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Sources: Uber will issue its public S-1 and start its IPO roadshow in April   —  Carl O'Donnell, Heather Somerville  —  (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is planning to kick off its initial public offering in April, putting it close on the heels of its smaller rival Lyft Inc …
Mar 14, 2019, 4:30 PMIn context
Erin Griffith / New York Times:
As Lyft, Pinterest, Postmates, Slack, and Uber prepare to go public, VCs are preparing to invest in a new wave of startups created by employees enriched by IPOs   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Riley Newman, a former head of data science at Airbnb, set out in mid-2017 to raise a venture capital fund that would invest in a multitude of tech trends.
Mar 14, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: a consortium that includes SoftBank and at least one automaker is in late-stage talks to invest $1B or more into Uber's self-driving vehicle unit   —  A consortium that includes SoftBank Group is in late-stage talks to invest $1 billion or more into Uber Technologies' self-driving vehicle unit.
Mar 13, 2019, 6:50 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber settles two years-old lawsuits over driver classification for $20M, a boon to the company as it prepares to go public   —  The ride-hail company gets to continue not paying for traditional benefits like paid sick time and workers' compensation  —  The fight over the classification …
Mar 12, 2019, 12:40 PMIn context
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Lawsuit claims Amit Singhal, a former Google and Uber exec, was offered a $45M exit package after resigning from Google following a sexual assault accusation   —  Following the revelations of a $90 million golden parachute to Andy Rubin, a former Google executive accused of sexually harassing a subordinate …
Mar 11, 2019, 7:50 PMIn context
Chris Ip / Engadget:
How Foursquare, which tracks the location of millions via their smartphones and has 100K+ clients including Snapchat and Uber, makes sure its data isn't misused   —  It seems counter-intuitive that, in the thick of a backlash against Big Tech's data privacy abuses, Dennis Crowley …
Mar 10, 2019, 2:10 PMIn context
Ankita Rao / Motherboard:
A profile of Via, a New York ride-hailing company that pays drivers more than Uber and Lyft, aims to be eco-friendly, and tries to “strengthen public transit”   —  Via pays its drivers more than any other company, focuses on environmentally friendly practices, and wants to decrease traffic congestion.
Mar 8, 2019, 8:50 AMIn context
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
An analysis of 105 “Uber for X” US companies, representing $7.4B in VC investment: four have reached unicorn status, 19 were acquired, and 28 have shut down   —  In March 2009, Uber was born.  Over the next few years, the company became not just a disruptive …
Mar 7, 2019, 9:50 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
In a letter, a county attorney in Tempe, Arizona says that Uber has not been found criminally liable in last year's fatal crash of one of its self-driving cars   —  Uber has been found not criminally liable in a fatal crash last year involving one of its self-driving cars in Tempe, Arizona.
Mar 5, 2019, 8:25 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Ride-hailing company Go-Jek raises $100M from Indonesian conglomerate Astra as part of its Series F; Go-Jek has raised more than half of its Series F $2B goal   —  U.S. ride-hailing giants Lyft and Uber are going public in the U.S. imminently, but over in Southeast Asia …
Mar 4, 2019, 7:15 PMIn context

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