All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘lyft’

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft and the New York Attorney General’s office have settled a year-long beef, and Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties. The settlement resolves a dispute born in July, 2014, when New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Department of Financial Services filed a lawsuit against Lyft claiming the on-demand ride company let its …

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Lyft Wants You to Get All Chummy with Your Driver

Lyft wants you to get to know your driver, and vice versa. If you’re the type of person who wants to have a conversation with the person who picks you up from the bar (and there are plenty of you out there), you’ll likely dive right in to a new Lyft feature called Lyft Profiles. The on-demand ride service and …

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Lyft Ditches Pink, Furry Mustache for Pink, Glowing Mustache

Lyft is ditching the giant, pink mustache that has adorned all some of its fleet since the company’s launch. Don’t worry – the pink mustache is still going to be there. Except now it’s going to be smaller, dash-mounted, and not furry. “It was this big giant fuzzy thing. If you were going to an important business meeting, it might …

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Yelp Filter Not Catching Biased Reviews

It may be a new year, but there are still problems with Yelp’s review filter. We’ve been tipped to some research finding reviews featuring promo codes, which would seem to violate Yelp’s guidelines, showing up for Uber and Lyft, as well as a competing taxi service. Yelp’s filter has long been the subject of controversy with small business owners, and …

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

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 of business practices which violate California law.” He specifically addresses Uber’s driver background checks. Though the very first thing you …

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Lyft Has Best Week Ever After Uber’s Run of Bad PR

Uber hasn’t had a good few months, PR wise – and the past couple of weeks have been brutal. When one of your executives says that the company should start digging up dirt on journalists who criticize the company, well, it’s bound to generate some bad press. And then when one of your execs actually does breach privacy and access …

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Lyft Now Lets Your Boss Pick Up the Cost

Uber has Uber for Business, and now Lyft has Lyft for Work. The pink-mustachioed company has just introduced a new way for companies to pay for their employees’ rides – when appropriate of course. Lyft for Work allows companies to issue Lyft credit to employees that carry certain restrictions. For instance, a credit can come with the caveat that it …

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Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer

It’s Monday, and on-demand car service Uber is facing another PR nightmare after a driver in San Francisco allegedly smashed a passenger in the side of the head with a hammer. The incident happened last week, and the San Francisco Chronicle first reported it on Friday. According to police, 26-year-old Patrick Karajah has been charged with assault with a deadly …

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Lyft Acquires Hitch to Help with Carpooling Service

On-demand car service Lyft has announced that it is acquiring Hitch, another on-demand car service focused on carpooling. “John and Logan met the Hitch team over a year ago and as both teams talked, they realized they shared the same vision of connecting people through more affordable and efficient transportation options. Similar to Lyft, Hitch has always believed the shared …

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Uber, Lyft Reportedly Killing Taxi Business in San Francisco

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 new ridesharing platforms, thus stifling innovation. We’ve seen battles set against this narrative play out recently – most notably the …

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Women’s-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch, Could Face Tricky Legal Issues

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 taxi rides go off without incident, but there are those stories – incidents of attempted sexual assault and the like …

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Uber and Lyft Have Reached the Shenanigan-Calling Stage of Their Rivalry

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 that the company was engaging in a ride cancellation scheme. Lyft claimed to have cross-referenced phone numbers of known Uber …

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