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Good News for Airbnb Hosts and Uber Drivers: Here Comes Insurance
Sharing Economy

Good News for Airbnb Hosts and Uber Drivers: Here Comes Insurance

The independent sharing economy organization Peers unveils plans for two insurance programs for individuals working in the sharing economy.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Raises $1.2 Billion in New Funding Based on a $40 Billion Valuation
Uber

Uber Raises $1.2 Billion in New Funding Based on a $40 Billion Valuation

The San Francisco-based transportation juggernaut announced its most recent raise with a bit of a mea culpa and a promise to be a 'smarter and more humble company.'
Catherine Clifford
Taxi Wars: Uber Rolls Out Program in NYC That Will Cut Fares By Half
Uber

Taxi Wars: Uber Rolls Out Program in NYC That Will Cut Fares By Half

The San Francisco-based transportation juggernaut says that with UberPOOL, riders going the same way can hop in a car together and split the fee.
Catherine Clifford
Lyft Says Former COO Took Confidential Files With Him to Uber
Lyft

Lyft Says Former COO Took Confidential Files With Him to Uber

Travis VanderZanden denies the claims that he took secret company information with him when he left one ridesharing company for the other.
Catherine Clifford
This Obsessive Entrepreneur Documented His 955 Rides as a Lyft Driver
Lyft

This Obsessive Entrepreneur Documented His 955 Rides as a Lyft Driver

In downtime between launching companies, Greg Muender decided to try on a pink mustache. And he tracked every penny that came and went.
Catherine Clifford
Uber's Nonprofit Ride-Sharing Pilot Program in China Shifts Into High Gear
Uber

Uber's Nonprofit Ride-Sharing Pilot Program in China Shifts Into High Gear

'People's Uber,' the company's pilot program that connects car owners with passengers, is expanding its presence in China.
Catherine Clifford
Gett Is Playing Serious Hardball to Win Drivers From Uber
Ridesharing Apps

Gett Is Playing Serious Hardball to Win Drivers From Uber

The Tel Aviv-based car-hailing technology is offering Uber drivers $500 to switch companies.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Picks Up Lyft's Former COO
Ridesharing Apps

Uber Picks Up Lyft's Former COO

Travis VanderZanden left one San Francisco-based ridesharing company for another.
Catherine Clifford
This Ridesharing Service You've Never Heard of Has 10 Million Members and Counting
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Catherine Clifford
California Clashes With Ride-Sharing Companies and This Week's Other Must-Read Headlines
Weekly News Roundup

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.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Richard Branson Gets Into Carpooling
Sidecar

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.
Catherine Clifford
Regulator-Innovator Tug-of-War: California Warns Uber, Lyft and Sidecar on Carpooling
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Faces Lawsuit Over Drivers Allegedly Discriminating Against Blind Passengers
Uber

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.
Catherine Clifford
Look Out, Uber: A Ride-Sharing Service in NYC Is Peddling $10 Flat Rates
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Catherine Clifford