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Uber intros 'pause,' discounts, and other quality-of-life features on new driver-focused blog - TechCrunch

The debut post on Uber's new driver-focused “Behind the Wheel” blog brings with it several features those very drivers may find useful — especially when clocking out. A “pause” switch lets drivers temporarily turn off new ride requests so they can ...and more »

Uber drivers to 'fine' riders who keep them waiting - BBC News

Uber is offering a raft of new features aimed at placating drivers as more look to take legal action over benefits and status. The ride-hailing firm is extending a system in which drivers charge riders a "wait times" fee if they take more than two ...and more »

Uber Rolls Out App Improvements to Meet Driver Demands - New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — Tensions have long simmered between Uber and its drivers who power the ride-hailing service. Drivers held protests when Uber cut fares with little warning and have filed class-action lawsuits to be recognized as company employees ...and more »

Uber pushes new driver-friendly features amid lawsuits and scrutiny - Mashable

Uber is rolling out the red carpet for its drivers, or at least the in-app version of a red carpet. The ride-hailing giant announced a slate of new and expanded driver-friendly features on Monday, including greater control over ride destinations ...and more »

Uber tweaks its app in bid to appease drivers - Los Angeles Times

Uber, whose San Francisco headquarters is shown, just made some tweaks to its ride-hailing app, perhaps intended to keep drivers from switching to competing services. (Eric Risberg / Associated Press). Facing a high-profile labor lawsuit and backlash ...and more »

Uber is making changes to its app to make drivers happier - Business Insider

travis kalanick uber ceo Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) New changes are coming to Uber that should make drivers happier — without raising fares for riders. The new programs, which should roll out in cities ...and more »

Uber launches new features aimed at improving driver experience - Washington Post

Ride-hailing giant Uber has added a bevy of new features to its app aimed at improving the driver experience, the latest development in an extended labor struggle between the company and its workforce. The company, whose driver-partners have long ...and more »

Uber Raises Fares In South Africa As Competition Mounts For Drivers - AFKInsider

Competition is mounting for drivers and customers in Africa's competitive taxi markets, and No. 1 ride-hailing app Uber has decided that it's raising fares to keep drivers happy. In Africa, tapping into dissatisfaction with Uber seems to be the ...and more »

The company for the anti-Uber crowd - Crain's New York Business

There are half a dozen rideshare services in New York. Only Juno wants to be the anti-Uber. Whereas Uber has been hit repeatedly with class-action suits charging it with misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors instead of employees, Juno ...and more »

Uber fares increase today - ITWeb

Uber fares will go back to previous prices today, as it admits its experiment to get more riders to use the service did not work. The e-hailing taxi service will increase its prices today, after an experiment to get more users onto the platform did not ...and more »