Alphabet Google dikabarkan merapat ke Lyft
Alphabet Inc., Google’s parent company, is reportedly in talks with Lyft Inc
. about the opportunity to invest in the company that provides the transportation service.
Reuters writes, based on sources who know the matter, will deepen the collaboration that previously existed between the two companies.
Funding from one of the largest companies in SIlicon Valley
can be a boost for Lyft, now ranked second under Uber Technologies Inc.
It is not yet clear how much alphabet is invested in Lyft. Bloomberg reported citing a source of around $ 1 billion.
Alphabet and Lyft declined to comment on this message.
In May last year, Alhabet’s self-driving unit, Waymo, and Lyft,
announced that they were working together to develop the self-driving technology, but it did not continue.
Lyft recently expanded and announced in August that they are available in 40 states and cover 94 percent of the country’s population.
In April last year, Lyft raised $ 600 million, primarily from global investments.
Alphabet has been an investor in Uber through the GV-Aktiengesellschaft since 2013.
Their partnership was complicated when Waymo sued Uber this year for alleged theft of business secrets.