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Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for its IPO

On Thursday we learned Lyft filed papers for an initial public offering set to take place in 2019, and Friday evening some "people familiar with its plans" said the same to the Wall Street Journal about ride-hailing rival Uber. According to the New Y… Source: Engadget | Just like Lyft, Uber has confidentially filed for …

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Google Assistant now helps you book taxis

Google's rolled out a bunch of new features for Assistant this week, and it's not finished yet. Now, you'll be able to use it to easily book ride services. So with your Android, iPhone, Google Home or any smart speaker with the Assistant, you just ne… Source: Engadget | Google Assistant now helps you book …

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Lyft's first electric scooters arrive in Denver

Lyft is making moves in the electric scooter market, as it is bringing the dockless devices to Denver, the first US city in which it will operate its scooter service. Lyft has permits to operate scooters and electric bikes in the Colorado city, and i… Source: Engadget | Lyft's first electric scooters arrive in Denver

Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)

When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but live on the internet? Like it or not, that's happening… Source: Engadget | Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy …

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Uber will let users rent Lime scooters through its app

Lime is teaming up with Uber to let you rent electric scooters through the ridesharing giant's app. Uber is also investing in Lime as part of a $335 million funding round led by Google parent company Alphabet's venture capital arm GV that takes Lime… Source: Engadget | Uber will let users rent Lime scooters through …

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nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in Boston

Autonomous cars will now be allowed on all public Boston roads. The city has played host to nuTonomy for some time now, allowing the company to test its self-driving Renault Zoes at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in January of last year, later expa… Source: Engadget | nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in …

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Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Just a day after the NTSB released its preliminary findings on the Uber crash in Arizona, senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal began an investigation into safety protocols for driverless car testing. In a letter sent to major auto manufac… Source: Engadget | Senators investigate safety procedures for autonomous cars

Lyft may be getting into the electric scooter game

Lyft seems to be eyeing a move into the electric scooter craze — the company is considering applying for a permit to run a service in San Francisco, The Information reported, and it's in the early stages of working on prototypes. Some companies like… Source: Engadget

Lyft to Launch in Toronto Next Month as Uber Competitor Expands to First City Outside of United States

Lyft today announced that it will launch its ride-hailing service in Toronto next month as its first market outside of the United States. Riders in Canada’s largest city—and nearby Hamilton, Ontario—will be able to hail Lyft or Lyft Plus vehicles that hold up to four or six passengers respectively, as well as fancier Lyft Premiere, …

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Tech CEOs sign letter urging Trump to keep immigrant protections

Hundreds of CEOs have signed an open letter urging President Trump not to dissolve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Started in 2012 under the Obama administration, DACA allows undocumented immigrants who arrived to the US be… Source: Engadget