Why ride sharing companies are absent from SXSW

Mar 15, 2017
Austin's 'quirky charm' is partly behind the city's complicated relationship with on-demand technology firms.

Riding while black is a disadvantage, a new study finds

Oct 31, 2016
Researchers tested hundreds of requests for ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft.

Uber and Lyft battle to attract new drivers

Sep 14, 2016
Signup bonuses and retention deals are part of the new rideshare package.
Uber has been trying to boost their profitability by cutting rates for drivers over the past three years, while also offering incentives to bring new people in on the front end.
STR/AFP/Getty Images

Why China was a tough market for Uber

Aug 1, 2016
After years of losses, Uber is selling its China business to rival Didi Chuxing.
A man walks past an Uber station outside a shopping mall in Beijing on August 1, 2016.
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Boat-sharing can make your sailing dreams a reality

Jun 10, 2016
A look at how one couple is bringing the sharing economy to the elite world of yacht sailing.
A six-person crew, with the author (top left), partaking in the boat-sharing experience in Costa Rica.
Kristian Beadle

Local Money: Austin battles with Uber and Lyft

Feb 19, 2016
The city wants tighter rules for ride-sharing companies, like fingerprint checks.
Uber and Lyft say that their companies' safety regulations are just as good as the ones Austin wants to impose.
David Ramos / Stringer

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GM invests $500 million in Lyft. What's in it for both sides?

Jan 4, 2016
The deal could give GM insight into ridesharing. Lyft gets a big infusion of cash.

Uber expands its reach abroad

Sep 22, 2015
But it has to compete with other pre-established services in the markets it enters.

Rideshares for kids take on the after-school pickup

Sep 8, 2015
Bay Area company Shuddle wants to be the Uber for children.