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Uber starts showing more US drivers how much they will earn on potential trips

Uber has launched a couple of features designed to improve the experience of and increase transparency for drivers. A few months ago, the ride-hailing giant started piloting a feature called “Upfront Fares” in a handful of cities. Now it’s expanding its availability and rolling it out to most of the US over the coming months. When they get access to the features, drivers will see how much they’ll earn and where they’re going for a trip on the request screen before they accept the booking. 

According to the Help page explaining how Upfront Fares work, Uber calculates the amount it shows using several factors, “including base fares, estimated trip length and duration, pickup distance and surge pricing.” Uber will also show drivers the cross streets closest to the pick up and drop-off points to help them make a decision. In addition, Uber will also expand the availability of “Trip Radar,” a feature that shows drivers a list of possible trips nearby, along with Upfront Fares. They’ll still get individual trip requests, but now they can pick another booking that might suit them better. 

Uber is positioning these new features as a way to support its drivers, but as Axios notes, the impact they may have on customers remains unclear. They could end up being misused and lead to the increase of rider and trip discrimination if drivers look at them as tools to avoid specific neighborhoods. That said, the features could also prevent canceled trips, because they allow drivers to make a conscious decision when accepting trips.

The company has also launched a new Uber Pro debit card that will enable drivers to earn cashbacks for getting gas at select stations. Back in March, Uber added a fuel surcharge to rides and deliveries, as well, to help drivers keep up with skyrocketing gas prices.

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Google searches are showing rival business directories in Europe

Google seems to be taking extra steps to please EU regulators worried that it's abusing its search dominance. Search Engine Land has discovered that Google is highlighting rival directory services like Yelp when you search for businesses in European…
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Galaxy S11’s glass screen has leaked, showing smaller bezels and hole punch

We’ve got a pretty good idea of what the Galaxy S11 is going to look like, since this doesn’t seem to be a year where Samsung totally shifts its design language. But thanks to a new leak of the phone’s front glass, we’re getting a more in-depth look at the smaller details of the device. […]

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AT&T starts showing pause ads with motion and sound on DirecTV

Since the end of last year, reports indicated that AT&T was planning to add pause ads to its video platforms. According to Variety, the telecom has flipped the switch. AT&T is currently testing the ads on DirecTV, its satellite TV service, an…
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Google begins showing more browsers and search engines to Android users in Europe

After some legal back-and-forth with the EU, Google got hit with a pretty hefty fine over anticompetitive behavior focused on forcing Google Search and Chrome as the default search engine/browser combo on Android devices. The European Commission didn’t like Google heavy handing their own products into Android devices like that, so Google has had to […]

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Samsung’s entire Galaxy S10 lineup leaks, showing cameras, screens, and more

We’re extremely close to Samsung making an official announcement about their newest Galaxy S phones, which means press renders are due to start leaking. And, right on cue, a few images have popped up detailing three models of the Galaxy S10 family, including the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+. While the latter two […]

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Essential Phone is finally out of rope, showing out of stock from most retailers

The Essential Phone was a flawed but extremely promising device, but it really struggled to overcome some of the mistakes and missteps from Essential out of the gate. Miscommunication, stock issues, and some software issues plagued the device, and it never really took off. Even ridiculous sales couldn’t do much to help the phone gain […]

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A new feature has popped up in Google Photos showing locations next to date dividers

Google Photos is among the most popular of Google’s apps and it continues to evolve and improve. The latest feature adds location data to the right of date dividers as you scroll through your photos. Photos on the web has been doing this for a few months, but the feature is new to Android. This […]

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After Math: Showing and Growing

It was a big week for expanding one's business. Netflix revealed its new slate of anime series, LastPass doubled its premium price, and the Chevy Bolt proved it could outrun a Tesla 3 over distance. Numbers, because how else are we going to measure t…
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Facebook celebrates 2016 by showing off its best hackathon-developed products

Facebook is celebrating 2016 by showing off some of its favorite hackathon-developed products, including a richer Safety Check, Account Kit instant verification, and “adaptive attachments.”

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Xbox at Gamescom 2015: a recap of Microsoft’s strong showing

Gamescom isn't open to the public just yet, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from dropping some early news and trailers. During its "Xbox Briefing" in Cologne, the company announced DVR functionality for 2016, a new controller chat pad and a hos…
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