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Because giving your employees MTA passes is just so low-tech, rideshare app Lyft has launched Lyft for Work, a new service that “allows companies to pay for work-related transportation — giving employees access to friendly affordable rides at the tap of a button,” according to the company’s site.
Made In China
Technology has helped us solve some of life’s most pressing problems. It’s helped us create prosthetic limbs, rescue homeless animals, and now — thank heavens — it’s helping us get our hands on private jets exactly when we need them.
If you’re contemplating taking a lavish getaway this summer, consider JetSmarter — a standard rideshare app, except it’s for private jets. Yep, real casual. The app lets users book and pay for worldwide private air travel at the click of a button, without having to go through any middlemen.
Watch out, Uber.
Yongche, China’s leading rideshare app, is planning to expand to New York and San Francisco, Bloomberg reports. Yongche founder and CEO Herman Zhou told Bloomberg he hopes to compete with Uber, and expects his company will one day be valued as high as the American rideshare giant, which recently hit $17 billion.
Still reaching for that six-figure salary? Being employed as an UberX driver will get you close.
UberX drivers in NYC are racking up $90,766 per year — nearly three times as much as yellow cab drivers, who make around $30,000 annually, The Washington Post reports.
Lyft has partnered with Slickdeals, the crowd-sourced site for deals and coupons, to offer a free ride to new customers.
Download the app, use the promo code SLICKDEALS, and you’re set for a free ride valued up to $50, as long as it’s your first time using the service.
This offer, which lasts until the New Year’s Eve ball drops, is valid in more than 30 cities across the U.S., but sadly not in NYC.