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Google Parent Alphabet Adds To Uber's Problems With Rumored $1 Billion Investment In Lyft

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly considering to make a $1 billion investment into ride-hailing startup Lyft. This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.

Business Tech September 15, 2017

Uber In Trouble Again: FBI Investigating 'Hell' Software That Was Used To Spy On Lyft Drivers

The FBI has launched an investigation into whether the Hell program of Uber, which it used to spy on Lyft drivers, illegally interfered with its rival's business. New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has rough times ahead.

Business Tech September 9, 2017

Lyft Is Now Working On Its Own Technology For Self-Driving Cars

Lyft has announced that it will begin work on technology for use in self-driving cars. Previously, the company said it would allow self-driving cars on its network, but would not develop the technology itself.

Car Tech July 21, 2017

Lyft Broadens Business With Premium Ride Service To Gain Ground On Uber

Lyft has been determined to gain ground and be more competitive with Uber. The newest venture in this is a premium ride service in major U.S. cities.

Business Tech May 25, 2017

Lyft And Waymo Team Up To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Streets First

More companies are investing in bringing self-driving cars to the public. Lyft and Waymo look to shake up the landscape with a collaborative deal to become the first to get autonomous vehicles on the streets.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Over Alleged Hell Spyware: Complaint Details How Uber Gained Competitive Edge Through Illegal Tracking

Uber might face a class-action lawsuit. The plaintiff claims Uber broke a number of privacy laws by secretly spying on Lyft drivers to gain business advantage, allegedly done through its Hell program.

Business Tech April 25, 2017

Uber CEO Musters Board’s Support: Overhaul Of Corporate Culture And New COO On The Way

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been assured support by the board in tackling the company’s challenges at the image front following allegations against business practices. The board also said it is taking steps to overhaul Uber's corporate culture.

Business Tech March 23, 2017

Google’s Waze Carpool Plans To Expand: Watch Out, Lyft And Uber

Google-owned Waze has now revealed plans to expand to other cities and countries, potentially challenging carpooling services offered by Uber and Lyft. It’s not as it easy as it sounds, however.

Car Tech February 23, 2017

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Quits Trump Business Council Over Immigration Ban

In an email sent to employees, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that he already informed Donald Trump that he is stepping down from his business council. The move has been prompted by the recent immigration policy.

Business Tech February 3, 2017

Viber Provides Free Calling To The 7 Countries Affected By Immigration Ban

The blanket ban on travelers and immigrants from seven Muslim countries prompted Rakuten to offer free international Viber calls. This was announced by the company's CEO Hiroshi Mikitani.

Apps/Software January 31, 2017

Users Are Now Downloading Lyft More Instead Of Uber For The First Time Ever

Users are downloading the app Lyft more than Uber. Details have shown that for the first time, Lyft was able to surpass Uber for app download ranking.

Apps/Software January 30, 2017

Google Developing Autonomous Ride-Sharing Network, Watch Out Uber And Lyft

Google intends to come up with its own ride-sharing network, which may challenge Uber and Lyft. This news comes courtesy of a patent filing from the company.

Google January 16, 2017

Carpooling Services UberPOOL And Lyft Line Could Put NYC Taxis Out Of Business, MIT Study Finds

Three thousand four-person cars executed via ride-sharing services could serve 98 percent of New York City’s transportation infrastructure, according to an MIT study. Could it potentially replace traditional cabs?

Business Tech January 3, 2017

Uber And Lyft Address Discrimination Concerns, Explaining Their Practices: Here's The Deal

Uber and Lyft have officially responded to a letter Senator Al Franken sent last month, following a study that pointed out discriminatory cases. The companies explained their practices and pledged to take further steps to combat potential discrimination.

Business Tech December 30, 2016

Lyft Shaves Off Its Pink Mustache For LED Dashboards

Ride-hailing service Lyft is getting rid of its trademark pink mustache - the Glowstache - and is replacing it with an LED dashboard called Amp. The Amp will be made available to its drivers for free from December.

