Uber Eats

This robot crossed a line it shouldn’t have because humans told it to

Video of a sidewalk delivery robot crossing yellow caution tape and rolling through a crime scene in Los Angeles went viral this week, amassing more than 650,000 views on Twitter and sparking debate a

Starbucks and DoorDash launch delivery partnership, will expand offering nationwide in 2023

Starbucks is adding a new delivery partner, as the coffee giant has entered into a partnership with DoorDash that will expand nationally in 2023, the companies confirmed to TechCrunch on Tuesday. The

Uber turns to autonomous vehicle startup Nuro for Eats deliveries

Uber will use Nuro autonomous delivery vehicles to shuttle meals and other goods to its Eats customers as part of a 10-year commercial deal between the two companies. The partnership, which kicks off

Uber turns the corner, generates massive pile of free cash flow in Q2

The question of whether Uber would be able to self-support was at least partially answered Tuesday with the company’s second quarter earnings report. In its Q2 digest, the American ride-hailing

Uber lost $707 million on Zomato investment in first half of this year, plans to sell entire stake

Uber plans to sell its 7.8% holding in Indian food delivery firm Zomato as early as Wednesday, a source familiar with the matter told TechCrunch. The ride-hailing giant, which acquired a stake in the

Amazon takes a Prime step back into restaurant delivery in the US with big Grubhub investment and partnership

Amazon tried but then ultimately stepped away from building its own cost-intensive Grubhub and DoorDash competitor in the U.S. back in 2019. Now three years on, it’s taking a different approach

Samara is building tech to switch Spain’s households onto solar energy

Despite being one of the countries in Europe with the most hours of sunshine, Spain has extremely low levels of household solar installations. Madrid-based Samara, a startup founded in May this year &

Apple’s big week was not without its flaws

Hi, friends! Welcome back to Week In Review, the newsletter where we recap some of the top stories to cross TechCrunch dot com this week. The most read story this week was . . . well, everything that

Uber Eats will now deliver your waffles across the country

Uber Eats, the food delivery arm of Uber, is launching nationwide shipping, a new product that will allow customers across the U.S., excluding Alaska and Hawaii, to get specialty food delivered from s

Yummy’s super-sized round helps grow its delivery, ride-sharing super app in LatAm

Yummy is working with over 8,000 merchants, processing 800,000 monthly transactions across its markets and growing over 40% quarter over quarter.

Uber hits 1 billion rides in Africa

  Uber today announced a significant milestone — it has completed 1 billion rides across all its markets in Africa. This feat translates to over 10 billion kilometres in terms of distance cover

The lowdown on the slowdown

Kicking things off this week with some data culled by the folks over at Crunchbase that’s very much in line with what we’ve been saying on Actuator all along. The past couple of years have been ge

Uber, Grocery Outlet partner to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery

Uber is partnering with Grocery Outlet to pilot on-demand and scheduled grocery delivery, the company announced on Thursday. Starting today, users can shop at 72 Grocery Outlet stores in California, O

Daily Crunch: ‘The bitcoin network is not a payments network,’ says FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried

Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

Everything Uber announced at its global product event

Uber revealed a host of new platforms and features during its global product event, Go Get 2022, on Monday. The new products span Uber’s ride-hail and delivery services, and aim to increase ride

Uber Eats pilots autonomous delivery with Serve Robotics, Motional

Uber Eats is launching two autonomous delivery pilots in Los Angeles on Monday with Serve Robotics, a robotic sidewalk delivery startup, and Motional, an autonomous vehicle technology company. The new

The costs of driver incentives are weighing on Lyft, Uber

To understand the driver incentive issue in the wake of Q1 earnings, we’ll first explore Lyft’s situation, and then compare it to what Uber said.

Just Eat Takeaway takes away chairman, investigates COO, weighs Grubhub sale as meal delivery cools down

The food delivery business, and tech companies leading the charge, were hot commodities at the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic as people stayed indoors and turned to apps to fill their bellies with pre-

GV’s Frederique Dame on product-market fit: ‘You have one chance at a good experience’

"Understanding the user journey of your customers, and what you're doing with your product is really, really important,” said Frederique Dame. “Be obsessive and talk to customers as much as you ca

Uber Eats now lets you split the bill

Now that people are socializing again as the pandemic (hopefully) winds down, Uber is tackling one of the most common problems of restaurant delivery apps: how to split the bill between friends.
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