Gig Work Relief, Auto Care, and More Car News This Week

WIRED is usually about mixtures, which has been hard-boiled in the past few weeks as Covid-1 9 continued its deadly trek in various regions of the world. For a while there, it felt like the biggest questions were: What is…

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Uber changing app to avoid reach of California’s new gig workers law

The company is giving operators more freedom, but reviewers say the move is a smokescreen and that good-for-nothing has truly changed For the past month, the ride-hailing company Uber has been piloting new features in California, such as letting drivers…

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Define and manage growth on your own terms

Tim Hsia& Neil Devani

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We are seeing volume and interest in Peloton explode, says company president on listing day

This morning, Peloton( NASDAQ: PTON ), the tech-enabled stationary bicycle and fitness material streaming busines, caused $1.2 billion in its NASDAQ initial public offering. Despite dropping more than 10% in its first day of trading — ultimately closing down 11%…

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JUMP pulled its bikes from a number of markets in the last few months

Uber-owned JUMP attracted its bikes and scooters from a handful of markets over the last few months. The recent municipal altered is San Diego, where JUMP’s bikes and scooters will no longer be available as of September 19, with the…

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Despite Brexit, UK startups can compete with Silicon Valley to win tech talent

Mehul Patel 500 million times a day, in 92 million conversationsWhile innovation endures in the midst of Brexit, data reveals that inventive business are losing the ability to attract parties from all over the world and are suffering from a…

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SoftBank-backed Getaround is raising $200M at a $1.5B+ valuation

Getaround, a car-sharing platform and winner of TechCrunch Disrupt New York Battlefield 2011, will register the unicorn club with a approximately $200 million equity financing. The deal values Getaround, founded in 2009, at $1.7 billion, according to an estimate provided…

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Africas ride-hail markets are hot spots for startups and VC

When it comes to VC, vehicles, and startups, Africa’s ride-hail business are becoming a multi-wheeled and world affair. The big-hearted actors such as Uber and Bolt are competing in Kampala and Nairobi–where in addition to car-service–they offer rickshaw taxis. On-demand…

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What lower Netflix pricing tells us about competing in India

At a conference in New Delhi early last year, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was confronted with a question that his firm has been asked many times over the years. Would he consider lowering the subscription cost in India? It’s a…

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These Cities Will Track Scooters to Get a Handle on Regulation

It’s moving day for a controversial data standard that has pitted cities against some private transportation companies, like Uber and Lyft, that want to operate on their streets. Tuesday, 15 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco,…

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