Coverage of Uber has been less than positive as of late. Despite the bad press, our CTO MJ Shoer got to know a few of his Atlanta Uber drivers over the past few days that painted a distinctly positive view of the popular ride sharing service.

Technology advances enable new business models to disrupt markets – especially ones not known for being customer friendly. Uber is a great example of this, how improving provider opportunity can go hand-in-hand with improved consumer experience.

Uber’s technology is constantly evolving, so some of this is not new, but the technology is clearly enabling an improved experience for both rider and driver. Here are some of the things MJ found innovative and empowering about Uber’s technology: MJ’s Blog