Uber

A tribute marked the spot near where Sofia Liu was fatally hit. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner

Uber settles wrongful death lawsuit of Sofia Liu

Uber reached a tentative settlement in the lawsuit over the wrongful death…

A tribute marked the spot near where Sofia Liu was fatally hit. Mike Koozmin/SF Examiner
You don’t turn down rides. Otherwise, according to cab karma, you’ll end up driving empty for the next two hours.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)

When nature calls business picks up

The City is moving. Or so it seems. For once, it feels…

You don’t turn down rides. Otherwise, according to cab karma, you’ll end up driving empty for the next two hours.  (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner)
In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP photo)

Uber, Lyft argue new regulations will stifle business models

Innovation is at the heart of the so-called sharing economy, and now…

In this Jan. 4, 2013 photo, Lyft passenger Christina Shatzen gets into a car driven by Nancy Tcheou in San Francisco. (Jeff Chiu/AP photo)
This Thursday, June 25, 2015 photo shows riot police officers standing by an overthrown car during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Two Uber executives ordered to stand trial in France

PARIS — Two Uber France managers have been ordered to stand trial…

This Thursday, June 25, 2015 photo shows riot police officers standing by an overthrown car during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, France. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Uber conformity will steal The City’s soul

On Monday, a delegation from the U.S. Conference of Mayors went on…

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
A striking taxi driver holds a placard which read, "Stop Uber, Stop listening," referring to the new US spying report in France, during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, France, on Thursday, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Irate French taxi drivers smash cars in strike against Uber

PARIS — French taxi drivers pulled out the throttle in an all-out…

A striking taxi driver holds a placard which read, "Stop Uber, Stop listening," referring to the new US spying report in France, during a taxi drivers demonstration in Paris, France, on Thursday, 2015. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. left, watches as Madison Mayor Paul Soglin speaks out against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal ending residency requirements for public workres statewide on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)

U.S. mayors vote down tighter regulations for Uber, Lyft

A large gathering of the nation’s mayors resoundingly voted down proposed stricter…

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. left, watches as Madison Mayor Paul Soglin speaks out against Gov. Scott Walker's proposal ending residency requirements for public workres statewide on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Scott Bauer)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Mayors conference shows Uber support, infuriating San Francisco taxi industry

This week nearly 300 mayors from across the country are joining San…

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

Uber appeals California commission ruling saying driver is employee

A ruling in the case of a single Uber driver could have…

In this photo taken Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, people go past the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
When everyone is standing on sidewalks with their heads buried in their smartphones. the taxi meter hardly moves all night. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER

The most boring conversation in a cab

I go where the night takes me. From one ride to the next,…

When everyone is standing on sidewalks with their heads buried in their smartphones. the taxi meter hardly moves all night. MIKE KOOZMIN/S.F. EXAMINER
Michael Areas/Special to the S.F. Examiner

Confessions of a Taxi Shill

Dear reader, it’s time I came clean. I am on the payroll…

Michael Areas/Special to the S.F. Examiner
Justin DeFreitas/Special to the S.F. Examiner
Justin DeFreitas/Special to the S.F. Examiner

I Drive SF: The Road to Taxi School

I talked about driving a cab long before I went to taxi…

AP file photoA new report is calling for California to force ride-hail companies to perform comprehensive criminal background checks of potential drivers.

Lax background checks compromise safety of ride-hail apps, study says

It's 2004 in Monroe County, Fla. A vehicle speeds down the Overseas…

AP file photoA new report is calling for California to force ride-hail companies to perform comprehensive criminal background checks of potential drivers.
Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoSan Francisco agencies are urging state lawmakers to create new regulations for ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft to increase safety for both passengers and pedestrians.

SFO, SFMTA ask state for stricter regulations of Uber and Lyft

Nearly two years ago, California regulators created historic statewide regulations for mobile…

Jeff Chiu/AP File PhotoSan Francisco agencies are urging state lawmakers to create new regulations for ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft to increase safety for both passengers and pedestrians.
AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERGIn this photo taken Tuesday

Uber testing tiered payment system

Will cutting Uber drivers’ pay spur them to drive more? That’s one…

AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERGIn this photo taken Tuesday
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year

Taxi drivers catch a break from SFMTA

Fearing unfair competition from Uber and Lyft, The City just cut taxi…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerThe San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency board of directors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve waiving taxi medallion renewal fees for this year
AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERGIn this photo taken Tuesday

Stabbed Uber driver files class-action lawsuit against tech company

A former Uber driver who was stabbed in the face by a…

AP PHOTO/ERIC RISBERGIn this photo taken Tuesday
AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)In this Jan. 4

I Drive SF: It’s the cabbie’s life for me

Heading down Post Street, I wait for the light to change at…

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)In this Jan. 4
Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerDeSoto’s Sal Albowya

Flywheel to merge real life taxi hails with app technology

Since its inception, taxi-hailing smartphone app Flywheel has had one foot in…

Mike Koozmin/SF ExaminerDeSoto’s Sal Albowya