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Trial: Some Uber Drivers Can Now Set Their Own Fares

With recent changes to the law in California that impact the gig economy, Uber is trialing a new feature that lets Uber drivers set their own fares. Could we see this spread to other markets? In September 2019, Assembly Bill 5 was passed in California,…

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Help Me Understand The Uber Cancelation Scam?

Ridesharing apps have radically changed the way we get around on the ground. It's not just that being able to order a car through an app at any time is useful, but historically I enjoyed Uber because I felt like they offered great customer service. Over…

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Best Credit Cards For Uber Rides (2020)

Many of us rely on ridesharing services to get around. It's pretty crazy to think how much the "sharing" economy has changed our behavior, both when at home and when traveling. While Uber has had its fair share of issues the past few years, it continues…

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HUGE Changes Coming To Uber Credit Card

Barclays and Uber introduced a co-branded credit card in late 2017 (almost two years ago to the day), and they've now announced a major refresh to the card. Whether these changes are good or bad depends on how you've been using this card. I will say…

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Amex Platinum Uber Credit Now Easier To Use

The Platinum Card® from American Express has lots of great benefits, and one of those is that you get a $200 annual Uber credit. Well, Amex has just changed up how this works, and it seems like it's a positive change. Those with the Amex Platinum Card…

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New York City

Uber Copter: Fly From Manhattan To JFK With Uber

Uber is expanding beyond traditional ride sharing in New York, and will soon be offering a helicopter service, giving BLADE a run for their money. For those of you not familiar with BLADE, they're essentially a tech company and air charter broker, as…

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New Uber Black Features, Including “Quiet Mode”

Uber has just announced some improvements to their Uber Black experience, which I guess is their push to encourage more people to use Uber's premium ride sharing option. Most people use UberX, though aside from the cars there's not much differentiation…

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Uber Rewards Program: What You Need To Know

After rumors of them working on this for years, it looks like Uber is finally going to introduce a full fledged loyalty program, called Uber Rewards. The new program will initially be available in nine markets, including Atlanta, Denver, Miami, New York,…

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Uber Is Now Banning Riders With Low Ratings

Ride-sharing app Uber has revolutionised the way I travel. I use it all the time, all over the world, and it is especially handy in those cities where I either don't speak the language, or fear I may be ripped off by taking an ordinary cab. I can't remember…

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Uber Will Continue To Operate In London Following Ban

Uber has been facing a lot of uphill battles around the world when it comes to local regulations. There's no denying that they use some questionable tactics, both when entering new markets, and also on an ongoing basis when it comes to their lack of…

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My Uber Had A Hello Kitty Theme!

Usually I take the Metro home from work, but sometimes when I stay late I spring for an Uber. Earlier this week when I opened up the app and requested a ride after a long day, I didn't know what I was getting myself into. It was an UberPOOL, and it turned…

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An Uber Driver Tried To Defraud Me (Again)!

Ridesharing adds a lot of value to my life. Because of apps like Uber I can recall exactly two times in the past year that I rented a car, while previously I'd do so all the time. Of course these apps have issues. Sometimes their ethics are questionable,…

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My Puzzling First Experience With Uber Express POOL

A couple weeks ago, Uber rolled out their new Express POOL in a variety of cities, including Washington, DC. Basically the idea is that by walking a couple blocks to meet your Uber, they can route the vehicles along a straighter path, which makes for…

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New York City

Some New York City Ubers Will Soon Have Video Ads

Ubers will soon be like taxis in another way, at least in New York City. The New York Post reports that over the coming weeks, about 3,500 Uber and Lyft black cars in New York City will install video screens with ads on them. This is similar to what…

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Los Angeles

Uber Express POOL: Uber’s Lowest Cost Option Yet

Over the years Uber has been testing out all kinds of things in hopes of even further increasing market share. A few years back Uber introduced UberPOOL, which is basically Uber's version of carpooling -- they match you with people traveling in the same…

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Uber CEO Says You Can Improve Rating By Tipping More

It's interesting to see how Uber has evolved over the years. When Uber was first introduced, the whole selling point of the platform was that it was a cashless system, and tips were expressly discouraged. This was in stark contrast to the taxi industry.…

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Uber Now Lets You Request A Ride With Multiple Stops

Uber has been making quite a few changes lately. Most of these changes have been intended to help drivers make more money and restore their faith in Uber, though there have always been some positive changes for riders. Uber has just rolled out a functionality…

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Uber’s New Credit Card: No Annual Fee & Up To 4% Back

A couple of months ago we learned that Barclaycard would be introducing a new Uber credit card this fall, and it looks like we now have the details. The card will be called the Uber Visa Card, and applications will be available starting November 2, 2017.…

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Uber Drivers Can Now Leave Feedback For Riders

Uber has been making a lot of changes lately, which they're branding as "180 days of change." This is largely intended to help out drivers, who feel they've been underpaid and didn't have proper support. For example, over the past few months Uber has…

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New York City

Uber Introduces $15 Fee To Return Lost Items

A bit over a month ago, Uber announced that they were planning on making some major changes for their drivers, which they referred to as “180 Days Of Change.” This follows their former CEO stepping down, and the company having generally gone from a beloved…

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New York City

Uber Has Now Rolled Out In-App Tipping In 120+ Cities

A couple of weeks ago Uber announced that they were planning on making some major changes for their drivers, which they referred to as "180 Days Of Change." This follows their former CEO stepping down, and the company having generally gone from a beloved…

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