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Moves wants to reward gig workers with shares in Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, Grubhub

Moves, a Toronto-based gig economy fintech startup, wants to reward gig workers with stocks from the companies for which they drive. The first version of the Moves Collective, as the startup’s n

Countable brings in $12M for virtual brand communities

Countable is taking a cue from the positives of social media to build technology that nurtures more authentic communication and facilitates business and social outcomes.

Studies say Uber and Lyft offload soft costs on drivers and communities

As the average cost of a ride on Uber, Lyft and other “rideshare” services has risen over the years, it’s become clear these companies were never entirely forthright about their busi

Welcome debuts a smarter city guide app on iOS, backed by $3.5M led by Accel

When you’re exploring a city — whether one you’re visiting on your travels or your own — there are a number of tools that can help you find out where to go, what to see and wha

Cruise plans to have ‘tens of thousands’ of Origin AVs on roads in coming years

Cruise expects to leap from a limited commercial robotaxi and delivery service that will start in earnest in 2022 to a business of “tens of thousands” of its purpose-built Origin AVs on th

Chronosphere raises $200M at a $1B+ valuation for cloud-native monitoring, adds granular, distributed tracing to its dashboard

Data observability — necessary to keep tabs on infrastructure performing as it should; to see if apps are returning errors; and to ensure that critical business data is getting to where it needs

Uber faces legal action over ‘racially discriminatory’ facial recognition ID checks

Ride-hailing giant Uber is facing a legal challenge over its use of real-time facial recognition technology in a driver and courier identity check system that it uses in the U.K. The App Drivers &

UC Berkeley finds gig workers could earn $4.82 per hour if MA ballot proposal passes

A coalition of app-based delivery and ride-hail companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash recently filed a ballot proposition in Massachusetts to continue classifying gig economy workers as independent c

Battery Ventures leads Arize AI’s $19M round for ML observability

Companies use data to build models that they use to automate decisions, but without visibility, it’s difficult to determine if the models are accountable, fair and responsible.

Nomad Homes raises $20M to create a personalized house hunting platform for Europe, Middle East

The company is creating its own MLS for the regions and applies technology to the expertise provided by local customer services experts who assist from the initial search to closing on the home.

Why MPG should matter for electric vehicles

We already have a common denominator for the EV age: the kilowatt-hour. A familiar, tangible energy unit that gives us an apples-to-apples way to think about cost, efficiency and pollution.

Uber adjusts third-quarter forecast in light of increased gross bookings

Uber said Tuesday that it could hit one measure of profitability in the third quarter, earlier than expected, as the ride-hailing company saw gains in its delivery and mobility businesses. The ride-ha

Confluent CEO Jay Kreps is coming to TC Sessions: SaaS for a fireside chat

As companies process ever-increasing amounts of data, moving it in real time is a huge challenge for organizations. Confluent is a streaming data platform built on top of the open source Apache Kafka

OnLoop launches with $5.5M to inject some fun into performance reviews

OnLoop consistently gathers employee feedback and goals so that the company has better insights into how both individuals and teams are doing.

The network effect is anti-competitive

Social networks and online marketplace providers have become digital dictators with complete control over their territories.

Dutch court finds Uber drivers are employees

Uber has lost another legal challenge in Europe over the employment status of drivers: The Court of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, has ruled that drivers for Uber are employed, rather than self-employ

The legal world needs to shed its ‘unicorniphobia’

As policymakers and scholars work out how securities regulation can be used to address climate change, they should not overlook the potentially important role unicorn regulation can play.

Plentywaka founder Onyeka Akumah on African startups and global expansion

Plentywaka, a combination of English and Nigerian that means “plenty movement," has big plans to ameliorate the public transport infrastructure in Africa and beyond. 

The Station: Lyft, Uber take action in Texas, Van Moof charges up with capital, an eVTOL SPAC deal gets knocked

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station

Massachussetts AG greenlights Uber, Lyft-backed gig worker ballot initiative

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey gave a coalition of app-based service providers like Uber and Lyft the go-ahead to start collecting signatures needed to put a proposed ballot measure befor
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