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Vindu Goel / New York Times:
Electric motorbike startups in India such as Bounce and Vogo are competing with Uber and Ola by serving people who cannot afford current ride-hailing services   —  BANGALORE, India — In Uber's vision of the future, self-driving cars will whisk us everywhere, eliminating the need for its millions of human drivers.
May 7, 2019, 12:45 AMIn context
Shuli Ren / Bloomberg:
Ride-hailing economics are more favorable in Southeast Asia than in US; Uber may have left its best growth prospects behind by ceding market to Grab and Go-Jek   —  Emerging markets outshine the U.S. in ride-hailing, as the burgeoning success of Go-Jek and Grab shows.
May 5, 2019, 7:00 AMIn context
Laura Bliss / CityLab:
Innisfil, Ontario, which in 2017 decided to subsidize Uber rides in lieu of a public bus system, has been forced to raise fares and cap rides as adoption grows   —  Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system.
May 4, 2019, 7:15 AMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
A look at Dara Khosrowshahi's tenure as Uber prepares to go public; source: CEO decided Travis Kalanick isn't welcome on the NYSE balcony for next week's IPO   —  The C.E.O. wants to prove that the start-up has evolved past a raucous, and profligate, tech-bro culture.  But Uber's past is simply not that far gone.
May 3, 2019, 3:18 PMIn context
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Sense, a contractor engagement and communication platform, raises $13.5M Series B led by GV with participation from Accel, bringing total raised to $23.5M   —  The rise of the “gig economy” has created a slew of billion-dollar companies eager to capitalize on the growth of smartphones and ubiquitous connectivity.
May 2, 2019, 12:55 PMIn context
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon confirms it provides an online freight service that matches truck drivers with shippers; sources say the service has been in testing since last year   —  KEY POINTS  — Amazon has been testing a new online service that matches truck drivers with shippers since last year …
May 1, 2019, 2:50 AMIn context
Dana Rubinstein / Politico:
Uber has capped the number of drivers in NYC since Apr. 1, source says due to NYC's new driver wage rules; Lyft has similarly capped drivers since Apr. 19   —  Uber's and Lyft's once inexorable-seeming growth in New York City has ground to a halt.  —  Uber stopped hiring new drivers in New York City on April 1.
Apr 29, 2019, 9:55 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber adds public transit directions and schedules to its app for users in London, after bringing the feature to users in Denver in January   —  Uber aims to become a one-stop shop for all modes of transportation  —  Uber is adding public transportation schedules and directions to its app in London.
Apr 29, 2019, 9:20 PMIn context
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
How Menlo Ventures landed a stake in Uber by leading a $32M Series B at the last moment, after a16z failed to accept Uber's terms, and went on to reap billions   —  How Menlo Ventures landed a stake in Uber worth billions  —  Menlo Ventures was founded in 1976 but it took 35 years for the venture capital firm to hit the jackpot.
Apr 29, 2019, 5:55 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Uber will pitch an Amazon-like growth story during IPO roadshow, but a filing shows Q1 revenue growth was 20%, less than half of what it was a year ago   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Pop quiz: Which technology company does Uber, the ride-hailing giant on the cusp of an initial public offering, consider itself to be the most like?
Apr 28, 2019, 8:00 PMIn context

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