Jeff Holden is Uber’s Chief Product Officer (since early 2014), where he focuses on future disruption threats and
relevant paradigm shifts. Jeff founded the Advanced Technology Group that developed Uber’s self-driving technology and is currently building Uber’s AI Lab.
Prior to Uber, he was the Senior Vice President of Product Management at Groupon (2011-2014), and before Groupon, Jeff was the co-founder and CEO of Pelago (2006-2011), whose flagship product, Whrrl, was designed to help people escape their social rut and discover new things in their cities. Previous to this, Jeff was at Amazon.com (1997-2006). For the latter half of his… Read the rest
Lyft (Photo credit: Spiros Vathis)
Almost two months ago – I wrote a blog post about how the car service with the pink mustaches is launching in Pittsburgh. It looks like Pittsburgh has embraced this transportation alternative.
I was actually in the middle of writing a post about how Lyft is another transportation option to get from the city to the airport. Until today the Lyft drivers would only pick up in the city coverage area. But, that just changed with the announcement that Lyft has expanded their coverage area in Pittsburgh.
Lyft Coverage Area Now Includes the Pittsburgh Airport… Read the rest
LYFT (Photo credit: Tribute/ Homenaje)
UPDATE March 2014: If you are interested in trying Lyft – click here to get $25 in ride credit. If you are interested in becoming a driver for Lyft – click here to apply.
I think that one of the things that keeps Pittsburgh from being competitive with other cities is transit. Both transit to and from the city and transit within the city limits.
Can New Apps/Services Address the Cab Problem in Pittsburgh?
If you go to most major US cities – you can hail a cab. It is no secret that, unless you… Read the rest