Uber

Google Denies Impending Uber Competition

Yesterday’s news that Google had plans to take it to Uber in the form of a fleet of autonomous taxi-bots seems to have ruffled some feathers at the search giant – so much so that company insiders are starting to offer anonymous comments denying the rumors’ veracity. A new report out of the Wall Street … [Read more...]

Battle Bots: Google Tackling Uber with Self-Driving Taxis

Google’s plan for its in-development self-driving car has suddenly become a lot clearer. Today, Bloomberg reports that Google intends to roll out its fleet of autonomous vehicles in the not-too-distant future in conjunction with a ride-hailing app that will allow users to order a robo-car to wherever they are … [Read more...]

Ride-Sharing Service Uber Enters Pennsylvania with Two-Year Experimental License

In the past, living in Pennsylvania meant the closest you got to Uber was being jealous of your friends in New York City and San Francisco. No more. Uber, a ride share service popular with those in larger cities, officially launched in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as of yesterday afternoon at 5 … [Read more...]

Real Food Works Is the ‘Uber For Food’

When serial tech entrepreneur Lucina Duncalfe was eating lunch in a deserted restaurant on a Tuesday afternoon in Philadelphia, a lightbulb went off in her head.  Why couldn't the restaurant make food during their slow period that could be delivered to customers?  A few months later, Real Food Works was … [Read more...]

Google Maps Update Adds Uber & Guidance for Lanes and Last Call

Yesterday, Google rolled out a new update for its Maps app—you know, the one you rely on to get anywhere when you’re not a hundred percent familiar with the route. The newest features added to Maps make the app’s navigation and informational services even better: now you’ll know the best lane to drive in at … [Read more...]

Handybook’s Bet on Home Services is A Winning One

When it comes to industries like travel, food, and retail, there are literally hundreds of sites and apps where you can book flights, make restaurant reservations or buy a shirt.  But when it comes to booking services in the home, like housecleaning and plumbing, there is one app that is becoming the … [Read more...]

Uber Offering Christmas Tree Delivery Tomorrow and Tomorrow Only

Uber, the startup transportation company that’s normally known for connecting taxi-needing citizens with for-hire citizen drivers, is getting deeper into the home delivery business. After the success of its ice cream on-demand service this summer, the company is preparing to launch its latest seasonal … [Read more...]

Forget Waiting on the Street, Use Gett to Book Your Ride In Advance

Gett, formerly known as GetTaxi, today is announcing that it is introducing a brand new feature into its app: the ability to book future rides.  We first covered Gett's launch back in early August when its "G-Cars" rolled into New York City.  Other companies in this space such as Uber are more limited when it … [Read more...]

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