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In Battle Between Lyft and Uber, Focus is on Drivers
Jan. 19, 2016
Users say the driver-passenger relationship is different: Lyft is "your friend with a car"; Uber is "everyone's private driver." Still, competition is so great that Uber wooed rival drivers covertly.
McPier Levies Additional Tax On Uber, Lyft
Dec. 11, 2015
There was plenty of ruckus when Chicago decided to let drivers for Uber and Lyft pick passengers up from O’Hare and Midway airports. Much quieter, however, was McPier’s passage of an additional $4 tax on each of those rides leaving the airports.
Can't crack the Uber surge price code? Researchers say just wait it out
Oct. 29, 2015
Northeastern University researchers wanted to figure out how Uber comes up with surge prices by studying Manhattan and San Francisco. They say the surges work, but maybe not the way they are intended.
How many people work in the 'gig economy'?
Oct. 23, 2015
Many are driving for Uber or working other 'gigs,' but surveys can't count them.
Uber vs Taxis: who will win?
Oct. 6, 2015
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget makes it through City Council as is, additional fees could be on the way for services like Uber, Lyft and traditional taxi cabs.
Chipotle vs Xoco lunch delivery: Who won?
Apr. 28, 2015
We tried Chipotle and a new Uber Xoco delivery service and got very different results.
Why Chicago taxi medallion owners struggle
Apr. 21, 2015
Chicago taxi medallions were once one of the best financial investments you could get. But industry changes have caused the medallion market to collapse, leaving many owners underwater.
Uber's troubles mount even as its value grows
Dec. 11, 2014
Uber, the ride-sharing service that is growing in value, is also watching its troubles mount.
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