US taxi service Lyft to open R&D center in Kyiv, hire techies

U.S. ride booking company Lyft has confirmed its plans to open a research and development center in Kyiv, Ukrainian tech media reported on May 25. Lyft wants to hire at least 80 local tech specialists, in addition to 20 techies that the company already employs in Ukraine.

Lyft’s R&D center in Kyiv will focus on improving online maps that the company’s users need to navigate in nearly 700 cities across the U.S. and Canada. 

The US company doesn’t plan, however, to launch its service in the Ukrainian market that is now dominated by local ride booking company Uklon, Uber from the U.S. and Bolt from Estonia.

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Topics: Corporate innovation, International, IT services, Kyiv, News, Regions, Ukraine-USA
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