A woman’s recent Lyft horror story involving an inappropriate driver has become yet another reminder that safety issues can be hard to navigate when using ride-hailing apps. But as a passenger, you do, in fact, have several different options you can …
Uber Eats is rolling out a redesign and new features to help you track your meal from the second you tap the order button until it’s on your plate or in front of you in the container (no judgment here). Improved tracking will help you monitor the who…
It’s seeking to raise $10 billion.
Uber expects it will be a long time before one of its biggest investments, self-driving cars, is ready for wide-scale deployment.
Grab is looking to raise another $2 billion this year to ramp up expansion, just weeks after announcing over $4.5 billion of funding.
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Today’s startups have a distinct advantage when it comes to launching a company because of the public cloud. You don’t have to build infrastructure or worry about what happens when you scale too quickly. The cloud vendors take care of all that for you. But last month when Pinterest announced its IPO, the company’s cloud […]
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Lyft was valued at $24.3 billion in the first initial public offering (IPO) of a ride-hailing startup on Thursday, raising more than it had set off to do.