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Ellen Huet / Bloomberg:
Facing a lawsuit, P2P car sharing service Getaround sent checks with legal documents to workers that stipulated cashing the money meant waiving legal rights   —  The perennial issue in the gig economy is whether workers should be classified as employees.  Uber Technologies Inc. …
Jul 2, 2019, 1:40 PMIn context
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon says skill connections, which enable developers to tap into features provided by other Alexa apps and services, are now generally available   —  Amazon's Alexa assistant can do lots of things, like play your favorite song when you walk into a room and follow up on questions it can't answer right away.
Jul 1, 2019, 7:16 PMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber's main app now shows JUMP bikes and scooters alongside Lime scooters in Atlanta and San Diego, the first time it's so prominently shown 3rd-party services   —  Uber is taking another step to more fully integrate micromobility into its core services.  Today, Uber is now showing JUMP bikes …
Jul 1, 2019, 1:35 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Splyt, which wants to bring international roaming to ride-hailing apps and already allows Alipay users to book Grab rides, raises $8M Series A from Grab, others   —  The vision of a universal global ride-hailing service is over.  Uber's decision to exit markets like China …
Jun 29, 2019, 8:25 PMIn context
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Executives at seven of Facebook's Libra partners say the companies have only signed nonbinding agreements and have not yet paid to join the Libra Association   —  SAN FRANCISCO — One of the biggest selling points of Facebook's ambitious plans for its new cryptocurrency, Libra …
Jun 25, 2019, 8:35 PMIn context
Amir Efrati / The Information:
Uber to buy Seattle-based Mighty AI, which helps train computer vision models, to strengthen its self-driving car unit; Crunchbase: Mighty AI had raised $27.3M   —  Uber as soon as today expects to close its acquisition of Seattle-based “data annotation” firm Mighty AI in a bid to strengthen …
Jun 25, 2019, 6:55 PMIn context
Quartz:
US Bureau of Labor Statistics: the number of self-reported full-time taxi drivers, including drivers for Uber and Lyft, nearly tripled in the past ten years   —  Uber and Lyft radically changed the landscape for the taxi industry, and in cities like New York contributed to the collapse …
Jun 24, 2019, 2:55 AMIn context
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
UK-based Duffel, which aims to provide an end-to-end travel booking experience, raises $21.5M Series A from Benchmark, Blossom Capital, and Index Ventures   —  Ten months ago London startup hinted that it would be “a new way to book travel online, aiming at the booking experience ‘end to end’” …
Jun 19, 2019, 4:35 AMIn context
CoinDesk:
Facebook announces an independent consortium, Libra Association, with 28 founding members including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Uber, Lyft, Coinbase, and others   —  You don't have to have a Facebook account to use Libra.  —  That's the hands-off approach the social media giant is working toward …
Jun 18, 2019, 5:21 AMIn context
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook has signed up 12+ companies, including Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and Uber, to back the cryptocurrency it plans to unveil next week   —  Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Uber are among firms that will invest around $10 million each in consortium that will govern digital coin
Jun 13, 2019, 6:40 PMIn context

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