Uber Calls TechCrunch’s Bluff, Opens Actual Lemonade Stand

Not enough startups have a good sense of humor. We all know Groupon is one of them, and Uber is following suit. Rather than flame me for my snarky early morning comparison of Uber’s immediate business ambitions to a lemonade stand, the company has penned a fake (we hope) post about its new business line— lemonade stands that track your movements as you get closer to them.

Of course, they have to be called “Uber Stands” thanks to restrictive California laws regulating lemonade stands. (That part is so plausible for this state, it actually made me wonder…)

In my next post, I’ll be sure to compare Uber’s corporate ambitions to something I need immediately, say, a diaper service.