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Lyft opens community center for LA drivers as it chases Uber

The Los Angeles Lyft Hub opened in June. Other locations are San Francisco, Washington D.C., Boston, Portland, Seattle, and Las Vegas, with unannounced cities to come. | Photo Courtesy of Lyft

July 27, 2017 - 1:41pm

In-car entertainment startup takes a backseat ride to success

From left to right, CEO Rob Flessner, VP of Sales Michael Dillon and CTO Eugene Kurdzesau testing the Vugo experience. | Photo courtesy of Vugo.

May 9, 2017 - 1:08pm

Innovation of the Week: Shift drives its online used-car marketplace to San Diego

Shift Technologies CEO George Arison. | Photo by Shift

March 22, 2017 - 8:50pm

TransUnion Q&A: What are the most common misconceptions about credit scores?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles everyone to one free credit report from each credit bureau every year. Don't just look at your score, experts say. Review the report for errors and injustices. | Photo via Wikimedia Commons by Sean MacEntee

March 7, 2017 - 1:09pm

ZestFinance takes on the millennial credit crisis

Douglas Merrill, former CIO at Google, says he wants to "help this group of people who are getting bad service even though objectively they don’t deserve bad service.” | Courtesy of ZestFinance 

March 7, 2017 - 12:54pm

Career Path: Motev black-car service founder Robert Gaskill

Robert Gaskill runs the boutique black car company Motev, which operates the largest Tesla model X fleet in the US. | Photo courtesy of Carlos Coll

February 28, 2017 - 6:45am

Innovation of the Week: Tesla tries to raise the solar roof

A house with Tesla's solar roof tiles installed | Photo from Tesla Motors

November 1, 2016 - 7:47pm