Lyft’s failure-to-launch party

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Lyft, the app that connects anyone with a car to people willing to pay for a ride, was supposed to go live in New York City Friday night, hours before a massive Brooklyn launch party. The launch was highly publicized, and Lyft promised two weeks of free rides to introduce New Yorkers to the service.

Unfortunately for the San Francisco-based company, the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and the state Attorney General immediately dragged Lyft into court and put the kibosh on the launch….

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