Business Tech November 15, 2016

Lyft To Have Mostly Autonomous Cars In 2021: Competition With Uber Heating Up

Lyft projects that its ride-hailing service will be dominated by self-driving car within five years. The plan addresses its intensifying competition with Uber as well as its drive to eliminate private car ownership by 2025.

Car Tech September 19, 2016

Lyft Vows Transportation Revolution: Self-Driving Cars To Rule Rides, Abolishing Car Ownership By 2025

Lyft cofounder and president John Zimmer has outlined bold ambitions for the company's future. In what it calls the 'third transportation revolution,' Lyft plans to eliminate the need to own a car in the U.S. by 2025, instead relying on its self-driving cars.

Business Tech September 18, 2016

Google Maps Gets Uber Alternatives: Ride-Hailing Options Now Include Lyft, Gett Too

Google Maps is no longer limited to Uber when it comes to ride-haling options. Lyft and Gett are now joining the scene, effectively making the app an all-in-one place for various booking services.

Google September 9, 2016

Uber vs. Lyft: Uber Users Are More Loyal To The Reigning Company Than Lyft Riders

According to statistics from SurveyMonkey Intelligence, Uber continues to have more downloads and monthly active users, as well as more loyal customers, than Lyft.

Apps/Software August 31, 2016

Lyft Is Not Seeking A Buyer, According To Lyft President John Zimmer

Lyft President John Zimmer is dispelling rumors that Lyft is looking for a buyer. The acquisition offers it is reviewing are all part of the 'normal course of business.'

Business Tech August 23, 2016

Lyft Seeking $9 Billion Buyout, But Uber Says It Wouldn't Pay More Than $2 Billion

Lyft is reportedly looking for buyers, and the company thinks pretty highly of itself. Lyft requests at least $9 billion from investors, but rivals from Uber are shredding the figure down in every way they can.

Apps/Software August 20, 2016

After Rejecting General Motors, Lyft Struggles To Find A Buyer

Lyft is struggling to find a buyer after turning down General Motors in its interest to acquire the ridehailing service. Lyft reportedly approached Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet and even Uber, but so far the talks have failed to seal any deal.

Business Tech August 20, 2016

Lyft Rejects General Motors' Acquisition Bid

General Motors has expressed interest in buying Lyft, but the ridehailing company reportedly declined the proposal. GM's acquisition bid suggests the carmaker is hoping to foray deeper into the ridehailing sector.

Business Tech August 13, 2016

Lyft Adds Multiple Stops To Routes So You Can Drop Your Friend Off Home Too

Lyft announced that it will soon allow users to request two stops during their trip, perfect for splitting a ride with a friend or for making a pit spot on the way to your destination.

Apps/Software August 8, 2016

'Pokémon GO' Players Don’t Need To Worry About Using All Their Data - If They Have T-Mobile

T-Mobile announced that, starting next week, it will allow customers to play 'Pokémon GO' without the game using their monthly data for an entire year.

Apps/Software July 15, 2016

Express Drive: GM And Lyft Extend Car Rental Service To California And Colorado

The Express Drive car rental program of General Motors and Lyft will now be extended to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denver. The combination of a car rental and ridehailing service is an alternative to car ownership.

Business Tech July 12, 2016

Lyft Rides In Style With 'Premier' Luxury Line

Lyft is now offering a more stylish ride for customers, thanks to its new luxury service called Premier. The ride-hailing company is also reportedly busy poaching Uber drivers into its fleet.

Business Tech July 8, 2016

You Can Take A Free Ride In The 'Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 This Weekend

Lyft is offering free rides in the Ecto-1 this weekend in select locations.

Movies/TV Shows June 30, 2016

Uber Now Allows Passengers To Schedule Rides Up To 30 Days In Advance

Uber has rolled out a new feature that allows passengers to schedule rides up to 30 days in advance. For now, the feature is only available in Seattle through UberX.

Business Tech June 10, 2016

RideAustin Non-Profit Taking Over Where Uber And Lyft Failed

Uber and Lyft retreated from working in Austin, Texas, but a myriad of small ventures are swooping in. RideAustin is a non-profit company that showed itself as an interesting alternative to traditional ride-sharing ventures.

