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The Invisible Man Review #2

Rating:  BEGIN SLIDESHOW 7/10 Cast: Elisabeth Moss as Cecilia Kass Oliver Jackson-Cohen as Adrian Griffin Aldis Hodge as James Lanier Storm Reid as Sydney Lanier Harriet Dyer as Alice Kass Michael Dorman as Tom Griffin Written and directed by Leigh Whannell Summary: A gorgeous sprawling modern home, private seaside views, an endless bank account– on the surface, life might seem perfect for Cecilia Kass. Her reality is far from it though. Living under the thumb of her abusive significan...
Tags: Lyft, Movies, Horror, Sydney, Leigh Whannell, Elisabeth Moss, Adrian, James, Moss, Emily, Waldo, Cecilia, Adrian Griffin, Tom Griffin, ComingSoon, Movie News


We got a look at billionaire investor Seth Klarman's super-rare book. Here are the predictions he nailed, and where he missed.

Billionaire Baupost founder Seth Klarman has been one of the most-followed voices in investing for years. His 1991 book, "Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor," is considered by many to be the seminal text on value investing. It is out of print, and first editions of the book sell online for thousands of dollars. In the book, Klarman makes several predictions, some of which now seem prescient while others are clear misses. For example, Klarman ca...
Tags: Lyft, Massachusetts, Trends, New York Times, Republican Party, Trump, Index, Vanguard, Seth Klarman, AQR, Cliff Asness, Klarman, Steve Mandel, Jack Bogle, Baupost Group, Baupost


Uber and Lyft Generate 70 Percent More Pollution Than Trips They Displace, Study Finds

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. The Verge reports: In cities, ride-hailing trips typically displace low-carbon trips, such as public transportation, biking, or walking. Uber and Lyft could reduce these emissions with a more concerted effort to electrify its fleet of vehicles or by incentivizing customers to take pooled rides, the group recommends. "However, t...
Tags: Lyft, Tech


Dallas Exterminator Treats '5 to 10' Ride Share Cars A Week For Bed Bug Infestations

If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles.
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Dallas, Ridesharing, Ridehailing, Dallas Exterminator Treats


We got a look at Seth Klarman's super-rare book, which sells for thousands today and is considered an investing gold standard. Here are the predictions he nailed, and where he missed.

Billionaire Baupost founder Seth Klarman has been one of the most-followed voices in investing for years. His 1991 book, "Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor," is considered by many to be the seminal text on value investing. It is out of print, and first editions of the book sell online for thousands of dollars. In the book, Klarman makes several predictions, some of which now seem prescient while others are clear misses. For example, Klarman ca...
Tags: Lyft, Massachusetts, Trends, New York Times, Republican Party, Trump, Index, Vanguard, Seth Klarman, AQR, Cliff Asness, Klarman, Steve Mandel, Jack Bogle, Baupost Group, Baupost


We rated 6 predictions from billionaire Seth Klarman's super-rare 1991 book, which sells for thousands today and is still considered an investing gold standard

Billionaire Baupost founder Seth Klarman has been one of the most-followed voices in investing for years. His 1991 book, "Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor," is considered by many to be the seminal text on value investing. It is out of print, and first editions of the book sell online for thousands of dollars. In the book, Klarman makes several predictions, some of which now seem prescient while others are clear misses. For example, Klarman ca...
Tags: Lyft, Massachusetts, Trends, New York Times, Republican Party, Trump, Index, Vanguard, Seth Klarman, AQR, Cliff Asness, Klarman, Steve Mandel, Jack Bogle, Baupost Group, Baupost


$4 billion startup TripActions is taking on $500 million in debt to launch a new product that helps customers finance their business trips

TripActions, the enterprise cloud travel services startup, is introducing a corporate card to offer its customers a more convenient way of financing business trips. The new product, called TripActions Liquid, allows businesses to set up a travel expense account on the TripActions platform to seamlessly manage business travel. TripActions has secured $500 million in debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank, Goldman Sachs and Comerica Bank to launch the new product. "This is all about solving ano...
Tags: Lyft, NFL, Trends, American Express, Andreessen Horowitz, Sap, Lightspeed Ventures, Comerica Bank, Ariel Cohen, Tripactions, TripActions Liquid, Silicon Valley Bank Goldman Sachs, Business Insider Michael Sindicich TripActions, Sindicich, Palto California


