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Uber Picks Up Lyft's Former COO

Travis VanderZanden left one San Francisco-based ridesharing company for another.

This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting

BlaBlaCar is like Uber for long-distance trips, and this week it just launched in its 13th country.

California Clashes With Ride-Sharing Companies and This Week's Other Must-Read Headlines

Check out the news business owners need to know for the week that was.

Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling

Ridesharing service Sidecar announced a $15 million Series B round from the Virgin co-founder and some top VC houses, including Avalon Ventures and Union Square Ventures.

Regulator-Innovator Tug-of-War: California Warns Uber, Lyft and Sidecar on Carpooling

The ride-hailing apps have been told that they are in violation of state law by offering carpooling services for money.

Uber Faces Lawsuit Over Drivers Allegedly Discriminating Against Blind Passengers

The California chapter of the National Federation of the Blind filed a lawsuit against the San-Francisco based ride-hailing app earlier this week.

Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat Rates

Ride-hailing app Gett announces a promotion where every ride in Manhattan is $10 for the rest of 2014. Flat fare. Any time.

Uber Says It Will Continue Service in Germany Despite Ban

The San Francisco-based ride-hailing app will face fees of $328,000 each time it operates in the fast-growing European market.

Looking to Be Everywhere, Uber Opens Its API to Big-Name Companies

The ridesharing company has released a feature that allows third-party companies like Trip Advisor, Starbucks and United Airlines to embed the Uber service into their own mobile applications.

Lyft COO Exits, Says Controversial NYC Launch Isn't the Reason

The COO of Lyft is leaving the company, taking his entire operations staff with him.

Uber Unveils Carpooling Option to Make Trips Cheaper

The San Francisco-based taxi alternative announces UberPool, an option for strangers going in the same direction to hitch a ride together and share the cost.

Wait For Perfect or Charge Forward? Lessons From Lyft's Controversial NYC Launch.

The San Francisco-based peer-to-peer ridesharing app has suffered a few setbacks in its launch into the New York City market. Here’s what other entrepreneurs can learn from Lyft’s Big Apple rollout.

Facebook Reportedly Weighing Integration of Uber Into Messenger App

Preliminary discussions between Mark Zuckerberg and Travis Kalanick point to the social network's stated desire to diversify and monetize its messaging platform.

Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Coming to NYC (Yes, For Real This Time)

After its first launch was held up by New York State Supreme Court, the San Francisco-based company is set to hit the streets in the Big Apple starting tonight.

Finland's Capital Wants to Do Away With Car Ownership

By 2025, Helsinki aims to have residents get around on trains, bikes, and with car-sharing rides. Nobody will own their own car.

Lyft's NYC Launch Party Goes Off Without a Hitch. The Launch? Not So Much.

Lyft’s New York City launch party became a pre-launch party in a matter of hours as New York State’s attorney general slammed the breaks on the ridesharing app.

Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

Ridesharing technology companies are becoming fiercely competitive, chasing new territories and slashing their prices.

It's Like Hitchhiking in the Age of Uber: Sidecar Tests Shareable Rides

San Francisco-based ride-sharing company Sidecar is running a pilot program where users headed in the same direction can split a fare.

Uber Breaks a Record With Its Latest Funding Round

With $1.2 billion from Fidelity and others, Uber sets the bar for other private companies in VC funding.

Zipcar Founder: Having a Social Mission as No.1 Is Not Enough to Make You a Success

Robin Chase says that to make positive change on a large scale, social entrepreneurs need to make sure they are first and foremost catering to the needs of their customer.

Lyft Lowers Prices in All Cities by 20 Percent

Fresh off of a new $250 million round of funding, the ridesharing service said it is cutting prices across all markets.

Alibaba Goes In On Uber Competitor Lyft's $250 Million Round

Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba invested in the San Francisco-based ride-sharing company, which plans to expand internationally.

Uber, Lyft Expand Insurance to Cover Drivers Between Rides

Ridesharing startups Uber and Lyft are working to bridge the 'insurance gap' with updated protection policies for their drivers.

Uber Competitor Sidecar Now Lets Drivers Set Their Own Prices

With a $10 million venture capital infusion and a revamped business model, the lesser-known ridesharing app revs up to roll over the competition.

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