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Uber’s bikesharing service is eating into its regular business

A bikesharing service acquired by Uber nearly a year ago is causing riders to take fewer car journeys with the company. It is, however, part of the plan as Uber looks to offer an integrated mobility platform for cities. The post Uber’s bikesharing service is eating into its regular business appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Uber, Business, News, Cars, Trends, Jump, Ridesharing, Bikesharing


Uber’s JUMP bikes are seeing high utilization rates

In the past year, more than 63,000 people took 625,000 rides on JUMP bikes in San Francisco, JUMP announced today. Each JUMP bike in San Francisco saw an average of seven rides per bike day compared to the docked bike industry average of one to two per day. JUMP initially launched 250 bikes at the beginning of the year, followed by an additional 250 more in October. While fewer bikes on the road may correlate with the number of rides per bike per day, JUMP says its utilization rate remained cons...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Jump, National Association of City Transportation, Bikeshare, Ryan Rzepecki


Mixtape podcast: Instacart’s apologetic week

It’s that time of the week again when Megan Rose Dickey and I talk about the good and could-be-better tech companies. This week, we talked about Instacart  href="https://techcrunch.com/2019/02/05/instacart-faces-class-action-lawsuit-regarding-wages-and-tips/">getting caught shorting its shoppers out of dough they rightfully deserved. Of course the company apologized for its “misguided” approach. Which at least sounds better than apologizing for getting caught — and getting caught, the company d...
Tags: Travel, Apple, TC, Uber, Scooters, Instacart, Jump, Megan Rose Dickey, Tyra Banks, Santa Monica California, San Francisco The City, TechCrunch Mixtape, Modelland


SF also denies JUMP’s electric scooter appeal

A neutral hearing officer in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has denied Uber -owned JUMP’s appeal regarding the SFMTA’s decision to not provide JUMP a permit to operate shared electric scooters in the city. “We are pleased the hearing officer validated our permitting process, which above all, prioritized the public interest,” SFMTA Communications Manager Ben Jose said in a statement to TechCrunch. JUMP argued that the SFTMA did not fairly judge its offering against the likes ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Uber, San Francisco, Ford, Jump, Electric Scooters, Doyle, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, James Doyle, SFMTA, Pilot Program, SFMTA Communications, Ben Jose, SFMTA Electric


Bank robbery suspect uses Jump scooter as getaway vehicle, gets caught

A man accused of robbing a bank reportedly fled the scene on an electric scooter operated by Jump. Trouble is, the suspect used his regular Jump account to rent the two-wheeler, making life a whole lot easier for investigators. The post Bank robbery suspect uses Jump scooter as getaway vehicle, gets caught appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Crime, News, Cars, Trends, Bank, Jump, Scooter, Electric Scooters


Uber is exploring autonomous bikes and scooters

Uber is looking to integrate autonomous technology into its bike and scooter-share programs. Details are scarce, but according to 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson, who said Uber announced this at a DIY Robotics event over the weekend, the division will live inside Uber’s JUMP group, which is responsible for shared electric bikes and scooters. I'm told that this team will actually live in Uber's @jump_rides group. @UberATG will continue to focus on self-driving cars — Chris Anderson (...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Tech, Jump, Electric Bikes, Chris Anderson, Electric Scooters, ATG, Nick Foley, Micromobility Robotics, New Mobilities


Superpedestrian Rolls Out Smarter, Hardier E-Scooter for Sharing

It’s the diagnosis of Superpedestrian CEO Assaf Biderman that bike- and scooter-share startups know far too little about bikes and scooters.His Cambridge, MA-based transportation technology startup is announcing its foray into scooter sharing today with what it says is a smart, durable, and efficient scooter of its own. Biderman sees the feverish industry—crowded with well-funded bike- and scooter-share operators—overly focused on expanding into new cities as fast as possible.“If you look at th...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Lyft, Uber, Boston, Trends, Off, Cambridge, Bird, Mobility, Tony Fadell, Nest, Bike, Jump, Spin, Scooter


