Posts Tagged ‘lyft’

Analyzing 1.1 Billion NYC Taxi and Uber Trips, with a Vengeance

May 22, 2018

Thoughts on @R_Thaler & @CassSunstein’s Nudge
http://BLOG.gerstein.info/2018/05/thoughts-on-thaler-sunsteins-nudge.html General points about human decision making, with practical
implications for one’s day-to-day life HT @Rozowsky

Unroll.me Service Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User Data

May 1, 2017

Unroll.me…Faces Backlash Over a Widespread Practice: Selling User
Data https://www.NYTimes.com/2017/04/24/technology/personal-data-firm-slice-unroll-me-backlash-uber.html Gmail add-on tabulated usage @Uber v @Lyft

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“Slice Intelligence, a data firm that uses an email management program called Unroll.me to scan people’s inboxes for information, faced an outcry that began on Sunday after The New York Times reported that Uber had used Slice’s data to keep tabs on its ride-hailing rival Lyft.”
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Lyft Hopes to Survive Competition from Uber by Making Ride-Sharing Cheap and Convenient Enough to Compete with Car Ownership | MIT Technology Review

December 12, 2015

.@Lyft hopes to survive competition with @Uber — w/ a novel strategy between private rides & public #transportation
http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/541791/lyfts-search-for-a-new-mode-of-transport

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Regular Lyft rides can be two-thirds of a taxi fare or less, but a Lyft Line ride is even cheaper, and the company aims to shrink the price further. Green says this makes Lyft something new: a third category of transportation somewhere between public and private. “}}