Articles tagged “lyft”

Lyft Snaps Up Bike Rental Company Offering Citi Bike

Lyft Snaps Up Bike Rental Company Offering Citi Bike

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft's push into the bike rental business may prove to its executives how little overlap there is with ridesharing. Can Lyft handle a whole new set of challenges presented by politics and regulations?

2 weeks ago

A Startup Is Offering Extra Insurance for Uber and Lyft Rides

A Startup Is Offering Extra Insurance for Uber and Lyft Rides

Sarah Skidmore Sell, The Associated Press

It's hard to imagine people having the time to think about buying insurance for an Uber or Lyft ride, let alone understanding what it gets them. We're more sure that both companies should better explain their insurance policies to passengers.

1 month ago

Southeast Asia’s Ridesharing Battle Continues With $1 Billion Investment in Grab

Southeast Asia’s Ridesharing Battle Continues With $1 Billion Investment in Grab

Ville Heiskanen, Bloomberg

After forcing Uber to cooperate with its ambitions in Asia, Grab is receiving billions in funding to compete against rival service Go-Jek.

1 month ago

Scooter Startups Believe They Can Become the Next Uber or Lyft

Scooter Startups Believe They Can Become the Next Uber or Lyft

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Thinking you can revolutionize urban mobility is a start, but for these electric scooter startups that possibility seems far from the reality at the moment, if you ask us.

2 months ago

Lyft ‘Minnie Van’ Drivers at Disney World Can Become Teamsters

Lyft ‘Minnie Van’ Drivers at Disney World Can Become Teamsters

Mike Schneider, Associated Press

Lyft drivers have a chance to become Teamsters, the result of dealings behind the scenes of the happy facade at Disney World. Will we see more ridesharing drivers organize?

2 months ago

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Lyft Is Quietly Catching Up to Uber in Canada Expansion

Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Slow and steady may win the race for Lyft, which is surely happy to sit back and let Uber struggle with its high-profile problems.

2 months ago

Lyft Continues to Gain Ground in Business Travel Ground Transportation

Lyft Continues to Gain Ground in Business Travel Ground Transportation

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Beyond the Uber and Lyft drama here, the deeper trend seems to be companies and travel managers allowing business travelers to make their own choices about which ground transportation option they prefer. This represents a major change from how things used to be, and it is good news for the industry.

3 months ago

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New Research Finds Near-Universal Acceptance of Ridesharing Among Business Travelers

New Research Finds Near-Universal Acceptance of Ridesharing Among Business Travelers

Lyft + Skift

Ridesharing is now the norm for business travelers. As evidenced by Skift’s new survey on corporate travel ground transportation habits, it’s now widely embraced by business travelers from organizations across all industries and company sizes.

3 months ago

Lyft Looks to Sustainability as Another Differentiator From Uber

Lyft Looks to Sustainability as Another Differentiator From Uber

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Competing on sustainability is the next phase in Lyft's effort to market itself as a wholesome alternative to the dastardly Uber. We'd like to see some concrete details on the company's eco-friendly efforts beyond just a blog post, though.

3 months ago

Lyft Doubles Down on Subscriptions to Keep Users Away From Uber

Lyft Doubles Down on Subscriptions to Keep Users Away From Uber

Emily Chang and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is experimenting as Uber continues to be beset by setbacks. Using a subscription to lock a user to your service is a shrewd move, but it seems unlikely that price-sensitive U.S. consumers will be willing to plunk down hundreds of dollars in advance each month to either player.

4 months ago

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Uber Drivers in Istanbul Face Cabbie Harassment and Violence

Cagan Koc and Ugur Yilmaz, Bloomberg

Should Uber be regulated as a transport company and be subject to the same rules as ordinary taxis? It may be some time until the world reaches a consensus. Meanwhile, Uber drivers face bodily harm by protestors in Istanbul.

4 months ago

Uber’s Retreat From Southeast Asia Is Coming Soon

Uber’s Retreat From Southeast Asia Is Coming Soon

Shira Ovide, Bloomberg

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the company isn't going to back down in Southeast Asia, even though Uber has already lost out to Grab in the region. It already succumbed in a battle for China, so admitting defeat in Southeast Asia would represent a major blow to its growth prospects.

4 months ago