When Uber and Didi Chuxing orchestrated their market-shifting alliance last month, it put Lyft in a very tough position.

The U.S.-based ride-hailing service that aligned themselves strongly with Didi both financially and strategically, now has to come to terms with the fact that their largest ally is now in cohorts with their largest competitor, Uber.

It’s a trying time for the U.S.’s second-biggest ride-hailing company, and Lyft is now trying to do what one might expect: shop around for a buyer.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com