Now Alphabet is reportedly in talks to invest $1bn into Lyft and could come either from Google or Google's CapitalG - its investment division.
The word is that the investment in Lyft is being driven by top-level executives, including Alphabet's Larry Page.
And in May this year, Alphabet's self-driving vehicle unit Waymoand Lyftsaid they would be forming a partnership to work together on developing self-driving technology. The company has previously invested in Lyft's rival, Uber, but that relationship has soured lately.
The search giant invested more than $250 million in Uber through its GI venture capital arm in 2013. They plan to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream through pilot projects and product-development efforts.
Son said: "We are interested in discussing with Uber, we are also interested in discussing with Lyft, and we have not decided which way yet". This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.
Uber once dominated the USA ride-hailing scene with around 90 per cent of the market, but according to some surveys Lyft has whittled that down to around 75 per cent as Uber has continued to grapple with a series of scandals.
It isn't clear when the talks took place or whether a deal will materialize.
If the investment pushes through, it will add to the already-heavy plate of problems of Uber and its new CEO.
In San Francisco, the company has expanded its shuttle service with a total eight routes, and it has six sroutes in Chicago.
Lyft has raised over $2.5 billion so far.
With Alphabet taking so much interest in the autonomous driving space segment, more investments in this space are expected to happen sooner or later.
NASA's Cassini , though, is going down fighting as it plunges into Saturn , sending back science right up until its final moments. Back in April, the spacecraft started a series of orbits that had the goal of looking in between and behind Saturn's rings.
The employee was sacked, but since then the debate about the company's actions to its employees has not stopped. Plaintiff Kelly Ellis stated, "It was time to stand up and say, 'This isn't OK, this isn't fair, and no more".
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September 15 investment analysts at Barclays held the stock rating at "Buy" but moved up the price target to $61.00 from $48.00. The Smith Chas P & Associates Pa Cpas holds 108,270 shares with $4.16 million value, down from 136,593 last quarter.
Prosecutors pursued the option of having Shkreli's bail revoked as soon as Shkreli posted statuses about Clinton on social media. Now, after a social media joke, Shkreli's bail has been revoked, landing the widely hated figure back in prison.
Trump says alongside Scott and other Florida officials that he knows "at a certain point it ends for you and we can't let it end". Almost 2.7 million homes and businesses, about 1 in 4 Florida customers, were still without power Thursday.
Its demise will be the end of a space mission that has yielded an unprecedented amount of knowledge about a mysterious planet. Why crash Cassini into Saturn? This is another reason the mission scientists decided on Cassini's particular end-game.
Russia's military fired several cruise missiles at Islamic State militants in eastern Syria on Thursday, Kremlin officials said. The militants control less than half the city and are encircled on three sides with their backs to the Euphrates River.