Lyft Finally Launches in New York, Just Without Any Sharing

Courtesy Lyft

After a few weeks of setbacks and standoffs, Lyft has found a way to bring its car service to New York City: just abandon the core of its business model. The ride-sharing startup, which lets ordinary people with privately owned cars use its service to sell rides to other people, will launch Friday as more of a conventional, Uber-like service that deploys only licensed livery divers.

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