Articles tagged 'uber'

My experience driving around in an Uber and pitching Vijilent

On Wednesday, I took a 15 minute Uber ride around Washington D.C. to pitch Vijilent. The UberPITCH was organized by The Refinery, Uber and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and put over 160 female entrepreneurs face-to-face with VC's (both female and male). UberPITCH was focused on women in tech. To qualify a company had to: Have at least...
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73% of Americans are Unfamiliar with the Sharing Economy

Do Americans even know what the sharing economy is? How many Americans participate in the sharing economy? How fast is the sharing economy growing? The Pew Research Center recently conducted a study answering these questions. Even though the sharing economy is becoming more widespread and accessible, many don’t know what it is. It’s sometimes called...
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Uber has to settle. And the next lawsuit is on the way…

Uber settles a $10 million lawsuit over background checks. In California, Uber was sued for claiming its background checks were "industry-leading". But they failed to take drivers' fingerprints and a background check without fingerprints is "completely worthless" claimed San Francisco District Attorney. As a result, Uber no longer advertises for...
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Are you traveling to Europe soon? Turns out the European Commission may make your stay at Airbnb more expensive

Airbnb, Uber, TaskRabbit and 44 other sharing economy companies signed an open letter to the leadership of the European Union. The letter is urging the Council of the EU not to limit the development of the collaborative economy. Why the letter now? At this time, the European Commission is working on new guidelines on how to apply existing regulation...
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