Monday, April 19, 2021

Tag: Uber

Food delivery services are clogging the streets and blocking traffic

New apps, new companies are bringing food to your door -- but they're also blocking the bike lanes and creating traffic nightmares   By Steven T. Jones FEBRUARY 6, 2015 -- Competition...

The sharing economy shifts liability from corporations to workers

We used to have "welfare capitalism." Now we have nothing. By Tim Redmond JANUARY 30, 2014 – There’s lots of talk about regulating the sharing economy – zoning rules for Airbnb,...

Don’t be a Stanford asshole

David Talbot talks about different world visions for young educated workers from The Farm. JANUARY 26, 2015 -- Editor’s note: Early Sunday morning, I made my way down to the...

The Uber model runs into the DMV

A state agency is the latest to say: Get permission first. But sharing economy companies aren't interested in that. By Tim Redmond JANUARY 26, 2015 – About ten years ago, my...

New economy news: Twitter, tax breaks, a sky bridge and sub-prime loans

By Tim Redmond So Twitter now wants a sky bridge connecting two office buildings, just to make sure that the workers never have to set foot out of the building...

Politics on Tuesday: The Transbay deal gets slammed by the Chron — and may be dead anyway

By Tim Redmond SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 – The staid and pro-development ol' Chron has gotten all feisty and populist on its editorial page, with a strong piece Monday morning denouncing...

United adds Uber app — despite SFO ban on Uber faux-cab pickups

By Tim Redmond Uber’s attempt at world domination doesn’t end with its somewhat dubious efforts to screw its competitors. The faux-taxi app is now partnering with United Airlines to attract...

Newsom, GOP share talking points on Uber

  By Tim Redmond AUGUST 19, 2014 – Our friend the Gavster has apparently come to share an obsession with the Republican National Committee: Uber. Remember how the Lite Guv put out...

Newsom may have to answer for lawsuit against SF

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 14, 2014 -- Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will be in the spotlight this week, when the State Lands Commission meets in San Francisco to talk, among...

Uber whines about insurance rules that would level the playing field

By Tim Redmond AUGUST 12, 2014 -- If you believe a recent letter from Uber, a bill pending in the state Legislature would mandate that ride-sharing companies carry “twenty times...