Editor’s Pick A vocal subset of the community are fighting tooth and nail for ridesharing to succeed.
Lyft will now be available in Indianapolis, St. Paul, and Atlanta. This is a milestone for Lyft, which typically launches in one city at a time
Flywheel is trying to change the cab industry from within by giving traditional taxis the same benefits and conveniences as controversial ridesharing startups.
California regulators came out with a proposed decision for ridesharing startups today, with a lightweight set of regulations to ensure safety.
The streets around City Hall were filled with taxis sitting bumper-to-bumper, blocking traffic and filling the air with honking while drivers waved signs protesting Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar.
RelayRides has scored a major victory for car-sharing startups. Today the company announced that it will launch free parking for its peer-to-peer car rental service at SFO.
Threeways in an Uber car are now really easy. Threeway fare-splits, that is.
Rumor is that the company could raise hundreds of millions of dollars.
The buy-up is a strategic move for Enterprise, as it offers an opportunity to reach a younger demographic. Zimride is a peer-to-peer matching service that is most popular with college students.
When a huge Bay Area transit strike leaves 400,000 looking for ways to get into work, alternative transport companies rise to show their worth.
Editor’s Pick Flywheel (formerly known as Cabulous) released major updates today to its application today that provides existing taxis and fleets with rider-friendly features like e-hailing, in-app payment, and a ratings system.
Mayor Ed Lee and Board President David Chiu announced a partnership between the city of San Francisco and BayShare to develop innovation and technology around disaster preparedness and response.
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York’s highest court unanimously upholds the state law authorizing “street hail livery service.” This means that startups like Uber, Lyft, SideCar, Hailo, Relay Rides, and Instacab are allowed to operate.
Stripe already lets devs accept payments from online customers for products in one-off purchases. Now, it can also let developers issue payments en masse — an especially handy feature for marketplaces.
A week after Lyft closed a $60 million round of funding, the ride-sharing company has made its first entrance into an East Coast market.
A Thursday roundup of today’s funding news, presented with a pink mustache.
Ride-sharing startup Lyft has closed a $60 million funding round led by venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced on its blog. It also confirmed raising $15M in October of 2012.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick declared his intention to roll out ride-sharing on the existing platform, posing a direct threat to companies like Lyft and SideCar that operate on a community ride-sharing model.
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Consumer attitudes and behaviors surrounding renting, borrowing, and leasing items, versus ownership, are shifting around the country, according to a study conducted by Sunrun and Harris Interactive.
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At SXSW, Uber CEO revealed the next stage of his battle plan: quadrupling the size of his staff in the next year, growing from 200 to 800 members, and continuing global expansion.
In a push to grow beyond its San Francisco roots, ride sharing service SideCar has purchased Austin, Texas-based competitor Heyride.
Not to be outdone by its competition, Uber has reached an agreement with the California authorities.
A roundup of funding news with a cute and cuddly puppy at the top.
Popular ride-sharing startup Lyft got a green light today to continue operating while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) re-examines its policies.
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Uber released its cabs service to all of San Francisco today, after testing the ride-sharing program for a number of months. The release comes soon after lawmakers targeted Uber and its competitors for having unsafe services.
Nervous about getting home safe on the busiest night of the year, New Year’s Eve? If you decide to forgo a traditional taxi cab, there are myriad options to choose from. But be warned, many of these novel ride-sharing services have already issued warnings that prices will be sky-high.
Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car in minutes, is expanding its service to new cities, including Seattle and Los Angeles.
Guest Post Ride-sharing services Lyft and Sidecar were each issued fines by the California Public Utilities Commission yesterday. While they’re batting the P.U.C., they might want to get ready for another battle: with insurance companies.
In the face of hefty citations, Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car to pick you up in a matter of minutes, is rallying the San Francisco’s tech scene to speak up in its defense.
Ridesharing app Sidecar raises $10 million amidst regulatory battles.
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