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Lyft lifted by $1bn investment led by Google subsidiary

Ride-hailing service Lyft has raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Google investment firm CapitalG. The Uber rival is now worth $11bn, giving it more spending power as it expands its presence around the world. Uber has recently faced some setbacks.

Op-Ed: CA Legal team says Employment laws are being broken by Uber/Lyft Special

Sonoma - Finally, the 21st Century arrives to the quaint town of Sonoma with the latest in "ride-hailing services." Or as they are officially referred to by the State Public Utilities Commission, "Transportation Network Companies."

Trump's pick for transportation a big boost to Uber and Lyft

While much of Silicon Valley is reeling from the election results, companies that rely on the so-called "gig economy" like Uber and Lyft might be breathing a sigh of relief at President-elect Donald Trump's pick for transportation secretary.

Uber and Lyft to offer free or discounted rides to polls

Election Day is hear and for those who need a ride, a few companies are offering free or discounted options. Uber, Lyft and Zipcar are a few of them.

How Lyft turned carpooling into a business

In early August 2014, engineers at Lyft were putting the finishing touches on their new product. The engineers were excited, everything seemed ready to go, and they launched the new product.

Uber agrees to pay $100 million to retain drivers as contractors

San Francisco - Leading rideshare company Uber has agreed to pay as much as $100 million to settle a class-action lawsuit from drivers who claimed they were employees rather than independent contractors.

San Francisco cabbies win one — Rideshare drivers must register

San Francisco - Drivers for Lyft, Uber and other ridesharing services will need business licenses to operate legally in San Francisco, city officials said Friday.

Seattle votes to allow Uber and Lyft to unionize

Seattle - Seattle, Washington, has become the first city in the U.S. to vote to allow drivers with ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft to unionize.

Woman mistakenly thought Lyft driver was kidnapping her

San Francisco - On Thursday night, a woman ordered a ride from Lyft, a ride-sharing service similar to Uber, but she jumped out of the car at a stoplight. Why? She thought the Lyft driver was trying to kidnap her.

What you need to know about on-demand home services

Three years ago, what did it take to hire a ride on Friday night? For many people, it involved an awkward, probably unanswered, phone call to a local taxi company or eyesight keen enough to spot a fare-free cabbie on the street.

Uber staff cancel nearly 5,000 rides from rival company

New York - The claws come out. According to reports, Uber employees have scheduled and canceled about 5,560 rides from their rival company Lyft. That's according to a report that dates back to last October.
 

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SETTLED: An Uber car with markings from three rideshare company signs waits for its next driving ass...
SETTLED: An Uber car with markings from three rideshare company signs waits for its next driving assignment in Venice, Calif., in 2014.
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California State Assemblyman Evan Low addresses those gathered at the State Assembly hall in Sacrame...
California State Assemblyman Evan Low addresses those gathered at the State Assembly hall in Sacramento.
Courtesy of CA State Assemblyman Evan Low