Ridesharing Under Heavy Regulation in San Antonio

Ridesharing is in the hotseat in San Antonio. Last Thursday, the San Antonio City Council passed changes to its code to allow services like Lyft and Uber to operate legally in the city. But Uber and Lyft call the city’s regulations too costly and cumbersome. Uber reported it might leave the city altogether if the […]

First Lyft, Now Uber Launches in San Antonio

We can make @lyft & @uber work in San Antonio. They'll need to meet strong safety/quality standards. SA is moving fwd, not standing still. — Mayor Julián Castro (@JulianCastro) March 28, 2014 By LAURA LOREK Founder Silicon Hills News On March 21, Lyft, the riding sharing service, launched in San Antonio. Last week, Police Chief […]

SideCar Buys HeyRide of Austin

Well that didn’t last long. One minute, Heyride is making all this noise in Austin and disrupting the taxi industry there. And the next, it’s swallowed whole by SideCar, a competitor, based in Silicon Valley. On Thursday, SideCar, a ridesharing startup, announced it acquired the assets of Heyride. SideCar has a free app for smart […]