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Lyft's co founder is giving his all to catch Uber

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Lyft co-founder and president John Zimmer explains to CNN's Laurie Segall how he leads through tough times, what competing with Uber is like, and his vision for self-driving cars.
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Nathan Chau (9 days ago)
John Zimmer. Lyft has to have text feature and bring back the call center live support rep so they can help us. WE AS DRIVER DON"T WANT EMAILED UNLESS IT NEED ATTACHMENT> MORE AND MORE LYFT DRIVER ARE SWITCHING TO DRIVING UBER ONLY> NEXT TIME YOU NEEED A RIDE FROM LYFT IT IS GOINGTO BE A LONG WAIT
sunny06515 (9 days ago)
Of course you started with 20 people after robbing and ripping of hardworking (drivers ) you created a empire ... what A CROOKS... started with 20 crooks now he has 5000 crooks working for his thug unethical immoral motherfucker ... karma will slap you on your face mark my word you fagg👌
Jay Hamilton (13 days ago)
John- let me start of by saying thank you for giving me the opportunity to work under your leadership. As a previous driver, I appreciate the support you provide your drivers and now as a faithful user, even more. This company reminds me of a Costco, Berkshire Hathaway or an Apple, companies that work from the bottom up, costumer first, employee second and investor next. I look forward to your IPO.
tommy audio (19 days ago)
how can anyone believe this guy?! his only real talent is shrouding all his evil, greedy bullshit in pseudo kindess and consideration for others. he's 100 a player! they come in all colors, shapes and sizes. but in the end, it's just darkness #FuckLyft
Harrison Farrell (27 days ago)
His nose is bigger than the jfk airport landing strip
Harrison Farrell (27 days ago)
You make me want to kill myself every day
Jeff Byrnes (28 days ago)
Everything Zimmer says is a lie. Seems to be what’s “trending” in tech circles: https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/povertys-progressive-cheerleaders/Content?oid=14130484 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/are-delivery-apps-killing-restaurants https://pix11.com/2018/10/06/uber-drivers-death-is-7th-nyc-taxi-industry-suicide-in-18/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/17/uber-drivers-homeless-assault-travis-kalanick
Jeff Byrnes (28 days ago)
Fuck the tech industry. And fuck CNN and this “reporter,” Laurie Segall. The US is nothing but a shit pile of lies which is why Trump is deservedly our “glorious” ringleader. Techies are exploiting and scamming everyone on an unprecedented scale.
vegasinnercircle 33 (30 days ago)
Lyft will fail if it does not stop following Uber's model while uber will succeed because it was first it's own model more drivers and passengers but will hit a max / ceiling
Nicholas Wynecoop (1 month ago)
Lyft will need human drivers longer than Uber human drivers.
Kenji Yagi (1 month ago)
1:16 was there ever a time that being an entrepreneur wasn't cool?
Jeff Byrnes (28 days ago)
Kenji Yagi yeah, every time scumbags pervert the term to mask their grossly exploitative and illegal behavior: https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/povertys-progressive-cheerleaders/Content?oid=14130484 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/are-delivery-apps-killing-restaurants https://pix11.com/2018/10/06/uber-drivers-death-is-7th-nyc-taxi-industry-suicide-in-18/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/17/uber-drivers-homeless-assault-travis-kalanick
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Lyle Stephens (1 month ago)
And then along comes Tryp.
Lyle Stephens (28 days ago)
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Jeff Byrnes (28 days ago)
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BobbyG (1 month ago)
BOTH of these companies are being run by idiots who have chosen to make it impossible to earn a living wage without working 60-80 hour a week by getting into a price war with each other... Soon both of them intend to go public...as if Wall Street is going to be interested in a money losing proposition. Very sad to say the the future of ride sharing is dependent on a confederation of dunces who are so abjectly imbecilic that together they have turned the most successful startup in human history into a couple of money burning machines.... Especially when you consider the number of lives that have been saved due to the effect that rideshare has on the number of intoxicated drivers on the roads...a number that now must be in the tens of thousands. It is of course impossible to unite drivers in open protest but if it were possible perhaps the best and most effective way of taking control of the situation would be to.... Drive ONLY for UBER on even numbered days....and ONLY for LYFT on odd numbered days... Effectively cutting the fiscal year down to six months for both companies... The per mile rate should fluctuate based on the average price of regular gasoline and the per minute rate should be exactly equal to the minimum wage... (around $1.25/mile and 0.25 respectively)...the split should be static and always remain 80% to the driver. But management at both companies are too inept to see that the end of rideshare is very near...about 18-24 months away if things don't change...meaning prices and driver pay have to go up... And no amount of cutesy promotions, financial three card Monty and shell games are going to replace the fundamental basis of all business... Which is a fair trade on both sides.
Rich Campus (1 month ago)
Intriguing subject. But these ideas and the companies that promote them are still in the infant stages. Proceed with caution. ~●~
Mark Swafford (1 month ago)
Uber does not screw drivers. That is an inaccurate statement. I operate in east Tennessee and do very well for the amount of time, effort and money I put into it. For every $21 I invest in my operations, I see on average of a $425 return. It requires a bit of business sense to see escalated financial returns. Anyone who complains of Uber using "slave labor" is either financially uneducated and regularly sees their lights being turned off or is relying on payday loan services to barely get by. I add over $2000 a month to my $6500 per month salary. That works for me...
Jeff Byrnes (28 days ago)
You’re either a shill or operating illegally: https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/povertys-progressive-cheerleaders/Content?oid=14130484 https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-gastronomy/are-delivery-apps-killing-restaurants https://pix11.com/2018/10/06/uber-drivers-death-is-7th-nyc-taxi-industry-suicide-in-18/ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/17/uber-drivers-homeless-assault-travis-kalanick
Cornell Daniel (1 month ago)
You must be a white man, because I work 40 hrs and I have a different outcome. Uber, lyft controls the algorithm of rides, and payouts. Good for you
Kevin James (1 month ago)
2 companies that rely on slave labor. They should be barred by the government for violating labor laws
Rich Ord (14 days ago)
It's always nice to hear from a Communist. Admit it... you voted for Obama, then Bernie and ultimately Hillary.
5622 1963 (1 month ago)
What ethics?you screw drivers just like uber
Zack E (1 month ago)
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