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Itika Sharma Punit / Quartz:
Sequoia-backed, India-based PepperTap to end grocery delivery operations, citing hasty expansion and unfeasible discounting, to pivot into logistics business   —  PepperTap's collapse shows everything that is wrong with India's young internet companies  —  India's third-largest grocery delivery service is no more.
Apr 25, 2016, 9:40 PMIn context
Josh Horwitz / Quartz:
Twitter's new managing director for China worked in state security role, alarms Chinese Twitter users with plea to “work together” with state media   —  Twitter's new China head was a Communist Party engineer who worked on military security  —  Twitter's deeper foray into China …
Apr 18, 2016, 1:30 PMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
ESPN to live stream three-day drone racing event on ESPN3, and air one-hour roundup specials for TV, as skeptics question the nascent sport's mainstream appeal   —  Drone racing just became a mainstream sport, thanks to ESPN  —  There's a hotel in Williamsburg—the expensive part of Brooklyn …
Apr 14, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Joon Ian Wong / Quartz:
A dozen WiFi-connected trucks from Volvo and Daimler completed an autonomous trip across Europe, driving in a tight “platoon” to improve fuel efficiency, safety   —  A fleet of trucks just drove themselves across Europe  —  About a dozen trucks from major manufacturers like Volvo …
Apr 7, 2016, 4:55 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Zero tech companies went public in the US in Q1 2016, which hasn't happened since Q1 2009 during the recession   —  Zero tech companies went public in the US in Q1 2016, which hasn't happened since Q1 2009  —  The US market for tech IPOs has totally frozen over.
Apr 3, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Itika Sharma Punit / Quartz:
Uber sues India competitor Ola, alleges it booked over 400K fake rides from 90K spam accounts, seeks $7.4M in damages   —  Uber sues Ola for allegedly using the same dirty tricks Uber was accused of using on Lyft and Gett  —  The race in the Indian taxi app business may have entered a second—and more intense—lap.
Mar 23, 2016, 6:55 PMIn context
Ian Kar / Quartz:
Uber partners with GoBank to pilot Instant Pay, a program offering drivers debit cards that allow them to access earnings immediately   —  Uber is offering a new debit card that will help its drivers get paid instantly  —  In its battle to attract and retain more drivers …
Mar 17, 2016, 3:15 PMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Behind Instacart's recent struggles, which show why certain industries won't fit the on-demand model   —  Inside Instacart's fraught and misguided quest to become the Uber of groceries  —  The changes Instacart outlined were grim.  —  Fees for customers were increasing.
Mar 11, 2016, 2:00 AMIn context
Adam Pasick / Quartz:
Spotify's new Fresh Finds playlists leverage hundreds of music blogs and review sites it crawls and its own early adopter users   —  Spotify is using 50,000 anonymous hipsters to find your next favorite song  —  Spotify's personalized Discover Weekly playlist has won millions of fans …
Mar 6, 2016, 7:20 AMIn context
Keith Collins / Quartz:
PIN system used by IRS to protect 724K victims of 2015 breach relies on same Knowledge-Based Authentication tech used in original breach   —  The IRS is using a system that was hacked to protect victims of a hack—and it was just hacked  —  It ain't easy being an American taxpayer.
Mar 3, 2016, 1:00 AMIn context

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