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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.
Marketing Ideas

10 Brilliant Marketing Stunts That Put Startups on the Map

A strong marketing stunt can be a valuable tool for any company. Here are 10 that stirred up some attention.
Travel

Sharing Economy Sets Sights on Business Travelers -- But Will They Bite?

Airbnb and Uber both announced new services exclusively targeting businesses, but will travelers look beyond a host of security and regulatory issues plaguing the sharing economy?
Valuations

Report: Snapchat Value Could Reach $10 Billion With Alibaba Investment

Look out, Airbnb, Dropbox and Uber: there's reportedly a new $10 billion business on the block.
Expansion

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.
Messaging

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.
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Starting Up

After Many Strikeouts, a $44 Million Home Run

Apoorva Mehta's company, the grocery delivery service Instacart, just raised $44 million and is expanding rapidly.
Online Business

Will Virtual Marketplaces Disrupt Your Industry Next?

Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit are growing in popularity and should continue to rise. Now's the time to look at your business and see if you can follow those companies' paths.
National Small Business Week

Tell Us: Uber, Lyft or Traditional Taxi -- What's Your Favorite Way of Getting a Ride?

As car-sharing services continue to gain steam, we want to know how you prefer to get around when you need a ride.
Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy is Misnamed But Deserves Celebration Anyway

Technology and the profit motive are creating more opportunity for entrepreneurs and better prices for consumers.
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Ridesharing Apps

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.
Ridesharing Apps

Lyft Is Hurrying to Catch Up With Uber

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

Following Massive Protests, London Transport Authority Rules Uber Is Legal

The decision hinged upon a differentiation between traditional taxicab meters and the smartphone technology by which Uber charges passengers.
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