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Lyft raises $600M at $7.5B valuation

Lyft has raised a total of $600 million in new funding, with a post-money valuation of $7.5 billion, the company announced via its blog on Tuesday. Reports had indicated the raise was in process, though the most recent figure pinned the total at $500 million, though that was prior to its …

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Uber Driver Fawzi Kamel Explains Why He Argued With CEO Kalanick

An Uber driver who filmed his argument with the company's CEO told NBC News on Wednesday that the firm does not care if drivers are "not even making minimum wage."<p>Fawzi Kamel was giving a ride to Uber boss Travis Kalanick when he took the opportunity to complain about falling fares. This resulted …

Lyft names Aaron Fox as first Dallas-Fort Worth general manager, launches search for regional hub (exclusive) - Dallas Business Journal

Lyft<p>Lyft DFW has its first general manager, part of a plan to grow regional marketshare that also includes an active real estate search for a …

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Lyft App Gets Calendar Sync Feature to Select Event Locations As Ride Destinations

Lyft yesterday quietly announced a new calendar integration feature for its popular ride-hailing app, allowing users to sync their calendar to search and select upcoming event locations.<p>That's right: When requesting a ride, you no longer have to fumble through multiple apps to find the name or …

Lyft's CEO has a simple plan that he claims could make traffic disappear in just 5 years

With the right infrastructure investments, it’s possible to make highway traffic in the US disappear in as little as five years, Logan Green, Lyft's CEO, told Business Insider in a recent interview.<p>"If we set a big enough goal and make the right investments in this moment, five years from now it is …

Lyft is about to launch a massive expansion across the US

Lyft is rapidly expanding the number of US cities in which it operates.<p>The ride-hailing company plans to launch in 100 new US cities by the end of the year, bringing the total number of cities it serves to 300, Jaime Raczka, the head of early-stage markets and expansion at Lyft, told Business …

Lyft is planning a delivery service — but when will it launch? - San Francisco Business Times

Lyft is developing a new service to help keep drivers but within the company, there's a… more<p>Lyft<p>Lyft is developing a delivery service similar to …

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Lyft releases hilarious 30-second commercials of competitors fretting over their success

Creators of the ride-sharing app, Lyft, released four 30-second ads to YouTube Monday.<p>The ads show three officials from Ride Corp, a fictional …

Lyft Shaves Its Pink Stache to Help You Find Your Ride Faster

If you’ve ever used a ride-sharing app to hail a car at night, or on a busy street, you know that finding your driver can be one of trickiest parts …

Could Uber leave Houston, considering situation in Austin?

<b>AUSTIN, Texas</b> - On a Friday night in Austin, the world-famous Sixth Street is full of people in this Live Music Capital of the World.<p>Until last …

Tesla tips more details of self-driving ridesharing service

Tesla has let slip some more information on its upcoming ridesharing program, which will eventually let the company's cars pick up fares while their …

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Lyft Ride of a Lifetime - Singapore Adventure

Instead of Erecting New Barriers For Ridesharing, Cities Should Deregulate Taxis

Right now, many cities and states are trying to find ways to jam ride-sharing services into old regulatory structures that have been around since the …

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Uber starts self-driving car pickups in Pittsburgh

Beginning today, a select group of Pittsburgh Uber users will get a surprise the next time they request a pickup: the option to ride in a self driving car.<p>The announcement comes a year-and-a-half after Uber hired dozens of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics center to develop the …

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14 things every Uber and Lyft driver needs

If you are just starting out driving for Uber or Lyft, you may be wondering what you should keep in your car in order to get 5-star ratings. Some …

14 things every Uber and Lyft driver needs

Every ride-share driver should be prepared. Here are 14 things every UBER and…<p>See More<p>Looking for a small business idea? Here's a list of ten ideas …

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Lyft suspends its Bay Area carpooling service

Lyft has learned a valuable lesson from one of its most recent ventures: the carpooling biz is tough to get into. The company is "pausing" the carpooling service it launched for the Bay Area just a few months ago, and according to <i>Forbes</i>, it's all because it wasn't able to entice enough drivers to …

Lyft pushes back at Uber's 'unsavory tactics'

Lyft is not happy with Travis Kalanick and Uber. Last week, Lyft found itself the subject of several stories claiming the company was involved in active but unsuccessful acquisition talks with a number of firms. Naturally, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick seized the opportunity to zing his …

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Uber and Lyft Want to Replace Public Buses - Bloomberg

<b>Pinellas Park, Florida, isn’t the kind of place where you'd expect to gain insight about the future of mass transit.</b> The suburb of Tampa is as …

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GM expressed interest in buying Lyft, but Lyft declined

Close partners GM and Lyft were apparently nearly even closer: The Information reports and TechCrunch has separately confirmed that the carmaker expressed its interest in purchasing Lyft, going so far as to specify a price it would’ve been wiling to pay. Lyft apparently explored what other …

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Express Drive SF and LA: Pay Next to Nothing for a Car While You Earn

Under new law, Uber and Lyft must be accessible to all

People with disabilities have a love-hate relationship with Uber.<p>Some, particularly those with limited vision, call the advent of ride-hailing …

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Lyft starts selling $20 physical gift cards at Starbucks

On demand ride provider Lyft is getting physical – creating actual gift cards with $20 in ride credit that people can buy beginning today at participating Starbucks stores across the U.S. The cards also come with a $5 Starbucks gift card as a free bonus, and Lyft passengers will also start being …

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