Nigerias Gloo.ng drops consumer e-commerce, pivots to e-procurement

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is ceasing consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its brand-new name. The Lagos-based gues has called it quits on e-commerce grocery services, shifting to a make that furnishes large and medium corporates…

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Transportation Weekly: Amazons secret acquisition and all the AV feels

Welcome to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, elderly transportation reporter at TechCrunch. I include all the ways parties and goods move from Moment A to Point B — today and in the future — whether it’s by bike,…

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Chargers star Melvin Gordon exchanges some fun smack talk with his unsuspecting Uber driver

Melvin Gordon exactly upped his Uber rider rating . Image: Getty Images The Los Angeles Chargers and Baltimore Ravens square off on Sunday in Baltimore for what should be a terrific game in the NFL’s Wild Card weekend. But one…

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Political fixer Bradley Tusk seeks $70M for Tusk Ventures sophomore fund

Longtime political operative Bradley Tusk got his begins in Silicon Valley in 2011, when a little-known the founding fathers of a transportation startup solicited his help surmounting regulatory hurdles. That benefactor, Travis Kalanick, couldn’t render Tusk’s $ 25,000 cost, so…

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The end of Chinas ride-sharing gig

Over the last few years, tens of thousands of Chinese workers managed to earn extra money by being ride-hailing moves. Countless picked the gig because of its flexible schedule. For those who could not otherwise render to own a car…

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Bradley Tusk on mobile voting, Ubers IPO race with Lyft and the Dems taking over the House

Hello! Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast, where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. As you know, typically, a few of us try cramming into the Equity podcast dungeon, in particular the nimble Alex Wilhelm, the scholarly…

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens

If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics will also…

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Why Americans have been marching for centuries

Uber will help you find your polling place, and take you there.Image: Ralph Freso/Getty Images Uber can take you to the polls.  In the lead-up to the upcoming midterm elections, the ride-hailing app is helping passengers and drivers get registered…

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This Week in the Future of Cars: Picking Up the Pieces

August would be slow, they predicted. Catch up on sleep, leave operate a little early on Fridays, start attacking those long-term jobs you’ve been mulling. It was not to be. This month–and this week !– ought to have full of…

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The lobbying is fast and furious as gig companies seek relief from pro-labor Supreme Court ruling

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