Internet Traffic Kings #8-9 with Oliver Kenyon and Neil Patel

Episodes 8 and 9 for Internet Traffic Kings have dropped. Episode 8 features Oliver Kenyon who built the world’s largest affiliate community online and now runs LandingPageGuys.com. He shares his Top 5 Tips for New Marketers and uncovers his coveted internal blueprint. The ultimate checklist of conversions principles! You do NOT want to miss this…

Attorney General AB5 Lawsuit Summary

Cal. AG Files Enforcement Action Against Uber and Lyft under AB-5

In 2018, the California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision redefined the definition of employee v. independent contractor through an “ABC test” followed by many states.  Last September, California Governor Newsom signed AB-5 which codified the Dynamex decision and went into effect on January 1, 2020. The titans of the “Gig Economy” have fought AB-5 throughout the process and have…

Uber’s Year of Reckoning

2017 has been a year of upheaval and reckoning for the “Sharing Economy’s” greatest disruptor and biggest badboy – Uber. Q1 Uber began the year with a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commision to resolve charges that it misled prospective drivers with exaggerated earning claims and claims about financing through its Vehicle Solutions…

Uber Enters FTC Consent Decree Over Failure to Protect Consumer Data

In 2014, press reports revealed that Uber employees improperly accessed riders’ personal information using an internal company tool called the “God View.”  To respond to the controversy, Uber posted this statement on its site:   Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only…

Quoted by E-Commerce Times on Uber

Chastened Uber CEO Takes Leave of Absence to Work on Self-Improvement In an article on Uber CEO Travis Kalanick’s decision to take a leave of absence from the firm, I was asked to comment on this latest development in the Uber dumpster fire. “Until I worked at a startup, I never understood the maxim that…

Tech and Trump: What to Expect From the New Administration (Part 1: FTC, FCC, DOJ)

Last Updated:  January 30, 2017. The meeting between President-Elect Donald Trump and the tech community was as notable for who was there and for who was not.  The meeting was attended by: Team Trump – Family POTUS-E Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner (son-in-law), Eric Trump, Donald Trump, Jr. Team Trump – Other VPOTUS-E Mike Pence,…

Santa Monica Takes on Airbnb, Is Sacramento Next?

Santa Monica Takes on Airbnb, Is Sacramento Next? Airbnb is the crown prince of the sharing economy.  Its is a platform for people to rent out beds, rooms, apartments and houses for short term stays.  The San Francisco-based company has over 800,000 listings in 33,000 cities and 192 countries. Founded in 2008, the privately held Airbnb…