By Ellen Huet | Source: Forbes
Roberto Chicas, a 35-year-old San Francisco bartender, climbed into an UberX car around 2 a.m. last week and expected to get home safely. Instead, he landed in the hospital after his driver allegedly bashed in his face with a hammer after a dispute over the route.
Reporting by Ankush Sharma in Bangalore; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier and Ted Kerr | Source: Reuters
Authorities in San Francisco and Los Angeles have threatened to put a brake on the popular ride-sharing services that are roiling the traditional taxi industry, accusing them of violating California state and local laws.
It’s common practice in the tech world to rush your product to market, picking up the pieces as you go. This works fine when you’re in the business of selling ideas, or soft-serve ice cream delivery (somebody do this, please), or artisanal organic laundry service. Get it out there, apologize in advance that nothing’s perfect, do better next time. No harm done.
Private car services are popular among women who want to stay safe, but reports allege sexual harassment by drivers. Is it time to rethink services like Uber?
By Olivia Nuzzi | Source: The Daily Beast