The best game streaming services

You can still get your physical video game discs or cartridges at your local store or download games digitally, but another option is even more convenient: game streaming. Here are the best game streaming services. The post The best game streaming services appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Game Streaming, Jump, Playstation Now, Gamefly, GeForce Now, Xbox Live Game Pass


Seeing art in a new way: VR tools let characters jump right in

We all know you’re not supposed to touch the pieces of art in a museum, but what if you could jump inside them? In YouTube creator SoKrispy’s latest VR video, Do Not Touch, the characters do just that: they literally dive into the artwork and become part of the scene.    A scene From SoKrispyMedia’s “Do Not Touch” VR Video Visual effects this advanced usually require physical equipment like green screens that can be costly and difficult to set up. SoKrispy, however, was able to achiev...
Tags: Google, Adobe, Autodesk, Jump, Google AR and VR, SoKrispy, SoKrispyMedia, Sam Wickert


Embracing multimodality, Uber pioneers ride recommendations

For the first time, Uber will make contextual, personalized suggestions about the best way to get from point A to point B. The startup offers more than just cars now, and it’s starting to understand the tradeoffs between price, speed, convenience, and comfort amidst its multi-modal fleet. Most noticeably, you’ll now see JUMP bikes get premier billing right alongside Uber’s other vehicles. Going a short distance and there’s a charged up bike nearby? Uber will suggest you pedal. Might need extr...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Uber, Apps, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Getaround, Jump, Masabi, Jump Bikes, Nundu Janakiram Uber, Express Pools Uber, Janakiram, Lyft Retention


Uber deploys JUMP scooters and bikes in Santa Monica

Following approval from the city of Santa Monica, Uber is deploying bikes and its first set of scooters via JUMP, the bikeshare startup it acquired earlier this year. Although these are Xiaomi Ninebot scooters, Uber says it’s branding them with JUMP for the sake of consistency when it comes to its personal electric vehicle services. “JUMP is a leader in this space. People have grown to know, love and appreciate the quality of the product that JUMP offers and we’re building on that brand equit...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Denver, Jump, Electric Scooters, Lime, Santa Monica, Santa Monica In, Santa Monica Uber, Xiaomi Ninebot, Rhea Dookeran, Dookeran


Uber’s JUMP bike fleet may soon double in size in SF

If you live in San Francisco, expect to see more of those bright orange electric bikes on the road in the coming weeks. JUMP, that is about halfway through its 18-month bike-share pilot in San Francisco, may deploy an additional 250 bikes in the city. The pilot initially enabled JUMP to deploy 250 bikes with the potential to deploy an additional 250, if the first nine months went well. Next week, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Director of Transportation is expected to make a...
Tags: Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Ford, Jump, SFMTA, Ford Gobike


Uber fires up its own traffic estimates to fuel demand beyond cars

If the whole map is red and it’s a short ride, maybe you’d prefer taking an Uber JUMP Bike instead of an UberX. Or at least if you do end up stuck bumper-to-bumper, the warning could make you less likely to get mad mid-ride and take it out on the driver’s rating. This week TechCrunch spotted Uber overlaying blue, yellow, and red traffic condition bars on your route map before you hail. Responding to TechCrunch’s inquiry, Uber confirmed that traffic estimates have been quietly testing for ride...
Tags: Google, Social, Startups, TC, Transportation, Mobile, Uber, Apps, New York, Collaborative Consumption, India, Tech, Mta, Logistics, GreenTech, Jump


Uber makes it easier to switch between rides, scooters, bikes and car rentals

You may remember how Uber laid out its ambitions to become a multi-modal transportation company back in April with the announcement of Uber Rent, . Now, Uber is making it easier to access those modalities with the addition of Mode Switch, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco today. The idea is to further hook people into the Uber app by offering a variety of transportation options, and ultimately have your phone replace your car. Before, you can see how t...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Bikes, Scooters, Getaround, Jump, Electric Scooters, Lime, San Francisco Uber, Dara Khosrowshahi, Masabi


