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  • Notes and notables

    Roadblocks So the cab companies of the commonwealth don't want to see Uber and Lyft in Virginia. That's understandable from a business standpoint, but — like the state's demand that the ride-sharing operations must obtain broker's licenses —...
  • Lyft launching Thursday in Orlando

    Lyft launching Thursday in Orlando
    Lyft, a car service company similar to Uber, is launching in Orlando on Thursday July 31. I blogged about Lyft advertising for drivers here a few weeks ago, and recruiters said they were hiring drivers quickly. The company advertises that its rides are,...
  • In the front seat at the ride-sharing revolution

    In the front seat at the ride-sharing revolution
    I was introduced to the sharing economy a few years ago, when my youngest daughter was studying in Denmark and trying to travel Europe on the cheap. "Couch surfing" she called her lodging technique. You book a spot online on the couch of a stranger in a...
  • Uber rival Lyft seeks drivers in Orlando

    Uber rival Lyft seeks drivers in Orlando
    So-called ride-sharing company Lyft is advertising for drivers in Orlando. The ads appeared in the last few days on the Orlando Sentinel website and a few other places. Lyft is similar to Uber, which launched its service in Orlando on June 4. Both...
  • After Uber's arrival, Mears announces app update

    After Uber's arrival, Mears announces app update
    Mears Transportation has updated its mobile app to show nearby taxis and arrival times. Many of the features are similar to features offered by Uber, the car service company that uses an app to connect passengers with people using their personal...
  • Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry

    Rauner speaks out against limits on ride-sharing industry
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Tuesday urged Gov. Pat Quinn to veto a bill that would provide oversight of the largely unregulated industry of ride-sharing, including requiring drivers of companies such as Uber to have commercial...
  • Uber reportedly scammed Lyft 5,560 times since October

     
    Filed under: Technology Mobile taxi service Uber has exploded in popularity recently, with major investments from Google and even partnering with the latest Transformers movie, but the meteoric rise has been tempered with controversy. In Europe and Asia,...
  • Uber passengers allegedly taken on wild car chase in D.C., Virginia

    Uber passengers allegedly taken on wild car chase in D.C., Virginia
    Three Uber customers were allegedly taken on the ride of their lives this week when their driver decided to flee from a taxi inspector and race through Washington, D.C., and Virginia. "Was just kidnapped by an @uber driver in DC, held against my will,...
  • Lyft's move into New York City blocked by state Supreme Court

    Lyft's move into New York City blocked by state Supreme Court
    An attempt by ride-sharing app Lyft to launch in New York City hit a speed bump when the state's Supreme Court granted an injunction preventing the company's planned launch Friday evening, state officials said. Lyft, based in San Francisco, connects...
  • Uber and Lyft's nasty tactics don't help their cause

    Really, now, Uber and Lyft. Tsk, tsk. I thought the “sharing economy” was supposed to be on the up and up, all kumbaya and mutual respect. Instead, the two leading dial-a-ride companies seem to be warring with business tactics that Don...
  • Uber price overcomes obstacles

    Uber price overcomes obstacles
    Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft have sparked controversy, with taxi companies complaining they are taking away business without being subject to the same regulations. Chicago approved an ordinance in May that will require drivers to have...
  • If you like Uber, you would've loved the jitney

    If you like Uber, you would've loved the jitney
    Car services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are thriving because they've embraced an obvious, good idea: connecting those who have spare time and wheels with people who need rides. Founded just five years ago, Uber now operates in 128 cities and on every...