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Vexed in the city: The 'sharing' economy's hidden toll on San Francisco

Under the guise of "sharing," companies like Airbnb and Uber are cashing in. While they're providing services beloved by many, their impact is also causing reverberations on the ground

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Uber keeps up expansion in India

The car-for-hire startup brings its service to four more cities in the country, now reaching 10 total in India.

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Uber banned in Berlin as officials cite rider safety

With Uber facing issues in Spain, France, and the UK, Germany becomes the latest European country to have its doubts about the car-sharing service.

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Uber throws sabotage accusations back at Lyft

The claws are out at the two popular on-demand car service startups as more allegations of canceled rides surface.

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Uber accused of playing dirty in competition with Lyft

Lyft claims Uber is trying to lure away its drivers by ordering and then canceling thousands of rides.

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Sidecar's new marketplace model lets drivers name their own prices and showcase their cars and personalities.

Sidecar says 13,000 passengers share rides, fares with strangers

Lyft and Uber both announced they're getting into shared rides, but Sidecar says it's been testing carpooling options for months.

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Lyft gives way to ride with strangers, split fares

Ride-sharing apps have gone to the next level by including the ability to catch a ride with another passenger on your route for a discounted price. Lyft thinks its service can lead the way.

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Uber trials even cheaper ride-sharing service in Beijing

As demand for Uber grows in Beijing, the company has launched a new "People's Uber" ride-sharing service at rates below its own UberX.

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Uber lets strangers catch a ride together with UberPool

The car-hailing app is working on an upcoming car-pool feature that will let people shares rides and split the cost.

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Uber, Lyft, Airbnb lead top travel, transportation apps in June

App analytics company App Annie tracks the popularity of travel and transportation apps for the first time.

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Tech Retrospect: Fire Phone reviewed and Apple opens Yosemite

There's a new superphone in town. Is it worth your money? Also, Apple's got a new beta for you. That and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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Seoul set to ban 'illegal' ride-sharing app Uber

Uber's Asian expansion hit a snag in South Korea as Seoul's city government claims the service is illegal under current laws.

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