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Walmart Inc. has launched GoLocal, a delivery service that puts the retail giant in competition with companies like Uber and DoorDash.
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Update: Walmart to Launch Delivery Service for Other Businesses

Walmart says it will start commercializing its delivery service, using contract workers, autonomous vehicles and even drones to deliver other retailers' products directly to customer homes. read more >
Transplace's new 150,000-SF center on 15 acres in Rogers houses 800 workers now, but it can support up to 1,100, executives say.
Business Services / Investments / Public Companies

Uber Freight to Buy Transplace in $2.2B Deal

Uber Freight will buy transportation management and logistics company Transplace of Dallas, which just opened a 150,000-SF operations center in Rogers. read more >
Allen West
Legal / Public Companies / Transportation

Court Date Scheduled for PAM CFO Allen WestLock Icon

West, 52, is charged with third-degree battery, disorderly conduct and public intoxication, all misdemeanors, after an incident with an Uber driver in the early morning hours of Feb. 16. read more >
Allen West
Legal / Public Companies / Transportation

PAM CFO Allen West Arrested in Uber IncidentLock Icon

Fayetteville police said Allen West, the CFO of PAM Transport Inc. in Tontitown, used racial slurs and punched and spit on an Uber driver before his arrest in the early morning hours of Feb. 16 in downtown Fayetteville. read more >
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Tech World Still a Man’s World

Although the percentage of women in the U.S. workforce now stands at 46.8%, it remains much lower than that in the technology sector. read more >
In contrast to drivers who are suing for overtime from Uber, Michelle Ouillette of Rogers is happy with her gig, she said. Working for both Uber and Lyft, she can make about $1,000 a week.
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Uber Suit Offers Peek Into Gig Economy

Attorney Chris Burks knows the gig economy can be a boon for independent contractors. But the flip side is that employers can have too much of an upper hand. read more >
An Uber taxi pick-up point awaits travelers at the  Rajiv Gandhi Airport in Hyderabad, India.
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At What Price? (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

Uber has become a verb like Google and is gaining more competitors in a market that will soon be saturated. Will having more ride-sharing options make any of us more likely to need a ride, or will ride-sharing become a commodity in which price is the primary differentiator? read more >
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Wal-Mart Expands Grocery Service with Uber to 2 More Markets

Walmart is expanding its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing service Uber to two more markets — Dallas and Orlando, Florida. read more >
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SMH, Uber (Gwen Moritz Editor’s Note)

The ideas and technology of privately held Uber Inc. are still at the mercy of management, and the management of Uber is just horrible. read more >
Transportation

Uber Drivers Unappreciated (Letter to the Editor)

"We Uber drivers of central Arkansas love our jobs. We love the passengers. But we have been done very unfairly on wages. Wages have been cut in half in the past year. We spoke to our Uber representative, but nothing was done." read more >
Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner: "We're moving away from a model of serving customers where we are to a model of serving customers where they are."
Investments / Public Companies / Retail

Wal-Mart Embraces Change at Meeting, Hitching Up With Uber

During the retailer's annual meeting, Wal-Mart Chairman Greg Penner cast the company as changing with the economic and shopping landscape, just as it has done throughout its long history. read more >
Public Companies / Retail / Transportation

Wal-Mart Testing Uber, Lyft for Online Grocery Delivery

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it will be testing its grocery delivery service with ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft in the next two weeks in Denver and Phoenix. read more >
Peggy Nakamoto is a schoolteacher who drives for Uber in Little Rock. She says she enjoys the flexibility of earning money on her own schedule.
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Business Travel Fuels Uber Growth in Arkansas

Business travelers needing a ride in Arkansas are increasingly using their thumbs — not to hitchhike, but to tap the Uber app on their smartphones. read more >
Insurance / Transportation

Farmers Insurance Now Offers Rideshare Coverage

Farmers Insurance recently announced that it has begun offering Arkansas drivers rideshare insurance coverage in response to the state’s new ride-sharing law, Act 1267, which was signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in early April. read more >
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Lawnly Goes Yard in Fayetteville With Uber Model

A new company, dubbed Lawnly, is now doing business in the northwest part of the state. The service is similar to Uber in that users log on to the Lawnly application and find someone willing to take the job in the area. It varies slightly because it uses actual lawn care companies, as opposed to individual contractors. read more >
Legal / Transportation

Uber Hit With Complaint Over Privacy Policy

The Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission late last month, arguing that the policy “will claim the right to collect personal contact information and detailed location data of American consumers, even when they are not using the service.” read more >
Government & Politics / Insurance / Small Business / Transportation

North Carolina Likely To Join Legislative Push on Uber, Lyft

North Carolina has become an attractive market for smartphone-based car services such as Uber and Lyft, which are drawn to the state's mid-sized cities that have college students and young professionals but lack extensive mass transit. It's also one of many states where little regulation exists outside of traditional cab and limo services. read more >

Uber Comes to Little Rock

It looks like Little Rock residents needing a ride across town have some new options with the news Thursday that Uber is here. read more >
Robert Coon
Government & Politics / Transportation

Mo Money, Uber Problems (Robert Coon On Politics)

Ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft have become the apps of choice for tech-savvy travelers in cities across the country – and worldwide. But as the companies have increased in popularity, opposition has grown as well. With Uber and Lyft currently looking at entering the Little Rock market, will our local officials embrace them or slam the door? read more >