Editor’s Pick A vocal subset of the community are fighting tooth and nail for ridesharing to succeed.
For clarification, it is unclear whether Uber’s fleet of cars will actually be capable of time travel. We’re waiting to hear back from company reps on that one.
“We want people to associate good startups with RocketSpace in the same way you’d think law with Harvard, or tech with MIT.”
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
Uber is keeping you, young college Chegg customer, from drinking and driving — at least in your first week back at school.
Uber published a blog post this afternoon confirming its latest, multimillion dollar round of funding today, but quickly removed the entry.
Uber was the big funding story today, but wine, recruiting, photo-sharing, and a distributed storage startup raised money too.
Alternative taxi service Uber has raised a funding round worth hundreds of millions of dollars from TPG, Benchmark, and reportedly Google Ventures.
Editor’s Pick Coffee. Water. Bread. Housing. We’ve priced everyone else out of the kinds of things our pioneer forebears made themselves and considered basic necessities or small comforts.
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.
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.
Uber has announced a new summer SUV service to the Hamptons. To kick off this extravagant new offering, Uber will celebrate with a limited time offer for on-demand rides via private helicopter.
Editor’s Pick L is teaming up with Uber to deliver free condoms during SF Pride weekend. L is challenging male-focused condom brands in the U.S., and for every condom sold distributes one the developing world.
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.
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.
ClubLocal continues its national roll out today, bringing the convenience of booking home services from a mobile device to people in the Bay Area.
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.
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 is back on the streets of New York — though the city has imposed some new restrictions on the service.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says a Reuters story is false, and the company is not raising a round.
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.
Guest Post World of Warcraft, Facetime, WebEx, ETrade’s MarketCaster, and Facebook’s live “Ticker” may seem completely unrelated, but they all represent real-time apps, connecting users instantly with the real world.
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.
Uber’s new app releases will help expand its user base and continue disrupting the taxi industry around the world.
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.
How is Uber managing its European expansion? With “lots of hustle,” according to vice president Ryan Graves.
Hailo, a mobile cab-hailing app, raised $30 million in its second round of funding and plans on opening its services in New York this month. It ill have fierce competition, however, from Uber.
Not to be outdone by its competition, Uber has reached an agreement with the California authorities.
Popular ride-sharing startup Lyft got a green light today to continue operating while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) re-examines its policies.
On-demand car service Uber has started testing out its business in Singapore, the first sign it will officially bring the service to Asia.
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.
In the nation’s capital, smartphones users can hail a DC cab, as well as one of Uber’s sedans or SUVs.
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.
Watch out Uber, the cab hailing app Hailo is hot on your heels in New York City.