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The author, Clarke Bowman, drives for Uber and Lyft in South Florida.

I’m a driver for Uber and Lyft — here are 8 ways I can tell someone is going to be a bad passenger within 5 seconds

Bad Uber passengers almost always immediately let you know that they're going to be bad passengers.
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

A major update is coming to Uber’s app, and the company’s CEO says it wants to be ‘the operating system of your life’

At an event on Thursday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi unveiled the new vision for the ride-hailing giant, including a major overhaul of its app.
You can contact your Uber driver before your ride or contact Uber afterward to report an issue like a lost item.

How to contact your Uber driver before they pick you up, or contact Uber afterward to report an issue

You can contact an Uber driver before pick-up, or contact Uber afterward to report an issue like a lost item. Here's how to do both in the Uber app.
It's easy to sign up for Uber on your iPhone or Android.

How to use Uber promo codes to get free or discounted rides

You can use Uber promo codes to save money on free or discounted rides. Uber will even give you a $15 promo code just for creating an account.

20% of New York drivers for apps like Uber have had to rely on food stamps

Uber improved margins by cutting driver pay, says an industry expert. Drivers for ride-sharing services have used food stamps and slept in their cars.

GM is ending its Maven ride-sharing service in several US cities, including Boston and Chicago

GM CEO Mary Barra has stressed the carmaker will consistently work to maximize its ROI, and has been unflinching about shedding unprofitable ventures.

Actress Olivia Munn made a savvy Uber investment in 2011 but was roasted for a now deleted tweet about it people called ‘tone deaf’

The actress Olivia Munn tweeted that she had invested in Uber in 2011 when it had just $1.8 million in net revenue.

More Uber and Lyft drivers are using the app to fit their schedules, but those who make it a full-time job are barely earning a livable wage

Workers for gig economy startups like Lyft and Uber churn through jobs at an unusually high rate, according to a new Wall Street Journal report.

Uber is going public at a $90 billion valuation

The ride-hailing company plans to raise upwards of $10.3 billion and could secure a market cap of $90 billion.

From March 11, it won’t cost a cent to cancel a Grab ride within 5 mins – after which, you must pay S$4 

The same S$4 fee also applies if a driver cancels a ride after waiting for more than 5 mins – or 3 mins on GrabShare.