Harry here. Today, RSG contributor Christian Perea takes a look at an interesting trend we’ve been noticing over the past year. Maybe you’ve noticed it too so feel free to chime in in the comments section below.
It’s no surprise that Lyft changes a lot. But in the last year and a half, it seems like a lot of those changes have brought them closer in line with Uber. Why is that?
Well, for one thing, Uber is winning. Hard. They dominate market share and have compiled a war-chest of cash to fight anyone or anything they perceive as a threat.
Say what you want about Uber, but they are aggressive, efficient, and effective. Lyft realizes that it needs to emulate a lot of this or risk dying off. Lucky for them, they can benefit by learning from some of Uber’s mistakes too.
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