The tides are turning on the poster child of the gig economy. Uber's "disruptive" approach has up until now attracted investors like flies, leading to its valuation snowballing to $69bn. However, a string of allegations about sexual harassment, intellectual property theft and driver manipulation have called into question the aggressiveness of its expansion practices. Consumer rights activist group SumOfUs has mapped more than 100 alleged incidents from news reports on a website called whyeveryonehatesuber.com to argue how Uber's bulldozer approach to entering new markets sees it sidestep regulators, bully competitors and mistreat employees. These have been distilled into a seven-step playbook outlining the ride-hailing company's modus operandi as it colonizes cities across the world and disrupts their transportation economies.
Apr-12-2017, 16:15:02 GMT