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17 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
Episode 033: What To Make Of AB5 Passing & Is 2020 Shaping Up To Decide It All??
There has been much-spirted debate over the issue of AB5. Now that the California state legislator has spoken, what are Uber and Lyft's next moves? Will the voters of California have the final say over Uber and Lyft driver's classification fate in 2020? What will they decide?? All these questions answered and more on this episode of The Gig Economy Lounge.
13 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Episode 032: Has Uber And Lyft Lost Their Minds With These Policy Changes?!?!?
In today's episode I want to talk about some changes that Uber and Lyft have made that are bad for drivers and riders. Uber's change when it comes to how long pick up fees are assessed and Lyft's rate changes in select markets to account for every minute and mile you are paid for from the moment you receive the request till the moment you drop them off. It's getting crazy out there on the streets folks...
11 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Episode 031: Should I Sign My Riders (Clients) Up For A New Rideshare Type Service?
The question is: Are you willing to put your reputation on the line for a new company in today's transportation industry? You met your clients on either Uber or Lyft so why try and change them and risk losing them because of a bad user experience on another platform? We answer this question as well as go into detail on this episode of 'The Gig Economy Lounge'.
9 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
Episode 30: WTF Uber!?!? Trip Processing To Trip Gone...
Having a little bit of experience with building mobile applications and QA testing I am empathetic to the IT staff up to a certain point. But when things start breaking more, that's when I scratch my head and wonder... Are the folks on the Uber IT staff a little too comfortable??
18 minutes | Aug 9, 2019
Episode 029: The Underlying Meaning Behind Uber's Q219 Earnings Report & What Is To Come For Uber
There is no doubt that Uber's Q219 earnings report failed to deliver on expectations. However, the language used by the current CEO of Uber suggests that we may see a return in some capacity of Travis Kalanick.
20 minutes | Aug 8, 2019
Episode 028: Lyft's Earnings Call Signals Positive Change For Those Who Are Willing To Accept Change
Lyft's earnings call is in the books and there is positive news all the way around. Listen in to hear more about the positive changes to expect over the next 18-36 months and who might best benefit from those changes.
20 minutes | Aug 4, 2019
Episode 027: Is This Really The Beginning Of The End For Uber?
The answer is no it's not, but it's a catchy episode title. Today we discuss the recent layoff of 400 marketers from Uber and how they found an insane amount of support through one colleague and LinkedIn. Also we discuss the interest Uber has in acquiring Postmates before they go public AND Amazon's interest in UberEats India business through an acquisition or partnership. It's an action packed episode with a ton of content. I hope you enjoy.
21 minutes | Jul 25, 2019
Episode 026: Are Regulators Fighting For Rideshare Drivers Or For Taxi Owners?
A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court's decision that allows NYC to ban in car advertising in rideshare vehicle or non-medallion for hire vehicles. This begs the question... Who did these rideshare driver associations attach themselves to? The TLC has never been a friend of rideshare drivers. In fact, they have systematically tried to kill Uber and Lyft since they came to be. All these regulations around the country are designed to kill rideshare NOT help the rideshare driver. We discuss why in this episode of The Gig Economy Lounge.
11 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Episode 025: Gig Economy Contractors Beware. New Companies Are Deploying New Tactics
With rideshare and other app-based services becoming more popular, newer companies are finding innovative ways to grow. In this epsiode, we go over one of their methods and how you can better position yourself for the future no matter what that holds.
10 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
Episode 024: Are NYC Regulations Costing Budget Sensitive Consumers Transportation options?
Just the other day Business Insider ran an article about the effects of NYC's rideshare regulations and new taxes. They used the TLC's data (Taxi and Limousine Commission of New York) showing a concerning decline in ride requests. This decline is compared to previous years data collected by the TLC which is no friend to Uber and Lyft. This will definitely be something to watch as California is looking to raise costs or rideshare rides with its own laws.
14 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Episode 023: Uber Comfort Has Arrived... Time For An Early Review
There is lots of buzz on social media about Uber Comfort with some thinking it's the end of the world. In this episode, we will review what it offers and how it fits in a much bigger picture.
15 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Episode 022: Driver Melts Down In Front Of Passenger & The Whole Thing Was Avoidable
We have all made the mistake of accepting long pick up requests on Uber and Lyft to find out they are going just down the street. Most of us don't do what this driver did and meltdown in front of the passenger. In this episode, we review why not every trip is worth accepting nor is every benefit that is a part of the Uber Pro program. Here is a link to the original video: https://youtu.be/nFQgYqqXimk
19 minutes | Jul 12, 2019
Episode 021: The 71 Million Dollar Story That Broke The Rideshare Social Community
There is so much emotion flying around social media on today's topic it's not even funny. I didn't even want to discuss the topic, but I felt like it was worth throwing in my two cents with a little bit of logic and macro perspective. There are too many "shamers" out there in our world and I wanted to share a different light on the subject.
15 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Episode 020: Who Gets The Ride Request - Myths, Theories, And Data
No matter if you are a new driver or a veteran there is always a question of who gets the request. Is Uber or Lyft plotting to give drivers with higher ratings more requests than other? What info have the companies released on the subject? And there are many more theories out there. In this episode we review the actual information released by Uber and then the controlled test outcomes and other variables that go into which driver gets the request and why that may be.
16 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Episode 019: Customer Service Topic Of The Week
The question or topic of assisting passengers with luggage or groceries comes up quite frequently on social media. In this episode I dive into the top and give my two cents on the matter.
23 minutes | Jun 22, 2019
Episode 018: Lyft Will Limit Driver Access To The Platform On June 27th
In a stunning move, Lyft will start limiting driver's access to the platform in NYC on June 27th. The move comes after their unsuccessful suit against the city failed. This change, however, may spark a much bigger change in NYC... And I don't believe drivers there will like it.
18 minutes | Jun 16, 2019
Episode 017: Rideshare Drivers Beware... If It's Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is
In this episode, we review the Terms of Service for a pop-up rideshare company called CAR or Call A Ride. We go into the details of just how deceiving some marketing departments are getting within these companies. I beg you to read what these companies legal departments are publishing (TOS), NOT what the marketing teams are producing. They are simply charging people more than Uber and Lyft and just rephrasing the details. Terms of Service: https://callaride.com/terms-and-conditions
12 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Episode 016: Level 5 Autonomous Vehicles Get The Green Light In Florida
Legislation was passed and now the Governor of Florida has signed it into law. Effective July 1st Florida becomes one of the very few states to allow autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads without a human behind the wheel (or in the vehicle for that matter). This is seen as a major move on attracting Waymo, Aptiv, Advanced Technologies Group (Uber), as well as others to the state. Link to Article: https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/news/2019/06/13/gov--desantis-signs-bill-for-autonomous-vehicle-testing-
19 minutes | Jun 13, 2019
Episode 015: Rideshare Safety- "Say My Name" & 3rd Lights Aren't Going to Cut It
As a part of this podcast series I find it important to put out safety information. Yes most has to do with Passenger safety, but drivers are the perfect delivery method to get this info out there. We will discuss the 3 built in safety features as well as the potential risks of the "Say my name" movement and 3rd party rideshare lights anyone can purchase online.
10 minutes | Jun 12, 2019
Episode 014: TAKL App - Gig Economy App Review
We started this channel to deliver value and this will be the first of many episodes where we highlight Gig Economy apps that may bring value to the modern day contractor. TAKL is an On-Demand Handyman Service app that connects customers who need odd jobs around the house completed with people willing to complete those jobs for a pre-determined price. Please check out their website for more information. www.takl.com
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