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SEP 02, 2015 - TechCrunch

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Lyft Line’s Express Re-Route Feature Aims To Get You Where You’re Going Faster

 Lyft has quietly added a new feature to Lyft Line, its service that lets passengers share rides with other people heading their same direction for a lower price, called Express Re-route. With this new feature, which officially rolled out exactly one week ago, Lyft Line may reassign you to a driver with a passenger whose route more closely aligns with yours. “It’s ...

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SEP 01, 2015 - TechCrunch

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Checking Out? Hilton’s App Now Lets You Grab An Uber

 Hilton and Uber announced a partnership today to let hotel guests grab a ride from anywhere they are staying in the world on the hotel’s HHonors app. Ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft are not an uncommon site alongside taxis at the front entrance of hotels these days. But Uber believes the Hilton integration will add a greater customer experience for those ...

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AUG 31, 2015 - GeekWire

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Legislation introduced by Seattle councilmember would let Uber, taxi drivers unionize

Mike O’Brien is taking action to give Uber and Lyft drivers more rights. Next week, the Seattle councilmember will introduce legislation that will offer Uber, Lyft, taxi and other “for-hire” drivers the right to unionize. Since these drivers are independent contractors and not employees, they are not protected by traditional labor standards — including Seattle’s new $15 per hour minimum wage law — ...

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AUG 31, 2015 - Business Insider

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Seattle is considering a crazy workaround to let Uber drivers unionize

Uber's classification of its drivers as independent contractors means drivers are not entitled to many standard worker rights. Drivers aren't eligible for minimum wage or mileage reimbursements. The other thing drivers can't do? Have any form of collective bargaining, such as a union. The National Labor Relations Act, which gives employees the right to collective bargaining, does not apply to independent contractors.  Seattle City ...

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AUG 28, 2015 - ReadWriteWeb

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Taxicab Industry Has A New App To Compete With Uber

This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.The tech sector has shaken up innumerable industries, and whenever that happens, some enterprising types wonder if there's some opportunity in helping established players stave off the inevitable. But beating back the forces that threaten ...

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