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Biz Carson / Forbes:
Airbnb acquires Accomable, dubbed “Airbnb for disabled people”, as it seeks to improve disability access   —  When Accomable first launched in 2015, the press immediately coined it as “Airbnb for disabled people.”  The moniker would be prophetic.
Nov 16, 2017, 12:30 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
How UberRush, Uber's local delivery service, failed to make Uber a FedEx rival and got overshadowed by UberEats and Uber Freight   —  As Uber's CEO, Travis Kalanick promoted the idea that the company could become a giant of the logistics business.  —  In 2014, Uber's CEO Travis Kalanick was reveling in his company's rapid rise.
Jul 8, 2017, 9:35 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
San Francisco-based food delivery startup Sprig, which raised over $56M, says it is shutting down   —  The San Francisco food-delivery startup Sprig will be shutting down Friday, Business Insider has learned.  —  The company had raised over $56 million from Silicon Valley's top investors for its new spin on food delivery.
May 26, 2017, 12:57 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Lyft officially launches a dedicated app for its drivers, allows drivers to schedule pickups in advance, offers extra bonuses for pickups in high-demand areas   —  Uber and Lyft drivers are often at the whims of the app that dictates what rides are coming in.
May 26, 2017, 11:45 AMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Judge in Waymo-Uber suit rejects Uber's bid for private arbitration, sends the case to DOJ for investigation   —  A judge has denied Uber's request to force Waymo's case against the company into arbitration.  —  Judge William Alsup's denial is the first major decision in the case since …
May 11, 2017, 10:55 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Snap CFO Drew Vollero says the company made $8.3M in revenue from its “other” category, which is predominantly Spectacles, in Q1 2017   —  Snap's smart sunglasses might not be ubiquitous, but it's a million-dollar “modest” business for the camera company.
May 10, 2017, 5:30 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
A look at the history, allegations, and tech in Waymo's lawsuit against Uber as the companies head to trial   —  “This is not your garden variety trade secrets case.  This is a case that involves what potentially may be the most lucrative business in history, and Google is trying to keep its main competitor on the sidelines."
May 3, 2017, 10:25 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Memo: Anthony Levandowski to stop work on lidar amid Waymo lawsuit, will remain with Uber, report to Eric Meyhofer who was named head of Uber's ATG   —  Anthony Levandowski, the head of Uber's self-driving group, is stepping aside in face of trade-theft accusations from his former employer, Waymo.
Apr 27, 2017, 4:43 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Uber responds to Waymo's lawsuit in a court filing, says it never received the documents Levandowski downloaded from Waymo, has different Lidar design, more   —  Uber has said from the beginning that Google's claims of intellectual-property theft involving self-driving-car technology are “meritless.”
Apr 7, 2017, 1:27 PMIn context
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Udacity spins out Voyage, which aims to create a fleet of self-driving taxis using retrofitted cars; Voyage has raised a seed round from Khosla Ventures, others   —  Six months ago, online education startup Udacity set out to train a new legion of self-driving car engineers.
Apr 5, 2017, 8:15 PMIn context

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