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Uber rejects claim that it explored exiting India

Uber said on Thursday it has never explored exiting India, a key overseas market for several tech giants, dismissing a claim that it had held discussions to sell the local unit. Bloomberg reported ear

OpenView’s Kyle Poyar shares how to build a standout software company in the 2020s

The best software companies of the 2020s will be built over the next 12 months. But the way to build and scale a standout company in the 2020s doesn’t look like it did in the past.

The Station: Tesla leads in ADAS crashes, gig companies lose battle in MA

Welcome back to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. Your usual host, Kirsten Korosec, is off the grid and hopefu

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 &

Khazenly, an Egyptian on-demand warehousing and fulfillment platform, raises $2.5M seed funding

The e-commerce market in Egypt is expected to grow 30% to $7.5 billion this year, spurred by a growing number of younger shoppers and rising incomes. Local merchants are essential in driving this grow

Kenya’s Jumba bags $1M to help operators of hardware stores restock seamlessly

The construction industry in Kenya is so big that it is among the few globally that expanded amidst the COVID lockdowns of 2020. And it is not showing any signs of slowdown with the country’s data a

Massachusetts court rejects ballot to define gig workers as contractors

In a major setback for app-based gig economy companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, a Massachusetts court ruled on Tuesday to throw out a proposed ballot measure that would, if passed, define gig wor

India’s farmers exposed by new Aadhaar data leak

A security researcher said an Indian government website was exposing the Aadhaar numbers of India’s farmers, potentially amounting to millions of people. Atul Nair told TechCrunch that he found

How startups should handle the downturn

Each company is unique and faces diverse circumstances during a downturn. The best advice for handling the downturn should be based on the length of your runway and the efficiency of your business.

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

Apple revamps the Lock Screen in iOS 16 with widgets, real-time info, and other personalization features

Apple is giving the iPhone’s Lock screen a big makeover in iOS 16. At Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference, the company introduced its plans for a more personalized Lock Screen that user

Mexico City’s Kolors wants to disrupt intercity busing in Latin America

Kolors, a Mexico City-based startup, says its platform that connects intercity bus riders with bus drivers is like “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby.” Like Uber and other ride-hai

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.

This is the beginning of the unbundled database era

The enterprise wants to store everything they can in the hopes of being able to deliver improved customer experiences and new market capabilities.

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

Four-month-old Doppel is helping some of the biggest NFT projects spot scams

As NFTs have gained popularity, so, too, has NFT fraud. Copycats can quite easily upload images to an NFT marketplace, mint them and sell them to customers for profit without verifying that those imag

Snap says it will miss this quarter’s revenue goals and slow hiring

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in an internal memo that the company will miss its revenue goals for this quarter. Snap will also slow its pace of hiring, a tactic that companies like Meta and Uber have e

Founder alleges that YC-backed fintech startup is ‘copy-and-pasting’ its business

A new startup lifting elements of competing businesses is far from unusual in today’s venture world, but sometimes competing founders don’t find the imitation all that flattering. Andy Bro

Y Combinator-backed fintech Pebble uses stablecoins to offer 5% yield on cash

As equities continue to trade down from recent peaks, investors are searching for higher returns. Some have turned to the crypto-based decentralized finance (DeFi) realm, where yields from lending and

Ex-Uber executive reveals how driver earnings were slashed in Kenya

New details have emerged showing that Uber was planning to further reduce commuter charges in Kenya, months after the 35% cut of 2016, which is the subject-matter of a civil suit filed by drivers agai
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