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Surge This: Ideas and Economics on Uber

“Hey, I ride you on sunny days and rainy days. And I’ll pay more in the rain. But don’t gouge me in a storm.”
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Ice Cube, Kevin Hart and Conan Share a Lyft Car (Video)

Don’t forget the brown bags.
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Europe’s BlaBlaCar Has Created the Purest Version of the Sharing Economy So Far — And It’s Working

BlaBlaCar, the Paris-based long-distance ride-sharing marketplace, now has a million active monthly users.
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Competition Brings Lyft, Sidecar and Uber Closer to Cloning Each Other

Lyft launches surge pricing, Sidecar says it will stop calling payments “donations.”
Much in common: the main live map screens for Lyft and Uber (to be fair, this is an older version of Uber).

Baby, You Can Drive (Or Ride In) My Car

If you’re still driving your own car, you might need to get up to speed. Katie writes about the latest services that let you share a car or ride.
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Why Is Uber Fighting a Regulatory Battle That It Already Won?

Uber being Uber, it doesn’t want the CPUC to get the idea that it can tell Uber what to do.
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Ride-Sharing Is Legal in California, Regulators Vote Unanimously

Uber, Lyft, Sidecar and Tickengo get the go-ahead. It’s the first such decision in the U.S.
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Tech’s Rising Stars Push Into the Online-to-Offline Era

What do Lyft, Airbnb, Uber, Pinterest, Wanelo and Anki have in common?
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California Wants to Legitimize Ride Sharing

Newfangled ride-sharing startups may be sticking around for a while.
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Lyft Sells Zimride Carpool Service to Rental-Car Giant Enterprise

Enterprise Holdings has acquired Zimride, the peer-to-peer ride-matching service.
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