“Behind every great fortune, is a great crime.”
Uber’s Top Secret “Hell” Program Exploited Lyft’s Vulnerability (paywall):
As the ride-sharing market was exploding in the U.S. between 2014 and the early part 2016, Uber had an advantage over Lyft that helped Uber maintain its lead, The Information has learned. Thanks to a secret software-based effort within Uber called “Hell,” Uber could track how many Lyft drivers were available for new rides and where they were, according to a person who was involved in the program and a person who was briefed about it.
As the philosopher Chris Rock said in his great standup act, Never Scared (channelling Honoré de Balzac), “Behind every great fortune, is a crime.”
Uber is chock full of ’em.