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Uber Faces FBI Probe Over Secret ‘Hell’ Program

Uber has confirmed that it is cooperating with the FBI who has launched an investigation into its “Hell” software, over concerns it illegally tracked the positions of Lyft drivers, its major competitor in the ride-sharing business.

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Report: Uber Used Secret Program to Track Lyft Drivers

NEW YORK (AP) — A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed “Hell’ to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

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Lyft Donates $1 Million to ACLU After ‘#MuslimBan’ Protest

Ride-sharing company Lyft has announced that it would donate $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in the wake of weekend protests against President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting travel from several terror-prone countries.

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Elizabeth Warren Takes on Uber, Airbnb, ‘Gig Economy’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is taking on the companies that make up the “gig economy” — though they provide the jobs, and services, that are increasingly popular among the young, “progressive” Americans who are the core of Warren’s support.

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Voters in Texas Tell Uber and Lyft to Shove It

Voters in Austin, Texas, decisively rejected a proposal by Uber and Lyft to relax regulations on their companies. They have now responded that they are “pausing” operations there.

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Google, Uber, Ford, Volvo, Lyft Join Forces to Push Self-Driving Cars

The big push for self-driving cars is well and truly under way, as engineers assure us the technology is rapidly becoming practical. Bloomberg Technology reports that a new coalition to advocate self-driving cars includes Google, Ford Motor Company, Uber, Lyft, and Volvo.

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‘King of Uber’ Driver Makes $90k in 6 Months–Without Driving

A Los Angeles-based Uber driver has made $90,000 in the last six months alone, almost entirely off referral bonuses he receives when he signs up other drivers. Joseph Ziyaee, has turned the ridesharing service’s rewards system into his own personal

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Lyft Pays $12 Million Settlement in Driver Lawsuit

Having reached a compromise with its drivers, ride-hailing company Lyft has averted a class action lawsuit and avoided driver classification changes which would drastically affect their business model.

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San Francisco’s Biggest Taxi Biz Goes Bankrupt

San Francisco’s largest taxi company, Yellow Cab Cooperative Inc., filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Friday, adding it to a growing list of traditional taxi companies that have been feeling the burn from ride-sharing startups Uber and Lyft.

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Trouble Brews as Taxis Confront Uber at LAX

On Thursday, Uber started transporting passengers from LAX, cutting into taxi drivers’ opportunities and prompting taxi drivers to slam the ride-sharing company for lax security procedures.