Lime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims ‘unlawful bias’
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Lime is pissed at San Francisco for denying it an e-scooter permit, claims ‘unlawful bias’

Lime is waging a war against the San Francisco Municipal Transporation Agency (SFMTA), claiming that the organization acted with “unlawful bias” and “sought to punish Lime” when it…

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Lyft now integrates public transit info in app
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Lyft now integrates public transit info in app

Lyft has officially entered the public transit space with the launch of Nearby Transit, a feature currently available just in Santa Monica, Calif. This comes…

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Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer
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Coinbase hires Fannie Mae exec Brian Brooks as chief legal officer

Coinbase has made yet another addition to its c-suite. The cryptocurrency trading platform has hired Brian Brooks, the former executive vice president, general counsel and…

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Lyft hires yet another ex-Tesla employee
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Lyft hires yet another ex-Tesla employee

Lyft is on a bit of a Tesla poaching spree while Tesla employees are exiting in droves. The latest ex-Tesla employee to join Lyft is…

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Payday startups are increasing access to wages, but is “make any day payday” the right choice?
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Payday startups are increasing access to wages, but is “make any day payday” the right choice?

Kristen Berman Contributor Kristen Berman is a co-founder of Duke’s Common Cents Lab with Professor Dan Ariely. Common Cents is generously supported by MetLife Foundation….

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Skip and Scoot are the only companies awarded scooter permits in SF
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Skip and Scoot are the only companies awarded scooter permits in SF

The great San Francisco scooter decision has been made. And Skip and Scoot have claimed the prize. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) issued one-year permits…

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Santa Monica will allow Lime, Bird, Lyft and JUMP to operate e-scooters
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Santa Monica will allow Lime, Bird, Lyft and JUMP to operate e-scooters

The city of Santa Monica has officially awarded Bird, Lime, Lyft and JUMP Bikes, which Uber acquired in April, permits to operate both electric scooters and/or bikes…

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The lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling
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The lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling

Antoinette Siu Contributor More posts by this contributor California may mandate a woman in the boardroom, but businesses are fighting it For four years, Edhuar…

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Lyft is offering reduced and free rides on election day
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Lyft is offering reduced and free rides on election day

Lyft is going to offer half-priced and free rides to polling places around the country on Election Day (November 6). The ride-hailing giant said that…

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Bird and Lime are protesting Santa Monica’s electric scooter recommendations
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Bird and Lime are protesting Santa Monica’s electric scooter recommendations

Lime and Bird are protesting recommendations in Santa Monica, Calif. that would prevent the electric scooter companies from operating in the Southern California city. We…

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How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth
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How Airbnb went from renting air beds for $10 to a $30 billion hospitality behemoth

Happy 10th anniversary Airbnb. When we first wrote about the company a decade ago, it was a spare website cobbled together by its founders for…

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New York City Council votes to cap licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft
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New York City Council votes to cap licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft

The New York City Council has approved legislation that will halt the issuing of new licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. The stated…

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Lyft beefs up car rental program for drivers
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Lyft beefs up car rental program for drivers

As of late, Lyft has been doubling down on its messaging that it wants to reduce the amount of car ownership in the U.S. The…

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Uber and Lyft encourage NYC customers to oppose proposed ride-hail cap legislation
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Uber and Lyft encourage NYC customers to oppose proposed ride-hail cap legislation

Uber is making calls to some of its customers in New York City, offering to connect them to local council members to express their opposition…

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Lyft gave DJ Khaled one of its electric scooters for his upcoming tour
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Lyft gave DJ Khaled one of its electric scooters for his upcoming tour

Electric scooters are all the rage right now in Silicon Valley and as of late, they’ve made their way into the entertainment industry. Musician DJ…

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Miles gives you reward miles for almost everything
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Miles gives you reward miles for almost everything

Reward miles are nice if you fly a lot but what if you bike or take Lyfts or just like to wander around town? A…

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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan
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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan

Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with…

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Lyft outlines bike and scooter plans
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Lyft outlines bike and scooter plans

On the heels of Lyft’s acquisition of bike-share company Motivate, the company is gearing up to fully integrate bicycle and scooter sharing into the app….

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