Talk:Uber (company)

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Protests and legal actions[edit]

Do we need this section here? It is redundant with the article Uber protests and legal actions. Are we going to list the regulatory actions of every city as it relates to TNCs? Some of the protests and legal actions are also not specific to Uber; they apply to all TNCs. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.251.68.93 (talk) 22:04, 19 March 2017 (UTC)

The caption of the first image on the right in this section "Uber drivers on strike at Montparnasse, Paris, February 3, 2016" doesn't correspond to any incident mentioned in the article, or on the separate Uber protests article. It also seems unlikely, so where has this come from? RobsterUK (talk) 03:44, 9 September 2017 (UTC)

See WP:SUMMARY. Rupert Loup (talk) 11:08, 9 November 2017 (UTC)

Insurance[edit]

@MillTown2: MillTown2, in good faith, added this to the article: "Although Uber strives to classify its drivers as "independent contractors" rather than "employees," it does accept some fiscal responsibility for the actions of its drivers by providing insurance that covers its drivers, its passengers, and others who are hurt in collisions in which the Uber driver is at fault." The citation is broken for me, but this may be Uber's geolocation. Can someone in the US check the citation? Also, I'm concerned with the wording. Naive readers may assume that the insurance we are talking about is primary auto insurance, but that's not the case, at least not in most jurisdications. The driver still needs their own auto insurance and that insurance must (in most jurisdications) allow commercial operation. Without being able to access this primary source, it's a bit hard for me to suggest a rewording. It's definitely interesting that Uber accepts some fiscal responsibility, I just won't want anyone to be mislead and think they don't need proper coverage through their own insurer. Any thoughts? --Yamla (talk) 23:24, 18 June 2017 (UTC)

As the citation still doesn't work for me and nobody else has commented, I suggest we simply remove this section. I'll leave this discussion open until end of day on Monday to gather discussion. If someone else can validate the citation and has an idea for rewording, great! We'll do that. Otherwise, I'll remove the section after Monday. --Yamla (talk) 11:15, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
No objections, so I removed the section. --Yamla (talk) 13:00, 28 June 2017 (UTC)

Profit[edit]

I search "profit" and "earn" and see nothing. This company, from what I read, isn't profitable. Why no coverage of this in the article? I see "GAAP" in a table about losses, but no prose, and no explanation of what GAAP is. Average readers like me have no clue what GAAP. Please help. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 01:19, 23 June 2017 (UTC)

See the infobox for revenue info. I believe GAAP refers to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (United States) Saturnalia0 (talk) 00:05, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Saturnalia0. Thank you kindly for the reply. Okay, so maybe a link for GAAP is good. Also, revenue and net income doesn't refer to profit, right? Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 00:08, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
You're welcome. I didn't add the link because I'm not sure. I said revenue but I meant net income, which is just below revenue in the infobox. Net income is the same as (net) profit as far as I know. I added a phrase mentioning the company is not profitable, such that one can ctrl+f for profit. Please edit it if it's not satisfying. Saturnalia0 (talk) 00:14, 24 June 2017 (UTC)
Hi Saturnalia0. Thanks for the good edit. I looked around and think you must be right about GAAP. I think I will give profitability its own subsection. It is different from financing, and mention of it is currently tagged onto that subsection. It could actually go below "Number of users" because profitability is, after all, the bottom line. Please revert or modify as you see fit. Best, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 20:26, 24 June 2017 (UTC)

What is it?[edit]

I heard that Uber was big, so I looked it up to see what it is. I had to read a fair bit to read between the lines that probably it is a taxi service that does not have a regular team of drivers, but anyone can offer their services. So a bit like 3D Hubs, but for taxis? Ah, I now refer to '3D Hubs' as if everyone already knows what that is. Maybe that is the problem here, that so far the editors have assumed that readers already know what Uber is. Well I didn't, and came here precisely to fing that out. So could someone please write a 'Uber for dummies' intro? :) DirkvdM (talk) 15:41, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi @DirkvdM: You might want to check the Uber article on the Simple English Wikipedia or Real-time ridesharing for more information on the topic. Have a nice day! Daylen (talk) 18:55, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the links, but my main point was that the article isn't clear about this. In other words, don't just put that info here, but put it in the intro of the article.DirkvdM (talk) 15:09, 28 October 2017 (UTC)

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180 Days Of Change[edit]

I have added the 180 Days Of Change to the Uber (company) page in order to show how Uber is making changes to make the experience better for driver-partners. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Kdeno (talkcontribs) 23:22, 8 November 2017 (UTC)

Security[edit]

I just got an email from Norton (whose antivirus I used to use) telling me that Uber has announced a security breach. I expect it is true, and might be worth mentioning in this article. Andrewa (talk) 22:09, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

It's already mentioned in the article. See "User privacy and data breaches". --Yamla (talk) 22:11, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
So it is! Uber (company)#User privacy and data breaches covers it. The TOC is so long I missed it completely, and several searches using our own search facility turned up nothing. And the section itself is overly long IMO. Some refactoring for better navigation, perhaps even splitting out some more detailed articles and/or creating some redirects to sections and/or anchors, might be good. Andrewa (talk) 22:19, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Yeap. It's a big problem with the article and I'm not surprised in the least that you couldn't find it initially. I'm being quite serious, here. A bunch of information was split out into a separate article, Uber protests and legal actions. The data breach you are talking about, does it belong in this article or in the other one? It's not clear to me. Maybe it belongs here until the civil or criminal action starts, and then it should be moved? And wherever it goes, it's going to get lost. There's simply too much content of this sort of nature, with regard to Uber. It's a real problem. --Yamla (talk) 22:23, 27 November 2017 (UTC)