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surge pricing

  1. Portland prepping new emergency policies for Uber. Will other cities follow suit?

    Uber is due to resume operations in Portland in the near future, after a more than three-month-long voluntary hiatus in the region. But thanks to some creative potential legislation being considered by local regulators, Portland could soon turn into a test-bed for several policies that could become commonplace across the ride-hailing industry.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Here's a copy of Uber's emergency surge pricing agreement with the state of New York

    The "Hashtag-Blizzard-of-2015" has come and gone in New York. And despite dire warnings from meteorologists that the city would be blanketed in 20-30 inches of snow, the final snow-counts across the 5 boroughs were more in the 6- to 10-inch range. (Long Island, however, was not so fortunate).

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Cold shoulder: TaskRabbit tells customers to stay inside while contractors freeze their asses off

    TaskRabbit has sent an email to its customers advising them to allow it to "pick up your dry cleaning and groceries, return unwanted holiday gifts, or deliver your favorite soup" as the polar vortex transfers the freezing cold from the Midwest over to the East Coast.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  4. It's clueless riders, not Uber, that are the problem with surge pricing

    I need to get something off my chest: Complaining about surge pricing and sky-high ride-sharing bills is bullshit. (See here, here, here, here, here, etc.)

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Uber wisely over-communicates about surge pricing ahead of busy holiday weekend

    Uber’s surge pricing has landed the company in hot water on countless occasions.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Uber seeing deja vu as riders complain of rate gouging following Caltrain fatality

    Uber found itself in a familiar vat of hot water last night after seemingly rate-gouging stranded travelers during a state of emergency.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  7. In ridesharing, it all comes down to the Benjamins

    When Lyft rolled out its version of Uber’s surge pricing, passengers heaved a collective sigh of disapproval. How could our old, affordable faithful turn to the dark side like this? Would raking riders over the coals really help put more drivers on the road?

    By Carmel DeAmicis , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Taxi app Summon appeals to drivers with a cheap credit card swiper

    Summon, the Uber-like cab service formerly known as InstantCab, announced today a proprietary credit card swiper meant to help drivers accept fares from their passengers.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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