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Despite regulatory isses, many SFers (excluding taxi drivers) are thrilled with the rise of @lyft, @Uber, @SideCarSF.

Despite regulatory isses, many SFers (excluding taxi drivers) are thrilled with the rise of @lyft, @Uber, @SideCarSF.

It was June of last year, and Shawn Nguyen and his girlfriend were running late to an event . Not wanting to roll the dice on one of San Francisco’s taxi dispatch companies (he lives in the Inner Richmond, a patch of the city that’s often a cab Siberia), he decided instead to try SideCar , an app-enabled ridesharing service that had just launched. Within five minutes, a friendly amateur chauffeur rolled up in an old Mercedes and delivered the couple to their destination, on time and for about $4 less than the price of a cab—an experience that Nguyen describes as nothing short of amazing. Within weeks, he was a devoted customer. Ask pioneering rideshare users around San Francisco, and you’ll hear similar raves about Lyft , SideCar’s pink-mustachioed competitor, and about Uber , the original smartphone powered ride service, which started in 2010 and is currently rolling out ...

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