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Lyft Line comes to L.A., might be illegal

Lyft Line comes to L.A., might be illegal

If you want to share a ride with another Lyft passenger, and happen to be in the greater Los Angeles area — you can. Lyft has started allowing carpooling in the L.A. area, in spite of the City District Attorney saying it might be illegal. Los Angeles is the second city Lyft is allowing carpooling to take place.

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Uber and more targeted by LA and San Francisco DAs

Uber and more targeted by LA and San Francisco DAs

Uber and its competitors Lyft and Sidecar have many fans but no lack of troubles, the latter of which tends to be in a constant state of ebb and flow. All three aforementioned companies are facing their latest challenge in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where the district attorneys have fired off letters alleging that an investigation has revealed violations of state law.

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Uber API adds car-on-demand to Starbucks, OpenTable, more

Uber API adds car-on-demand to Starbucks, OpenTable, more

Transportation disrupter Uber has released its own API, announcing an initial eleven partners that will embed car-on-demand functionality, including Starbucks, TripAdvisor, and more. Third-party apps will be able to integrate Uber's service in whatever way makes most sense to them, such as offering rides to venues, figuring out how to transfer from airports to hotels, or even tracking where you've been for avid life-loggers.

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Uber Corner Store brings tiny groceries to your doorstep

Uber Corner Store brings tiny groceries to your doorstep

In a move clearly aimed at similar services from Amazon, the Uber car service group will be bringing on "Corner Store." This service will have an Uber car sent to your location as normal, but instead of picking you up, the Uber car driver will be dropping off goods to you. They’ve even got a list of items you can buy now - candy included.

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Berlin bans Uber: Up to $60k fine per prohibited pick-up

Berlin bans Uber: Up to $60k fine per prohibited pick-up

German capital city Berlin has banned Uber, threatening the transportation company with €25,000 ($33k) fines every time a driver picks up a passenger from the app-based service. Drivers are unverified and vehicles unlicensed for taxi services, Berlin's city government argues, insisting that the ban in being implemented with the safety of potential passengers in mind. Meanwhile, individual drivers also face stiff penalties if they flout the new laws.

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