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Didi Free to Accept New Signups As China Ends Tech Crackdown

In a sign that China’s war on tech is finally over, ride-sharing service Didi is once again free to accept new signups.

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Lyft Prepares for ‘Probable Recession’ by Laying Off 13% of Staff

Lyft joins the long list of companies laying off employees in preparation for what it calls a “probable recession.”

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Lyft Media Launches to Help Brands Engage With Travelers

Lyft — the popular ride-sharing service — has launched Lyft Media, a media and advertising platform.

Uber Built A Very Anti-Fragile Business, Says Jason Calacanis
Uber Built A Very Anti-Fragile Business, Says Jason Calacanis

Early Uber investor Jason Calacanis says that unlike Lyft, Uber built a very anti-fragile business with the combination of Eats and Rides and has become relentlessly focused.

There Is No Change Coming To Lyft, Says Co-Founder – Despite Ruling

Lyft co-founderJohn Zimmer is extremely confident the court ruling that found California Proposition 22 unconstitutional…

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SpaceX Successfully Launches 88 Satellites

SpaceX has deployed 88 satellites, 85 of them for customers, as the company ramps up its payload delivery service.

Volocopter Demos Eletric Air Taxi at Paris Air Forum

Volocopter has demoed its electric air taxi at the Paris Air Forum, vowing to bring air taxi services to market in time for the 2024 Olympics.

Democrats Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again
Congress Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again

Democrats, in a political payoff to unions, have again introduced legislation in Congress to effectively make gig economy jobs like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc. illegal.

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Motional Taps Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 For Next-Gen Robotaxi

Driverless tech company Motional has announced it will use Hyundai’s IONIQ 5 for its robotaxi deal with Lyft.

Uber CEO: Will Shut Down In California Until Voters Decide
Uber Will Treat UK Drivers As ‘Workers’ After Supreme Court Loss

In a world first, Uber will treat its UK drivers as “workers” after losing its case before the British Supreme Court.

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Toyota Partners With Aurora and Denso to Develop Autonomous Vehicles

Toyota is partnering with Aurora and Denso to develop autonomous vehicles, rather than going it alone.

Companies Working to Make Bikes and Scooters Safe, Help Them ‘Talk’ to Cars

Riding a bike or scooter may become much safer, as a coalition of companies is working to help them “talk” to cars and make drivers aware of their presence.

Social AI? Uber Researchers Propose New Language Model

Researchers at Uber are proposing a new artificial intelligence (AI) language model that emphasizes positive, social interaction.

Hyundai Acquiring Boston Dynamics Robotics Firm

Hyundai is acquiring a majority stake in Boston Dynamics, the maker of robotic dog Spot.

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Uber Looking to Sell Uber Elevate Air Taxi Business

Uber is in talks to sell its air taxi business, Uber Elevate, to Joby Aviation.

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Says 'Eats' Growing At Unprecedented Rate
Uber CEO Says ‘Eats’ Growing At Unprecedented Rate

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that Uber Eats is growing at unprecedented rates during the pandemic and he expects the business to do well post-pandemic as well.

Lyft Hopes To Finally End 'Living Under a Cloud'
Lyft Hopes To Finally End ‘Living Under a Cloud’

We want to make sure there’s clarity and certainty in this industry so that it’s not living under a cloud.” says Lyft’s Chief Policy Officer Anthony Foxx.

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Uber and Lyft Prevail In California Proposition 22 Fight

California’s Proposition 22 is poised to pass, securing the current business model for gig economy companies.

Uber Eats To Essentially Power World Commerce, Says CEO
Uber Eats To Essentially Power World Commerce, Says CEO

We’re going to expand beyond food into other categories such as groceries and pharmacy, essentially powering world commerce.

Lyft Co-Founder John Zimmer Says Rides Are Still Down 50%
Lyft Co-Founder Says Rides Are Still Down 50%

John Zimmer, co-founder and President of Lyft, discusses the impact of the pandemic on Lyft, noting that daily rides are still down by half since March 2020.