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(Fortune)   Deutschland bans Uber alles over the country   (fortune.com ) divider line
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2014-09-03 11:58:13 AM  
Why pay for Uber, anyway? Are bikes not frei?
 
2014-09-03 12:34:14 PM  
Because disrupting the legacy human transportation industry will bring about new world. Order a cab from your livingroom.
 
2014-09-03 01:47:39 PM  
Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.
 
2014-09-03 01:50:59 PM  
I detect a disturbing lack of Fahrvergnügen.
 
2014-09-03 01:51:23 PM  

gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.


I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.
 
2014-09-03 02:00:52 PM  
Is this their final solution to the taxi question?
 
2014-09-03 02:04:14 PM  
California...
 
2014-09-03 02:05:56 PM  
Their real power lies with the Lift-waffe
 
2014-09-03 02:32:09 PM  
My 3c:

Uber provides excellent service that is normally cheaper than typical taxi fares. That's Good.

Uber uses unlicensed cabs, denies any liability for their drivers, doesn't require their drivers to carry commercial insurance and engages in shady business practices against their competitors. That's Bad.

Uber needs to be regulated at least the same as limousine companies.
 
2014-09-03 02:33:25 PM  

max_pooper: gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.

I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.


I've taken both cabs and Uber here in Los Angeles.  Cabs have been hit-or-miss, with some drivers seeming like it's their first week behind the wheel.  Uber has been great every time.

/anecdotal evidence is a type of evidence
 
2014-09-03 02:39:14 PM  
When it comes to the taxis in Germany, it's like TMBG said.  "That's nobody's business but the Turks."
 
2014-09-03 02:43:59 PM  

Delta1212: Why pay for Uber, anyway? Are bikes not frei?


People can't be bothered to get off the couch in their Lebensraum.
 
2014-09-03 02:45:12 PM  

timujin: max_pooper: gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.

I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.

I've taken both cabs and Uber here in Los Angeles.  Cabs have been hit-or-miss, with some drivers seeming like it's their first week behind the wheel.  Uber has been great every time.

/anecdotal evidence is a type of evidence


I'm just waiting for the inevitable fatality crash when Uber claims no responsibility and the backlash starts.

Uber is a taxicab company. Just because they call a service where they provide a car and a driver to take you to your destination for a fee "ride sharing" doesn't mean it should be able to operate outside of the rules for services that provide a car and a driver to take you to your destination for a fee. They have a great smart phone based dispatching system but they need to operate under the proper regulations.
 
2014-09-03 02:47:49 PM  

max_pooper: timujin: max_pooper: gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.

I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.

I've taken both cabs and Uber here in Los Angeles.  Cabs have been hit-or-miss, with some drivers seeming like it's their first week behind the wheel.  Uber has been great every time.

/anecdotal evidence is a type of evidence

I'm just waiting for the inevitable fatality crash when Uber claims no responsibility and the backlash starts.

Uber is a taxicab company. Just because they call a service where they provide a car and a driver to take you to your destination for a fee "ride sharing" doesn't mean it should be able to operate outside of the rules for services that provide a car and a driver to take you to your destination for a fee. They have a great smart phone based dispatching system but they need to operate under the proper regulations.


Uber killed a girl months ago...where were you?
 
2014-09-03 03:25:15 PM  
i1.sndcdn.com
 
2014-09-03 03:36:12 PM  
Relax the rules on taxicabs or up the rules for Uber...seems pretty simple.
 
2014-09-03 03:38:25 PM  

timujin: max_pooper: gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.

I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.

I've taken both cabs and Uber here in Los Angeles.  Cabs have been hit-or-miss, with some drivers seeming like it's their first week behind the wheel.  Uber has been great every time.

/anecdotal evidence is a type of evidence


I like Uber just because of the simple fact that I can pay for a $30 ride from the airport with my corporate credit card and not be made to feel like I just killed the cabbie's whole family and raped his dog because I didnt pay cash.
 
2014-09-03 03:55:08 PM  
Subby, this headline is gold.
 
2014-09-03 03:55:39 PM  

Delta1212: Why pay for Uber, anyway? Are bikes not frei?



Bikes are not frei. They are kostenlos, after the initial expense of course.
 
2014-09-03 04:56:00 PM  
I like Uber.

That is all.
 
2014-09-03 05:22:15 PM  
German opera. It's not über till der grossenfrau sings.
 
2014-09-03 06:01:16 PM  

mcreadyblue: max_pooper: timujin: max_pooper: gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.

I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.

I've taken both cabs and Uber here in Los Angeles.  Cabs have been hit-or-miss, with some drivers seeming like it's their first week behind the wheel.  Uber has been great every time.

/anecdotal evidence is a type of evidence

I'm just waiting for the inevitable fatality crash when Uber claims no responsibility and the backlash starts.

Uber is a taxicab company. Just because they call a service where they provide a car and a driver to take you to your destination for a fee "ride sharing" doesn't mean it should be able to operate outside of the rules for services that provide a car and a driver to take you to your destination for a fee. They have a great smart phone based dispatching system but they need to operate under the proper regulations.

Uber killed a girl months ago...where were you?



And then purchased an insurance policy through a broker in San Francisco (Marsh and Mclennan) that closed the coverage gap that led to the denial of coverage (as determined by the insurer) for that accident (e.g. logged in but neither carrying nor en route to a customer).
 
