Uber finally makes a profit off ride-sharing

Aug 1, 2023
Investors stuck with the company even when it was losing money, because they knew it had wormed its way into our everyday lives.
Uber became a verb before it became profitable.
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High gasoline prices take toll on gig economy drivers

Mar 23, 2022
A survey found more than half of drivers have either reduced their hours or quit in response to rising fuel costs.
Rising gas prices are cutting into the earnings of gig economy drivers.
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Will drivers come back to Uber and Lyft?

Jun 1, 2021
Many ride-hailing drivers shifted to delivering food during the pandemic and aren't eager to return to transporting passengers.
Ride-hailing companies are offering new incentives to attract drivers.
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London taxi drivers hail “The Knowledge”

May 14, 2019
Black cab drivers in the British capital say their knowledge of the city gives them a big competitive edge over ride-share rivals.
Black cab drivers block Whitehall as they take part in a protest against Uber on Feb. 10, 2016, in London.
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NYC set to give ride-hail drivers big raises

Dec 19, 2018
The nation's first minimum wage for drivers could boost their pay by more than 40 percent.
Cars drive through afternoon traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge on July 30, 2018 in New York City.
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Uber and Lyft race to IPO finish line

Dec 10, 2018
Potentially, Uber or Lyft will get to plant the first flag in a new public business: ride-hailing apps. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

For public good, not for profit.

How Lyft's IPO could challenge Uber's dominance abroad

Dec 6, 2018
Uber’s valuation still dwarfs Lyft’s, as both companies prepare to go public in 2019.
A Lyft driver is waiting for a ride in the city on Feb. 3, 2016 in San Francisco, California. 
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Lyft a step closer to becoming a publicly traded company

Dec 6, 2018
The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.
The number of Lyft shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.
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Why companies like Uber have an incentive to cover up data breaches

Nov 22, 2017
News has broken that last year, hackers downloaded the personal information of 57 million Uber riders and drivers from a third-party server. In response, the ride-hailing company paid those attackers $100,000 to delete their copy of the data, and then reportedly tracked them down to get them to sign non-disclosure agreements to keep the breach […]