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Sony launches a taxi-hailing app to rival Uber in Tokyo

Sony last year announced it would enter Japan’s taxi-hailing space and, good to its word, the electronics giant has kicked off its S.Ride service in Tokyo. The service — which was first no

Fastly, the content delivery network, files for an IPO

Fastly, the content delivery network that’s raised $219 million in financing from investors (according to Crunchbase), is ready for its close up in the public markets. The eight-year-old company

Uber, Lyft implement new safety measures

Uber and Lyft instituted new safety features and policies this week. The move follows the death of Samantha Josephson, a student at the University of South Carolina, who was kidnapped and murdered in

Pinterest prices IPO above range

Pinterest will begin trading on the NYSE tomorrow.

Shared electric scooter rides accounted for 45.8% of all micromobility trips in 2018

Shared electric scooters are close to overtaking bike sharing, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials. In 2018, of the 84 million micromobility trips taken, 38.5 millio

Unpacking Pinterest’s IPO expectations

What it means to be an 'undercorn' and should we care?

Aptiv takes its self-driving car ambitions (and tech) to China

Aptiv, the U.S. auto supplier and self-driving software company, is opening an autonomous mobility center in Shanghai to focus on the development and eventual deployment of its technology on public ro

Waymo launches robotaxi app on Google Play

Waymo is making its ride-hailing app more widely available by putting it on the Google Play store as the self-driving car company prepares to open its service to more Phoenix residents. The company, w

Lyft adds Citi Bikes to its app for NYC riders

Lyft is going to integrate Citi Bike into its app for some riders in New York City. Lyft acquired bike-share startup Motivate back in July and proceeded to become a one-stop transportation app in thre

Lyft brings back the taxi line as it desperately tries to crack the airport pickup

Ridesharing companies and airports have always had a bit of a fractious relationship. Riders looking to catch an Uber or Lyft have had to walk to parking garages, follow makeshift signage and find arb

YC alum Keeper raises $1.6M to help gig workers pay taxes

Matrix Partners has backed one of Y Combinator's recent graduates.

Startups Weekly: Lessons from a failed founder

In this week's startups newsletter: Uber files its S-1, Defy Partners nabs $262M and the Vision Fund backs a travel business.

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Uber spent $457 million on self-driving and flying car R&D last year

Uber spent $457 million last year on research and development of autonomous vehicles, flying cars (known as eVTOLs) and other “technology programs” and will continue to invest heavily in t

WTF is Baillie Gifford?

The SoftBank Vision Fund has been screaming from the venture headlines the last few months, driven by eye-popping rounds (and valuations!) into some of the most notable startups around the world. Yet,

Baillie Gifford’s Charles Plowden on 110 years of investing

“It is our contention that the investment industry may be experiencing a peak of its own, in this case the point of the maximum rate at which it extracts value from its clients’ assets. Let’s ca

AI dumbos, Niantic, mobility, design, and Google Next

Tomorrow: Google Cloud Next conference call Join TechCrunch’s enterprise mavens Frederic Lardinois and Ron Miller as they discuss what’s happening on the ground and at the (I am sure, very excitin

The right way to do AI in security

Artificial intelligence applied to information security can engender images of a benevolent Skynet, sagely analyzing more data than imaginable and making decisions at lightspeed, saving organizations

Uber, Lyft and the challenge of transportation startup profits

Everything you know about the cost of transportation is wrong.

Equity transcribed: Funding news round-up, a16z’s future, an upcoming IPO and more Lyft

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