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Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users over Background Checks

Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users over Background Checks

By Josh Wolford December 10, 2014

Uber is under fire from more cities – now including the one in which it is headquartered. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon says that Uber has made “false or misleading statements to consumers and for engaging in a variety …

Uber, Lyft Reportedly Killing Taxi Business in SF Uber, Lyft Reportedly Killing Taxi Business in SF

One narrative for the influx of on-demand car services hitting cities across the country follows as such: plucky startups like Lyft and Uber are constantly fighting a battle with taxi companies, the old guard, who seek to unfairly regulate these …

Women-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch Women-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch

If you asked a handful of women whether or not they feel 100 percent safe in taxis, Uber, or Lyft cars – I’m willing to bet the the predominant answer would be not really. Sure, the majority of the time …

Uber and Lyft Are in Quite the Little Pissing Match Uber and Lyft Are in Quite the Little Pissing Match

Rival on-demand car service companies Uber and lyft are in a real pissing match right now, as they continue to accuse each other of employing some under-the-table techniques to get ahead. On Tuesday Lyft took a shot at Uber, claiming …

Uber Is Playing Really Dirty, According to Lyft Uber Is Playing Really Dirty, According to Lyft

According to Lyft, rival on-demand car service Uber isn’t playing fair. CNNMoney is reporting that data obtained from Lyft suggests that Uber is strategically throwing wrenches into Lyft operations – mainly by requesting and then canceling rides. Obviously, this tactic …

Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too Lyft Is Doing That Whole Carpooling Thing Too

On Tuesday, on-demand ride company Uber unveiled UberPool, a new service that allows users to split fares with strangers who are planning on traveling on a similar path. With UberPool, one single Uber ride can stop numerous times in one …

Whysk Is Here to Redefine On-Demand Transportation

Clickhole, The Onion’s self-described “latest and greatest online social experience filled with the most clickable, irresistibly shareable content anywhere on the internet,” is fun. It really is. It’s a self-aware Buzzfeed. It’s a self-loathing Upworthy. It’s also a smart move. …

Lyft Had a Rocky Start in NYC Over the Weekend Lyft Had a Rocky Start in NYC Over the Weekend

Fresh off its kinda victory on Friday in New York City, Lyft launched in all five boroughs to much fanfare. Unfortunately, high demands coupled with an underwhelming workforce and newly-imposed regulations made getting a Lyft driver a real headache in …

Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions

The battle of Lyft vs. New York City – mainly its Taxi and Limo Commission – has finally produced a resolution. Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of NYC tonight, but only after making some pretty big concessions. “Tonight, …

Lyft Hit with Restraining Orders Before NYC Launch Lyft Hit with Restraining Orders Before NYC Launch

According to a report, both the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission and the state Attorney General have filed temporary restraining orders against on-demand car service Lyft, who is planning on launching in Brooklyn and Queens Friday evening. Earlier …

Lyft Launches in NYC Despite Regulatory Pushback Lyft Launches in NYC Despite Regulatory Pushback

Lyft is not backing down in its quest to bring its on-demand car service to the Big Apple, despite warnings from the city’s Taxi and Limo Commission that they will not hesitate to take legal action. Earlier this week, Lyft …

Uber Is Now a $17B Company After Latest Funding Uber Is Now a $17B Company After Latest Funding

On-demand car service Uber has just announced a massive $1.2 billion injection from “some of the leading investors in the world,” which values the company at $17 billion (not counting what they already have in the war chest). With that …

Virginia DMV to Uber, Lyft: Cease Illegal Operations Virginia DMV to Uber, Lyft: Cease Illegal Operations

The state of Virginia is none too happy at on-demand car services Uber and Lyft operating, in its mind, outside the framework of its passenger carrier laws. The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles has sent out two cease and desist …