Uber is putting video ads on top of its cars, and it's ramping up with 1,000 vehicles across three US cities

  Uber has bought ad-tech company Adomni and has created a whole new wing of its business dedicated to putting advertising on cars, Adweek reports. Initially Uber will run a pilot test in three US cities, placing advertising car-toppers on 1,000 vehicles. The pilot will run until April 1. This marks a major new stream of revenue for the ridehailing giant, which is yet to become profitable.  Last week Axios reported that rival Lyft had acquired car-top ad-tech company Halo cars. Visit Business ...
Tags: Lyft, Ipo, US, Trends, Beverly Hills, Jeff Bezos, Adweek, Phoenix, Ad Council, Atlanta Dallas, Axios, Adomni, Brett Baker, Jonathan Gudai, Gudai, News of Uber


Uber and Lyft face a cheaper ridesharing rival in New York City

Myle will attempt to take on its established rivals with cheaper fares, no surge pricing, and no hidden costs.
Tags: Mobile, Lyft, Uber, News, New York City, Cars, Trends, Ridesharing, NY City, Myle


Online learning marketplace Udemy raises $50M at a $2B valuation from Japanese publisher Benesse

The internet has, for better or worse, become the default platform for people seeking information, and today one of the companies leveraging that to deliver educational content has raised some funding to fuel its next stage of growth. Udemy, which provides a marketplace offering some 150,000 different online learning courses from business analytics through to ukulele lessons, has picked up $50 million from a single investor, Benesse Holdings, the Japan-based educational publisher that has been U...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Asia, Japan, Pinterest, Education, Microsoft, India, Articles, Linkedin, Tech, Cisco, Adidas, Ceo, Netflix, President


New Early Stage speakers to talk fundraising strategies, growth marketing and PR

TC Early Stage SF goes down on April 28, and we are getting pretty damn excited about it! The show will bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies, such as fundraising, operations and marketing. We’ll hear from VCs on how to create the perfect pitch deck and how to identify the right investors for you. We’ll hear from lawyers on how to navigate the immigration process when hiring, and how to negotiate the cap table. And we’ll hear from growth hackers on how to build a high-perfo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Lyft, Marketing, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Zynga, Gm, Venture Capital, P&G, Mcdonalds, Honda, Oracle, Consumer Products, Postmates


I Spoke Out Against Sexual Harassment at Uber. The Aftermath Was More Terrifying Than Anything I Faced Before

In February 2017, I published a blog post about my experiences with sexual harassment and gender discrimination at Uber, where I had recently left my role as a software engineer. In it, I described a year of employment that began with a sexual proposition from my manager and only grew more demeaning and demoralizing from there. The post quickly went viral, tapping into a conversation about systemic discrimination throughout Silicon Valley. What I wrote changed the world, some said: f...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Books, News, Uncategorized, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Cia, Business Insider, Bart, Susan, Susan Fowler, Ergo, My Facebook


$35 billion fintech Stripe just inked a deal with hospitality PoS-maker Lightspeed — and it's a case study in navigating the tricky world of payments

Lightspeed is a point-of-sale software provider for hospitality companies, restaurants, and niche retailers, and it just launched a payments product in partnership with the buzzy fintech Stripe. Lightspeed's partnership with Stripe is big, but there are still gaps in the payment world that Lightspeed will need to fill with other payments processors. CBD merchants, for example, are restricted from Stripe's network. Here's what the Lightspeed partnership with Stripe means in the context of payme...
Tags: Lyft, Trends, Square, WeWork, Montreal, Sequoia Capital, Shopify, Mastercard, Visa, Lightspeed, McKee, Dax Dasilva, Dasilva, Nussey, Jordan McKee, Stripe Square


The CEO of a scooter startup owned by Ford explains why it's a good thing that his employees are unionizing — and how it could help Spin get a leg up on Bird and Lime

Forty workers who manage Spin's fleet of scooters in December voted to unionize.  Even before the decision, the Ford-owned startup had classified the workers as employees instead of independent contractors, giving them access to the associated benefits that come with employment.  In an interview, Spin's founder explained why the investments in training and benefits may help the company win in the long fight against competitors Bird, Lime and more.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Contra...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, California, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Ford, Washington Dc, Bird, Silicon Valley, Teamsters, Lime, Poon, Uber Lyft, Euwyn Poon


