ride-sharing

Heetch raises another $20 million to compete head-to-head with Uber in Europe

French startup Heetch has an ambitious goal. The company wants to become the second ride-sharing service in France and in the other European countries where it operates. The startup just raised $20 mi

Former employees say Lyft staffers spied on passengers

Similar to Uber's "God View" scandal, Lyft staffers have been abusing customer insight software to view the personal contact info and ride history of the startup's passengers. One source that formerly

Lyft Concierge, its ride-booking service for businesses, opens to all

Lyft today announced it’s expanding its Concierge program – the service that allows organizations to schedule rides for other people – to more business customers. First announced in

Passport, the technology business for city transit systems, raises $43 million

Passport, company that's managing much of the technical aspects of how people pay to use public transportation resources in cities like London, Miami and Los Angeles, has just raised $43 million. The

Lyft’s chief operating officer will leave by the end of this year

Lyft’s chief operating officer Rex Tibbens plans to step down by the end of the year. The news was first reported by Axios and confirmed by Lyft to TechCrunch.

Uber will now let you add multiple stops to your route

Uber today is adding a new feature that will solve a challenge almost every rider, at some point, has faced: the difficulty with picking up friends along the route to your destination. That’s be

Daimler acquires German P2P carpooling startup Flinc

Daimler — the German car giant that owns Mercedes-Benz among other brands — has made one more acquisition to further its reach in ridesharing and what it sees as the next generation of how

Didi invests $200M in Chinese auto trading platform RenRenChe

Crunch Report | David Letterman Is Coming to Netflix

David Letterman is coming to Netflix, Didi Chuxing backs Careem in the Middle East, Crusie is running an autonomous ride-hailing service and Andrew Ng launches Deeplearning.ai. All this on Crunch Repo

Uber rival Careem closes $500M raise at $1B+ valuation as Daimler steps in

Amid ongoing struggles at Uber, one of its stronger regional rivals in transportation on demand has raised a significant round of funding, picking up a significant strategic investor in the process. C

Cabify nets $100M to take on Uber in Latin America, reportedly raising $400M more

One more regional on-demand transport startup is raising a big round of funding to fortify itself for the next phase of competition against the likes of Uber and incumbent taxi firms. Cabify, the rid

Report: UberRUSH will stop handling restaurant deliveries

Uber plans to close its UberRUSH courier service to restaurant deliveries, according to a report in Quartz. Instead, restaurants will be encouraged to use UberEATS, the company's food delivery service

Uber returns to Taiwan after partnering with licensed rental car companies

Finally some good news for Uber: it will resume its ride-hailing service in Taiwan today, two months after suspending operations following a long-running battle with the country’s government. To avo

Uber reportedly tracked Lyft drivers using a secret software program named ‘Hell’

Another day, another revelation of an ethically questionable business practice by Uber. This time The Information reports that Uber secretly tracked Lyft drivers using an internal software program it

Uber responds to the New York Times article about how it psychologically manipulates drivers

Uber is on the defensive after the New York Times reported that it manipulates drivers using techniques from behavioral science in order to reduce costs and increase corporate growth. The company did

Uber to pull out of Denmark, blaming new taxi law

Uber says it will pull out of Denmark next month, on April 18, blaming a taxi law that includes requirements such as mandatory fare meters and seat sensors.

Didi Chuxing is reportedly considering a $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank Group

Didi Chuxing, the largest ride sharing app in China, is deliberating a proposed $6 billion investment backed by SoftBank Group, according to a report in Bloomberg.

Uber and Grab are bringing Southeast Asia’s taxi on-demand war to Myanmar

Southeast Asia's ridesharing war is spreading to a new frontier after rivals Grab and Uber revealed plans to expand into Myanmar. Singapore-based Grab announced its launch in the country today, its fi

Uber rival Grab expands its engineering team with new offices in India and Vietnam

Grab, the main rival to Uber in Southeast Asia, is expanding its engineering footprint after announcing new development centers in India and Vietnam. The addition of bases in Bangalore, India and Ho C

Pax is a smart tip jar for rideshare drivers

A while back, I reminded people that they should tip their Uber drivers. But a common response was essentially, "I'd like to tip, but half the point of Uber is not having to carry cash. And there's no
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