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Uber Became Big by Ignoring Laws (and It Plans to Keep Doing That)

Uber says it will not comply with AB5, a new California law that would require it to classify drivers as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Jason Koebler
2 days ago
uber

We’re All Killing Uber Just By Using It

Uber lost another $5.2 billion this quarter and continues to lose money. For now, we're just getting subsidized rides from Silicon Valley investors.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.9.19
Google

This Artist Is Hacking Google to Create Surreal Street View Art

Brooklyn-based artist Jason Isolini has inserted over 42 immersive pieces of art into Google Maps’s Street View tool.
Caroline Haskins
6.21.19
money-inequality

Uber Was Designed to Exploit Drivers

The company's disjointed, decentralized strategy makes it almost immune to labor action.
Ankita Rao
5.9.19
environment

Things You’re Doing to Save the Planet That Are Actually Terrible

That reusable cotton tote is polluting the air and water way more than a plastic bag.
Anne Gaviola
4.15.19
transportation

Can a Ridehailing App Be Ethical?

Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion. But is there a catch?
Ankita Rao
3.9.19
Deadly Disruption

South Korea's Taxi Drivers Keep Setting Themselves on Fire to Protest a New Ridehailing Service

There's a dark side to the on-demand industry.
Mustika Hapsoro
2.21.19
stay classy

Striking Workers Are Bringing Back 1970s 'Mindfuck' Tactics

Trade unions are looking to the past for inspiration in how to mess with their exploitative employers.
Callum Cant
2.12.19
uber

An Amish Guy Started His Own Horse-and-Buggy 'Uber' Service

But don't try to find him on the app.
River Donaghey
8.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Uber Drivers Are Reportedly Scamming Passengers with Fake Vomit

So they can charge a $150 "cleaning fee."
River Donaghey
7.23.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Benedict Cumberbatch Fought Off Four Muggers to Rescue a Delivery Guy

Cumberbatch and his Uber driver saw the man get jumped and decided to save the day.
River Donaghey
6.5.18
Comics!

'How's It Going?' Today's Comic by Seo Kim

A girl feels slighted after getting ignored by her cab driver.
Seo Kim
5.30.18
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