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2014-08-27 16:21:25

Drivers Seek Fairness, Stronger Voice With App-Based Company EL MONTE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California App-Based Drivers' Association (CADA) met in El Monte, California on Tuesday, to formalize its affiliation with Teamsters Local 986. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO CADA was established earlier this year in an effort to unite drivers who operate under smartphone-based ridesharing applications, including Uber. Uber drivers have...

2014-08-27 16:20:52

HAMBURG, Germany, August 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamburg Administrative Court has today cancelled a prohibition order by the Hamburg Ministry of Economic Affairs against Uber on formal grounds. As a result, Uber continues to be available to the people of Hamburg and its visitors. The Court considered that the prohibition is already unlawful on procedural grounds because the prohibitive authority did not have jurisdiction. Moreover, the prohibition would not be legal due to...

2014-08-26 23:13:39

Stranded motorists no longer wait by the side of the road wondering when help will arrive; Urgent.ly iOS app offers a quick, transparent connection to nearby and available emergency roadside assistance services. Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Urgent.ly, a new entrant in the on demand mobile services space, has launched the first completely transparent and totally mobile solution for roadside assistance. After downloading the free Urgent.ly iOS app and creating a brief profile,...

2014-08-26 16:20:43

FRANKFURT, Germany, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Uber has seen massive growth in Germany as its user base increased fivefold since the start of 2014 Uber today announced major expansion plans for its hugely popular UberBLACK and UberPOP services in Germany. The country is one of the fastest growing markets in Europe as drivers and riders say they want Uber everywhere in Germany. Uber is already in 5 German cities - Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt, Hamburg and...

2014-08-20 08:21:59

Airline offers door-to-door convenience via its mobile app CHICAGO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today became the first airline to offer customers Uber transportation services via its mobile app, further enabling travelers to use the United app for services throughout their entire travel experience. Customers with iOS and Android mobile devices may access Uber ground transportation information in the United app's menu or in the "My Reservations" card with a current...

2014-08-20 08:21:57

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20,2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Expensify has announced a partnership with Uber to debut SmartRides, a savvy new addition to Expensify Trips that reinvents the way people travel. Expensify Trips currently tracks a user's hotel reservations and provides flight status updates for travel itineraries. With SmartRides, Expensify takes travel convenience to the next level: upon landing, an Uber can be automatically ordered to take the traveler straight to their destination,...

2014-08-20 08:21:47

NEWTON, Mass., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripAdvisor(®), the world's largest travel site*, today announced a new feature for its smartphone app and mobile website that allows travelers to easily reserve a ride with Uber to restaurants, attractions and hotels in more than 40 cities worldwide. TripAdvisor is one of the first sites to integrate Uber functionality into its mobile experience by using the new Uber API. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080902/TRIPADVISORLOGO...

2014-08-20 08:21:43

Research shows convenience is the #1 factor in choosing ground transportation for three out of four TripCase users SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TripCase from Sabre announced today its integration with the new Uber API in its mobile travel management application. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b Beginning today, TripCase users can seamlessly request an Uber ride and receive a special discount pricing through the TripCase app. Based on...

2014-08-18 12:20:45

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Uber and Lyft, two companies who provide the same service, run a series of advertisements, in attempts to take market share from one another, and in some cases, employees. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136537 Over the past few months everything from promoted tweets to chalk-drawn street art has been put out by Uber to drive people away from using competitor, Lyft. Lyft fired back with Facebook...

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2014-07-29 11:14:10

George Malone for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If there is one ever-present lesson in business, it is that rarely, if ever, will you just get it right. Go to a top MBA program and you will constantly hear the word “pivot.” Pivot, adapt, adjust, change. Whatever you call it, as you develop your product or service and a better understanding of your customer, your business model will change, or might become obsolete all together. Don’t worry, that doesn’t necessarily mean you...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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