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Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Uber’s Airport Rides Still Small Part of Business, IPO Filing Reveals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Expect new light on the importance of airport rides to the fortunes of Uber to prompt more airport authorities and ground transportation companies to pressure the company harder for various concessions.

1 week ago

Lyft Posts Big Gains in Public Debut As It Continues to Lose Money

Lyft Posts Big Gains in Public Debut As It Continues to Lose Money

Olivia Zaleski and Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Lyft lost $911 million on revenues of $2.2 billion last year. Yet its stock closed up more than 8 percent on the day of its IPO. What a world.

3 weeks ago

Uber Buys Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

Uber Buys Middle East Rival Careem for $3.1 Billion

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Aside from getting rid of a worthy competitor and making it family, the deal bolsters Uber’s position as a global player against rival Lyft as both head for a public listing.

3 weeks ago

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.

4 weeks 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 month 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.

1 month ago

SoftBank Invests Another $1.5 Billion in Singapore’s Grab

SoftBank Invests Another $1.5 Billion in Singapore’s Grab

Yoolim Lee and Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

Already a major investor in Singapore's Grab, SoftBank is pumping in more big money into the ridehailing company, which is in a two-horse race with Indonesia's Go-Jek to gain dominance in Southeast Asia. We're tightening our seat belts watching this epic battle.

1 month ago

Ayala May Back Ridehailing Service Go-Jek’s Expansion in the Philippines

Ayala May Back Ridehailing Service Go-Jek’s Expansion in the Philippines

Yoolim Lee, Claire Jiao and Cecilia Yap, Bloomberg

The oldest and largest conglomerate in the Philippines, whose business is primarily real estate and hotels, is investing in technology companies. Go-Jek is likely next. That would end Grab's monopoly in the Philippines.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

Avis and Hertz Chart Their Futures After Yet Another Comeback

Avis and Hertz Chart Their Futures After Yet Another Comeback

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Car rental companies are looking to become transportation networking companies like Uber and Lyft, while also renting cars to drivers of those ridesharing services. But first, they need to bring their core business back on track.

2 months 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.

2 months ago