Your Private Driver: Just the Tip

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for transportation network company (TNC) platforms like Uber and Lyft.  It’s been some week for Uber news, hasn’t it? The departure of CEO Travis Kalanick made headlines, particularly since he joins a dozen other executives that have left the company so farContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Just the Tip”

Your Private Driver: The Carpool Lane is Now Open

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for transportation network company (TNC) platforms like Uber and Lyft.  Carpooling remains the holy grail for transit planners trying to relieve congestion on overtaxed roads and highways. It’s inexpensive, it’s faster than public transit in any American city not named New York,Continue reading “Your Private Driver: The Carpool Lane is Now Open”

Your Private Driver: City Planning

This is a weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  A video game has consumed the majority of my personal time for the past two weeks, threatening to become something of an addiction. That game is Cities: Skylines, a city-building simulator in the vein ofContinue reading “Your Private Driver: City Planning”

Your Private Driver: Lyft Gets on Schedule

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  One of the most popular features in the rideshare world is the ability to schedule a ride in advance. I’ve written before about how the feature doesn’t really work theContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Lyft Gets on Schedule”

Monthly Tech Views – May 28, 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. As the saying goes, April showers bring May messed up tech stories. Which, on the surface, makes little sense, but if you’d been there in April when I slipped in that puddle and seen just how hard I hit my head, you’d get it.   Yeah, Great, But Let’sContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – May 28, 2017”

Your Private Driver: Nickel and Dollared

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  If you’re in an Uber market with upfront pricing, where you see exactly what your ride is going to cost you before you request it, you’re being overcharged. Over theContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Nickel and Dollared”

Your Private Driver: Voice-operated Security Breaches and Other Things

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  This week’s column is going to tackle a few different topics, since there’s a lot going on in the general tech world that’s relatable to how we work and playContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Voice-operated Security Breaches and Other Things”

Your Private Driver: Any publicity is…

This is a returning and soon to be weekly column that offers news, insights, analysis, and user tips for rideshare platforms like Uber and Lyft.  Writing about Uber’s woes has long been a way for tech blogs to get some easy, SEO-friendly clicks. Even with that in mind, the bad PR about Uber has hit nightmarishContinue reading “Your Private Driver: Any publicity is…”

Monthly Tech Views – April 29, 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. The Monthly Tech Views is back, just in time to save your sanity. We know that most, if not all of you, are giddy with anticipation for the approaching mother of all four-day weekends with Star Wars marathons on May the Fourth rolling right over into the blissful tacoContinue reading “Monthly Tech Views – April 29, 2017”

Monthly Tech Views – April 2, 2017

Real tech stories. Really shaky analysis. March came in like a Snapchat and went out like an Instagram, which is to say there was no real difference. But in between, the month was filled with plenty of tech stories, each of which you wanted put into context as to how they may affect you. That,Continue reading “Monthly Tech Views – April 2, 2017”