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Tony Webster

Google’s Alphabet Takes Aim At Uber With $1B Investment In Lyft

A long time ago, in a ride-hailing era that now seems far away, Google and Uber were friends, with the internet giant plugging $258 million in Uber in 2013. Four years later, the two sides are embroiled in a legal battle over self-driving cars, and the tech company is pouring money into Uber’s biggest rival, Lyft, instead. [More]

Lyft, Budweiser Partnering Up Again To Fight Drunk Driving With Free Rides

Lyft, Budweiser Partnering Up Again To Fight Drunk Driving With Free Rides

Just like last year, Lyft and Budweiser are teaming up to offer drinkers a safer option for getting home than climbing behind the wheel of their car: They’ll be handing out 150,000 round-trip rides in some states through the end of the year. [More]

Elliott Brown

FBI Reportedly Investigating Uber For Spying On Lyft, Others

For about two years, Uber allegedly used a tool dubbed “Hell” to keep an eye on Lyft and other rivals, while also trying to lure away their drivers. This program caught the attention of federal law enforcement, who are now reportedly investigating whether Hell crossed any legal lines.  [More]

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Lyft Will Soon Offer Free Rides In Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco

Ride-hailing service Lyft is nudging its way into the world of self-driving cars, announcing today that it will soon be offering rides in autonomous vehicles to customers in the San Francisco Bay Area. [More]

Tony Webster

The #DeleteUber Campaign Led To 60% New User Bump For Lyft

Early this year, Uber found itself the target of a social media campaign urging people to #DeleteUber, prompted indirectly by a travel ban proposed by the federal government. Unsurprisingly, that movement has proved fruitful for the ride-hailing service’s biggest competitor, Lyft. [More]

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Lyft Driver Says She Was Attacked, Robbed In Road-Rage Incident

Road rage is nothing new, but a Lyft driver in California says she was brutally attacked and then robbed in what she’s calling a road rage incident. [More]

Lyft Launching ‘Taco Mode’ To Enable Your Late-Night Taco Bell Craving

Lyft Launching ‘Taco Mode’ To Enable Your Late-Night Taco Bell Craving

Anyone who’s ever begged and pleaded with their cab driver to take them to get fast food after a night on the town knows it’s not always an easy task. But Lyft apparently knows your darkest late-night desires, and is ready to be a Taco Bell accomplice. [More]

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Lyft Wants To End Car Ownership — This Is How They Want To Do It

It’s no secret that Lyft has its sights set on a country without individual car ownership — with the company’s co-founder calling it a “$9,000 ball and chain” that people have to drag along in their daily lives — but now the ride-hailing service is elaborating further on how exactly it can accomplish that goal. [More]

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Lyft Driver Charged With Throwing Dog During Road Rage Incident

It can surely be frustrating to deal with other drivers out there, but there’s a difference between muttering insults under your breath accompanied by an indignant honk and throwing someone’s dog out of a car. [More]

SarahMcGowen

Judge Orders Drunk Drivers To Install Uber, Lyft Apps While On Probation

In an effort to keep people under the influence off the roads when they’ve been drinking, a judge in Ohio is ordering folks who have been convicted of drunk driving to install ride-hailing apps like Uber or Lyft. [More]

Tony Webster

Lyft To Start Self-Driving Car Program In Boston

Ride-hailing service Uber may be the one that got to splashy headlines about self-driving cars first, but Lyft hasn’t exactly been sitting around, either. The company has finally announced where it will first take autonomous vehicles to the street: the notoriously tricky roads of Boston. [More]

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Lyft Goes After Uber’s Business Users With New “Lux” Service

While Uber has long courted business commuters with its premium UberBlack and UberXL, competitor Lyft’s comparable offerings didn’t match up. Now Lyft hopes to drink some of Uber’s corporate client milkshake with the rollout of new Lux and SUV tiers of service. [More]

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You Can Now Earn Delta Miles During Lyft Rides

After teaming up with JetBlue last year to allow Lyft passengers to earn airline miles on their way to the airport, the ride-hailing service is jumping into a new partnership with Delta Air Lines that will give riders airline miles whenever they take a trip. [More]

Tony Webster

Waymo And Lyft Teaming Up To Work On Self-Driving Cars

If Uber and Google haven’t already stopped wearing the Best Friends Forever necklaces they exchanged way back when, well, they’re definitely chucking those things in the garbage now: Google’s Waymo is partnering up with Uber’s sworn enemy, Lyft, to collaborate on autonomous vehicles. [More]

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Uber Reportedly Tracked iPhones Even After The App Was Deleted, Bought Lyft Receipts

It’s been a busy spring for Uber, in all the ways that companies usually try to avoid. Now, among all the allegations of tracking programs from “Greyball” to “Hell,” come a pair of new claims that won’t do anything to improve Uber’s dodgy reputation with regard to privacy. [More]

NYC Will Require Uber App To Allow Tipping (Eventually)

NYC Will Require Uber App To Allow Tipping (Eventually)

Tipping is a confusing issue when it comes to ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft in New York City. Drivers are allowed to accept cash tips, but they aren’t allowed to ask for them. What’s more, the Lyft app includes the ability to put that tip on your credit card, but Uber’s app is still tip-less. That will change later this year, as NYC will require Uber to include tipping on its mobile platform. [More]

Uber Used ‘Hell’ To Track, Recruit Lyft Drivers, Report Claims

Uber Used ‘Hell’ To Track, Recruit Lyft Drivers, Report Claims

From “God view” to Greyball, Uber’s used all kinds of tracking software over the years to keep an eye on everyone who uses their apps. Now, there are reports that User was using yet another secret tool to horn in on the competition in some less-than-aboveboard ways. [More]

Tony Webster

Lyft Adding Option To Let Passengers Round Up Their Fares For Charity Donations

For decades, retailers have had charity donation jars at checkout points, giving customers the option to quickly support a helpful organization with the change from their purchase. Now Lyft is looking to apply that same model to ridesharing, by letting passengers round up their fares with the extra money going to non-profit groups. [More]