Uber: Algorithmic Price-Fixing
Alex Rosenblat

It’s worth noting that some of this is specific to Uber, and not standard across the whole gig economy. For example, on Airbnb the hosts have complete control over pricing (although not the fees that Airbnb charges).

What are the patents that Uber holds? I would think more people would be writing local ride sharing apps and setting their own price structures, if Uber is really as bad as some people say.

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