Meryl Streap deletes Uber, Trump's order hits bottom line.
Amid the ban on immigration of Muslims from 7 different countries Saturday, January 28th by Donald Trump's executive order, the taxi union of New York organized a service strike on JFK airport.
In an attempt to assits the many innocent travelers left stranded, Uber tweeted that it shut off surge pricing during the strike. Surge pricing is something users have come to expect during periods of high demand.
The taxi union was quick to call uber drivers scabs, though they had no infulence in the decision to turn off surge pricing.
A hashtag #deleteuber was quckly concocted in an attempt to damage uber's business. The movment became popular by garnering support from several celebrities who admittedly have never used Uber.
The movement gave rise to Ubers major competitor Lyft, a similar ride service provider. Lyft has risen to top 10 ranking in the iPhone app store as a direct result of this social media movement. Interestingly enough, Lyft did nothing to earn this boost in users, it was simply Ubers competitor.
Uber on the other hand may have learned its lesson about trying to help stranded people in need. They say no good deed goes unpunished. Though a critical reader may argue that; had Uber done nothing about the surge pricing that would have developed due to the high demand, they would have been accused of gouging the stranded travelers they were trying to help.