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Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Lyft Co-Founder John Zimmer says it will offer autonomous rides within the next 10 years with GM's help; rides could be themed “experience pods”   —  Here's What Lyft's Driverless Future Might Look Like  —  It's the year 2030.  You step outside your home onto a street unmarked …
Jan 26, 2016, 11:20 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber agrees to overhaul privacy and security practices and pay a $20K fine in settlement over “God View” with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman   —  Uber Settles With New York Attorney General Over “God View” Tracking Program  —  The ride-hailing company agrees to overhaul …
Jan 6, 2016, 5:50 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
GM invests $500M in Lyft as part of a $1B round at a $5.5B valuation, will work with Lyft on a fleet of on-demand autonomous vehicles within next 10 years   —  Lyft Will Have Driverless Cars On Its Platform Within 10 Years  —  Silicon Valley companies have given the auto industry around …
Jan 4, 2016, 8:35 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Lyft updates app with cleaner, less pink design, and now lets international travelers from 14 countries use service in US   —  With Redesigned App, Lyft Grows Up  —  At first blush, it seems silly to view the redesign of an app as a sign that a company is maturing.
Dec 17, 2015, 12:50 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Attorney in Uber class action case files motion to block Uber from enforcing new driver agreement, alleging it aims to bypass recent arbitration ruling   —  Uber Class-Action Attorney Wants To Stop Uber From Enforcing New Driver Agreement  —  Early Friday morning, just two days …
Dec 11, 2015, 3:30 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Flywheel announces TaxiOS, a driver-facing smartphone app that replaces taxi fare meters, payment, navigation, and dispatch systems, now in pilot program   —  Flywheel Isn't Just Competing With Uber Anymore  —  Flywheel wants to be known as the “non a-hole alternative” to Uber …
Oct 29, 2015, 2:50 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber-branded cars collecting 3D images of streets to improve routing technology in driver app and provide more accurate ETAs, says spokesperson   —  Uber Is Taking Pictures Of Your Streets Now, Too  —  Don't be surprised if you see an Uber-branded car outfitted with a human-size 3D camera driving around your neighborhood.
Oct 19, 2015, 6:35 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber files motion opposing class action lawsuit by drivers who want to be classified as employees instead of independent contractors   —  Uber Fights Back Against Class Action Lawsuit  —  Uber filed a motion to oppose the class certification of a suit brought against the company by three drivers …
Jul 9, 2015, 3:35 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Uber launches UberDrive, an iOS game to test driver knowledge and help recruit new drivers   —  Grand Theft Uber: The Ride-Hail Company Launches A Video Game  —  Confirming a December BuzzFeed News report, Uber is rolling out a new video game called UberDrive to give people a peek …
Jun 11, 2015, 2:10 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / BuzzFeed:
Fontinalis Partners, co-founded by Ford executive chairman William Clay Ford Jr., invests in Lyft's Series E   —  Executive Chairman Of Ford Invests In Lyft  —  Fontinalis Partners, a firm co-founded by William Clay Ford Jr., is participating in Lyft's Series E funding.  —  Noam Galai / Getty Images
May 22, 2015, 10:40 PMIn context

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