Uber are going to war over taxis

  • metta

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    Feb 03, 2015 7:15 AM GMT
    Uber are going to war over taxis

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/technology/exclusive-google-and-uber-are-going-to-war-over-taxis/ar-AA8UEpF?ocid=ansbloom11
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    Feb 06, 2015 11:30 PM GMT
    Why do people keep fighting Uber? I love Uber!
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 06, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    Team UBER. Taxis have a monopoly that harkens to the gangster days. Bust up the racket.
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 07, 2015 12:47 AM GMT
    I am against Uber. First of all, we have taxis, what do you need Uber for? Also, for years taxi drivers have had to get certification and licenses, and have been under the thumb of city politics. Along comes Uber, and suddenly anyone that has a car and wants to start chauffeuring people around can do it. No training, no governing, no restrictions. Bullshit.
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 07, 2015 12:51 AM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidI am against Uber. First of all, we have taxis, what do you need Uber for? Also, for years taxi drivers have had to get certification and licenses, and have been under the thumb of city politics. Along comes Uber, and suddenly anyone that has a car and wants to start chauffeuring people around can do it. No training, no governing, no restrictions. Bullshit.



    ...Said the owner of the Chicago area's largest taxi company icon_cool.gif

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  • ChicagoSteve

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    Feb 07, 2015 1:00 AM GMT
    Svnw688 said
    ChicagoSteve saidI am against Uber. First of all, we have taxis, what do you need Uber for? Also, for years taxi drivers have had to get certification and licenses, and have been under the thumb of city politics. Along comes Uber, and suddenly anyone that has a car and wants to start chauffeuring people around can do it. No training, no governing, no restrictions. Bullshit.



    ...Said the owner of the Chicago area's largest taxi company icon_cool.gif

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    Read this in the link below, and see how Chicago's mayor is profiting from his ties with Uber. Can't wait to cast my vote against him in the upcoming mayoral election.

    http://www.commdiginews.com/business-2/ari-emanuels-billion-dollar-uber-payday-and-what-it-means-for-rahm-24532/
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    Feb 07, 2015 2:21 AM GMT
    The cabbies can starve for all I care. They're the rudest and most inconsiderate drivers on the road. icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 07, 2015 5:07 AM GMT
    Radd saidThe cabbies can starve for all I care. They're the rudest and most inconsiderate drivers on the road. icon_mad.gif


    Agreed....most of my near death experiences have been due to cabs...and city buses...or maybe I should just look where I am going? icon_lol.gif
  • Svnw688

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    Feb 08, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    Slightly off-topic, but I'll add: I HATE Uber's "surge pricing." I understand it's the "market" and the algorithm prizes speed over cost, but a $15 dollar trip costing $60? That's ridiculous.

    When rates are more than double, you have to type in the rate. And sometimes the rate can be 7x what it normally is. There's a serious problem in the algorithm and there should be a ceiling on prices.

    Yes, I understand the free market and pricing out "the poors" so the rich can have instant taxis ensured, but there should be some reasonable limit.
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    Feb 08, 2015 5:21 AM GMT
    I've been happy with Lyft. Compared to cabbies, Lyft drivers are nicer. The cars are cleaner. I can "hail" a ride in less than 5 minutes. I don't have to fumble for my wallet to pay at the end of the ride. And apparently, these ride sharing services pay well. Every Lyft driver I've had rolled up in a brand new car.

    Only dislikes are no running meter. You won't know how much the ride will be until you arrive at your destination. And the increased prices during peak hours.
  • tj85016

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    Feb 09, 2015 3:53 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidI am against Uber. First of all, we have taxis, what do you need Uber for? Also, for years taxi drivers have had to get certification and licenses, and have been under the thumb of city politics. Along comes Uber, and suddenly anyone that has a car and wants to start chauffeuring people around can do it. No training, no governing, no restrictions. Bullshit.


    training to do what? drive and make change of a $20?

    i would bet the cab industry in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Atlanta, LA and Boston is dirty as hell.