Uber appoints Rachel Holt as head of new modalities

Uber is racing ahead to become the go-to multi-modal transportation service. On the heels of a , the launch of UberRENT, its permit application to deploy electric scooters in San Francisco and a partnership with public transit company Masabi, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has tapped Rachel Holt to lead the company’s New Modalities organization. As head of new modalities, Holt will be responsible for the ramp-up and onboarding of additional mobility services — be that public transit integration,...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Bikes, Canada, Scooters, Jump, Holt, Dara Khosrowshahi, Rachel Holt, Khosrowshahi, Ryan Rzepecki, Masabi Uber, New Modalities


Jump and Lime offering electric bike share during Aerial Tram closure

E-bikes from Jump and Lime ready to roll in South Waterfront this morning. (Photo: Armando Luna) Two private bike share companies have set up tiny pilot programs to help Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) cope with a five-week closure of the Aerial Tram. Jump Bikes started offering rides on 15 of their electric-assist bikes today and Lime is scheduled to turn on their bikes Wednesday. OHSU Transportation Options Coordinator John Landolfe told us today that the bikes are available fr...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Bike Share, Jump, Lime, Sheridan, South Waterfront, OHSU, Jonathan Maus, John Landolfe, Motivate, Bike-sharing system, LimeBike, Motivate Inc


Electric Ford GoBikes are officially here

If you live in San Francisco, you have probably noticed the plethora of bikes and electric scooters. Now, Motivate is expanding the Ford GoBike program in San Francisco to include pedal-assist bikes. Motivate announced the upcoming launch back in January. Motivate will start with just 250 e-bikes in the initial launch period. Anyone who has a Ford GoBike membership can unlock the bikes with the public transit Clipper card or via Ford’s GoBike app at no additional cost. With the e-bikes, people c...
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, New York City, San Francisco, Ford, North America, Jump, San Francisco Bay Area, San Francisco Uber, Electric Ford


The best game-streaming services

You can still get your physical video game discs or cartridges at your local store or download games digitally, but another option is even more convenient: game streaming. Here are the best game streaming services. The post The best game-streaming services appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Gaming, Trends, Game Streaming, Jump, Playstation Now, Gamefly, GeForce Now, Xbox Live Game Pass


Uber Wants to Be Your New Bicycle

Uber announced today that it’s acquiring Jump, a dockless bike-sharing service that recently launched a small fleet of bikes in San Francisco. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Jump, San Francisco Read, Jump Bike


You will soon be able to get an ebike from Uber now that it bought Jump

It's been a few months since Uber partnered with ebike company Jump to begin a bike-sharing pilot program in San Francisco. Those last few months have gone well enough for Uber to put the pedal to the metal and officially acquire Jump. The post You will soon be able to get an ebike from Uber now that it bought Jump appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Uber, Business, News, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Bike, Jump, e-Bike


Uber Is Now Officially in the Bike Rental Business

Uber is buying Jump Bikes for a $200 million to expand its services for customers traveling short distances. The ride-hailing company has been working with Jump on a pilot in San Francisco since February, letting customers rent its red bikes through the Uber app. The so-called dockless bikes, which can be locked with a code key and secured to a pole or other structure anywhere, rent for $2 per half hour. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said the bikes, heading next to Washington, D.C., may “canniba...
Tags: Startups, Transportation, Mobile, Uber, Apps, Technology, Washington, Uncategorized, Advertising, San Francisco, Jump, Dara Khosrowshahi, Khosrowshahi, Ryan Rzepecki


