Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft?
Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get from A to B, and while these ride-sharing companies provide the same service on paper, they operate in different ways. Here, we breakdown the major differences between the two. The post Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft?
Uber and Lyft have changed the way people get from A to B, and while these ride-sharing companies provide the same service on paper, they operate in different ways. Here, we breakdown the major differences between the two. The post Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | DOJ Accuses Four People of 2014 Yahoo Hack
DOJ accuses four people of a 2014 Yahoo hack, Reid Hoffman joins Microsoft’s board of directors, a new process for visualizing chips and solving Uber’s navigation problem. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Austin is fine without Uber and Lyft…until it isn’t
 After spending a few days in Austin, which lost Uber and Lyft almost a year ago, I started brainstorming a post about how the city was doing just fine without either of the ride sharing giants. Since Uber and Lyft left last May a bevy of alternatives have sprung up – like Ride Austin, Fasten and Fare. These apps all essentially provide the same experience as Uber and Lyft – drop… Read More ...
Tech takes a softer initial stance on Trump’s latest executive order
 After several courts shot down his executive order that banned travelers from seven nations from entering the United States, President Trump today made another attempt to implement his proposed Muslim immigration ban. Trump signed a new executive order this morning that reduces the list of affected nations to six — it now excludes Iraq — and provides some clarity about the… Read More ...
Lyft rolls into 50 more U.S. cities to take the fight to Uber
Lyft launched its ride-sharing service in more than 50 additional U.S. cities on Thursday, taking it within six of its year-end goal of 300. In comparison, Uber currently operates in around 210 cities across the country. The post Lyft rolls into 50 more U.S. cities to take the fight to Uber appeared first on Digital Trends.
Waze carpool service eyes bigger US, Latin America expansion
It’s no secret that Waze has a ride-sharing service but it is also no secret that it isn’t aiming to compete with the likes of Uber and Lyft. At least not yet. Those two giants, however, should probably be a bit more wary regardless, especially in light of recent news. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, Waze head Noam Bardin … Continue reading...
Chevrolet plans “thousands” of autonomous Bolt EV from 2018 say insiders
Chevrolet is readying a fleet of “thousands” of self-driving cars, the majority of which will be used by Lyft as autonomous taxi alternatives, insiders have claimed. General Motors had previously invested half a billion dollars into the ride-sharing firm, with the intention of co-developing self-driving vehicles that could be added to its fleet. In the meantime, GM also launched its … Continue reading...
Angelenos can borrow a Chevy Bolt EV with the Maven car-sharing service
GM's Maven is adding the Chevrolet Bolt EV to its Los Angeles fleet. The electric car will be available to both car-sharing users and Lyft drivers through the Lyft Express Drive rental program. The post Angelenos can borrow a Chevy Bolt EV with the Maven car-sharing service appeared first on Digital Trends.
Lyft can now pull destinations off your phone’s calendar
We live in an interconnected world but our apps usually aren’t. On many occasions, you end up entering the same piece of information more than once, increasing the chances for error as well as the places you have to check and update. Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to type in the address of your next appointment each … Continue reading...
Silicon Valley takes up arms against Donald Trump; CEOs pledge cash, resources to support immigrants
A few days ago, US President Donald Trump issued an order halting the arrival of all refugees into the US for 120 days. He also banned the citizens of six Muslim-majority countries, including Iran, from entering the country for 90 days. Various federal courts have outright rejected Trump’s order. Despite being illegal, the order has sown a great deal of confusion at airports and other countries. Silicon Valley is particularly perturbed by this order and a number of CEOs have taken steps to...
Uber apologizes for “confusion” at JFK during immigration protest
 Uber issued an apology following backlash over a decision to saying that Uber passengers could ride to and from JFK international airport in New York without surge pricing amid calls immigration protests. After the enactment of an executive order barring refugees and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S., protests gathered at JFK International and the NY Taxi Workers… Read More ...
Uber apologizes for “confusion” at JFK during immigration protest
 Uber issued an apology following backlash over a decision to saying that Uber passengers could ride to and from JFK international airport in New York without surge pricing amid calls immigration protests. After the enactment of an executive order barring refugees and visa holders from seven countries from entering the U.S., protests gathered at JFK International and the NY Taxi Workers… Read More ...
You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate
Lyft already has international partners, but may be changing course to build its own ridesharing brand internationally. Recent financial reports indicate profitability sooner than Uber. The post You may soon be able to hail Lyft in across the globe, if signs are accurate appeared first on Digital Trends.
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Uber rides can now be ordered within Google Maps
Uber just got much more convenient, assuming you’re a Google Maps user, thanks to a new integration with Google’s navigation app. Rather than opening the Uber app and copying an address into the destination field, Google users can now find their location using Google Maps, then choose the small ride-hailing icon as the transportation method, enabling travelers to order an … Continue reading...
Carpooling can cut traffic congestion by 75%, MIT study
Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have been in the news a lot lately, but mostly because of their run ins with authorities and regulators. Few have probably given deep thought, not to mention devout an entire scientific paper, on their impact at large, for good or for ill. But that is exactly what researchers at the MIT Computer Science … Continue reading...
NYC’s taxi fleet could be replaced by 3,000 ridesharing vehicles, MIT study says
New York City’s entire taxi fleet -- nearly 13,250 vehicles -- could be replaced by just 3,000 ride sharing cars if these services were used to capacity, according to a new study from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. The post NYC’s taxi fleet could be replaced by 3,000 ridesharing vehicles, MIT study says appeared first on Digital Trends....
Stroy Moyd’s dating show in an Uber goes from meme to mainstream
 For years, Oakland based standup Stroy Moyd has been driving for Uber and Lyft part-time to generate supplemental income. It’s a familiar story to anyone in a creative industry— even though Moyd was headlining at top San Francisco clubs like the Punch Line and Cobbs, and opening for icons like Dave Chappelle at Fox Theater in Oakland, comedy didn’t always pay his… Read More ...