Lyft

Uber and Lyft slapped with BBB “F” rating

Uber and Lyft slapped with BBB “F” rating

Uber, Lyft, and other similar services: you either love them or hate them, with many skewing towards the former due to their integration in a mobile lifestyle and fares that are lower than traditional taxi cabs. That doesn't mean they're not without their problems, however, and those problems have ultimately been reflected by the Better Business Bureau, which has bestowed both aforementioned services with its lowest rating -- "F".The reasons, for those familiar with the services, aren't surprising, and seem to largely revolve around surge pricing issues.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Lyft grows with Hitch acquisition

Lyft grows with Hitch acquisition

Lyft, the pink mustachioed ridesharing service living in Uber's shadow, has acquired competing transportation startup Hitch. As a result of the acquisition, Lyft will absorb Hitch's co-founders into the business, as well as its roster of existing drivers into its own platform.

Continue Reading

Lyft says Uber tactics cut some drivers’ income in half

Lyft says Uber tactics cut some drivers’ income in half

With the Uber-Lyft squabble already hitting critical mass, the recent revelations that Uber was engaging in much more than simple trolling were a bit shocking. Now Lyft is pointing out that those tactics have a serious effect on their drivers. In some cases, income was cut by nearly 50%.

Continue Reading

Uber’s recruitment tactics for Lyft drivers revealed

Uber’s recruitment tactics for Lyft drivers revealed

In competition, the goal is to win — that much is clear. How you accomplish that feat is another matter entirely. We’ve told you about the squabble between Uber and Lyft, where the two competing entities accused one another of gaming each others’ systems. Canceled rides, clandestine recruiting, and plain underhanded tactics were accused. Now, there is solid evidence of it.

Continue Reading

Lyft COO leaves post as things get tough [Update]

Lyft COO leaves post as things get tough [Update]

In the wake of a very public — and awkward — spat with fellow service Uber, Lyft has a change at the top of their executive branch. COO Travis VanderZanden has reportedly left (or been fired from, it’s not clear yet) Lyft, leaving a vacancy in a crucial position. Lyft has yet to comment on the move, but the timing couldn’t be stranger.

Continue Reading

Uber hits back, says Lyft’s “attacks” are much worse

Uber hits back, says Lyft’s “attacks” are much worse

Round two of the Uber/Lyft spat has come to a close, with Uber squaring up the scorecard. Lyft’s previous assertion that Uber drivers were screwing with their drivers was like a stiff right cross, but Uber just threw an overhand right. According to Uber, Lyft has no room to talk about anyone toying with drivers.

Continue Reading

Lyft: Uber is faking ride requests, screwing with drivers

Uber and Lyft are often in the same boat. They fight the same battles with legacy taxi service, but seem to now be turning on one another. A recent accusation made by Lyft suggests Uber is toying with them, creating fake Lyft requests, then canceling them.

(more…)

Lyft gives in to demands, starts operations in NYC tonight

Lyft gives in to demands, starts operations in NYC tonight

Lyft has worked out a deal to begin operations in New York City. The deal, which sees the upstart ride hailing company making severe concessions, is effective today. The deal also makes Lyft a little less, well, like Lyft.

Continue Reading

Lyft stops NYC launch as Attorney General threatens action

Lyft stops NYC launch as Attorney General threatens action

Lyft, the ridesharing service with the big pink moustache, has delayed their Big Apple launch. The company was set to start giving rides this evening, but an eleventh hour delay is putting those plans off. Had they gone through with their service, it may have turned ugly — and quick.

Continue Reading

Uber and Lyft ordered to stop service in Pennsylvania

Uber and Lyft ordered to stop service in Pennsylvania

Ridesharing services Uber and Lyft have both received a new blow (and, subsequently, battleground) in their bid to change how we get shuttled from point A to B. Yesterday, two administrative judges ordered both services to cease operations in Pittsburgh effective immediately.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8