The car-sharing startup grew by 3 times in 2013, fueled by surging demand for long-duration and airport rentals. 95% of its revenue came from this part of the business, and RelayRides decided to get rid of short-term rentals all together.
Editor’s Pick A vocal subset of the community are fighting tooth and nail for ridesharing to succeed.
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.
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.
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.
Today, car sharing startup RelayRides announced that it has acquired competitor Wheelz to accelerate its growth.
Transportation startups are a hot thing now, but the space is a battleground, and the tension was clear to see onstage today at TechCrunch Disrupt.
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.
Just days after the Avis officially acquires Zipcar, a small number of zipcars pop up at NYC regional airports.
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.
Guest Post People who work using TaskRabbit, Airbnb, Lyft, and GetAround can make a surprising amount of money.
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.
Editor’s Pick The Zipcar sale will pave the way for the domination of peer-to-peer services.
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.
Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, made a public appearance this weekend to make one thing very clear. He is not worried.
Zipcar’s founder has a plan to disrupt the dismal airport car rental experience. It’s about damn time!
Getaround has some high-profile supporters in its corner. The peer-to-peer car sharing service recently raised $13.9 million from investors like Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, has expanded to Chicago with the help of its mayor, Rahm Emanuel.
Being a backseat driver may no longer be a bad thing. Luxury car brand Daimler AG just invested an undisclosed amount in ride-sharing startup Carpooling.
Ticketfly is rolling out new partnerships today that make the pre-concert experience more social for attendees, and eliminate a lot of the logistical headaches for venues and promoters.
Ride-sharing startup Zimride has raised a $1.2 million seed round of funding.
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