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Lyft launches in 40 new cities, 3 new states

Lyft launches in 40 new cities, 3 new states The launch brings Lyft to three new states: New Hampshire, Delaware and Missouri.The 40 cities are spread throughout the United States.

Lyft catches up to Uber, adds pre-tax commuter benefits

Lyft catches up to Uber, adds pre-tax commuter benefits If you've been using your commuter benefits for Uber, now you can add them to Lyft, too.The underdog ride-hailing company is adding pre-tax commuter benefits to its payment options, five months after Uber introduced the service in New York and a week after Uber expanded that program to a dozen more cities.

Lyft pledges $1 million ACLU donation in response to Trump's #MuslimBan

Lyft pledges $1 million ACLU donation in response to Trump's #MuslimBan While the #DeleteUber hashtag continues to gather steam on social media, Lyft is taking on Donald Trump's Muslim ban directly — and probably picking up some new customers in the process.The ride-sharing company — and Uber competitor — addressed the political minefield in an email to customers, bearing the title "Defending Our Values.

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban

Twitter reacts with anger as tech CEOs offer to reach out to Trump over immigration ban He recently endorsed Trump's pick for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, who until recently was the CEO of ExxonMobil, a massive oil and gas company.Kennedy airport on Saturday during an hour-long strike called by the New York Taxi Workers Alliance as a form of protest against Trump's immigration ban.

Lyft catches up to Uber again, adds calendar integration

Lyft catches up to Uber again, adds calendar integration The No.2 ride-hailing app on Monday announced it would add a calendar integration, allowing Lyft users to connect their native or Google calendars with the app to find addresses from their events.

Rapper who got famous off Uber declares beef, is switching to Lyft

Rapper who got famous off Uber declares beef, is switching to Lyft It's getting real out here on these ride-hailing streets.Atlanta-bred rapper MadeinTYO—known for his viral 2016 hit "Uber Everywhere"—has now wedged his way into the war on Uber that took the internet by storm over the weekend, and decried the very brand that helped propel him to stardom.

So how many customers actually deleted their Uber accounts?

So how many customers actually deleted their Uber accounts? Or was last weekend just a blip on Uber's radar, yet another moment of viral anger to be forgotten?More than 200,000 people said bye-bye to their Uber accounts, according to the New York Times.

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities

As #DeleteUber rages, Lyft expands to 54 new cities On the Lyft side of things, the ride-hailing app on Thursday expanded its service to 54 new cities and four new states — its biggest launch day ever.That expansion is part of Lyft's goal to enter 100 new cities in 2017.

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal

Tech companies blast Trump for transgender rights reversal Silicon Valley and the administration of President Donald Trump have played a kind of "will they won't they" game since the new president took office in the middle of last month.Some have openly courted a relationship with Trump, such as Peter Thiel, a cofounder of surveillance-happy Palantir and of PayPal.

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology The email included machine drawings of Otto’s LiDAR system and circuit boards — boards that were extremely similar to Google’s own designs.” That’s a damning accusation, given the proof Google has collected, and it comes at a time when Uber scarcely needs more bad news.

Now anyone can order a Lyft for someone else without a Lyft account

Now anyone can order a Lyft for someone else without a Lyft account You officially don't need a Lyft account to order a Lyft.The developer would handle everything: Hailing the ride, any customer responses during the ride and billing.

Lyft already met its 2017 goal to expand to 100 new cities

Lyft already met its 2017 goal to expand to 100 new cities The ride-hailing company on Thursday launched in 10 new cities, bringing its total new launches past 100 — the goal it announced at the beginning of the year.Lyft added its first 40 cities of 2017 in late January, and added 54 more in late February at the peak of #DeleteUber.

Yep, Lyft gained users from #DeleteUber, and we now know how many

Yep, Lyft gained users from #DeleteUber, and we now know how many There's one winner from #DeleteUber, and it's Lyft.Of that seven percent new to Lyft, a little over half already used Uber.

Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft?

Ride sharing showdown: Should you grab an Uber, or call for a Lyft? If you’re nowhere to be found, Uber and Lyft drivers will wait five minutes before they’re allowed to cancel the ride.Though I preferred Lyft’s interface, customer base, and support, the down time between ride requests on Uber was far shorter than Lyft.

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.