I'm a bit jealous of Uber. That's because, at least for the moment, they've out innovated me.
And by out-innovate, I mean they've figured out a way to help a staffing agency (itself, in this case) avoid the heavy taxes and onerous regulations and risks of employment, something I've never figured out a way to do with software.
That may all be changing with a class-action lawsuit that charges them with misclassifying drivers as I9 contractors instead of the W2 temporary employees which every measured view would consider them.
Here's the latest twist. Today, it forced drivers to update its TOS which more than anything appears to be a ruse to prevent them from joining the class-action suit.
Here's an exhaustive article on that from the Verge.