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Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
A look at the rapidly declining morale at Uber amid budget cuts for basic amenities, mass layoffs, and a 30% decline in stock price since its IPO   —  Uber's CEO told staff: “We need to ship more quickly and operate more effectively and efficiently than we are today.”
Sep 30, 2019, 9:35 AMIn context
Fred Wilson / AVC:
A VC narrative that software-enabled companies like Uber should be valued at 10x+ revenue is falling apart but is still valid for startups with margins of 75%+   —  Dan Primack wrote in his friday newsletter: … While all of this is true, I think it is a lot simpler than that.
Sep 29, 2019, 6:20 PMIn context
Mimi Billing / Sifted:
A profile of Denmark-based independent consumer review platform Trustpilot, which has raised €162M and has 65M reviews of businesses worldwide   —  With 65m reviews, Trustpilot is learning to spot the fakes and fight back with the help of algorithms.  —  Would you ever book an Airbnb stay without checking the scores of the host?
Sep 29, 2019, 10:30 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber announces Uber Incubator, to let its employees and others develop products and services on top of the Uber platform   —  Uber today announced Uber Incubator, an initiative open to both Uber employees and those outside the Uber organization to develop products and services on top of Uber's platform.
Sep 26, 2019, 1:55 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Sep 26, 2019, 12:36 PMIn context
Greg Bensinger / Washington Post:
Interviews with 20 people show Uber's 80-strong Special Investigations Unit, which deals with severe incidents, often puts Uber's interests ahead of riders'   —  Investigators say drivers get three “strikes” for bad behavior — and may just end up driving for Lyft.
Sep 25, 2019, 12:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
Profile of Rideshare Drivers United, a group of Uber and Lyft drivers in California who played a key role in getting recent gig economy labor legislation passed   —  When California lawmakers passed a worker-protection bill essentially requiring Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as employees …
Sep 23, 2019, 2:55 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Forbes:
Checkr, which runs background checks for companies that use gig economy workers, raises $160M Series D at a $2.2B valuation, bringing its total raised to $310M   —  As Uber and Lyft have grown, their rise has helped buoy another business: Checkr, a startup that runs background checks on gig economy workers.
Sep 19, 2019, 12:45 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says RideCheck, its tool that uses GPS and other sensors to detect abnormalities with the ride, such as a crash, is now live across the US   —  RideCheck utilizes the GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, and other smartphone sensors to detect a vehicle crash  —  Last year, Uber announced …
Sep 17, 2019, 11:40 AMIn context
Tina Bellon / Reuters:
To comply with NYC regulations, Uber will start locking out drivers from its app at times and in areas of low demand in the city, from Tuesday   —  (Reuters) - Uber on Tuesday will begin limiting drivers' access to its app in New York City to comply with regulation aimed at boosting drivers' pay …
Sep 16, 2019, 7:05 PMIn context

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