Why Did Uber CEO Kalanick Leave President Trump’s Advisory Panel?

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from President Trump’s advisory board, made up of the leaders of numerous top American brands. He was the first of those leaders to step down, pressured by a social media storm #deleteUber that arose after he was seen to support Trump. Joining Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum drew more attention for … Read more

#BoycottUber: How one Tweet from Uber fueled a movement

Uber’s social media missteps fueled the recent #boycottUber movement. I find it surprising that a firm a firm itself as a technology company could have such awkward social media strategy. Context key for #boycottUber Over the weekend #boycottUber, a hashtag that’s been around for years, blossomed on Twitter after @uber_nyc, the official Twitter account for … Read more

Inside Pennsylvania’s TNC Law: Fees and Pricing

The new Pennsylvania law regulating transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft contains many fees for the new industry. Similar to Uber’s agreement with Montreal, ride-hailing companies have shown an ability to accept new fees and taxes, just don’t require them to fingerprint their drivers (unless you’re New York City). Pricing regulations for ‘rideshare’ … Read more

Pennsylvania Uber Drivers Must Reveal Commercial Activity To Insurers

In Pennsylvania, Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing drivers must tell their insurance companies that they engage in commercial activity, according to a bill expected to be signed into law soon. With Uber, it’s personal Of course, all drivers should have auto insurance, whether or not it’s required by law. It’s the financially responsible thing to … Read more

In Montréal, Uber Accepts New Fees, Taxes and Regs

In down-to-the-wire negotiations, Uber and Québec’s Transport Minister agreed to sweeping regulations that could provide other governments a blueprint for how to tax and regulate ride-hailing firms. You can tax Uber; you can regulate Uber; just don’t try to fingerprint their drivers. Under the province’s Bill 100, passed June 10, Uber and the Minister had … Read more