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Lyft Wants You to Get All Chummy with Your Driver

Lyft Wants You to Get All Chummy with Your Driver

By Josh Wolford March 26, 2015

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 …

Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation Uber Looks to Build Its Own Navigation

Uber has bought mapping company deCarta, acquiring its tech and its people. An Uber spokesperson confirmed the acquisition, which will close later this week, to Mashable: “A lot of the functionality that makes the Uber app so reliable, affordable and …

Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf? Google, Uber Moving in on Each Other’s Turf?

It’s possible that Google and Uber, two companies which, at least historically, have been friendly, are developing a bit of a rivalry. Uber has announced a “strategic partnership” with Carnegie Mellon University that will see the creation of the “Uber …

Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape Uber Sued by Woman Who Accused Driver of Rape

In December, an Uber driver in India was arrested after a female passenger accused him of rape. Now, that passenger is suing Uber – in a US federal court. The woman, who is still unidentified, is demanding unspecified damages. She …

Uber Continues to Raise Tons of Money Uber Continues to Raise Tons of Money

Someone just gave Uber a bunch of money, again. Bloomberg reports that the on-demand car company has just raised $1.6 billion in convertible debt from Goldman Sachs’ wealth management clients. Bloomberg has the specifics on the deal: The bond Uber …

Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities Uber Rides Are Now Cheaper in 48 Cities

Car service Uber has just cut rates in nearly 50 cities across the US. Uber’s not saying exactly what the rate cut will be, but it’s guaranteeing that it will reduce cost for riders while still maintaining wages for drivers. …

Boston Cop Reportedly Assaults Uber Driver Boston Cop Reportedly Assaults Uber Driver

Something something man bites dog? An Uber driver is claiming that he was the victim of a beating – at the hands of a Boston police officer. The driver says that he was dropping of 40-year-old Michael Doherty, a 16-year …

Yelp Filter Not Catching Biased Reviews 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 …

Another Uber Driver Charged with Rape Another Uber Driver Charged with Rape

Yesterday, Uber made a promise to make the service safer, by focusing more attention of background checks for drivers and employing new technology to make sure customers get the safest ride possible. Today, another Uber driver has been charged with …

Uber Swears It’s Going to Make the Service Safer Uber Swears It’s Going to Make the Service Safer

Uber promises it’s going to get safer. The last few months have been filled with high-profile stories involving bad Uber drivers with malicious intent. In the past, Uber drivers have been accused of sexual assault, kidnapping, and even something as …

Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users Uber Sued in Hometown, Accused of Misleading Users

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 Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland Uber Facing Lawsuit from the City of Portland

On-demand ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft often operate in legal grey areas, residing somewhere between illegal and kind-of legal – depending on the specific laws of the cities in which they launch. Most of the conflicts that arise between …

Uber Raises New $1.2 Billion Round Of Funding Uber Raises New $1.2 Billion Round Of Funding

Uber is trying to put that whole PR fiasco it had to deal with last week behind it. The company is now dominating headlines for announcing that it has raised a new $1.2 billion round of funding, so it’s definitely …

Uber Is Delivering Groceries In 10 Minutes Or Less Uber Is Delivering Groceries In 10 Minutes Or Less

It looks like Uber is becoming more of an Amazon competitor as it has just expanded its grocery delivery service, and given it a shiny new brand name. Uber first launched the pilot test of the “Corner Store” service in …

Uber Could Soon Be Valued at $40 Billion Uber Could Soon Be Valued at $40 Billion

Uber could be valued at a staggering $35 to $40 billion after a new round of funding, according to a report. “T. Rowe Price Group Inc. is in discussions to be a new investor, said the people, who asked not …

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

Ashton Kutcher, Uber Investor, Gives His Two Cents Ashton Kutcher, Uber Investor, Gives His Two Cents

As we’ve reported this week, Uber is catching a lot of flak over statements made by a company VP and more recently, actions made by another exec. In short, an Uber VP named Emil Michael recently proposed that Uber could, …