The legality of the business model of certain on-demand service companies, like Uber and Homejoy, has led to a cultural debate about…
Almost like public transit
If you were sad when Lyft’s “Match Muni” promotion ended, today is your day. The company has introduced a new kind of…
A bit of a bait-and-switch
Remember the seemingly-too-good-to-be-true $1,000 bonuses that Lyft promised to new drivers and those who recruited them? Well, it turns out they may…
So crazy it just might work
Launching a same-day urban delivery system isn’t quite as easy as pushing some code. Delivery people must be hired, routes planned, partnerships…
It's a big departure
Uber isn’t the only one eyeing the inanimate object department. Starting today, Sidecar, the smallest member of the ride-hailing trio, will offer same-day delivery in…
People vote with their wallets
A few weeks before New Year’s, I received a pitch from Flywheel that I’ve been waiting for since I started using the…
It’s the traditional season for giving — but when you order your taxi (or pizza, or cleaning help) through an app, it can be hard to tell how much of your gratuity actually makes it to the workers. Here’s a handy chart that sorts it out.
UberPool goes East
Uber’s carpooling option, UberPool, is going bicoastal. On Thursday, the company will launch UberPool in New York City, covering all five boroughs.
If you want peace and quiet, steer clear of Boston City Hall on Monday as Uber and taxi companies reps converge to argue for and against rid-sharing in the hub.
In an email sent to customers this morning, the ridesharing company addressed two of Lyft’s most infamous quirks: The fist bump and front-seat ride.
One of the more luxurious on-demand companies out there, valet parking app Luxe, is moving into Los Angeles come December. That’s its second market, only a month and a half since launching its first publicly in San Francisco.
Lyft and Uber announced agreements with San Francisco International Airport on Monday that allow the Lyft and Uber X services to legally pick up and…
The bigger ridesharing companies get, the more important it becomes to understand their impact. Do the cities they grow in suffer from more or less pollution? What happens to the public transit system once it’s competing with pink mustaches and baller U’s?
The size of Sidecar’s latest funding round may not bode well for the company.
Alibaba is shoring up its war-chest with a massive IPO. But what does it mean for the American startups and tech companies with which Alibaba competes?
Uber and Lyft keep their customer data under wraps, but recent numbers from a financial services company gives us insight into just how much bigger Uber might be.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is starting to understand that the cutthroat tactics that worked when Uber was an underdog aren’t as appropriate now. “We’re going to get better,” he said.
Uber’s driver recruitment program SLOG is hitting Lyft drivers where it hurts: Their pockets.
Quick to deflect attention from its Lyft-sabotage controversy, Uber has moved into 24 new markets in the United States. The cities range…
Uber and Lyft are at each other’s throats. After the CNN report yesterday that Uber employees had ordered and canceled more than…
Both Uber and Lyft are already facing big problems with their new carpooling features, from driver confusion to passenger mismatches.
Hot on the heels of Uber, Lyft launches its own carpooling feature. But there’s one big difference — Lyft Line is open for all San Francisco iOS users starting today, while UberPool is still in beta.
Although it remains illegal, Uber has officially announced its presence in both Austin and Orlando — hot on the heels of competitor Lyft’s entrance into both markets.
Uber and Lyft face a lawsuit that accuses them of violating the ADA, and seeks an order shutting down their services until they offer wheelchair access.
Big names in the tech scene have gathered together to sign a letter protesting the proposed net neutrality rules the FCC is considering ahead of its May 15 meeting.
Ride-sharing service Lyft is springing up in 24 new markets in 24 hours.
In an attempt to get more riders during slower times, Lyft is introducing a “Happy Hour” discount that cuts prices at times of low demand.
Uber’s insurance policy has gotten a makeover, designed to erase ambiguity for how drivers are covered while on the job.
Competing directly with Uber is really hard. Maybe others that want to overthrow the traditional taxi system should try a few new tactics.
Enterprise has bought up Zimride, the ride-sharing service from the makers of Lyft. The deal shows how ride-sharing just hasn’t caught on in the U.S. like it has in Europe yet.
Tesla is battling Texas over selling its electric cars directly to customers. CEO Elon Musk spoke at the Texas Capital Wednesday morning calling for support of a new bill.
Cabulous, formerly the app known for hailing taxis in major U.S. cities, is re-branding as Flywheel on Thursday, promising to add more transportation options like black cars and eventually expand internationally as part of a push to solve all of a consumer’s transportation needs.
Lyft and Sidecar, two popular rideshare services based in San Francisco, received cease-and-desist orders from the state this summer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports, but continue to operate and battle against attempted regulation against their transportation startups.
Ride sharing startup Zimride is launching a new experimental mobile app called Lyft that will enable drivers and riders to connect in real time, and even watch the drivers navigate to the agreed upon pick-up spot via a map on the smartphone.