The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity says former Uber driver Darrin McGillis was an employee of the company — not an independent contractor.
Fontinalis Partners, a firm co-founded by William Clay Ford Jr., is participating in Lyft’s Series E funding.
The California Public Utilities Commission issued Leap a cease and desist for failing to file a number of pertinent documents, including things like evidence of workers’ compensation, evidence of drug and alcohol testing, and liability insurance.
Karma, which emerges from private beta today, is using review data from Airbnb, FaceBook, and others to build a universal online reputation system.
Carpooling services are cropping up everywhere as a cheaper alternative to products like UberX and Lyft — but each serves a niche audience, and no two services are truly the same. Choose your own adventure to find the one that’s best for you.
Icahn’s investment is part of a $150 million round of additional funding that values the company at $2.5 billion.
Kevin Halpern argues that his company, Celluride, was the basis for Uber. “I thought I could form a business relationship with Kalanick as an advisor or team member,” Halpern said in a video statement. “Kalanick created an exact replica of Celluride and called it Uber.”
The ride-hail company hopes it can carry over the success it has had with corporate clients in Europe and Israel to its sole U.S. market .
Rachel Whetstone replaces David Plouffe as Uber’s SVP of public policy and communications. Meanwhile, Plouffe becomes chief advisor to CEO Travis Kalanick — and takes a seat on the company’s board.
Medical marijuana startup Meadow partners with Sidecar to bolster its weed delivery service.
The ride-hailing service embarks on an experiment in a market with low credit card penetration.
The Department of Transportation and Communications announced it will develop new legislation that will allow companies like Uber to operate legally.
A driver who asked Uber for permission to display ads through ride-hail ad startup Viewswagen was told vehicles with advertisements would not be kept on the system. An Uber spokesperson said this was not true, but the company does discourage drivers from working with companies like Viewswagen.
With 30,000 drivers at launch, the homegrown transportation service looks to back Uber into an unfamiliar corner.
The taxi-hailing app hopes the new feature will give it a leg up on Uber and Lyft.
Straight from Microsoft Build 2015.
With UberEATS, the ride-hailing service is going head-to-head with Seamless and GrubHub.
The ride-hailing service plans to expand into food delivery and a handful of other new verticals.
The ride-hail giant is expanding globally — and it’s doing so by replicating the hyperlocal approach it already uses in the U.S. Auto-rickshaws for India, Lamborghinis for Singapore.
The ride-hailing services win the right to operate in Oregon’s largest city — temporarily.