It’s unbelievable to think of the billions of dollars spent to establish dominance in the China ride-sharing market. It may be coming to a peaceful end.
Uber created a new category of travel, dubbed “ride-sharing”. They built it to be simple, frictionless. Everything happens from an app on your phone. Amidst relentless pressure on multiple fronts, Uber has opened up just a bit on allowing drivers to solicit tips. Is that a good thing?
Today’s Best of the Rest includes cheap flights to SFO and San Diego, news that Uber will deliver you a bar, that United is still a bit clueless and Paris taxi cab drivers still suck. Read on…..
A recent trip to New York’s LaGuardia airport provided me an acute reminder of the first day I decided I needed to sign up for Uber. I had flown into New York with my family late in the evening, landing at LaGuardia after 9pm because of departure delays. We stumbled out to the cab line to find the line stretching endlessly, with no cabs in sight. After about 30 minutes I was finally able to “convince” a Super Shuttle guy to squeeze us into one of his vans, our kids […]