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The Independent | 07.28.15

Uber’s real-time nearby cars map is fake, data experts claim

Alex Rosenblat, Luke Stark

D&S researcher Alex Rosenblat, along with Luke Stark, were quoted in this Independent article discussing Uber’s car map.

Analysts Alex Rosenblat and Luke Stark go on to pick apart the app’s surge pricing in the article.
“According to its patents, Uber generates surge based on the projected demand of riders at some point in the future,” they write. “The suppliers get to see only what a system expects the state of the market to be, and not the market itself [real-time analysis].

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