Uber gets sued over alleged ‘Hell’ program to track Lyft drivers
 Uber has another lawsuit on its hands. This time, it’s about Uber’s alleged use of a program called “Hell.” The plaintiff, Michael Gonzales, drove for Lyft during the time Uber allegedly used the software. He’s seeking $5 million in a class-action lawsuit. As the story goes, Uber allegedly tracked Lyft drivers using a secret software program internally referred to… Read More ...
Uber reportedly tracked Lyft drivers using a secret software program named ‘Hell’
 Another day, another revelation of an ethically questionable business practice by Uber. This time The Information reports that Uber secretly tracked Lyft drivers using an internal software program it dubbed Hell. Read More ...
Trump plans to nominate Lyft’s Derek Kan to transportation department
 President Donald Trump is expected to nominate Lyft General Manager Derek Kan as under secretary of transportation for policy, Reuters reports. Kan also serves on the board of directors at Amtrak and previously worked as policy adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who just so happens to be married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Cho. “Derek is a valued member of our… Read More ...
Lyft Shuttle is a bus service for commuters with fixed routes and fares
Lyft is testing a new shuttle service for commuters to see how its users like the idea of riding in a bus instead of a car. Advantages include a regular, reliable service and fixed fares. The post Lyft Shuttle is a bus service for commuters with fixed routes and fares appeared first on Digital Trends.
Crunch Report | New Samsung Galaxy S8 & S8+ Phones
Samsung releases its new phones the S8 and S8+, pet-sitting companies Rover and DogVacay merge, Lyft launches Lyft Shuttle, a new feature that works like a bus route, and five reasons why BuzzFeed is going public. All this on Crunch Report. Read More ...
Lyft will soon let you round up fares for charity
It’s never been easier to send money or pay for something without cash. Beyond the plastic card that’s so common (and commonly abused), there are mobile payment systems and online shopping. Most of these methods, however, are usually employed at the service of commerce and profit. It’s high time to use those convenient payment methods for charitable purposes as well. … Continue reading...
Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every ride
A small cash donation can go a long way, especially if you multiply it by millions. Lyft is launching a new scheme for riders that'll automatically round up the fare to the nearest dollar and donate the difference to charity. The post Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every ride 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.
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 ...