If you thought the rivalry between Uber and Lyft was bad before, this week’s round up makes this rivalry even juicier. New funding from Google for Lyft has just upped the stakes between the two rideshare companies, but what does this mean for drivers and passengers? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince distills what this new investment means, the rise of robots, and how ridesharing has affected public transit.
Remember the Waymo vs. Uber lawsuit? New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi probably wishes it would go away, but it just keeps getting better! Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers this lawsuit plus an update on Uber’s eventual/potential IPO, and merger rumors in other countries.
News Flash: Before I get into the news of the week, I’ve got some big news on the personal front. My long awaited book about being an Uber / Lyft driver entitled Travels With Vanessa has just been published and is now available on Amazon. I’d love it if some of you could write a review. Hey, you don’t even have to buy it to write a review, but it might help if you read some of it first.
No Lyft news today, but plenty about Uber! This time, it’s Uber suing another company instead of being sued by drivers, plus, Uber says it will pay us drivers basically what ever it feels like paying us. Sound familiar? In today’s round up, RSG senior contributor John Ince covers Uber’s new fight against a proposed class-action lawsuit, the departure of one of Uber’s top officers, and a bribery case against Uber in Asia.
Today’s round up is less Uber, more government – but not in the way you might expect. Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Lyft’s new opportunity against Uber, legislation (or lack thereof) involving self-driving cars, and the battle between unions and Uber/Lyft in Seattle.
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