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...

Could the Sharing Economy Bring Back Hitchhiking?

September 01, 2015

As the ever-increasing use of services like Uber, Lyft and AirBnB show, it is safe to trust other people. But is it time for hitchhiking to make a comeback? On August 1, hitchBOT, a robot that had successfully hitchhiked more than 10,000 kilometers across Canada and northern Europe, was...