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A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)

Business leaders call proposed SF tech tax political, counterproductive

The technology sector Tuesday blasted a proposed tax on tech companies as…

A tax on technology companies that could go before San Francisco voters in November is expected to generate $120 million annually. (S.F. Examiner file photo)
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What we talk about when we talk about Uber and Lyft

It’s 2:35 a.m. and I’m looking for a cabstand showing signs of…

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A Lyft "glowstache" rests on a dashboard of a car at the company's  San Francisco headquarters on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

New legal filings indicate General Motors may start leasing cars for Lyft drivers in California

General Motors may soon introduce its service to lease cars for Lyft…

A Lyft "glowstache" rests on a dashboard of a car at the company's  San Francisco headquarters on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
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Survey shows more than half of SF residents don’t use Uber, Lyft

Ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft may seem more prevalent than ever…

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A woman opens the door to an Uber/Lyft car on Market Street in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Union demands SF make Uber, Lyft, pay for drivers’ business licenses

Uber and Lyft drivers facing more than $600 in late fees and…

A woman opens the door to an Uber/Lyft car on Market Street in San Francisco. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
After ride-hail driver Dan Carrigan registered with The City for a business license, he was charged late fees. (Courtesy Dan Carrigan)

City’s Uber, Lyft drivers paying more than $600 in late fees for $91 business license

Many Uber and Lyft drivers unexpectedly owe San Francisco more than $700…

After ride-hail driver Dan Carrigan registered with The City for a business license, he was charged late fees. (Courtesy Dan Carrigan)
Don’t be the passenger who trusts GPS over a seasoned San Francisco cab driver. (Courtesy photo)

The passenger is always right

The shortest distance between the DJ club and your apartment is a…

Don’t be the passenger who trusts GPS over a seasoned San Francisco cab driver. (Courtesy photo)
Uber said Wednesday that it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber raises $3.5 billion from Saudi investment fund

Uber said Wednesday it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi…

Uber said Wednesday that it is getting a massive cash infusion from Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
San Francisco is competing for a $50 million federal grant that would help The City's effort to reduce congestion on roads. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF pitches $149 million plan to replace cars with self-driving vehicles

San Francisco’s future is autonomous and shared vehicles – and that future…

San Francisco is competing for a $50 million federal grant that would help The City's effort to reduce congestion on roads. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Unlike Uber and Lyft, driving a taxi requires quick thinking, a sharp wit and cat-like reflexes. (Courtesy photo)

Take this app and shove it

Back in my Uber days, passengers regularly asked me if I liked…

Unlike Uber and Lyft, driving a taxi requires quick thinking, a sharp wit and cat-like reflexes. (Courtesy photo)
Cab drivers, like many other professionals, are often held to the standards of those who came before them. (Courtesy photo)

I drive a cab so you don’t have to

There are days when I don’t even want to think about driving…

Cab drivers, like many other professionals, are often held to the standards of those who came before them. (Courtesy photo)
Uber is moving its driver service center from Potrero Hill to Daly City next week. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Uber moving driver support center to Daly City

Tucked into a one-story open space on Potrero Hill, two dozen or…

Uber is moving its driver service center from Potrero Hill to Daly City next week. (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)
The Board of Supervisors last week unanimously passed legislation that will require solar installations on the roofs of new buildings in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Supervisors make big environmental moves

Thank you, San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The City has passed and…

The Board of Supervisors last week unanimously passed legislation that will require solar installations on the roofs of new buildings in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
(Ted S. Warren/AP)

Teamsters recruiting Uber drivers after settlement of employee lawsuit

A new effort to shore up worker power for Uber drivers has…

(Ted S. Warren/AP)
Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hail company, recently settled two lawsuits to the tune of $100 million. (Eraldo Peres/AP)

EDITORIAL: Settlement gives Uber an open road

For Uber, $100 million was a pretty good deal for an open…

Uber, the San Francisco-based ride-hail company, recently settled two lawsuits to the tune of $100 million. (Eraldo Peres/AP)
From left, Shane Holland, pictured with Brady Lawrence, was killed in a vehicle crash after his Lyft driver collided with a tree. Lawrence and Holland’s mother, Donna Dinapoli, urged the CPUC on Thursday to enhance the regulations on ride-hail companies. (All courtesy photos)

Mother of man killed in Lyft crash implores regulators to tighten laws

The mother and the partner of a 24-year-old man killed in a…

From left, Shane Holland, pictured with Brady Lawrence, was killed in a vehicle crash after his Lyft driver collided with a tree. Lawrence and Holland’s mother, Donna Dinapoli, urged the CPUC on Thursday to enhance the regulations on ride-hail companies. (All courtesy photos)
Sometimes you need to dole out some street justice — even in line at the cabstand. (Courtesy photo)

What makes a cab driver a jerk?

Colin has a long list of rules for the proper driving of…

Sometimes you need to dole out some street justice — even in line at the cabstand. (Courtesy photo)
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Jeff Chiu/AP file photo
An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)

Planning Commission unanimously approves plans for Uber offices in Mission Bay

Uber offices are heading to Mission Bay. The Planning Commission on Thursday…

An exterior rendering of the future Uber Headquarters in San Francisco's Mission Bay (Photo courtesy SHoP Architects/Uber)

CPUC says lease length for rideshare vehicles must exceed four months

Lyft’s new partnership with General Motors to lease vehicles for drivers who…