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Uber to sunset free loyalty program in favor of subscription membership

Ride-hailing giant Uber is shutting down its free loyalty program, Uber Rewards, so it can focus on its subscription-based Uber One membership. Uber first launched the rewards program in 2018 as a sor

Lyft creates media division to cash in on in-car ads

Lyft has created a new business unit to beef up its digital advertising business across its tablets, mobile app, rooftops and bicycles, producing the potential to add billions of dollars to its bottom

Twilio hacked by phishing campaign targeting internet companies

Communications giant Twilio has confirmed hackers accessed customer data after successfully tricking employees into handing over their corporate login credentials.  The San Francisco-based company, w

Robinhood’s hangover, YC’s reduction and Uber’s return to form

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann got together with Maggie this week f

Empathy is essential for building a loyal team, says Kolors co-founder Anca Gardea

Kolors is following a model that it describes as “if Uber and Southwest Airlines had a baby," providing a technology layer to bus operators to help them operate more smoothly.

The road map for building the Uber of climate tech

The world needs a climate tech startup that’s like an early-days Uber, a company that won’t take no for an answer.

This startup just raised $320M to make long-term care inside hospitals obsolete

Cera, a U.K. provider of healthcare inside people’s homes augmented by a platform that allows carers to monitor a patient’s health and potentially flag problems, has raised $320 million (£260 mil

Daily Crunch: Unknown hacker drains millions of dollars from thousands of Solana hot wallets

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Uber tie-up with Omio adds train and coach booking to app — starting with UK

Uber is testing adding train and coach travel to its app in the U.K. so customers can book longer distance ground travel via a fully integrated tie-up with Berlin-based multimodal travel platform, Omi

Uber exits Zomato investment for over $390 million

Uber’s ride with Zomato has concluded. The ride-hailing firm sold its 7.8% stake in the lossmaking food delivery firm on Wednesday for over $390 million, a person familiar with the matter said, beco

Daily Crunch: Sheryl Sandberg is out at Meta, and Zuckerberg’s not looking for a new COO

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How to run growth marketing during a recession

How does one build, scale and navigate the headwinds of a recession, especially as consumer behavior changes dramatically?

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

The Station: Rivian trims its workforce and a supply chain-tainted earnings season begins

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. Welcome back to The Station, your cen

Pitch Deck Teardown: Alto Pharmacy’s $200M Series E deck

Today we tear down the pitch deck that landed Alto Pharmacy a $200 million Series E.

Can Alto succeed at employee-driven ride-hail?

Ride-hail startup Alto thinks the current gig worker-based market is inherently broken. Drivers’ salaries are squeezed by the costs of owning and maintaining a vehicle; riders aren’t guara

Massage-booking platform Urban responds to reports of alleged sexual assaults by some therapists

Urban, a popular U.K.-based startup that allows customers to find self-employed massage therapists who can be booked to attend customers’ homes, has been named in an investigation into alleged abuse

Fonoa raises $60M to automate tax compliance for global companies like Uber and Zoom

Fonoa, a tax automation platform used by companies such as Uber and Zoom, has raised $60 million in a series B round of funding. Founded out of Dublin, Ireland, in 2019, Fonoa targets digital services

UK union staged 24-hour strike in response to Uber files leak

The UK’s App Drivers and Couriers Union (ADCU) staged a 24-hour strike Wednesday to demand Uber be held accountable for the findings of the Uber files, a trove of thousands of leaked confidentia
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