Uber hid data breach from customers, paid hackers to keep silent

57 million users and drivers had their names, mobile numbers and emails leaked out. 600,000 drivers also had their license numbers exposed.

Google Maps now the default navigation app for Lyft drivers

It’s integrated into the the driver’s app for Lyft users, though drivers can opt out if they want to. Uber has been doing the same for its driver app.

Uber adds in-app chat functionality for improved rider and driver convenience

Uber’s latest global Android and iOS app update enables a feature that should have probably been available for a long time: in-app chat.

Uber makes it a lot easier and more intuitive to request rides for friends and family

If you want to help someone who doesn’t own a smartphone or that simply refuses to use the Uber app get around, a new feature makes it hassle-free.

Is Uber criminally responsible for using software to stealthily operate in banned areas?

The ride-hailing tech company admitted that its drivers used software called “Greyball” to avoid being detected in areas Uber was banned.

New York Times: Uber almost lost access to the App Store in 2015

CEO Travis Kalanick went up to Cupertino to meet with Apple CEO Tim Cook where he was scolded for employing persistent tags to iPhones.

AccuWeather and Uber bring in Android Wear 2.0 apps

Pull the weather on your watch without having to get extra details from your phone. Also, order a ride back home with your watch to retrieve said phone.

Lyft now has Scheduled Rides with calendar syncing

Following up to Uber, Lyft can now take your ride requests up to a week in advance wherever you need it. You can use your calendar to help out.

Lyft overtakes Uber in App Store, #DeleteUber campaign presses on

The protests at JFK Airport in New York have gone against Trump’s immigration ban, but things start breaking down as the livery industry gets involved.

Google Maps integrates Uber functionality directly into its directions

If you’re looking for directions on Google Maps on where you’re about rocket off to, you can now order an Uber ride right off of the directions section.

Google Maps ride-hailing options expands with Lyft and Gett

Gett listings on Google Maps will only be available in New York while Lyft is available nationwide as the app takes on new ride-hailing options.

Lyft isn’t selling itself, blames Uber for connoting such rumors

Lyft is claimed to have been approached with offers, but not have offered itself to buyers. The head of the company blames Uber and its spin machine.

Lyft sought a buyer with $9 billion and Uber claims it’s only worth $2 billion

The US’s number two ride-hailing app has been looking for a big backer to help it compete against Uber. Uber had its own thoughts, too.