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.

Embattled Uber Releases Its First Diversity Report

Uber released its first diversity report following months of bad press, including fierce backlash over sexual harassment allegations. And the disappointing figures reveal…

Is Google’s Lawsuit the Beginning of the End for Uber?

Could a lawsuit from Google become Uber’s death knell? If the future is autonomous cars, then this ridesharing company's prospects look bleak.

Uber’s Leadership Crisis Demonstrates How Values Impact Brand

A steady drip of negative stories over the past several weeks has snowballed into a full communications crisis for Uber — one that…

Tech Companies Continue to Oppose U.S. Travel Ban

Despite the changes to the Donald Trump administration's travel ban, many in the business community -- including technology companies like Airbnb, Lyft, Uber…

Intel Plunges Into the Self-Driving Car Market with $15 Billion Acquisition

Intel will acquire an Israel-based computer vision startup for $15.3 billion as it seeks a stake in the rapidly growing, but still untested,…

Uber Accused of Using Technology to Root Out Local Regulators

According to a New York Times investigation, Uber engineers developed a software to identify and collect information on municipal officials who were attempting…

Google and Uber Are In An Epic Legal Fight Over Self-Driving Car Technology

Waymo, which develops self-driving cars for Google's parent company, accused Uber of patent infringement, unfair competition and stealing trade secrets. Does the case…

As Uber Reels, Lyft Makes a Big Push in the Midwest and Northeast

Yesterday Lyft announced an expansion in over 50 U.S. cities – adding to the 40 new communities it brought on last month. And…

Watch Out, Uber and Lyft: Google’s Waze Takes On Ride-Sharing

Google’s traffic navigation app Waze plans to expand and take on ride-sharing giants Uber and Lyft. But don't expect drivers to use it…

Why Uber and Airbnb Are Struggling in Tokyo

The challenges these gig economy giants face in Tokyo may spell bad news for the future of “disruption” at the expense of workers'…

3p Weekend: Are Boycotts the New Normal?

The first weeks of the Donald Trump administration were tumultuous at best. But among the policy disputes, we're noticing another curious trend: boycotts…

Lyft Stands up to Trump and the Refugee Ban, While Uber Stumbles

Protests sparked at airports across the country over the weekend, as thousands showed up to oppose President Trump's controversial travel ban. In the…

Airbnb Promises Free Housing to Refugees and Citizens Affected by U.S. Travel Ban

As part of a growing national backlash, Airbnb promised free housing to refugees and citizens who have been detained within the U.S. or…

How Arrogance Pushed Uber Out of San Francisco

On Wednesday I shared here my analysis of Uber’s business model, making the case for Uber’s combative response to the California DMV over…

Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco

The California DMV told Uber it couldn't test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without a permit, but the ride-hailing company has no…