Articles tagged “lyft”

Ridesharing Gets More Seamless — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Ridesharing Gets More Seamless — Skift Corporate Travel Innovation Report

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Ridesharing companies know that corporate travel represents big business. Making their products easier for business travelers to use — and expense — is a smart move.

7 days ago

Uber App to Include Tipping Option as Part of Image Makeover

Uber App to Include Tipping Option as Part of Image Makeover

Michael Liedtke and Tom Krisher, Associated Press

Uber giveth and Uber taketh. The embattled company is taking small steps in the U.S. to improve things for drivers while getting more punitive in stiffening cancellation fees for riders. This company struggles at the seemingly easy things.

1 month ago

Uber CEO Plans to Take Leave as Management Board Asserts Control

Uber CEO Plans to Take Leave as Management Board Asserts Control

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

As Uber shambles on following the departure of numerous top executives, one has to wonder who exactly will be tabbed to fill the company's leadership vacuum. Will the company be able to continue its rapid growth without Kalanick's aggressive presence at the helm?

1 month ago

Lyft Is Beating Its Financial Goals But Faces Long Road to Profitability

Lyft Is Beating Its Financial Goals But Faces Long Road to Profitability

Selina Wang and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft's growth shows that Uber still hasn't locked up the U.S. ridesharing market. The #DeleteUber backlash has certainly contributed to Lyft's gains.

3 months ago

Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Over Allegations of Spying

Lyft Drivers Sue Uber Over Allegations of Spying

Pamela MacLean, Bloomberg

Could things be any worse for Uber right now?

3 months ago

This Tiny Resort Island Doesn’t Want Uber or Lyft

This Tiny Resort Island Doesn’t Want Uber or Lyft

Matt O'Brien, Associated Press

If Austin tourism can still thrive despite the loss of Uber and Lyft, perhaps Block Island's resistance to ridesharing apps isn't a bad thing, either.

3 months ago

Uber’s Growth Is Stalling Among U.S. Business Travelers

Uber’s Growth Is Stalling Among U.S. Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Even if its growth has slowed gradually, Uber still has a huge advantage over its rivals in corporate travel. Its global scale, as well, bodes well for Uber continuing to grow as an option for international business travelers.

3 months ago

Uber Spied on Lyft Drivers Who Drove for Both Companies, Report Finds

Uber Spied on Lyft Drivers Who Drove for Both Companies, Report Finds

Associated Press

All the more reason to #deleteUBER?

3 months ago

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Can Tech Bros Navigate Austin’s SXSW Without the Help of Uber?

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

In this new era of regulation-light, consumer-hostile rule changes, Uber and Lyft probably won't have to wait long to get their way in the state of Texas.

4 months ago

Uber CEO’s Year Gets Worse as Leaked Video Highlights Conflict With Drivers

Uber CEO’s Year Gets Worse as Leaked Video Highlights Conflict With Drivers

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's CEO took a ride with a driver, who told him, “You’re dropping the prices.” The CEO gruffly replied that Uber doesn't owe drivers a living. That's true. But the company also shouldn't mislead drivers into thinking their net income will typically be higher than the minimum wage.

5 months ago

Cabbies Defaulting on Loans as Value of Taxi Medallions in NYC Plummets

Cabbies Defaulting on Loans as Value of Taxi Medallions in NYC Plummets

Polly Mosendz and Shahien Nasiripour, Bloomberg

A couple of years ago, taxi medallions in New York City were selling for $1.3 million. For many years the taxi industry thought their business -- which saw the number of licensed taxis in the city capped -- was an unending gravy train. Cabbies in many parts of the world are finding they will have to adapt to on-demand services or see their businesses die.

6 months ago

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

6 months ago