taxi

Moveable

After 'Flawed' MIT Paper, Uber Drivers Can't Agree On How Poorly They're Paid

Uber CEO said MIT was 'mathematically incompetent' for saying drivers earn a net $3.37 an hour.
Tracey Lindeman
3.6.18
gig economy

Before He Died, a New York Taxi Driver Wrote About How the Gig Economy Ruined His Life

Douglas Schifter killed himself in front of City Hall this week.
Ankita Rao
2.8.18
New York

3000 Ubers Could Replace NYC’s Entire Taxi Fleet

There’s just one catch.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.2.17
RACISM

Uber and Lyft Drivers Discriminate Against African-Americans and Women

The study counters one of the big selling points of app-based ride-hailing services—namely, that people can get rides on demand no matter the color of their skin or their appearance.
Grennan Milliken
10.31.16
Paris

France’s Government-Backed Uber Replacement Should Thrill Uber

The government-backed 'Le.Taxi' isn't a real threat — yet.
Greg Sandoval
10.7.16
Uber Earth

How Uber Is Changing Drug Dealing

If any technology invariably gets used for good and ill then of course the Uberization of things now includes drug dealing.
Brian Anderson
5.26.16
short circuit

Sex Offenders and a Convicted Murderer Passed Uber's Background Check

Prosecutors in California found criminals who had passed the test to drive for the ride-hailing company.
Kari Paul
8.20.15
Toronto

Uber Is Facing a $400M Class Action Lawsuit in Ontario

Can Uber fend off the latest attack on its operations in Ontario?
Jordan Pearson
7.23.15
Culture

This Visualization of NYC's Taxis Shows the Promise and Pitfalls of Big Data

Big data needs to be anonymized to protect privacy, but it's increasingly apparent that anonymization isn't truly possible.
Jason Koebler
6.23.14
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Punk Meets Tech, Ransomware, and Cheetahs

Our weekly roundup of the good, the bad, and the ugly on the 'net.
ALEC LIU
12.7.12