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Lyft reaches new milestone as it continues to gain on Uber

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "E-Commerce Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Lyft announced last week that it now completes 1 million rides a day, Business Insider reports.<p>While Uber reached this milestone over two years ago, Lyft’s accomplishment is …

What's it like driving for Lyft? Syracuse man shares first day on job (video)

Syracuse, N.Y. - Joe Aversa Jr., of Syracuse, is changing gears. After 25 years as an automotive service writer, he started driving for Lyft today, …

Wheel of Fortune Is Sorry They Included Slaves in “Southern Charm Week”

The producers of <i>Wheel of Fortune</i> have issued an apology after a episode in the game show’s “Southern Charm Week” depicted hosts Pat Sajak and Vanna …

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Lyft’s New Shuttle Service Is More Convenient Than Lyft Line

Lyft has recently rolled out a “shuttle” service that is in beta in San Francisco and Chicago. Since I live in San Francisco, I was able to give this …

Ride-hailing app Fare leaves Austin, blames ‘loss of business’ amid return of Uber, Lyft

The Phoenix based ride-hailing service Fare announced Tuesday morning it had pulled out of Austin, blaming the “loss of business” after the return of …

Texas Senate passes statewide ridesharing bill, overrides local regulations

<b>Posted:</b>May 17 2017 04:40PM CDT<p><b>Updated:</b>May 17 2017 05:00PM CDT<p>The Texas Senate has voted to pass HB 100, a bill that provided statewide regulations …

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Message from Lyft:<p>"Lyft here. Texas passed statewide ridesharing rules and we'll be back in Austin once Gov. Abbott signs the bill into law!<p>Thanks …

Lyft is gunning for Delta customers by offering SkyMiles

Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride.<p>Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta's airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport — no matter which airline …

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Uber vs. Lyft: A race that isn't anywhere near being over

"I've beaten them."<p>Those were the words Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick used to describe rideshare competitor Lyft — one of the most highly …

Newswire: Google and Lyft are teaming up to kill Uber

To say that Uber is having a rough year is an understatement—in the last several months, the ride-share company has lost senior personnel, one of its biggest fans, and any appearance of having a decent work environment, to say nothing of the whole spying-on-celebrities thing. Oh, Uber has tried to …

How Lyft Plans to Accelerate Its Momentum With a New Brand Marketing VP and Agency Roster – Adweek

The ride-share industry has run into some bumps along its path to remaking the business of transportation around the world.<p>The sector’s already tense …

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One Year After Fleeing Austin, Uber and Lyft Prepare a Fresh Invasion

It has been a year since Uber and Lyft pulled out of Austin, after residents of the Texas capital voted to maintain strict regulations the …

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Exclusive: Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.<p>Uber has acknowledged the software, known as …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

Lyft: 5-Star Rides

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Lyft: $100 Million in Tips

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Lyft: All About Safety

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Lyft: Showing Up Quick

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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 …

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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 …

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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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