Uber

11:44pm

Sun August 3, 2014
Economy/Labor/Biz

Your Call: How would you define the sharing economy today?

On the August 4th edition of  Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the transformation of the sharable economy with the explosion of for-profit companies like Airbnb, Lyft, and Task Rabbit? Big investors and venture capitalists are backing these companies. Who’s investing? What is the original mission of the sharing economy and how has it changed? What should a sharing economy look like? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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11:27pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: Will ride-sharing services mean the end of the taxicab?


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11:32am

Tue September 24, 2013
Transportation

California becomes first in nation to regulate ride-sharing

A Lyft car in San Francisco, easily identified by its pink mustache
Spiros Vathis Flickr

California regulators gave the go-ahead to ride-share apps last week, making it the first state in the nation to legalize peer-to-peer services connecting riders to drivers who use their own cars.

That's an about-face from a year ago, when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) was handing out cease-and-desist letters to companies like Lyft, Sidecar, and Uber.

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5:30pm

Tue January 8, 2013
Transportation

Listener feedback: More to the story on Uber

Back in December, we ran a story about Uber, the app that matches users to the closest town car or taxicab. Uber gets its money by charging its own rates, which can cost much more than a typical meter.

Listener Mark Gruberg called in to let us know that we missed something: that regular cabs are using apps, without the extra cost.

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6:19pm

Wed December 12, 2012
Transportation

Taxi alternative Uber faces legal hurdles

Hailing a taxi in San Francisco can be nearly impossible if you’re not downtown. Calling ahead isn’t a guarantee either – often, the cab is late and sometimes it never comes.

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