Can Uber Overcome Its Regulatory Obstacles?

December 07, 2019

Uber has lost its license to operate in London — one of its biggest markets globally – for the second time in two years. On November 25, Transport for London (TfL), the regulator of taxi and private hire services in the city, stated that it has “identified a pattern of failures by...

What Will It Take for Uber to Become Profitable?

August 24, 2019

Uber has to fix its business model to make it profitable in a sustainable way, and the wake-up call for that has come from its second-quarter results, according to experts. More worrisome than the loss in the latest quarter of $5.2 billion — inflated by a one-time, non-cash stock charge of $3.9...

Uber’s Data Breach: Can the Company Course-Correct?

December 03, 2017

Investors and customers once tolerated Uber’s skirmishes with regulators as the price one pays for innovation. But that may no longer be so. Ride-hailing app company Uber is not about to see any immediate loss of customers following recent disclosures that it failed to notify both regulators...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Defining “Senseless” After Texas Shooting

November 08, 2017

The reality is that some killings are motivated by a frustrated sense of justice that takes a pseudo-military turn and others we simply don’t know why. Today's 3D Definition: Senseless After the shooting at a Baptist church in Texas, several commentators have predictably repeated the adjective...

The World This Week: Uber Reflects Dark Side of Silicon Valley

March 05, 2017

The cowboy culture of Silicon Valley makes people hardworking, innovative and passionate, but also obsessive, domineering and ruthless. This week, US President Donald Trump gave an address before a joint session of Congress. He spoke largely in clichés and claimed the US was witnessing “the...