Uber: CSR & Sustainability News

Based in San Francisco, this sharing economy startup operates the Uber mobile app — which allows users to order a ridesharing ride from their phones. Some have called Uber an unlicensed taxi service and an unfair player in the market, while others shake their heads at the constant battle it wages with its competitor, Lyft. Despite the controversy, it seems Uber is here to stay.

Sharing economy, ridesharing, Austin, Uber, Lyft, Leon Kaye

Austin Kicks Uber and Lyft to the Curb

Uber and Lyft poured resources into a proposition to overturn regulations on passenger safety passed by the city council of Austin, Texas, late…
Silicon Valley, venture capital, Leon Kaye, Uber, unicorns, investors, Shuddle

Silicon Valley’s Next Bubble Could Be an Even More Destructive Burst

Startups with dubious business models and sketchy revenue streams are nudging the Silicon Valley economy close to the edge of a cliff.
New York City Subway

Will Uber and Lyft Make Transportation More Sustainable?

Are ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber a threat to buses and subways, or do they actually boost public-transit numbers? 3p's Raz Godelnik…
Mobility, ridesharing, Uber, Lyft, Public Transportation, Leon Kaye

Ridesharing Integral to Thriving Public Transit, Study Finds

The American Public Transportation Association recently released a report that confirms what many observers have assumed about ridesharing — it helps urban transport…
Uber, Kalamazoo shootings, fingerprinting, panic button, India, sharing economy, Leon Kaye

Uber Refuses to Increase Safety Measures in Wake of Kalamazoo Tragedy

In the wake of the tragic Kalamazoo shootings, Uber’s detractors point out that the company has long resisted fingerprinting its drivers and has…
Uber

New York Uber Drivers Rage Against the Machine

Earlier this week Uber drivers rallied in New York City against the company’s decision to cut fares by 15 percent for the popular…
Google, Ford, driverless cars, Silicon Valley, Detroit, Leon Kaye, Uber, Mcity

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…
A sign outside of Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently made headlines

What It Means to be a Responsible Tech Company

Throwing money at causes doesn’t solve problems, but it certainly helps. It takes a lot more than dollar signs, though, to create lasting…
lyft

Is the Gig Economy Good for Workers?

With all the upside that gigs seem to offer, it’s easy to overlook the impact this is having on local economies and worker…
5752368757_fac7c9c8ff_z

How Platform Co-ops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy

Bill Johnson of StructureC3 referred to Uber and Airbnb as Death Star platforms in a recent chat. The label struck Neal Gorenflo, co-founder…
9840001743_1e918e2605_z

Is the Sharing Economy Getting the Culture Wrong?

Sharing economy companies are getting all wrong when it comes to culture, argues 3p staffer Raz Godelnik.
Couchsurfing!

What Malcolm Gladwell Misses with Millennials, Trust and the Sharing Economy

Last month in a keynote speech, Malcolm Gladwell presented an interesting paradox: How come, he asked, levels of trust among Millennials are at…
12866520015_3b23fc2086_z

Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…
17264753128_918e7bb3f4_z

Hop on the Rise of the Sharing Economy

The social stigma around sharing is receiving less of "who would do that..." and more of ‘sign me up!’ With the sharing economy…
18868427396_72caa72a57_z

The First Domino Falls in the Gig Economy: HomeJoy Shuts Down

The recent shut-down of the once “disruptive” app HomeJoy, which had $40 million in funding, may be the sign of things to come…
Close
Please support the site
Love TriplePundit? Please help us by clicking our like buttons - it really matters!