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Here’s How Much An Uber Helicopter Ride Will Cost You

Here’s How Much An Uber Helicopter Ride Will Cost You

  KATIE JERKOVICH ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER   Welcome to the future! Uber has announced that they will start providing helicopter flights to John F. Kennedy International airport in New York City and it will all be on the app. “Helicopters are certainly expensive and it will be a premium product, but we think we’re actually able to […]

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

Uber, Lyft Prepared To Spend $90 Million Against Bill That Would Give Benefits To Drivers

  AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Silicon Valley giants Uber, Lyft and DoorDash are willing to spend $90 million to lobby against a California bill that would recognize drivers as employees rather than independent contractors. Some companies recognize employees as gig workers to avoid paying payroll taxes, above-minimum wages, overtime and complying with other wage and benefit […]

Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Loss

Ride-Hailing Company Uber Reports $5 Billion Loss

Whitney Tipton | Reporter   Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing company, announced Thursday that it lost $5.2 billion in the second quarter, and experienced its slowest revenue growth ever disclosed. The company reported the loss along with second-quarter results that included $3.1 billion in quarterly revenue, up only 14% from a year prior and its […]

Uber Confirms Anti-Abortion Driver Was Fired For Safety Reasons

Uber Confirms Anti-Abortion Driver Was Fired For Safety Reasons

Rachel Stoltzfoos | Staff Reporter   Uber confirmed Thursday it fired a driver who refused to drop a young woman off at her destination when he found out she was on her way to get an abortion. The company said he violated safety rules. “Our Community Guidelines clearly lay out safety as a top priority […]

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

OPINION: Work-Hating California Seeks To Stop Freelance Workers

Kerry Jackson | Pacific Research Institute   California has a well-deserved reputation for being unfriendly to business. Depending on what happens in Sacramento this year, the environment for workers could become unpleasant, as well. An attack on workers’ freedom began nearly a year ago, when the California Supreme Court established a new legal standard for […]

Ventura County rideshare drivers can now serve passengers at local Navy bases

Ventura County rideshare drivers can now serve passengers at local Navy bases

Lyft, Uber and other app-based rideshare company drivers can now pick up and drop off customers at both Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu and Port Hueneme locations. In the past, rideshare drivers have only been able to access local bases when dropping off passengers with defense department identification cards. The Navy’s new rideshare program […]

NASA, Uber to Explore Safety, Efficiency of Future Urban Airspace

NASA, Uber to Explore Safety, Efficiency of Future Urban Airspace

NASA has signed a second space act agreement with Uber Technologies, Inc., to further explore concepts and technologies related to urban air mobility (UAM) to ensure a safe and efficient system for future air transportation in populated areas.   Under this agreement, Uber will share its plans for implementing an urban aviation rideshare network. NASA will use […]

Raid Encryption: This Should Be The New Normal

Raid Encryption: This Should Be The New Normal

. By Thomas L. Knapp “When government agents raid Uber’s offices,” Business Insider reports, “the company springs into action with an immediate response: it shuts everything down and encrypts all its computers.” That claim comes from documents filed by former Uber forensic investigator Samuel Ward Spangenberg, who’s suing the company for age discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, […]

Uber Uses Selfies for Enhancing Security

Uber Uses Selfies for Enhancing Security

Uber’s latest security feature is Real-Time ID Check, which uses Microsoft Cognitive Services to protect both riders and drivers. Real-Time ID Check prompts drivers to share a selfie before going online to help ensure the driver using the app matches the account Uber has on file. This prevents fraud and protects drivers’ accounts from being […]

Longshot Senate candidate pledges to vote will of the majority of voters

Longshot Senate candidate pledges to vote will of the majority of voters
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