12 Mar 2021
Uber, Lyft join hands to compile database of violent drivers
Rival ride hailing services Uber and Lyft have teamed up to create a database of drivers who've been accused of sexual assault and other crimes.
13 Aug 2020
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance could back TikTok's business, and more
In the updates since last night, TikTok's parent company ByteDance was reported to have approached Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries for a potential investment in the video service's India business.
16 Jul 2020
NewsBytes Tech Briefing: Zoom's video-conference device, unified Gmail, and more
Along with the massive hack of high profile Twitter accounts, a lot has happened in the world of technology in the last 24 hours.
18 Feb 2020
Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease
Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.
04 Mar 2018
Uber, Lyft drivers make a median hourly profit of $3.37
According to a study published by the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Uber and Lyft drivers in the US earn a median profit of $3.37 per hour before taxes, with 74% of drivers earning lesser than the minimum wage standard set in the state where they operate.
06 Nov 2017
Uber-SoftBank deal in trouble? Could invest in Lyft, says SoftBank-CEO
At a time when SoftBank's investment in Uber is expected to be finalized, the Japanese conglomerate has hinted it could still change its mind over the costly deal.
20 Oct 2017
Lyft raises an impressive $1bn from Google's CapitalG
Ride-hailing app Lyft has raised funding of $1bn led by Google's venture arm CapitalG, taking its valuation to $11bn.
20 Jul 2017
Biggest issue of self-driving taxis: How to clean riders' puke?
Not very far in the future, fully-autonomous taxis will have become a reality, offering faster and cheaper services.
26 Jun 2017
Tech companies introduce product updates to celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month
To commemorate the LGBTQ Pride Month, tech companies in Silicon Valley are showing their support to the cause by introducing small, quirky updates to their products.
12 Jun 2017
Jaguar Land Rover supplies $25mn, cars and tech to Lyft
Ride-hailing company Lyft recently raised a massive $600mn, including $25mn from Jaguar Land Rover.
06 Jun 2017
Lyft signs its third partnership with a self-driving tech firm
Ride-hailing company Lyft announced a new partnership with Boston-based autonomous self-driving car start-up NuTonomy with the aim of eventually putting thousands of autonomous, on-demand vehicles on the road.
15 Apr 2017
Uber spied on rival Lyft's drivers
In fresh trouble for Uber, it was revealed that the company secretly tracked rival Lyft's drivers through a programme called 'Hell'.
13 Apr 2017
Lyft raises $600 million: How much is it worth now?
San Francisco-based ride-services firm Lyft has raised $600mn in a fresh funding round, fuelling the company's growth.
12 Apr 2017
Uber: Head of communications of embattled company resigns
In a setback to embattled Uber, its Head of Communications Rachel Whetstone announced her departure from the company. No reason was quoted.
19 Mar 2017
Uber President hired for damage control, quits
Uber President Jeff Jones, hired seven months ago to rejig the firm's reputation has left.
02 Nov 2016
Study finds Uber and Lyft guilty of racial discrimination
A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that ride-hailing start-ups Lyft and Uber have problems of racial discrimination.