After New Year’s Eve fatality involving a ‘ride share’ driver, taxi operators want city to take action.
Unofficial tips get drivers better cabs and better fares, but cut into an already precarious livelihood.
Tensions run high as drivers from the networked ride services compete with taxis for riders in the city.
The CPUC has approved regulations for “transportation network companies” like Lyft, Sidecar and Uber.
Are ride-share services just apps connecting drivers to passengers? Or are the drivers employees?
When the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed new rules on Tuesday to govern the emerging ride-sharing startups, many of which are headquartered in San Francisco, the news was greeted as a victory by Lyft, Sidecar and Uber. And it is a victory, since as recently as last fall, the companies were facing cease-and-desist orders […]
Waze App/Waze.com It was a busy week for Bay Area tech companies, big and small. Here are a few of the headliner developments. Google-Waze On Tuesday, Google announced it had bought the social traffic and navigation app Waze, reportedly for $1.3 billion, which seems to be the market range for acquiring the flashiest startups these […]
by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen Tired of waiting for taxis, thousands of San Franciscans have begun paying to hop into complete strangers’ cars to get around town. Two startups, Lyft and Sidecar, launched this summer with mobile apps that let passengers use their phones to hitch a ride. Lyft drivers pull up with a […]