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How Uber Rewires Consumer Brains, Like Liza Minnelli's

Posted on October 7, 2015

Know How Your Customers Think Or Lose Them: Something more fundamental is happening in commerce that will affect the relationship between your brand and your customer, no matter what business you are in. Uber is rewiring your customer’s brain. Venture Beat article here

Penn. PUC Rejects Uber Petition: Uber Hits Documents filed with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission show Uber wants to launch its UberBlack app-based black car service statewide. But the PUC already has rejected a petition to waive regulations governing limousine service, saying the company needs to formally apply. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article here

Commission Slaps Uber With Restraining Order: The St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission has filed a temporary restraining order against Uber. An investigation conducted by the commission says that Uber drivers are not fit to drive. Fox 2 Now article and video here

Rubio Adores Uber, Ignores Regulatory Unfairness: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) on Tuesday spoke out against regulations on the so-called "gig economy," frequently praising companies like Uber and Airbnb as revolutionary businesses that are needlessly hampered by the federal government. Business Insider article here

They Told You So: Nevada transportation regulators are looking into two Las Vegas incidents involving Uber drivers that have prompted the company's critics to say, "I told you so." Las Vegas Review-Journal article here

Is Being An Uber Driver Worth It? One driver, who logs about 20 hours every week, grosses about $300-$400 per week. But once you factor in the cost of gas, the number drops to a net of about $100 per week. But remember that gas isn’t the only expense. Yahoo News article here


Liza Minelli Takes $200 Uber Ride To Get Her Gig On:
 Superstar Liza Minnelli performed at the Cape Fear Community College Fine Arts Center Oct. 3, in front of a near sellout crowd in downtown Wilmington. But she nearly didn’t make it. Charlotte Observer article here

Related Topics: driver behavior, driver pay, passenger safety, regulatory enforcement, Safety, TNCs, Uber

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