Articles tagged “ridesharing”

Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Lyft Gets $1 Billion to Fight Uber With Alphabet-Led Investment

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft is still a distant second to Uber in the ridesharing wars, but this investment should help the smaller company gain more ground.

16 hours ago

Flying Cars: Separating Hype From Real Potential

Flying Cars: Separating Hype From Real Potential

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

We're not saying flying cars won't exist; they already do. But at this point, it's ludicrous to expect the market to grow beyond a niche offering for the wealthy anytime in the next few decades. Don't buy the hype.

4 months ago

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Across California

Google Expands Waze Carpooling Across California

Michael Liedtke, Associated Press

Waze carpooling isn't going to upend Google's business model but it can provide Google with valuable data for targeted advertising, and future ride-sharing and driverless car services.

4 months 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?

4 months ago

Ride-Hailing Company Gett Is Buying Juno to Better Compete With Uber

Ride-Hailing Company Gett Is Buying Juno to Better Compete With Uber

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Rivals are joining forces as Uber continues to face bad press. Is the ride-hailing giant getting nervous yet?

6 months ago

Uber President Resigns and Takes Shot at Current Leadership

Uber President Resigns and Takes Shot at Current Leadership

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

The ride-hailing company had hired Jeff Jones from retailer Target to improve Uber’s reputation. He says, “The beliefs and approach to leadership that have guided my career are inconsistent with what I saw and experienced at Uber." Ouch.

7 months ago

Uber and Lyft Work With Cities to Replace Public Buses

Uber and Lyft Work With Cities to Replace Public Buses

Joshua Brustein, Bloomberg

Uber and Lyft could be part of urban innovation plans to streamline public transit but increased traffic and fumes could be a roadblock in some cases.

1 year ago

Ridesharing and Car Services May Join Forces Sooner Than You Think

Ridesharing and Car Services May Join Forces Sooner Than You Think

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

The irony of this conversation, unfortunately for car services, is that ridesharing trips already account for nearly half of ground transportation spending expensed through U.S. companies. So the fingerpointing and recriminations continue.

1 year ago

CEO Interview: The 15-Year-Old Corporate Travel Company That Wants to Be a Startup

CEO Interview: The 15-Year-Old Corporate Travel Company That Wants to Be a Startup

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Deem will try to become more relevant by reducing its product offerings and adopting a more focused approach to developing travel solutions. But in an extremely crowded marketplace, it may be a case of too little, too late.

1 year ago

How Ridesharing Can Go Beyond Travel to Solve Urban Public-Transportation Problems

How Ridesharing Can Go Beyond Travel to Solve Urban Public-Transportation Problems

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

It's probably only a matter of time before governments and other public services begin to leverage the power of ridesharing services for the public good.

1 year ago

Gett Would Control Half of London’s Taxi Market With Proposed Acquisition

Gett Would Control Half of London’s Taxi Market With Proposed Acquisition

Gwen Ackerman, Bloomberg

That's one way to both one-up your chief rival and solve your regulation challenges in one fell swoop.

2 years ago

Expedia Continues Investment Spree With Airport Ride Startup Wingz

Expedia Continues Investment Spree With Airport Ride Startup Wingz

Dan Peltier, Skift

What do you get the online travel agency that seemingly has everything it can have? Several majority investments, apparently, as Expedia is on an investment spree of sorts across various sectors of the travel industry.

2 years ago