too late.
It's an encouraging sign for local competitors that they can, in fact, compete and that local strategies are required for local markets. For Southeast Asia, the key message they can take away is that they can compete with Uber and that Uber will have to prioritize as well.
Didi Chuxing and Uber have learned a great deal from each other over the past two years in China's burgeoning new economy. This agreement with Uber will set the mobile transportation industry on a healthier, more sustainable path of growth at a higher level. Didi Chuxing commits all our energy to work with regulators, users and partners to meet the transportation, environmental and employment challenges of our cities.
It makes huge sense, Uber faces an uphill task in China especially since Didi is multiple times larger by transaction value and city coverage. This will lead to favourable outcomes for both companies. The biggest benefit is cost savings, they no longer have to give out subsidies to drivers and passengers. It will give pricing power as the new entity will become the dominant player. That means profitability will come sooner than later.
This clearly shows Didi's global ambitions and its desire to work together with Uber to tap Chinese travellers, who are going out in big numbers. There's a possibility the two could work together in other markets.
We're trying to get back to a situation where we can build an uber team and a sustainable one. So we'll see where it takes us, but that's the effort that we've got going on here, and I think fans should be excited by that.
We welcome the new regulations, which send a clear message of support for ridesharing and the benefits that it offers riders, drivers, and cities. Uber China is regulation-ready, and we look forward to working with policy makers around the country to put these regulations into practice.
The fact we've only seen a modest recovery in the [currency] pair suggests trader see very little appetite for this uber-unconventional policy change and we should see the Nikkei open on the back foot today.
This claim is vital for the thousands of Uber drivers who work in England and Wales and has implications even wider than that.
As a huge number of the passengers using Uber in Budapest were foreigners, an important question is what effect will this have on tourism.
We looked at our consumer base and saw that our average customer was using us anywhere from ... two times per week to multiple times a day, every single day. So we really saw an opportunity to extend beyond parking for commuting purposes. How do we help the person who has their car, had some drinks, and can't decide if they want to take an Uber home, which would especially be an issue the next day for the commute?
It's really a data-driven approach to credit risk analysis, dispensing with the traditional banking method and relying instead on the data that Uber has collected.
Fingerprinting was the biggest part of contention for a lot of my colleagues. If that study finds that fingerprinting is necessary, then we're going to bring it back to the council to implement mandatory fingerprinting for Uber and Lyft.
I've been notified of at least four companies that said they will provide the same service. If Uber and Lyft choose to leave [in six months time], there's people ready to fill that void.
This is the intel on the inside for all communications gear from WhatsApp to Uber.
And with the other hand when the new business models appear like Uber, like airbnb, like Netflix and others, governments actually are not ready.
Uber does not remove drivers from the driver pool. The platform is novel and revolutionary even, but not difficult to replicate. It will get replicated.
Today the largest cost for ride-sharing services like Uber is the salary of the driver, followed by vehicle depreciation. Controlling the economics of depreciation mandates that such companies get closer to the used-car transaction.
On the Uber news – I have to say – our industry is actually very early stage, so the more capital that goes into it, the faster it grows, so it benefits every one of us.
As we expand our portfolio of products and services, from Uber for Business to UberEats and UberRush, we trust Twilio to keep us on the cutting edge of innovative communication.
Your Uber, Lyft, Taxi, will pick you up, bring you to the Hyperloop station or the airport, whatever is most convenient. It is one platform cooperating, bringing them all together.
In the context of Uber and Lyft putting money into cities, this vote is pretty significant.
I don't think it's damaging to them (Uber) at all.
The people have spoken tonight loud and clear. Uber and Lyft are welcome to stay in Austin, and I invite them to the table regardless. Austin is an innovative and creative city, and we'll need to be at our most creative and innovative now.
Drivers value their independence – the freedom to push a button rather than punch a clock, to use Uber and Lyft simultaneously, to drive most of the week or for just a few hours. That said, as Uber has grown – over 450,000 drivers use the app each month here in the U.S. – we haven't always done a good job working with drivers. It's time to change.
If over 80 percent of the delegates are Cruz delegates and Trump delegates, under what universe do 1, 000 Trump delegates or 1, 000 Cruz delegates go vote for some uber-Washington lobbyist who hasn't been on the ballot?
In creating Uber, Kalanick organized price-fixing among independent drivers who should be competing with one another on price. Today's decision confirms that apps are not exempt from the antitrust laws.
This is good news for Londoners and a victory for common sense. We're pleased Transport for London has listened to the views of passengers and drivers, dropping the bonkers ideas proposed last year like compulsory five minute wait times and banning showing cars in apps. It means Uber can continue to keep London moving with a convenient, safe and affordable ride at the push of a button.
If you want to be successful in Germany, you have to understand the regulation. Uber should have taken that more seriously.
We have decided to suspend UberPOP in France from 1800 GMT this Friday evening, primarily to assure the safety of Uber drivers.
Uber is shaking up an industry that has never really faced any form of competition, so I'm not too surprised to see those sort of tensions. How we overcome them is actually by doing what we do every day, for instance bringing safer, more efficient, more reliable options for people to move around.
Uber has increased the amount of drivers on the road, they decreased the rate that we get paid, and they've increased their commission, to the point where now, they've squeezed us down to the point, by greed, that we're barely over the federal minimum of 54 cents a mile (42 euro cents per 1.6 kilometres).