I wrote an article in Forbes this week about how Lyft has actually over-achieved in its battle with Uber. That article seemed to come at a perfect time too since most of the big stories this week centered around what Lyft is doing well but also what they’re doing not so well. For as small as Lyft is compared to Uber, they sure do get a lot of press which will undoubtedly help them going forward.
Uber is clearly king right now and although Lyft dominated the headlines this week, it’s not even a real competition outside of major cities like SF/LA/Boston. Uber is ubiquitous and their name is synonymous with pretty much everything these days as you’ll see below (Uber for kids!).
But that doesn’t mean I’m not rooting for Lyft. Competition is a good thing for drivers and passengers and while Lyft isn’t even in the same stratosphere as Uber right now, they are technically still in second place. [Read more…]