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.
Money, money, money is the theme of this week’s round up – and none of it (so far) looks like it’s coming to drivers. So what’s going on? Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince highlights investments in both Uber and Lyft, critique of these investments (at least for Lyft), and how Uber’s new CEO is going to make more than you – a lot more.
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There’s a lot going on in the world of rideshare this week! Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince covers Uber’s potential stock sale, expansion in other countries, a lawsuit in South Africa that could affect pending lawsuits in the US, and more.
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