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Flywheel Cab. (CBS)

San Francisco’s DeSoto Cab Company Ditches Longtime Name For Flywheel App

A San Francisco taxi company is ditching its 82-year-old brand and renaming itself after a smartphone app in the latest sign of how mobile technology is changing the way people get a ride.

02/18/2015

An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.

01/27/2015

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Face Lyft: App-Based Ride Company Ditching The Pink Mustache

Lyft is getting rid of the pink-fur mustache as we’ve come to know it. In a re-branding move, the easy to spot symbol, from the app-based service is getting scaled down to the new, “glowstache”.

01/26/2015

Ride Share App

Rideshare Wars: Uber, Lyft & Sidecar Fight For Customers With Cheap Fares

In their battle for public dominance, Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are giving ridesharing evangelists a reason to rejoice.

01/23/2015

Taxis are parked near Union Square, San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Labor Council Joins Taxi Drivers In Battle Against Uber, Ridesharing Apps

The San Francisco Labor Council (SFLC) is joining the fight against Uber and other similar car-ride services. Cab drivers want legislation to regulate rates, license and tax the on-demand transportation companies.

01/06/2015

Ride Share App

New App ‘Flywheel’ Takes On Uber Surge Pricing, Offers $10 Rides On New Year’s Eve In SF

A new app Flywheel is throwing the latest blow in the rideshare battle by offering $10 flat rate cab rides on New Year’s Eve.

12/30/2014

A ficus tree toppled by heavy rains and saturated soil crushed a Lyft driver's car on Lombard Street in San Francisco. (photo credit Doug Sovern)

Another Ficus Falls, Crushes Lyft Driver’s Prius In San Francisco’s Marina

Friday morning’s rains toppled yet another problematic ficus tree, this time on top of a Lyft driver’s car in the Marina District.

12/19/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With Lyft

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.

12/09/2014

Taxicab drivers in San Francisco have been voicing their frustration with rideshare services like Uber, Lyft and sidecar with these bumper stickers. (CBS)

Anti-Rideshare Bumper Stickers Help San Francisco Taxi Drivers Voice Frustration

The decision to suspend pickup privileges of two drivers involved in last month’s taxi demonstration that blocked airport traffic isn’t improving the moods of cabbies as a holiday truce takes effect.

12/01/2014

Taxi cabs wait for fares in front of the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Taxi Drivers Refuse To Pick Up SFO Travelers In Ride-Service Protest

Taxi-cab drivers refused to pick-up passengers at SFO Airport Monday night, in protest of ride-service companies like Uber and Lyft, leaving hundreds of travelers waiting on the curb for a ride.

11/18/2014

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