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Uber in Google Maps.

Discussion:
Google has updated its Maps app for the iOS and Android devices. With this new update comes a new feature including Uber. Now when you are using google maps and select the option of Public Transit, Uber will show up as a option if you have the app installed on your phone. Uber’s business strategy is that “rather than contracting directly with drivers, Uber technically allows passengers to contact drivers, with Uber merely acting as a middleman.”

Source: theguardian

Date: May 7th, 2014

Link: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/07/google-maps-app-uber-minicab-taxi

Questions for discussion:

  • Have you used Uber or had a family member that has used Uber? Do you or your family like it? Why or why not?
  • Do you think this will effect Uber’s overall sales? Why or why not?

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