Articles tagged “uber”

Lyft’s Good Problem to Have: Its IPO Is Oversubscribed

Lyft’s Good Problem to Have: Its IPO Is Oversubscribed

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Looks like Lyft's initial public offering is already oversubscribed. Investors are willing to overlook its significant losses and forget that strong demand ahead of an offering does not mean success in public markets. As Facebook has shown.

6 days ago

Lyft Expected to Reveal a $2 Billion IPO Plan Anytime Now

Lyft Expected to Reveal a $2 Billion IPO Plan Anytime Now

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft aims for a market valuation of $20 billion to $25 billion, which will make its offering the biggest from a technology upstart since Snap’s IPO two years ago.

1 week ago

Uber Closes in on Selling $1 Billion Stake in Its Self-Driving Car Unit

Uber Closes in on Selling $1 Billion Stake in Its Self-Driving Car Unit

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Given the massive bet it has on Uber, SoftBank will want to do all to ensure the ridehailing company's success — including bankrolling Uber’s very expensive self-driving car unit.

2 weeks ago

Saudi Arabian Travel Firm Al Tayyar Aims to Expand

Saudi Arabian Travel Firm Al Tayyar Aims to Expand

Filipe Pacheco and Donna Abu-Nasr, Bloomberg

One of the kingdom’s largest travel companies, Al Tayyar, could receive a cash boost if it sells its stake in a ridehailing company to Uber as expected. The Saudi Arabian travel firm will need to invest the windfall wisely if it wishes to avoid the troubles facing companies like TUI and Thomas Cook.

3 weeks ago

Lyft Aims to Reward Loyal Drivers While Going Public

Lyft Aims to Reward Loyal Drivers While Going Public

Krista Gmelich, Bloomberg

One of Lyft's major risk factors is the possibility of its drivers bailing to another competing service for some reason. This move will generate goodwill with the company's most loyal drivers, and others who are willing to buy into Lyft's long-term future.

3 weeks ago

Lyft Readies to Go Public Before Rival Uber

Lyft Readies to Go Public Before Rival Uber

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft's core focus was on growing in the U.S. while Uber jockeyed for global dominance. It didn't quite work out for Uber, and Lyft is now likely to beat it to the punch as a public company even though both are still losing money.

3 weeks ago

Uber Looks to Acquire Dubai-Based Competitor

Uber Looks to Acquire Dubai-Based Competitor

Giles Turner, Dinesh Nair, Matthew Martin and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

After getting pushed out of markets across Asia, it's not surprising Uber would look to further establish itself in the Middle East as it prepares to go public.

4 weeks ago

Uber’s Losses Continue Despite Push Into Food Delivery and Freight

Uber’s Losses Continue Despite Push Into Food Delivery and Freight

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber continues to lose money despite gains in delivery and freight services. Pushing into new sectors isn't doing much for the company's balance sheet as it gears up to go public.

1 month ago

Uber Plans On Disrupting Itself With All Kinds of Transport

Uber Plans On Disrupting Itself With All Kinds of Transport

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

As the company prepares for its IPO, it wants investors to know that its ambitions are big. But it's hard to imagine scooters becoming wildly popular, and it's an expensive investment, especially at a time when growth of its core business is slowing.

2 months ago

Dining Gets More Expensive for Business Travelers

Dining Gets More Expensive for Business Travelers

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Meals and hotel stays are becoming a bigger cost for business travelers. Airfares have dropped, although this doesn't help companies that dispatch their workers in cars for meetings in nearby cities.

2 months ago

How Much Longer Can Lyft Maintain Its Friendly Image?

How Much Longer Can Lyft Maintain Its Friendly Image?

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft has earned a reputation for being the nice guy, but that can't last long if it wants to be number one in a cutthroat industry.

2 months ago

Where Do Government Employees Go When They’re Not Being Paid? Uber and Lyft.

Where Do Government Employees Go When They’re Not Being Paid? Uber and Lyft.

Carlyann Edwards, Bloomberg

This is now the second paycheck government workers have missed, thanks to the ongoing political stalemate. More and more employees are having to swap their supposedly steady jobs with work in the gig economy.

2 months ago