Lyft's similar arranagement with Southeast Asian firm Grab, is also over.
Ola, in India, has been approached for comment.
The original agreement was hailed at the time as a way for the foursome to stymy some of Uber's ravenous global growth, but that's all done now. Read more...More about Ride Hailing Apps, Grab, Ola, Uber, and Lyft
Americans, of course, have an alternative: Lyft. So when director of strategic partnerships, Insiya Lokhandwala, appeared on the schedule of Brisbane's Myriad startup festival in late March, you had to wonder: Was Australia's moment finally here?
Lyft's communication director was noncommittal. "Nothing to share at this time," Sheila Bryson said in an email. "FWIW our execs speak all over." Read more...More about Sharing Economy, Australia, Ride Sharing, Ride Hailing, and Uber
The story in question quoted a CNN interview with the Huffington Post co-founder, in which she detailed the results of an investigation at Uber after an ex-employee detailed allegations of sexism on a public blog post in February.
During the conference call Tuesday, Huffington answered a question about sexism at the ride-sharing company and in the same breath called out CNN for its since-corrected headline that originally paraphrased her saying, "Sexism at Uber isn't systemic." Read more...More about Arianna Huffington, Uber, Business, and Media'>
The ride-sharing company not marred by a cascading series of scandals recently surveyed users on how they use and perceive the onetime underdog ride-hailing app. And what do you know: People like Lyft more than they like "other rideshare programs."
Lyft users described the company as friendly, welcoming, cool, and trustworthy by margins of 53 percent, 46 percent ("cool"), and 42 percent ("trustworthy") for the last two descriptors.
"All other rideshare programs" only got described as friendly by 22 percent of riders, welcoming by 31 percent, friendly by 22 percent, cool by 19 percent, and trustworthy by 22 percent. Read more...More about Ride Hailing Apps, Delete Uber, Uber, Lyft, and Business'>