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Uber CEO apologizes to Londoners: ‘We got things wrong’ – CNN

This is a good step. It shows a humility that Uber lacked as it plowed up the taxi industry. Khosrowshahi is demontrating Uber has humanity. Uber and “Black Cab” drivers on ban decisionUber’s new CEO issued an apology to Londoners on Monday just days after city officials said they would not renew the company’s license.”While […]

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Uber Loses Its License to Operate in London – The New York Times

As noted earlier this week, Uber’s massive investment in national and local lobbying and regulatory contests is unwinding before our eyes. The company must grow out of its bro culture or its logistical platform will become just an asset to be sold off. London’s transportation agency dealt a huge blow to Uber on Friday, declining […]

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Uber reviews Asia business amid US bribery probe: Source – CNBC

The unrevealed story for Uber now is the extent to which its initial regulatory and lobbying efforts will be unwound due to the company’s immaturity. Every large company goes through this transition from undisciplined, Wild West business development style. They usually do it before they reach a $60 Billion valuation. Uber has hired law firm […]

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Audi launches car sharing for high-end customers

Automakers, who ultimately provide the rolling stock for on-demand mobility services, are getting into the subscription car buisness. Audi’s On Demand+, which includes insurance and maintenance, will compete with Cadillac and others’ concierge services. Audi On Demand does not include unlimited mileage, and rates per mile vary by car. On Demand+ includes unlimited miles and […]

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You Can’t Gig With Us: Why The Freelance Economy Is Getting More Cliquey – Fast Company

The headline is gigging is getting “cliquey.” This is just specialization of labor. As the ranks of the gig economy swell, marketplaces are popping up to sift out top talent from a river of portfolios. Reedsy, a platform for connecting book writers with editors, designers, and publicists, allows only the publishing world’s elite to list […]

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Shiftgig, With New CEO, Positions Itself As The Job Board Of The Blue-Collar Gig Economy – Fast Company

The problem of day labor recruiting is older than on-demand (see On The Waterfront or your local Home Depot parking lot). Most companies will have a procurement team that plans for demand, rather than reacting to demand in real-time. Contractors, while temporary, often require some kind of brand awareness. ShiftGig could be a big player […]

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MealPal gobbles $20M for its restaurant meal subscription service | TechCrunch

Subscription local meals is a smart idea. One of the essential elements of on-demand services that we have not seen enough is “set and forget” choices for the customer. A subscription requires a different kind of customer care, based on check-ins to confirm satisfaction. Most on-demand services are still wrestling the problem of reaching the […]

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How food delivery services are moving into airports – JLL Real Views

Now boarding in the meta-on-demand category, food delivery for people waiting for planes. I’ll be at Heathrow next week, so will give Grab a try, perhaps. If I have to wait in line for my flight. In response, a new batch of pick-up and delivery services has arrived on the scene to offer time-poor passengers […]

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Victor, Leading On-Demand Jet Charter Marketplace, Closes $20m Series B Investment

Private on-demand air travel remains fundable. Leading private jet charter business Victor secures $20m in Series B investment round led by BP Ventures – the investment arm of global energy company BP. Source: Victor, Leading On-Demand Jet Charter Marketplace, Closes $20m Series B Investment

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Uber: We don’t have to pay drivers based on rider fares | Ars Technica

Not a good way to create loyal drivers. Uber is fighting a proposed class-action lawsuit that says it secretly over charges riders and under pays drivers. In its defense, the ride-hailing service claims that nobody is being defrauded in its “upfront” rider fare pricing model. The fares charged to riders don’t have to match up […]