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Understanding Uber: It's Not About The App - London Reconnections
Very good on TfL and Uber. If only newspaper reporting was anything like this good.
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13 hours ago by philgyford
Understanding Uber: It's Not About The App - London Reconnections
An excellent overview of Uber's history, their shady history in London and other towns, and how their economics don't match what they're trying to offer(fares do not match the price of the journey(they make it up out of investor money), so the "low rate for low income people" is not guaranteed to last)
"In the meantime, however, the next time you see a link to a petition or someone raging about this decision being ‘anti-innovation’, remember Greyball. Remember the Metropolitan Police letter. Remember that this is about holding ULL, as a company, to the same set of standards to which every other mini-cab operator in London already complies. Most of all though remember: it is _not_ about the app."
uk  london  transit  uber  economics  2017 
16 hours ago by mechazoidal
Understanding Uber: It's Not About The App
the next time you see a link to a petition or someone raging about this decision being ‘anti-innovation’, remember Greyball. Remember the Metropolitan Police letter [regarding several sexual assaults which Uber didn't report to police]. Remember that this is about holding ULL, as a company, to the same set of standards to which every other mini-cab operator in London already complies. Most of all though remember: it is not about the app.
uber  ull  safety  crime  london  assault  greyball  taxis  cabs  apps 
17 hours ago by jm
Disruption gets results, but you also need to be liked | WIRED UK
Great piece by Russell Davies from 2015, in which he foresees the regulatory issues Uber are having in London now.
uber  disruption  technology  @linklog 
20 hours ago by robmiller
Understanding Uber: It's Not About The App - London Reconnections
Camp – who had moved to San Francisco after the sale of his first startup, StumbleUpon, became increasingly frustrated at his inability to get around town. Then Camp discovered that town car licences (for limousine services) weren’t subject to the medallion limits. Soon he began to float the idea of a car service for a pool of registered users that relied on limousine licences instead.
uber  london 
20 hours ago by melo
Understanding Uber: It's Not About The App - London Reconnections
“It was too late. Kalanick had already launched into a monologue on toilet roll prices in Soviet Russia.”
uber  from twitter
22 hours ago by kevinmarks
jaegertracing/jaeger: Jaeger, a Distributed Tracing System
Jaeger, inspired by Dapper and OpenZipkin, is a distributed tracing system released as open source by Uber Technologies. It can be used for monitoring microservice-based architectures:

Distributed context propagation
Distributed transaction monitoring
Root cause analysis
Service dependency analysis
Performance / latency optimization
tracing  zipkin  dapper  golang  uber 
yesterday by wjy
Driven to despair — the hidden costs of the gig economy
Signing up with the likes of Uber or Deliveroo offers flexibility, but the isolation and stress can take their toll
uber  platforms 
yesterday by MattieTK

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