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Safety Tips: Ride Safe When Riding with Uber or Lyft

Erika Suarez, Podcast Director

April 10, 2019

Awareness has elevated for ride-sharing safety after the death of Samantha Josephson. A 21-year-old college student dies last weekend after getting into a car she mistook as her Uber driver. In recent years, at least two dozen women have been attacked after making a similar mistake, according to the...

Catch a Free Ride to the Polls on Election Day

Catch a Free Ride to the Polls on Election Day

Erika Suarez, Digital Editor-in-Chief

November 5, 2018

Metro and six other local transit agencies will offer free transportation this Election Day. You won't need a TAP card to board a bus or train to your designated voting location. Uber and Lyft will offer discounted rides for voters across the Los Angeles area as well. Uber's promo code is Vote2018, adding ...

LYFT Buys AR Company to help Build Self-Driving Cars

LYFT Buys AR Company to help Build Self-Driving Cars

Luis Gutierrez, Podcast Director

October 25, 2018

Lyft is finally stepping into the self-driving car industry. They’ve acquired Blue Vision Labs, a UK based augmented reality firm that helps cars know and understand their location. The merger will join Lyft level 5 team to contribute to its knowledge. Blue Vision will also be the home base for a London...

Uber CEO under fire for breaching Apple’s privacy guidelines

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Writer

May 9, 2017

Uber’s C.E.O., Travis Kalanick, has recently risked having the Uber app removed from the Apple App Store after it was discovered that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones long after the app had been deleted from one's phone— violating Apple’s privacy guidelines. This illegal act...

Uber CEO under fire for breaching Apple’s privacy guidelines

Crystian Mendoza, Sports Editor

May 2, 2017

Uber’s C.E.O., Travis Kalanick, has recently risked having the Uber app removed from the Apple App Store after it was discovered that Uber had been secretly identifying and tagging iPhones long after the app had been deleted from one's phone— violating Apple’s privacy guidelines. This illegal act...

Uber: The Quicker Picker Upper

Uber: The Quicker Picker Upper

Andrew Rudin, Science and Technology Editor

November 3, 2016

Uber has just announced that it will make their app more intuitive for both the rider and driver experience. Uber made a post on their website November 2 outlining their new features and explained the reasoning behind them. The hope is that they make the app less cluttered and aesthetically simple...

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