Uber launches private chartered boats in Mykonos

Uber’s getting into boats. Well, more into boats than it was previously. At Uber’s third annual Go-GET product event Wednesday in New York City, the ride-hailing company announced that it&

Tepid investor reaction clouds Lyft’s new strategy

This Friday morning we’re parsing Lyft’s Q1 results and Q2 guidance, the latter of which we’ll place in context of its strategic choices moving forward.

Lyft shares tumble as investors react to dim outlook

Lyft shares tanked as much as 12% moments after the company reported first-quarter earnings as investors placed more weight on a dim outlook and lower quarter-over-quarter revenue than other financial

Alexa’s new feature lets your Echo speaker announce your Uber Eats order updates

Wondering where your Uber Eats order is? Alexa will soon be able to tell you. Amazon today announced a new partnership with Uber that will give Echo device owners the ability to track their Uber Eats

Stripe, a longtime partner of Lyft, signs a big deal with Uber

Growth at $50 billion fintech Stripe has been slowing this year, but one of its key strategies to reverse that course got a decent push today: Stripe is announcing that it has inked a “strategic

Honey, I shrunk the revenue multiple

It's worth remembering that the difference between an actual software company and a company that offers a service via software is often massive and tough to overcome.

Uber and Cartken are bringing sidewalk delivery robots to Virginia

Uber is expanding its partnership with sidewalk delivery robot startup Cartken to Fairfax, Virginia. Starting Thursday, Uber Eats customers around the Mosaic District can choose to have food from sele

The EPA goes after tailpipe emissions, Elon gets an ultimatum and Careem lands $400M for its super app

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Washington Uber and Lyft drivers win paid family and medical leave

Washington’s Senate unanimously passed a bill this week that would make the state the first in the nation to grant ride-hail drivers the right to paid family and medical leave. The bill, HB 1570

Uber sells $400M stake in Careem super app business

Careem, the Middle East-based ride-hailing company that Uber bought in 2019, is spinning out its super app business into a new startup backed with $400 million from Emirates Telecommunications Group C

The petty shall inherit the pennies

Hello and welcome back to Equity, the podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Our Monday show covers the latest in tech news from the week

Lyft relaunches EV service, starting with business travelers

Lyft is relaunching a feature that will allow riders to request an electric or hybrid vehicle for their next pickup. The service, Lyft Green, will initially only be available to business travelers in

Uber expands Comfort Electric to 14 new US, Canadian markets

Uber is expanding Comfort Electric, the ride-hailing giant’s premium electric vehicle offering, to 14 new markets across the U.S. and Canada. Now, customers in a total of 40 North American marke

California court upholds Prop 22 in win for Uber, Lyft, DoorDash

A California appeals court on Monday reversed a lower-court ruling that found Proposition 22, the ballot measure passed in November 2020 that classified Uber and Lyft drivers as independent contractor

Uber is coming for Instacart

Uber has rolled out updates to its Shop and Pay feature that address three of the most commonly raised courier issues: out of stock items, digital payments and order clarity before accepting a trip. T

Pitch Deck Teardown: Uber’s $200K pre-seed deck from 2008

The Uber deck has been floating around the internet for a while. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and see what Uber got right — and where it made some spectacularly silly mistakes.

Motional opens Las Vegas robotaxi service to nighttime hours

Autonomous vehicle technology company Motional is moving one step closer to its goal of removing the safety driver from robotaxi operations by expanding its service in Las Vegas to nighttime rides. Pa

Uber redesigns app for simpler, more personalized experience

Uber is releasing an updated version of its app that aims to simplify and personalize the experience for customers. The new app has a more straightforward homescreen that removes the friction of a few

Lyft is charging riders wait time fees — but drivers aren’t reaping the rewards

Lyft finally started charging riders wait time fees in December, but drivers are complaining those fees aren’t making it into their wallets. At least, not yet. Lyft’s wait time fees, or th

New Zealand Uber drivers begin collective bargaining for first time

Uber drivers in New Zealand will be pushing for better pay and working conditions through their first-ever collective agreement with the company. Earlier this week, national trade union First Union in
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