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Uber's Creepy Drones And Drivers

Posted on October 21, 2016

Photo via PEXELS (unsplash.com)
Photo via PEXELS (unsplash.com)
Uber's Drones Were Creepy, But Online Marketing Might Be Worse: The drone marketing stunt managed to fly under the radar for a few months, but it blew up after Bloomberg published a photo of the drones last week. Outlets called them creepy, badgering, mocking, and more. Mashable article here

Woman 'Humiliated' After Uber Driver Allegedly Offered To Accept Sex As Payment:  After getting into the vehicle, Erika Szabo told her driver her phone had died. Szabo alleges the male driver told her the payment wouldn't go through if her phone wasn't on. On the highway, he allegedly offered her two deals: give him oral sex or show him her breasts. CBC News article here

Emails Show Uber’s Cozy Relationship With Pittsburgh Officials: Though there is no sign of illegality in the emails, they show Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto following Uber’s lead in arguing against a fine of $11.4 million, levied against the TNC by Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission for operating illegally there in 2014. FORTUNE article here

Atlanta Uber Driver Allegedly Punches Woman In Face: According to police notes, Anna Armas asked the driver why he was going "the long way" which led to an argument. 11 Alive article here

Uber Driver Attacked Rider Over Politics: Passanger Jeramy Waters says his driver went into a fit of rage when he asked to be let out because the driver said he was voting for Donald Trump. WCNC article here

Related Topics: Atlanta operators, Canadian Operators, Georgia operators, legislation, North Carolina operators, Pennsylvania operators, Sales & Marketing, Sexual Assault, TNC travesty, TNCs, Uber, web marketing

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