2014-09-03 06:21:18 PM  

redmid17: Delta1212: Why pay for Uber, anyway? Are bikes not frei?


Bikes are not frei. They are kostenlos, after the initial expense of course.


You did not see the joke he made. You need to I concentrate.
 
2014-09-03 06:44:32 PM  
+1, subby.  HOTW material for sure, maybe HOTY candidate.
 
2014-09-03 07:47:54 PM  

max_pooper: gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.

I'm not a taxi driver but I'm not a big fan unregulated cars-for-hire being out on the road.


As opposed to all the cars not for hire being out on the road?  How's that work, anyway?
 
2014-09-03 07:52:14 PM  

chevydeuce: Relax the rules on taxicabs or up the rules for Uber...seems pretty simple.


...in a country that howls when e-cigarettes are regulated to the same standard as regular cigarettes?

Maybe in Germany where they have their shiat together enough for a national health service...but not in the United Spastics of America.
 
2014-09-03 08:45:01 PM  
That was a damn good headline, right there.
 
2014-09-03 08:47:57 PM  
Not a repeat from 1914-1918 and 1939-1945?
 
2014-09-03 09:07:22 PM  

Spermbot: +1, subby.  HOTW material for sure, maybe HOTY candidate.


+2 Well done
 
2014-09-03 09:22:28 PM  

Target Builder: My 3c:

Uber provides excellent service that is normally cheaper than typical taxi fares. That's Good.

Uber uses unlicensed cabs, denies any liability for their drivers, doesn't require their drivers to carry commercial insurance and engages in shady business practices against their competitors. That's Bad.

Uber needs to be regulated at least the same as limousine companies.


I keep hearing people report that uber is cheaper than a taxi, but I have no idea what that's based on. I've used uber and taxis in NYC, Miami, and Atlanta, and they've always been about the same. In fact, more expensive than a lot of car services (which is what uber should be classified as, and related as such).
 
2014-09-03 09:35:54 PM  
subby, I tip my hat to you. For your headline here's a pretty flower!
 
2014-09-03 09:48:40 PM  

Lusiphur: Target Builder: My 3c:

Uber provides excellent service that is normally cheaper than typical taxi fares. That's Good.

Uber uses unlicensed cabs, denies any liability for their drivers, doesn't require their drivers to carry commercial insurance and engages in shady business practices against their competitors. That's Bad.

Uber needs to be regulated at least the same as limousine companies.

I keep hearing people report that uber is cheaper than a taxi, but I have no idea what that's based on. I've used uber and taxis in NYC, Miami, and Atlanta, and they've always been about the same. In fact, more expensive than a lot of car services (which is what uber should be classified as, and related as such).


It used to be consistently cheaper until they started heavily implementing their supply/demand pricing structure.

I paid $22 for what would be a $9 cab ride the other night.  Too drunk to care at the time, but it happened nonetheless.

Uber will become a more expensive and lower quality service than taxicabs with enough time.

Once the frills are gone and people realize how much it sucks to be a taxi service.

Question I ask every Uber driver.  How long have you been doing this?  Always a few weeks. Never more.  They burn out by then.
 
2014-09-03 10:32:57 PM  

syrynxx: redmid17: Delta1212: Why pay for Uber, anyway? Are bikes not frei?


Bikes are not frei. They are kostenlos, after the initial expense of course.

You did not see the joke he made. You need to I concentrate.


It was clear as kristallnacht to me.
 
2014-09-03 10:58:09 PM  
We've got a bigger problem now.
 
2014-09-04 11:29:04 AM  
GOOD. now please do this in my city. sick and tired of seeing all those silly mustaches on cars. get rid of lyft also.

some uber/lyft retards in this city are using RENTAL cars now. not insured. no surprise that the 'drivers' in this city also look shady as fark.

ill have to pass on these services, as i own a farking car.
 
2014-09-04 12:56:17 PM  
all these new "companies" like Uber/Lift, and AirBnB are just ways around existing laws and regulations (and therefore taxes/fees/licencing).

Dont support them.
 
2014-09-04 01:30:33 PM  
Seems to me that the same people who are in favor of regulating the wages by increasing the minimum of fast food workers are often the ones pushing Uber to reduce the wages of cabbies.   Does the fact that something involves an iPhone alter the ethics of an issue?   If some app allowed you to order up a beating on a homeless person would that become the new hipster craze?
 
2014-09-04 07:43:41 PM  
HOTY candidate there
 
2014-09-04 08:50:10 PM  

Uncontrolled_Jibe: Seems to me that the same people who are in favor of regulating the wages by increasing the minimum of fast food workers are often the ones pushing Uber to reduce the wages of cabbies.   Does the fact that something involves an iPhone alter the ethics of an issue?   If some app allowed you to order up a beating on a homeless person would that become the new hipster craze?


Cabbies pay most of their wages to the host cab company, whom they must work for by law, as you cannot operate a cab service without a "medallion" in many cities. As a result, most of the higher cab fees go to the company owner who leases out his precious medalions.

If the medallion system were despensed with, prices go down as the drivers may keep a larger proportion of their income, without having to pay a tariff to the "landlord."
 
2014-09-05 12:39:11 AM  

gingerjet: Oh goody.  Another uber hate thread fueled by taxi drivers.


The only people who disagree with you on the internet are your business competitors, right?
 
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