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(From left to right) BlaBlaCar co-founders Nicolas Brusson, COO, Frédéric Mazzella, CEO, and Francis Nappez, CTO.
September 16, 2015 BlaBlaCar is valued at $1.6 billion. Uber is worth $18.4 billion. The Europe-based firm finds long-distance rides for users, and avoids Uber's troubles with taxi industry regulations.
Josh deLacy poses with his sign that reads "Traveling on Trust." He hitchhiked 6,745 miles as a social experiment after he graduated from college.
August 9, 2015 Hitching a ride at the side of the road used to be a common practice, but now it's rarely heard of. So where have all the hitchhikers gone, and what does hitching look like in modern-day America?
August 7, 2015 Not too long ago, a New York taxi medallion was worth more than a million dollars. Gene Friedman managed to buy more than 1,000. But that was before Uber, and now people like Friedman face bankruptcy.
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Joel Xu, 25, drives in Shanghai for People's Uber, a ride-sharing service. He makes about $4,000 a month – a good wage in Shanghai – and loves meeting new people he'd otherwise never encounter.
May 4, 2015 Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.
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Some Uber drivers and passengers complain that the app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions.
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September 21, 2014 People love Uber, but they often complain the Uber app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions. The company says the app helps drivers and passengers travel efficiently.
Lyft driver Danielle Kerley showcases the company's iconic mustache, which is displayed on cars used in the service.
August 25, 2014 A researcher says startups Uber and Lyft aren't really ridesharing services. An emerging set of services being tested promises to be more about sharing and less about being like taxis.
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