Posts Tagged ‘Uber‘

Replacing Humans: Uber Begins Its Endgame (via Motherboard)

“Taxi drivers have spent the last few years begging local governments around the world to put an end to the threat of unregulated ridesharing.” Jason Koebler wrote an alarming article about robot taxis a few weeks ago on Motherboard. “We all know that sooner or later, human

Platform Capitalism

Some prominent critics even speak of “platform capitalism” – a broader transformation of how goods and services are produced, shared and delivered. Instead of the tired conventional model, with individual firms competing for customers, we are witnessing the emergence of a new, seemingly flatter and

Google Cabs And Uber Bots in the app-based economy

…As he describes it, working “below the API” is a dead end. Uber drivers, Amazon Mechanical Turk workers, 99design contestants, TaskRabbit taskers and HomeJoy cleaners are all targets for further automation. Software is the business of building models of systems that can be executed, optimized

Salon: Why Uber must be stopped

No matter what you think of Uber, the scope of “Operation SLOG” (Supplying Long-term Operations Growth) is impressive. Uber has hired hundreds of private contractors in multiple cities and equipped them with multiple burner phones (so as to prevent Lyft from identifying recruiters and blocking