But an Alphabet investment in Lyft also could further complicate an already dicey web of relationships between Lyft, Alphabet and Uber. Previously, Google had invested a whopping $258 million in Uber via Google Ventures and now the company is suing Uber for, allegedly, stealing trade secrets from Google's self-driving vehicle company, Waymo.
The investment, which could come from Alphabet's private equity arm CapitalG or Google itself, will be about $1 billion. Also with the investment, it could allow Lyft to become independent, which was co-founder, John Zimmer's, priority for the company. The money could help the U.S. ride-sharing service expand to global markets and try to take some business away from rivals.
Once upon a time, venture capital firms clamored over each other to invest in Uber, with many believing that its eventual success could rival or even beat Facebook's. It's likely that the litany of scandals that have plagued Uber in recent months has been a source of major benefits for Lyft.
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This Alphabet investment might be aimed at keeping Lyft on its side amid the legal battle with Uber. But the offer would be at a discount of 30 percent or more from the company's current valuation.
Lyft could certainly do with the funding as it tries to play catch up with Uber.
This, we believe, is definitely benefiting Uber's biggest rival Lyft.
Although these conflicts with Alphabet have not been earning a good name for Uber, it still has big brand recognition in and outside San Francisco and Los Angeles.
But when BuzzFeed News spoke with them before the election , both she and her father said they did not support Donald Trump . Weiner ran for mayor of New York City in 2013, a bid scuttled by a similar sexting scandal.
Police say several people have been injured in the rush-hour incident on a Tube train at Parsons Green station in west London . Trump said the attack was carried out by "a loser terrorist" and urged the U.S.to be proactive in combating terrorism.
The irony is that these "protections" might, depending on how you have your browser configured, mean you see more autoplaying ads. Google's autoplay blocking features will start showing up in the beta, canary, and dev builds this month.
In 2013 it recalled the Vatican's then ambassador to the Dominican Republic following allegations that he sexually abused minors. After he was defrocked, Wesolowski lost his diplomatic immunity and the Vatican said he could be tried by other courts.
Greitens put the National Guard on standby in the days leading up to the verdict as a precautionary step ahead of possible unrest. Both officers got out, Stockley carrying a duty pistol and an AK-47 rifle, which he wasn't permitted to carry by the department.
Beh and Shahnaz forward posts", a police officer said. "We hope that this doesn't escalate further", they said. Panic gripped border residents living in villages close to the global border after the cross-border firing.
The flight of almost 3,00,000 Rohingya to neighbouring Bangladesh is a testimony to the wretchedness of their condition. The ministry has also asked the state governments to identity such illegal immigrants and initiate deportation process.
Yesterday, talking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump apparently thought it'd be a good idea to bring all of this up again . On Wednesday, Trump met in the White House with Senator Tim Scott of SC , the only black Republican in the Senate.
Laurie had actually casually been killed off prior to that in 1988's Halloween 4, which centered on her orphaned daughter Jamie. The character was supposedly killed off in Halloween: Resurrection , so the writers will have some explaining to do.
The hurricane center also says "a tropical storm watch may be needed for a portion of the North Carolina coast tomorrow". The coast will see some higher surf, unsafe rip currents and possiblly some rain Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
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According to state law , nursing homes must file emergency preparedness plans with local emergency management in order to operate. The utilities have announced that power outage in some area could be extended for days, it could even extend for weeks.
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It has been extended on several occasions; The latest extension came in July and is expected to last until November 1. The French army's anti-terrorism Operation Sentinel was established following the 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris .