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Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

January 8, 2014 | 3:17 pm

Taxi Drivers Want San Francisco to Crack Down on ‘Ride Share’ Insurance

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After New Year’s Eve fatality involving a ‘ride share’ driver, taxi operators want city to take action.

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Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

December 19, 2013 | 10:00 am

Tip or Bribe? Taxi Drivers Say Illegal Payments to Dispatchers Are Routine

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Unofficial tips get drivers better cabs and better fares, but cut into an already precarious livelihood.

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Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

November 7, 2013 | 8:00 am

Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

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Tensions run high as drivers from the networked ride services compete with taxis for riders in the city.

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Lyft, Uber, Sidecar Get Official Go-Ahead to Operate in California

September 19, 2013 | 10:00 pm

Lyft, Uber, Sidecar Get Official Go-Ahead to Operate in California

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The CPUC has approved regulations for “transportation network companies” like Lyft, Sidecar and Uber.

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Ride-Share Companies Hit With Lawsuits From Their Drivers

September 5, 2013 | 1:16 pm

Ride-Share Companies Hit With Lawsuits From Their Drivers

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Are ride-share services just apps connecting drivers to passengers? Or are the drivers employees?

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How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

August 1, 2013 | 8:09 am

How the CPUC’s New Rules Will Affect Ride-sharing Startups

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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 […]

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This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

June 14, 2013 | 12:52 pm

This Week in Tech: From Google Gobbling, #Hashtag-Following and Ride Cost-Sharing to the NSA

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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 […]

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Rides-For-Donation Services Under Scrutiny

September 4, 2012 | 11:12 am

Rides-For-Donation Services Under Scrutiny

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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 […]

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