Uber acquires bike-share startup JUMP

Uber has acquired bike-sharing startup JUMP for an undisclosed amount of money. This comes shortly after TechCrunch reported that JUMP was in talks with Uber as well as with investors regarding a potential fundraising round involving Sequoia Capital’s Mike Moritz. At the time, JUMP was contemplating a sale that exceeded $100 million. We’re now hearing that the final price was closer to $200 million, according to one source close to the situation. JUMP’s decision to sell to Uber came down to t...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Transportation, Uber, Europe, New York, Washington, China, Southeast Asia, India, San Francisco, Tech, Atlanta, Bikes, Jump, Menlo Ventures, Exit


TxTheWay – “Jump”

Major Lazer, Wyclef Jean hit-making songwriter steps into the limelight with his debut single. Many may not be familiar with Miramar, Florida-native TxTheWay (formerly known as T-Baby); however, those behind the scenes are very familiar with his work. The Jamaican-descent recording artist has decided to bring his talents to the forefront and make hit records for himself with his first release being the Motiv-produced single, “Jump”. “Jump” carries a familiar hit-making formula with a catchy h...
Tags: Florida, Jazz, Wyclef Jean, Jump, Singles, Miramar, Luke, Lazer, Nyla, Beres Hammond, Bob Marley Jimmy Cliff, Miramar Florida, Motiv, TxTheWay, Lazer Wyclef Jean, JT Money TxTheWay




Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game

Uber has joined forces with ebike company Jump to launch a bike-sharing pilot service in San Francisco. Using Uber's app, riders will be able to find nearby bikes and cycle for $2 per 30 minutes. The post Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Uber, San Francisco, Trends, Bicycles, Jump, Bike-sharing


Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game — in a very hilly city

Uber has joined forces with ebike company Jump to launch a bike-sharing pilot service in San Francisco. Using Uber's app, riders will be able to find nearby bikes and cycle for $2 per 30 minutes. The post Uber is getting into the bike-sharing game — in a very hilly city appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Outdoors, Mobile, Uber, San Francisco, Trends, Bicycles, Jump, Bike-sharing


Uber is piloting a bike-sharing service with JUMP

 Uber is launching a bike-sharing service next week in partnership with JUMP, a startup that recently received the first and only permit to operate dockless bike-sharing in San Francisco. JUMP’s contract with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency enables it to launch 250 of its dockless, electric bikes in San Francisco. After the first nine months of the program, the SFMTA… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, San Francisco, Tech, Jump, Ola, Bike Sharing, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, SFMTA, Jump Bikes


Beijing-based Ofo wants to launch its stationless bike-sharing service in SF, but it’s not allowed to

 Beijing-based stationless bike-sharing startup Ofo is crying foul at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency over its decision to have an exclusive pilot program with startup JUMP. Earlier this month, JUMP obtained an exclusive permit with the SFMTA  to launch 250 dockless, electric bikes in San Francisco. Now, Ofo is asking the SFMTA to consider reopening the permit process and… Read More
Tags: TC, Government, Collaborative Consumption, San Francisco, Tech, Beijing, Bike Share, Jump, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, SFMTA, Ofo


Social Bicycles raises $10 million Series A round, rebrands as Jump Bikes

 Social Bicycles, now officially known as Jump Bikes, has just closed a $10 million Series A round led by Menlo Ventures with participation from Sinewave Ventures, Esther Dyson and others. “At Menlo Ventures, our investment team supports entrepreneurs who are on a mission to change the world—including, how consumers move through it,” Menlo Ventures Managing Director Shawn… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Jump, Menlo Ventures, Bike Sharing, Shawn, E-bikes, Esther Dyson, Social Bicycles, SineWave Ventures


Jump will be the first stationless, e-bike-sharing service to launch in SF

 Social Bicycles, maker of the Jump pedal assist e-bikes that don’t require docking stations, has received a permit from the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency to launch 250 dockless electric bikes in San Francisco sometime between now and the end of March. This is the first permit the city has issued to an electric, stationless bike-share provider. “Jump Bikes has… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, San Francisco, Tech, Jump, Bike Sharing, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, Social Bicycles