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State of Ridesharing: Rise of the Peer Economy

<i>This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers analyze the state and future of their industry. Read all the posts here.</i><p>The peer economy, …

Innovation

Ridesharing fans will petition Seattle council to reconsider proposed regulations

This morning’s Seattle City Council committee meeting on proposed regulations for the ridesharing industry is shaping up as a showdown between …

The war between Uber and Lyft will be won with an algorithm

Which taxi alternative will dominate cities of the future may come down to who develops the best software. Right now, Lyft and Uber are two sides of the same ride-sharing coin: Lyft brands itself as a “sharing” experience, reminding its users that their driver is just an average Joe with time to …

Transportation

Lyft Lowers Prices in All Cities by 20 Percent

2 min read<p>This week, ridesharing service Lyft announced it is reducing prices by 20 percent across all markets.<p>The move comes on the heels of a fresh $250 million funding round from investors including Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba.<p>In a post on the company's blog, Lyft wrote that while the new …

Uber

Lyft Vs. Uber: With Equal Resources And Prices, What Happens Now?

When taxi alternative Uber slashed prices in January, the move was widely seen as an attempt to not only eat into the cab market, but also put the squeeze on rival Lyft. Uber had already amassed a gigantic war chest thanks to a $360 million fundraising last August and seemed prepared to use the …

Uber Launches Courier Service in NYC

App-based car-hire start-up Uber is launching a dedicated courier service Tuesday, starting in Manhattan.<p>"It's an Uber for things," said Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber NYC.<p>Brash Uber stalks new markets to ride higherThe new service, called UberRUSH, uses a courier on foot or on bike to …

​Uber gives startups 7-minute rides to pitch Google Ventures investors

Startups in Silicon Valley will have seven minutes to pitch investors during a free Uber ride Wednesday, according to a post from the on-demand car service.<p>Uber is partnering with Google Ventures, the investment arm of the tech giant, to give entrepreneurs a chance to market their ideas. The …

Uber takes on Amazon’s drones with bike riders and footmen

Uber is not happy simply “shipping” people from place to place with its transportation services. As it turns out, the company may also be interested …

Gofor: like Uber for drones

<i>(Credit: Alex Cornell and Phil Mills)</i><p><b>A concept startup imagines a future in which we can call drones on demand to scout parking, check weather, take</b> …

Associated Press News

Car2Go expands further into SE Portland, St. Johns; announces 'multimodal' discount for TriMet riders

Car2Go, the world’s fastest-growing car-sharing service, isn’t ready to expand into the suburbs just yet.<p>But come May 1, the Austin, Texas-based …

Autoblog Green

This as the car veered off the road and accelerated into a crash barrier.<p>30 will go to customers for field testing this year<p>There are a lot more costs to consider than just the monthly payment of a new car. Here are the top five most expensive new cars to insure in America for 2018.<p>And yeah, it's …

Accueil

Groupe Renault - il y a 1 semaine<p>Our concept car #RenaultSYMBIOZ is at Milan’s #SalonedelMobile 👉You can tell, from its design that we believe …

OpenAirplane: Finally, a Zipcar-Style Service for Airplanes

Rejoice, oh aeronautical adventurers of American airspace: There's finally a Zipcar-style service for renting small airplanes.<p>OpenAirplane launched …

CiteeCar picks up $10M to be Germany's ZipCar, with a major twist

Former Zipcar CEO Griffith Joins General Catalyst

When Scott Griffith took over as CEO of Zipcar, the car-rental startup was considered more of a political movement than a company. Griffith’s job was …

Malaysia Airlines Jet Made 'Tactical Aviation Maneuvers': Law Enforcement Officials

U.S. law enforcement and intelligence officials are focusing on the possibility that at least one of the Malaysia Airlines pilots is responsible for …

How can markets help us to improve lives, from improving healthcare to cutting pollution? http://wef.ch/g3IND

Could climate change put an end to the Winter Olympics? Many former host cities may already be too warm for the games. http://wef.ch/j3KZ8 Photo: Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay

Which G20 economies have reached dangerous levels of inequality? Nathan Eagle on why income disparity matters: http://wef.ch/t1VpK Photo: Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly

Do you bike in L.A.? Watch this to see what concerns all those drivers.

Los Angeles actor Michael Shen notes that he and his wife have talked about getting bikes. But as he looks out his car window at L.A. traffic, he makes it clear:<p>"I would never cycle with the drivers out here, to be perfectly honest."<p>Shen is one of millions of drivers in Southern California who for …

Associated Press News

Flow Bike Lanes Click Together Like LEGO Bricks for Safe Urban Cycling

City cycling can be dangerous, especially if the only thing separating you and that 20-ton bus is a thin strip of paint. Enter the Copenhagenize …

'Gayborhoods' Have A Profound Sociological And Economic Effect On Urban Areas

The sociological and economic benefits of urban "gayborhoods" -- loosely defined as neighborhoods in which many gay men and lesbians concentrate -- was discussed at length on HuffPost Live this week.<p>Interestingly, Professor Janice Madden found an interesting discrepancy between the neighborhoods …

Gas Prices Up for Presidents Day Weekend in San Diego County

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County rose today for the 13th consecutive day, increasing six-tenths of a …

Northeast LA Getting LA's First Bike-Friendly Business District

Northeast LA already has a strong bike culture: its monthly art walk has a regular bike ride component, and there are bike lanes along parts of Eagle Rock and York Boulevards, with a bike corral reclaiming a couple spots near Avenue 50. Bike lanes went in last fall along Colorado Boulevard in Eagle …

Here Are Spring Street's New Compromise Green Bike Lanes

new green spring street bike lane<p>Image via tiffanymkelly<p>Image via ezralovesla<p>LADOT finally managed to get some of the Spring Street bike lane operational again for this past weekend's CicLAvia--they had water-blasted the last of the controversial old paint off back on September 15, which …

Electrify Any Bike For Extra Pedal Power

Upgrade your old two-wheeler.<p>Who wants to be a sweaty mess after biking to work? “No one,” is the answer FlyKly is banking on. The start-up has created an electrified rear wheel that can retrofit onto almost any bike. Pedaling becomes effortless, and co-workers will thank you.<p>Motor<p>The 250-watt <b>motor</b> …