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1 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 30, 2014 5:37:39am

The more I hear about Uber, the less I am impressed with its management. It sounds like a great idea to make scads of money for Uber’s execs, and barely any for the drivers who sign on. They might as well get a taxi license and work for a local cab company, which at least would be regulated.

2 EiMitch  Nov 30, 2014 11:14:18am

I read the full article. Wow, the quoted section barely scratches the surface of whats wrong with Uber’s app. It sounds incredibly impractical for both riders and drivers. How did they become such a profitable company with such bad service?

Maybe I should try asking ATT, Comcast, and Time Warner. Or Sega, EA, and Ubisoft. Or just about any bank and/or investment firm.

3 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Nov 30, 2014 6:15:43pm

re: #2 EiMitch

Being so familiar with the Bay Area, the author could have been a great Uber driver. But software that says a pickup is five minutes away when it is actually 20 minutes away is ridiculous. I think people are using Uber because of the hype about it, or because it’s cool and trendy, not because it’s much better than calling a regular taxi.

4 lostlakehiker  Nov 30, 2014 10:45:51pm

If Uber can make money, it must be because other places are a lot less complicated and their software doesn’t suck so bad there. Or because people are generally desperate and will keep running the hamster wheel in hopes of picking up even a little change. For a while, until they won’t.

If the second answer is the main one, then Uber will die in another year or two. If the first answer is the main one, they will die if they don’t fix it, but why shouldn’t they? There’d be tons of money in it for them and it shouldn’t be all that hard by the yardstick of what can be got if they’re willing to pay for good software development.

5 wheat-dogghazi-bola-trality  Dec 1, 2014 3:55:58am

Some more less than encouraging Uber news. The company has admonished one of its execs for tracking a journalist’s trips.

talkingpointsmemo.com

6 iossarian  Dec 1, 2014 10:11:48am

Uber’s business model is essentially illegal, but they have the advantage that they’re not going up against a consolidated industry. Witness the “antenna online” company that got clubbed upside the head with a 2-by-4 for taking on the cable monopolists.

If there was a large national firm that ran all the taxis in New York, SF and Los Angeles, Uber would have been taken out and shot months ago.


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