A small study from the insurance-shopping website NetQuote found that ride-share vehicles had far more germs than taxis or rental cars. NetQuote swabbed surfaces in three ride-share vehicles, three taxis, and three rental cars. The ride-share vehicles had 6,055,963 colony-forming units per square inch, while the rental cars had 2,000,510 and the taxis had 27,593. According to NetQuote, a colony-forming unit is "the number of viable bacteria cells present in a sample." Visit Business Insider's...Business Insider
Uber and Lyft have taken the world by storm. Business Insider has spoken to dozens of drivers to learn more about what it's like to work for the ride-hailing apps. There are a handful of complaints that are nearly universal among drivers. Millions of drivers shuttle passengers to their destinations all around the globe on behalf of Uber and Lyft. Those drivers meet all sorts of passengers, good and bad. And on the whole, their experiences have been overwhelmingly positive, dozens of drivers...Business Insider
French ride-hailing app Kapten, formerly called "Chauffeur Prive", has won approval from Transport for London to launch its services in the British capital and take on the likes of Uber as well as the city's historic black cabs.IN
French ride-hailing app Kapten, formerly called "Chauffeur Prive", has won approval from Transport for London to launch its services in the British capital and take on the likes of Uber as well as the city's historic black cabs.U.S.
Drivers for Uber, Lyft and other companies are planning a nationwide strike on Wednesday. Many drivers, classified as contractors and not employees, are unhappy with declining pay. "Wall Street investors are telling Uber and Lyft to cut down on driver income, stop incentives, and go faster to Driverless Cars," Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, said. As Uber and Lyft fight for market share in the United States, a calculation known as a take rate has...Business Insider
A decade after it first hit the streets of San Francisco, Uber is expected to roar onto public markets on Friday in what will be one of the biggest floats in US history.The Telegraph
The US initial-public-offering market has been packed with high-profile debuts of all sizes this year. But some of the most widely anticipated launches have faltered in their early days of trading. At the heart of the poor showings are companies' unclear paths to profitability and an uncertain economic backdrop, according to analysts and investment advisors. Visit Markets Insider's homepage for more stories. On the surface, the US initial-public-offering market is sizzling. Jam-packed with big...markets.businessinsider.com