News and Articles About Ridesharing Apps

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
Uber Says It Will Continue Service in Germany Despite Ban
Uber

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

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Unveils Carpooling Option to Make Trips Cheaper
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Catherine Clifford