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The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About
Safety

The Ridesharing Safety Issue You're Not Thinking About

A recent study from ConsumerAffairs looks at the safety of Uber, Lyft and taxi cars in cities around the U.S.
Nina Zipkin
China's Didi Chuxing Raises $7 Billion in New Funding
Ridesharing Apps

China's Didi Chuxing Raises $7 Billion in New Funding

The funding round valued the company at more than $25 billion.
Uber, Lyft Set to Defend Driver Settlements in Court
Transportation

Uber, Lyft Set to Defend Driver Settlements in Court

The ride-hailing companies are seeking to resolve lawsuits by drivers who contend they should be deemed employees and therefore entitled to reimbursement for expenses, including gasoline and vehicle maintenance.
Never Fear, Uber Is Here! Crime and Fatal Accident Rates Fall Since Company Launch.
Uber

Never Fear, Uber Is Here! Crime and Fatal Accident Rates Fall Since Company Launch.

Researchers have correlated the rise of ridesharing services with a decline in fatal crashes and disorderly conduct on the roads.
Lydia Belanger
Automakers and Tech Companies Decide to Make Deals, Not War
Cars

Automakers and Tech Companies Decide to Make Deals, Not War

Companies such as Ford and Toyota now recognize they may turn ride-hailing services and car sharing companies into steady customers for all sorts of vehicles.
BMW Invests in California-Based Carpooling App Scoop
Ridesharing Apps

BMW Invests in California-Based Carpooling App Scoop

BMW's move is the latest in a flurry of investments by automakers in technology industry startups that appear to be aimed at convincing consumers to do without owning their own cars, or driving vehicles as often.
Toyota and Uber Latest to Join Forces in Ride-Sharing Rush
Uber

Toyota and Uber Latest to Join Forces in Ride-Sharing Rush

There has been a wave of high-profile partnerships between carmakers and ride-sharing services.
GM Expands Car-Sharing Service to Boston, Chicago, Washington
General Motors

GM Expands Car-Sharing Service to Boston, Chicago, Washington

The service launched almost four months ago.
Uber, Lyft Spend Big, Lose Big in Texas Vote on Driver Fingerprinting
Performance Ignited

Uber, Lyft Spend Big, Lose Big in Texas Vote on Driver Fingerprinting

The two companies spent more than $8 million to repeal a city ordinance, but voters said by a margin of 56 to 44 percent they wanted the fingerprint checks to stay.
Secrets to Being Both an Executive and a Mom
Work-Life Balance

Secrets to Being Both an Executive and a Mom

Kira Wampler is the new chief marketing officer of the San Francisco ridesharing company Lyft. She is also a mother of two. Here's how she manages both roles.
Catherine Clifford
Sharing Economy Showdown: The Airbnbs of the World Will Be Bigger Than the Ubers by 2019, Report Says
Sharing Economy

Sharing Economy Showdown: The Airbnbs of the World Will Be Bigger Than the Ubers by 2019, Report Says

Juniper Research compares the growth of two segments of the exploding sharing economy.
Catherine Clifford
Lyft's First National TV Ad Makes a Statement About Ridesharing. It Also Reminds Us TV Still Matters.
Marketing Bootcamp

Lyft's First National TV Ad Makes a Statement About Ridesharing. It Also Reminds Us TV Still Matters.

The commercial makes commuting look like Dante's 10th circle of Hell, replete with a wandering giraffe and zebra.
Catherine Clifford
Business Traverlers' Appetite for Uber And Lyft Continues to Grow
Business Travel

Business Traverlers' Appetite for Uber And Lyft Continues to Grow

Two years ago, ride-hailing made up eight percent of business transportation.
Kia Kokalitcheva
This Promising Uber Rival Just Raised $120 Million
Ridesharing Apps

This Promising Uber Rival Just Raised $120 Million

Cabify is based in Spain but big in Latin America.