Sunday, August 31, 2014

Corporate Terrorism in UBER Style

The words describing UBER: -dishonesty, deception, treachery, subversion, lies to drivers, lies to customers, constant conflict with local laws, unfair competition, organized crime, mass media manipulations, corporate terrorism and sabotage?
........a new era of Robber Barons ?

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'Brand ambassadors' with burner phones and credit cards attempt to #shavethestache

By Casey Newton / The Verge

Uber is arming teams of independent contractors with burner phones and credit cards as part of its sophisticated effort to undermine Lyft and other competitors. Interviews with current and former contractors, along with internal documents obtained by The Verge, outline the company’s evolving methods. Using contractors it calls "brand ambassadors," Uber requests rides from Lyft and other competitors, recruits their drivers, and takes multiple precautions to avoid detection. The effort, which Uber appears to be rolling out nationally, has already resulted in thousands of canceled Lyft rides and made it more difficult for its rival to gain a foothold in new markets. Uber calls the program "SLOG," and it’s a previously unreported aspect of the company’s ruthless efforts to undermine its competitors.
Together, the interviews and documents show the lengths to which Uber will go to halt its rivals’ momentum. The San Francisco startup has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital, giving it an enormous war chest with which to battle Lyft and others. While the company’s cutthroat nature is well documented, emails from Uber managers offer new insight into the shifting tactics it uses to siphon drivers away from competitors without getting caught. It also demonstrates the strong interest Uber has taken in crushing Lyft, its biggest rival in ride sharing, which is in the midst of a national expansion.
After The Verge asked Uber for comment on its report, the company stalled for time until they could write this blog post introducing Operation SLOG to the world. "We never use marketing tactics that prevent a driver from making their living — and that includes never intentionally canceling rides," the company said.


Earlier this month, CNN reported that Uber employees around the country ordered and then canceled 5,560 Lyft rides, according to an analysis by Lyft. (Lyft arrived at this figure by cross-referencing the phone numbers of users who tried to recruit Lyft drivers to Uber with users who had previously canceled rides.) ..............


  1. Definition of Robber Barons by WIKI

    'In social criticism and economic literature, robber baron became a derogatory term applied to wealthy and powerful 19th-century American businessmen that appeared in North American periodical literature as early as the August 1870 issue of The Atlantic Monthly[1] magazine. By the late 1800s, the term was typically applied to businessmen who used what were considered to be exploitative practices to amass their wealth.[2] These practices included exerting control over national resources, accruing high levels of government influence, paying extremely low wages, squashing competition by acquiring competitors in order to create monopolies and eventually raise prices, and schemes to sell stock at inflated prices[2] to unsuspecting investors in a manner which would eventually destroy the company for which the stock was issued and impoverish investors.[2] The term combines the sense of criminal ("robber") and illegitimate aristocracy (a baron is an illegitimate role in a republic).[3].........."

  2. I really do hate Uber,- I just try to get ONE and the app prompted me to share uber stinking app with my friend before I could place request for one their moron drivers , WTF?
    get me a LYFT, PLEASE

  3. you're right, instead getting uber, you are better off to request LYFT,- THE drivers are less stressed out and nicer, because they are allowed to collect F$^&#*# TIPS and not F$%#$@^ STARS

    GO LYFT !!!!

    Lyft driver / Tampa Bay, Orlando and Miami

  4. the whole post sounds like "I HATE UBER" get me a LYFT

    Ahmed, uber driver, Clearwater, FL

  5. definition of "corporate terrorist" by Urban dictionary

    .1. Corporate terrorism are crimes committed to create more consumers. Such as fraud, the spread of misleading propaganda, and bribing politicians to pass bills that force people into become consumers.

    2. A terrorist action that creates widespread panic, and nervousness and results in the loss of rights and/or monies.

    3. Corp-terrorist~ VERY extreme capitalist who resorts to violence, or fear mongering to spread panic in everyday citizens in order to coerce them onto their side or to buy something to make themselves feel safe.
    Corporate terrorism is America’s most active terrorist movements. It is also the least prosecuted.

  6. Washington Post on Uber's payroll?

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