Apps/Software May 25, 2016

Lyft Now Lets Riders Schedule Trips 24 Hours In Advance

Car-hailing service Lyft launches Schedule Rides, which will allow passengers to schedule their rides up to 24 hours in advance. The company will initially test the feature in San Francisco.

Apps/Software May 24, 2016

Other Ride-Hailing Apps Swoop In As Uber And Lyft Leave Austin, Texas

Uber and Lyft have ceased operations in Austin, Texas due to a dispute over the regulation to fingerprint their drivers. Other companies have now swooped in to provide ride-sharing services to citizens.

Business Tech May 14, 2016

Uber, Lyft Ceasing Operations In Austin, Texas Due To Fingerprinting Regulation

Uber and Lyft launched an $8 million campaign to urge voters in Austin, Texas to support Proposition 1. The city, however, voted to reject the proposal, which would have exempted drivers from fingerprinting.

Business Tech May 9, 2016

GM And Lyft To Test First Fleet Of Self-Driving Chevy Bolt Taxis

In January 2016, General Motors has invested $500 million in transportation company Lyft. The Wall Street Journal now reports that Lyft and GM will be ready to start testing a fleet of self-driving Chevy Bolt taxis within a year.

Car Tech May 6, 2016

Google, Uber And Three Other Companies Band Together To Speed Up Adoption Of Self-Driving Cars

Google and four other companies are leading efforts to form a coalition to urge federal action for the adoption of self-driving cars. The coalition’s main aim is to eliminate patchwork autonomous driving laws and come up with a standard guide.

Car Tech April 28, 2016

California Regulators Greenlight Uber And Lyft Carpools

The California Public Utilities Commission approves commercial carpooling in the State but with stricter regulations for both Uber and Lyft drivers. Uber adds an environment-friendly bonus for Earth Day 2016.

Business Tech April 23, 2016

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Worries About Potential Uber Monopoly: More Alternatives Would Be Preferable

If it were up to Steve Wozniak, the Apple co-founder would rather be taking Lyft all day. At a transport summit in Australia, Wozniak voiced his concerns about Uber becoming and acting like a monopoly.

Apps/Software April 19, 2016

San Francisco Requires Uber, Lyft Drivers To Obtain Business License

San Francisco is now requiring some 37,000 Uber and Lyft drivers who operate in the city and work seven or more days a year to secure a license. A license fee of $91 shall be paid by drivers who earn less than $100,000 a year.

Business April 16, 2016

Lyft Announces Plans To Expands Its Line Carpool Service To Save Users Money In Six New Cities

Lyft Line is expanding to six new cities in five days, including Newark and Silicon Valley, to further help users in these communities save money while carpooling.

Apps/Software April 5, 2016

Lyft And GM Launch Express Drive Rental Program: Here Are The Details

Lyft and General Motors team up in launching their Express Drive rental program. Here are the details that we know so far.

Business March 15, 2016

Soon You Will Be Able To Get A Lyft Using Facebook Messenger

Lyft revealed that Facebook's Messenger is its newest marquee partner, in addition to launching the Lyft Developer Program. The program calls for developers from all over the world to use the Lyft API within their apps.

Apps/Software March 8, 2016

Seattle Sued For Allowing Lyft And Uber Drivers To Unionize

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce believes the ability for drivers of the ride-hailing apps to unionize is a violation of antitrust laws.

FUTURE TECH March 4, 2016

When Danica Patrick Goes Undercover As A Lyft Driver

Let's just say the Nascar professional more than took her unsuspecting customers for a spin around town.

Internet Culture February 18, 2016

Google Waze Releases Transport SDK For Apps Like Lyft: Here's How It Benefits Consumers

Google Waze launched its Transport SDK to partners who are seeking to enhance their business using some of the most relevant features of the navigation app. Some of these launch partners include Lyft, 99 Taxis, Cabify and others, and consumers will also stand to benefit.

Apps/Software February 2, 2016

Uber Cuts NYC Rates, Escalating Price War With Lyft

Uber has cut rates for users of its taxi service in New York City. The company has been engaging in a price war with competitor Lyft, which has now made its way to the Big Apple.

Apps/Software January 30, 2016

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