• Uber allows riders to tip drivers via app, matching Lyft

    7 days ago - By My Sanantonio

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber is enabling passengers to tip its U.S. drivers with a tap on its ride-hailing app for the first time, part of a push to recast itself as a company with a conscience and a heart.
    Besides the built-in tipping announced Tuesday, Uber is giving drivers an opportunity to make more money in other ways too.
    The attempt to smooth over its sometimes testy relationship with drivers is part of a broader effort to reverse damage done to Uber's reputation by revelations of sexual harassment in its offices, allegations of trade secrets theft and an investigation into efforts to...
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  • Uber Pulls A U-Turn, Decides Tipping Is OK After All

    Uber Pulls A U-Turn, Decides Tipping Is OK After All

    7 days ago - By The Huffington Post

    Uber reversed itself Tuesday and said it will allow tipping of drivers.
    Drivers in Seattle, Minneapolis and Houston can receive gratuities from passengers through the Uber smartphone app beginning Tuesday, and tipping will be allowed elsewhere in the U.S. by the end of July.
    The ride-hailing company announced the policy U-turn as part of its “180 days of change” initiative that aims to improve conditions for drivers. The company is trying to cut down on driver turnover. Only 4 percent of Uber drivers stick with the company for more than a year, a study found, and compensation is the...
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  • Uber reverses course, will allow tipping for drivers via app

    8 days ago - By Review Journal

    The feature will be available to all drivers by the end of July, Uber said.
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  • Uber to allow tipping for drivers, reversing long-standing policy

    8 days ago - By Reuters

    SAN FRANCISCO - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] will, for the first time, allow drivers to collect tips through the Uber smartphone app, the company said on Tuesday, part of a broader effort to improve its often-contentious relationship with its drivers.
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