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Ride-hailing in Austin: Life without Uber and Lyft is a fun sh*tshow

Ride-hailing in Austin: Life without Uber and Lyft is a fun sh*tshow where "Let's get an Uber" just doesn't fly.When I arrived at SXSW on March 9, the Austin airport greeted me with a sign for Ride Austin.

Check the numbers, it's true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber

Check the numbers, it's true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Before #DeleteUber was even a twinkle in Twitter's eye, people really, really liked Lyft.And what do you know: People like Lyft more than they like "other rideshare programs.

Lyft is being mighty elusive about whether it'll finally come to Australia

Lyft is being mighty elusive about whether it'll finally come to Australia So when director of strategic partnerships, Insiya Lokhandwala, appeared on the schedule of Brisbane's Myriad startup festival in late March, you had to wonder: Was Australia's moment finally here?Still, Lyft's America-focused rhetoric obscures a few key deals.

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off

Lyft's 'anti-Uber alliance' was quietly called off In late 2015, an "anti-Uber alliance" was formed between four global ride hailing companies.The original agreement was hailed at the time as a way for the foursome to stymy some of Uber's ravenous global growth, but that's all done now.

Uber rival Lyft acquires Indian startup to build large-scale infrastructure

Uber rival Lyft acquires Indian startup to build large-scale infrastructure Its founders, Vinay Kakade and Balaji Raghavan, will join the Lyft team to help build its "large scale infrastructure and services".Prior to setting up FinitePaths in 2015, the founders worked on building large-scale infrastructure and search engines for a decade each.

Lyft will let you round up the cost of your ride and donate the rest to charity

Lyft will let you round up the cost of your ride and donate the rest to charity Riders who #DeletedUber or just really like Lyft will be able to round up the cost of their ride to the nearest dollar and donate the rest to charity.To start donating, you have to opt into Round Up & Donate in the app's settings.

Sorry, Lyft, but being less awful than Uber doesn't make you 'woke'

Sorry, Lyft, but being less awful than Uber doesn't make you 'woke' If Silicon Valley is the land of self-congratulatory BS, then Lyft President John Zimmer just made a play for the crown.How his San Francisco-based company is less a Peter Thiel-backed behemoth working with General Motors to automate its drivers out of jobs than a thoughtful and do-gooding corporate citizen.

Lyft just came out with its biggest innovation yet: buses

Lyft just came out with its biggest innovation yet: buses The ride-hailing app is testing a new service in San Francisco and Chicago called Shuttle.Those routes have preset pickup and dropoff points, like, again, a bus.

Lyft Shuttle is a bus service for commuters with fixed routes and fares

Lyft Shuttle is a bus service for commuters with fixed routes and fares The ride-sharing outfit has stared piloting a new service called Shuttle in San Francisco and Chicago.As its name cleverly suggests, Shuttle is essentially a bus service with fixed routes and pre-determined stopping locations.

Lyft made these goofy wearables as a prank but they're actually kind of cool

Lyft made these goofy wearables as a prank but they're actually kind of cool Would you believe it if Lyft rolled out an actual, physical product to hail a ride?A one-use wearable, giving you streamlined access to all the service's cars at the lyft (lolz) of your thumb?

Sheryl Sandberg's #20PercentCounts is your new Equal Pay mantra

Sheryl Sandberg's #20PercentCounts is your new Equal Pay mantra Maybe it comes as a shocker, or not, but on average, in America?That's the message Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg—whose other claims to fame include writing Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead—has for you to know, to understand, and to act on.

Lyft partners with the National Federation of the Blind to make rides more accessible

Lyft partners with the National Federation of the Blind to make rides more accessible The ride-hailing company this week joined with the National Federation of the Blind for a partnership that promises to increase awareness of blind passengers' rights, advocate for effective public policies and expand transportation options for blind passengers and those with low vision.The ride-hailing company also promised to work with policymakers about transportation access and educate Lyft drivers about how to offer welcoming and inclusive rides for blind passengers.

More Uber drivers could fail background checks as stricter rules start to take effect

More Uber drivers could fail background checks as stricter rules start to take effect Those rules meant that Massachusetts would run its own background checks instead of leaving the screening process to Uber and Lyft.The results of those background checks are in, and 8,000 drivers were barred from driving in Massachusetts as a result.

How much is a Lyft worth? Now, about $7 billion

How much is a Lyft worth? Now, about $7 billion The $500 million-plus bump puts Lyft's value at $6.The fundraise follows up on Lyft's last funding round a little over a year ago, which brought $1 billion to the company and valued it at $4.

#DeleteLyft? Lyft executive joins Trump administration

#DeleteLyft? Lyft executive joins Trump administration As Uber's problems have escalated, it's been easy to forget that CEO Travis Kalanick's role on President Donald Trump's business advisory council was the problem that first prompted people to #DeleteUber.Well, Lyft still doesn't have a sexual harassment scandal of its own, but now it's on similar ethical ground with Uber in one respect.

For Uber, "Hell" is apparently tracking Lyft drivers

For Uber, "Hell" is apparently tracking Lyft drivers Jean Paul Sartre once said, "Hell is other people.The Information reports that Uber previously used secret software called "Hell" to track the location of available Lyft drivers and showed which of those Lyft drivers also worked for Uber, enabling Uber to attempt to snatch them away full-time.

Uber's complicated, messy history with tipping

Uber's complicated, messy history with tipping The ride-hailing giant has for years stood strong against letting customers tip their Uber drivers within the Uber app.The issue has been one of the stickiest for Uber's fraught relations with its drivers.

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program

Lyft driver files class action lawsuit over Uber's 'Hell' program But one driver is taking advantage of a previously unknown business practice, reported by The Information, that made the life of Lyft drivers hell.The program, aptly codenamed "Hell," reportedly spied on Lyft drivers from 2014 to 2016, giving Uber an unfair advantage.

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult

Gett buys Juno, making your ride-hailing app choices a little less difficult There soon will be one less ride-hailing app to choose from for those still boycotting Uber.Both Gett and Juno only operated in New York, for the U.

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber

Lyft finally offered up financial proof it actually benefitted from #DeleteUber Three months after the social campaign to abandon Uber took off, Lyft finally offered its investors proof that those metrics translated to a major boost on the business side.The company's bookings and ridership surged in the first quarter of 2017, Bloomberg reported based on fundraising documents Lyft prepared for investors.