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UberAssist Helps People in Wheelchairs Get Around Town Easier

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If you rely on a wheelchair, you’ve largely been left on the sidelines of the ridesharing phenomenon. While plans have been in the works for some time, there hasn’t really been a concrete accessibility strategy. Uber is improving that state of affairs, though, by launching new programs to accommodate disabled passengers. UberAssist, which is launching […]

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UberFRESH Offers a New Meal Every Day for $12 (in Santa Monica)

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Uber isn’t done producing variations on the theme of on-demand wheels – the startup has now begun testing uberFRESH, a service that provides lunch between 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM to customers in the Santa Monica trial area first, with a prix fixe menu that offers a different selection each day and is refreshed every […]

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Uber Opens Ride-Sharing ‘UberPool’ to All San Francisco Users

Uber has spent the last four years transitioning from a service mainly aimed at helping so-called “ballers” get less expensive black car service to one that nearly anyone can afford and use on a regular basis. Now, with the launch of a fare-splitting offering called UberPool, the company is cutting costs of getting around town […]

Lyft

Lyft Says Uber Halved its Drivers Hourly Salaries

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The saying “All is fair in love and war” apparently applies to recruiting employees now, too. This week, The Verge published an internal Uber document that detailed a campaign to recruit drivers from a rival ride-sharing service, Lyft. According to the memo, Uber has a team of “brand ambassadors” who request Lyft rides and then […]

eBay

WSJ: eBay is Considering Accepting Bitcoin as Payment

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eBay’s PayPal is in talks with Coinbase and other bitcoin transaction providers to integrate the virtual currency within its Braintree payments system, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. Executives at PayPal, which owns the service that handles payments for startups from room-bookings network AirBnB to car-on-demand service Uber, have not struck any agreements, the […]