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Why is it when I get into an UberX car, the driver rarely knows which way to go? For those who have spent more than enough time being carted around by UberX, I can confidently say that you've likely found yourself in a navigational nightmare at least once (more so with a rideshare).
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"Every Uber driver you drive with thinks they're insured."
In addition to those who love or loathe Uber, there's a third category of users. We don't think Uber is definitely good or bad, but we do know its existence is inevitable. In the short-term, Uber will wreak havoc on individual lives. In the longer term, I hope it improves the taxi industry as a whole.
It hasn't even been 24 hours since Uber's announcement.
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There are 4,430 taxi permits in the Montreal area.
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An Ontario Superior Court judge ruled Friday that popular ride-sharing service Uber is not breaking Toronto's taxi laws. Uber and its many fans are rejoicing. Toronto's taxi industry, unusually united from drivers to owners to brokerages, is fuming. And city officials are likely conferring behind closed doors to plot a path forward. Doing nothing seems an unlikely option. I'm not a lawyer, but having worked a while at City Hall, I expect this leaves the city with three basic choices.
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Uber, Inc., the start-up darling recently earning a $40 billion valuation has found itself embroiled in a high-stakes regulatory and public relations battle over its disruptive business model. Uber has a lot going for it: a profitable business model with substantial demand backed by revolutionary technology with the ability to transform every on-demand service. It's genius and about time the taxi industry is given a shake-up. So why is everyone ganging up on them? No, it's not a media-biased conspiracy as some would have you believe. It is hubris and an underestimation of the politicized stakeholder environment in which it operates.
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VANCOUVER - The taxi alternative Uber has been busy expanding its controversial UberX service in several Canadian cities in recent months, often against the wishes of local politicians and taxi regula...
The future of Uber in Vancouver is once again uncertain. The ride share service has been put under a six-month moratorium by the City of Vancouver, reports Global News. City council will use that time...