Sign up to receive 5 free days of our daily summary for tech news.

Enterprise Uber/Lyft

Lyft Apologizes for Asking People to Change Their Names

Lyft was apologizing Thursday evening after its systems apparently mischaracterized some of its users’ names as inappropriate, even though they were real. “I’m not thrilled with my name either, but I had no idea it violated community guidelines,” Tweeted Nicole Cumming , after she received notice that she’d have to change her name. “I need @lyft to explain what about the name ‘Kwame’ doesn’t...

What Is The Information?


Exclusive Articles

We broke it first. Receive original reporting you won't read anywhere else from the largest newsroom in tech.


Daily news analysis

Every weeknight, we'll send you our reporters’ views on the day’s top tech news—distilled into one email.

Conference calls

Conference calls

Get access to our reporters and other top executives with monthly deep-dive calls into topics like startups and autonomous vehicles.


Global Events

For no extra fee, get access to more than a dozen events yearly, from intimate dinners to larger gatherings with marquee speakers.

What else is included in my subscription?

Tech Top 10 Mobile App

Our new app featuring summaries of the most important tech news curated by our team, a calendar, breaking news alerts and more.

Slack community

Discuss topics and current events with our subscriber-only Slack group and share news about your company with other subscribers.

Annual Subscriber only benefits:

Org Charts

Access the only collection of tech company org charts. Our expanding database includes companies like Amazon, Snap, and Uber.

Crypto Newsletter

Our experts investigate the latest in the crypto world to keep you in-the-know about the movements of digital currencies.

No subscription? You're missing out.

Join the high-powered community of tech and business leaders who rely on The Information's original news and in-depth reporting.