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Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Flywheel's TaxiOS, an app that replaces taxi fare meters and payment systems, granted license by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission   —  Soon enough, New York City taxis will have a new alternative to the taximeters and credit card processors installed in their cars.
Sep 22, 2016, 5:25 PMIn context
Fortune:
Sources: Airbnb raises at least $555M in primary equity at $30B valuation, could grow to $850M; WSJ says Google Capital, Technology Crossover Ventures led round   —  Airbnb has held a first close on its massive new funding round, Fortune has learned from multiple sources.
Sep 22, 2016, 2:52 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Airbnb Friendly Building Program lets landlords share in the revenue tenants earn through home-sharing on Airbnb as well as set custom rules for doing so   —  A common story: An apartment tenant has a few short trips coming up, and decides to list their abode on home-sharing service Airbnb …
Sep 13, 2016, 3:35 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
CellSavers raises $15M Series A to expand its on-demand mobile device repair service   —  It finally happened: You cracked your new iPhone's screen—accidentally, of course.  Since your smartphone is effectively an extra appendage, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible.  —  And you do.
Aug 19, 2016, 11:00 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber launches UberCentral, a website for businesses to book and pay for multiple Uber rides   —  Transportation has long been a helpful extra service that businesses like hotels have used to enhance their customer experiences, and Uber wants a piece of that business.
Jul 28, 2016, 7:15 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
eBay to launch shipping supply store that sells branded boxes, envelopes, tape, more   —  EBay Will Sell Its Own Boxes to Kick Up Its Brand Awareness  —  EBay still sells billions of dollars in goods every year, but you wouldn't know it by checking out the average recycling bin filled with rival Amazon's cardboard boxes.
Apr 6, 2016, 10:10 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Sidecar co-founder Jahan Khanna leaves General Motors and is joining Uber as the product lead of the Vehicle Solutions growth team   —  Exclusive: Sidecar Co-founder Leaves General Motors for Uber  —  In February, General Motors acquired the assets and talent behind ride-hailing startup Sidecar to help it develop its own car service.
Apr 1, 2016, 12:30 AMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Uber rolling out in-app customer service support globally, in place of its email method   —  Checking Your Uber Rating Or Getting Your Purse Back Just Got Much Easier  —  After years of forcing customers to use email to complain about anything, Uber is now committing to more updated technology.
Mar 31, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Fortune:
San Francisco-based online consignment startup, Threadflip, shuts down, to “partner” with Le Tote   —  Threadflip Suddenly Shuts Down, Will “Partner” with Le Tote  —  Threadflip, a San Francisco-based online consignment startup, will shut down as of midnight Wednesday night, the site told users today.
Jan 12, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Kia Kokalitcheva / Fortune:
Opendoor launches service for home buyers, enables them to browse listings, organize a site visit, even make an offer   —  Is this the future of shopping for a house?  —  Imagine selling your house almost as soon as you decide to list it, and for a fair price.
Jun 3, 2015, 9:00 AMIn context

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
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