‘Like Uber, but for cremations’: I created a $2m funeral startup – and became a monster | Death and dying

A few years ago I sat on the phone, as a first-time CEO of a funeral start up in my 20s, trying to convince a woman to buy a $1,799 necklace filled with her mother’s ashes. “Well, Katherine. It’s really beautiful.” I paused for dramatic effect. “We take a charm Continue Reading

Uber narrows loss as hunger for food delivery business grows during pandemic | Uber

Uber’s thriving food delivery business, aided by a bump in home deliveries during lockdowns, helped the company counteract a slow quarter for ride-hailing bookings amid the pandemic. The company announced better-than-expected earnings in its first quarter of 2021, despite reporting its ride bookings were flat from the previous quarter and Continue Reading

Uber and Arrival team up to produce electric taxis | Uber

The electric vehicle maker Arrival aims to start producing cars by 2023 with design help from Uber, in the latest step by the UK-headquartered startup’s ambitious plans to take on the automotive industry. The car, developed specifically for use by ride-hailing drivers, will be Arrival’s first, adding to buses that Continue Reading

Court tells Uber to reinstate five UK drivers sacked by automated process | Uber

Uber has been ordered to reinstate five British drivers who were struck off from its ride-hailing app by robot technology. The five drivers, backed by the App Drivers & Couriers Union (ADCU) and the campaign group Worker Info Exchange, argued that they had been wrongly accused of fraudulent activity based Continue Reading

How past tech floats fared, and upcoming IPOs in London | Business

Amazon listed on the Nasdaq at $18 a share with a market value of $438m in 1997, when it was just an online bookseller, with 256 employees. The share price rose gradually over the years, but started to rocket in 2015 after the firm posted substantial profits. Three years later, Continue Reading

Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times | Uber

Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior given their status as contractors, according to news website Continue Reading

Uber accused of using ‘loaded questions’ in survey of drivers | Uber

Uber has been accused of using “loaded questions” in a consultation with drivers, after a landmark court ruling handed workers rights to improved conditions. The firm may have to pay out over £100m in compensation to 10,000 drivers, after the UK supreme court ruled last week they are entitled to Continue Reading

Uber drivers are workers, UK supreme court rules | Uber

The UK supreme court has dismissed Uber’s appeal against a landmark employment tribunal ruling that its drivers should be classed as workers with access to the minimum wage and paid holidays. Six justices handed down a unanimous decision backing the October 2016 employment tribunal ruling that could affect millions of Continue Reading

Lessons to Learn From Uber ‘s Tempemail Marketing Campaigns

We are living in an era when the sharing economy is booming. Once named UberCab and founded in 2009, Uber is trying to establish a strategy to maximize profits, but this is a complicated process in a dynamically competitive global economy. Uber’s entry into the traditional taxi market has caused Continue Reading

Uber Eats accused of using new contract to exploit Australian delivery riders | Industrial relations

A new contract sent to Uber Eats delivery drivers, which requires them to have an ABN and take out their own insurance, appears aimed at stopping claims the riders should be treated as employees. The new contract, sent out on Wednesday and seen by Guardian Australia, stated drivers who signed Continue Reading