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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.

Why a Taxi App With $100 Million in Funding Failed in the U.S.

The startup had all the makings of a good rival to Uber and Lyft, but in the U.S., it encountered more speed bumps than it could manage.

Uber Picks Up Lyft's Former COO

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

Uber Program Targeting Corporate Travelers Rolls Out Globally

Uber for Business, which offers helpful features for small and mid-sized companies, is now available in each of the 200 cities where Uber currently operates.

3 Lessons Learned From the Sharing Economy

Businesses are increasingly seeing the utility of enterprise services tailored to their needs, creating opportunity for nimble entrepreneurs.

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.

'Competition Is the Greatest Thing That Can Happen in Business'

The president of consumer-product invention company Quirky says startups should embrace competition, not ignore it.

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.

How the Growing Convenience of 'Uberfication' Encourages One-Car Families

One family discovered surprising savings in money and stress when they shed their second car in favor of ridesharing services and public transportation.

Bike Messengers: The Real Winners in the Same-Day Delivery Boom?

Google, Amazon and Uber are all testing delivery services.

Stop Playing So Nice With Your Competition

The criticism of Uber's disruption of Lyft is misplaced. We should all be so competitive.

Inside 'Operation SLOG,' Uber's Plan for Crushing Competitors

While the company's penchant for cancelling rides has been well-documented, the practice -- until now -- has remained largely misunderstood.

Snapchat Valuation Skyrockets to $10 Billion Following New Funding

Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers tendered a $20 million investment in the as-yet-unprofitable ephemeral messaging app last May.

The One Executive Position Every Startup Now Needs to Fill Today

Uber's recent hiring is a wakeup call to those idealistic enough to believe they don't need to fight City Hall.

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.

Uber Hires Former Obama Campaign Manager to Battle the 'Big Taxi Cartel'

David Plouffe, President Obama's former campaign manager and White House adviser, will now oversee global branding, communications and policy for

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.

Lyft and Uber Trade Barbs Over Cancelled Rides

The ridesharing startups are both accusing one another of sabotage in an all-out war of words.

'We're the Uber of X!'

A snapshot of the startups that are trying to become "the Uber" of food delivery, medical marijuana and other industries.

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.

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