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Amazon UK Drivers Reportedly Forced To Urinate In Bottles To Hit 200 Packages A Day Quota

Amazon delivery drivers in the UK are asked to deliver up to 200 packages a day while earning less than minimum wage for agencies contracted by Amazon. The drivers reportedly have to keep schedules so tight they are forced to skip rest breaks and urinate in bottles, according to an investigation by UK’s Sunday Mirror. […]

Half Naked Woman Who Stole Uber Driver’s Tips Complains Of Harassment After Video Goes Viral

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com A half-naked woman whose theft of an Uber driver’s tips was caught on video is complaining of online harassment after footage of the brazen incident went viral. Scantily clad 18 year old Gabrielle Canales – a horrible human being, was caught on surveillance video reaching into the Uber driver’s tip jar after […]

Uber UK Ops In Peril After Losing Appeal Of Employment-Tribunal Ruling

This certainly doesn’t bode well for Uber’s prospects in the UK, it’s largest European market. The ride-share giant suffered its latest serious setback, when its appeal of an unfavorable employment tribunal ruling was thrown out on Friday, increasing the possibility that Uber might be forced to pay its drivers in holiday pay and the minimum […]

Commuters & Computers: Mapping America’s Megaregions

From California’s Bay Area to the highly-integrated Great Lakes Economy, megaregions are a dominating aspect of human geography and commerce. It should be no surprise then, that 85% of corporate head offices in the US and Canada are overwhelmingly concentrated in the core cities of great megaregions. We tend to think of cities as individual economic […]

London Unexpectedly Revokes Uber’s Operating License

In a stunning blow to the world's most valuable private company (purportedly worth some $70 billion), London's taxi and livery car regulator has said it won't renew Uber's operating license once it expires at the end of the month. The regulator said Uber "is not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license." […]

For First Time Ever, Mutual Funds Slash Uber Valuation By Up To 15%

Exactly two weeks ago, we asked if Uber – the world’s most valuable private company – is heading for a valuation-crushing, 40% discount down-round.   Some of our arguments were the following: First, those hoping for a ‘return of the king’ moment were disappointed after it was confirmed that Travis Kalanick isn’t coming back. Second, […]

WHaT Do You CaLL ONe UBeR F**CKiNG TRaIN WReCK?

  How do you define big fucking train wreck? Oh Dear!: https://www.axios.com/benchmark-capital-sues-travis-kalanick-for-fraud-2… Oh My!: https://techcrunch.com/2017/08/11/uber-board-benchmark-lawsuit/ Heaven’s To Betsy’s!: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/13/uber-sex-scandal-police-accus… Holy Shit!: http://www.

Uber – Suddenly, Then All At Once

Authored by Mark St.Cyr, From the article “Is This Uber’s ‘Theranos Moment?'” To wit: “Now, much like Ms. Holmes, the founder and CEO had to quit, or resign, to appease those calling for change.   And, much like the previous example – those closest, and who should be the greatest ally for change and stay […]

Frontrunning: May 31

Trump Faces Instability as Russia Probe Expands to Inner Circle (WSJ) Huge bomb in sewage tanker kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital (Reuters) Russia fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets from Mediterranean (Reuters) Trump blasts Russia probe, urges testimony from former adviser Page (Reuters) Activist probing factories making Ivanka Trump shoes […]

Money-Losing Uber Says It “Mistakenly” Underpaid NYC Drivers

After recently promising to take steps to boost drivers’ wages, Uber Inc. has admitted that, over the last two-and-a-half years, it “mistakenly” underpaid drivers in New York City. The company claims it came forward voluntarily after discovering the issue, which, considering how the company has seemingly bounced from one PR crisis to the next, is […]