Cab drivers push for LA to restore LAX curbside pickup

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Taxi drivers flooded the hallways to Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City Hall office and the council chamber on Wednesday, Feb. 12, to demand the city allow cab drivers to resume curbside pickups of passengers at Los Angeles International Airport. Since the implementation of the LAX-it lot in October, which lumped taxi drivers into the same pickup area as ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber and prohibited them from terminal curbside pickups, cabbies said it has been ...
Tags: Lyft, Business, News, La, Sport, Cta, Soccer, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Department Of Transportation, City Hall, Lax, Rahman, Los Angeles International Airport, City News Service, Los Angeles World Airport


Profitability expectations ding Lyft despite better-than-expected growth

Hello and welcome back to our regular look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. This afternoon we’re digging into Lyft’s earnings results, unpacking the company’s performance, the market’s expectations and why shares in the American ride-hailing giant are off in after-hours trading. Lyft’s earnings — following Uber’s own results that promised investors a quicker-than-anticipated path to (adjusted) profits — and the market’s reaction to its performance, provide a...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Earnings, EBITDA, Ride-hailing Apps


Lyft's fourth quarter topped Wall Street's expectations, but no update on its path to profitability left investors unenthused

Lyft on Thursday reported fourth-quarter 2019 results that topped Wall Street's expectations. Shares of the ride-hailing company fell 4% immediately following the announcement.  While revenue is still growing, Lyft's losses ballooned by more than $100 million year-over-year.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Lyft on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter financial results that largely topped Wall Street expectations but warned growth could slow in 2020, leaving investors largely u...
Tags: Lyft, Elon Musk, Trends, Wedbush, Daniel Ives, Logan Green Lyft


Aptiv’s self-driving cars have given 100,000 paid rides on the Lyft app

What started out as a temporary pilot project to test a robotaxi service in Las Vegas has turned into a multi-year partnership between self-driving software company Aptiv and Lyft and a new milestone that suggests the operation is ramping up. The companies announced Tuesday that they’ve given 100,000 paid rides in Aptiv’s self-driving vehicles via the Lyft app. “To our knowledge this is the largest open-to-the-public commercial pilot,” Aptiv Autonomous Mobility President Karl Iagnemma said...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Lyft, Technology, Articles, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Las Vegas, Bmw, Self-driving Car, Emerging-technologies, Consumer Electronics Show, Karl Iagnemma, Kelman, Las Vegas Clark County


Equity Monday: Cherre raises $16M, Lyft’s critical earnings, and WeWork’s profit hopes

Good morning friends, and welcome back to TechCrunch’s Equity Monday, a short-form audio hit to kickstart your week. Regular Equity episodes still drop Friday morning, so if you’ve listened to the show over the years, don’t worry — we’re not changing it in the slightest. (Here’s last week’s episode, which included our first guest in a bit, NEA’s Rick Yang.) We kicked off this morning with the latest economic news relating to the coronavirus outbreak in China, namely that a host of Chinese fir...
Tags: Apple, TC, Lyft, China, Tech, Alibaba, Cnbc, Doordash, Reuters, Didi, Rick Yang, Cherre, Lyft Alibaba, China Shopify, capital world Equity


8 Low Cost Side Hustles to Consider Starting

8 Low Cost Side Hustles to Consider Starting is a post originally published on: Everything Finance - Everything Finance - Its all about Money!Now is a great time to begin thinking about how to increase your income for the year. Diversifying your income sources is a great way to achieve this goal. And incorporating side hustles can be one of the best ways to diversify. Some side hustles can cost a pretty penny right out of the gate to start up with no guaranteed return on your investment. So, we ...
Tags: Amazon, Lyft, Money, Marketing, Finances, Rover, Airbnb, Epic Content, Poshmark, Everything Finance Everything Finance, Earning Money, Amazon Seller Central, Extra Money, Amount Of Money, Tweet Amazon Seller Central Amazon Seller Central, Amazon Ebay Barcode Scanner When


Police: California Man Posed As An Uber Or Lyft Driver To Lure Women Into His Car

(CNN) — A California man accused of posing as a rideshare driver faces charges including burglary, false imprisonment and attempted sexual battery. Now police are asking other potential victims to come forward. Nassef Ragheb, 48, of Bakersfield was arrested Friday, Bakersfield police said. Authorities linked him to several investigations in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Nassef Ragheb is pictured here along with his vehicle, a gray 2018 four-door Toyota Corolla. Ragheb, 48, of Bakersfield was arrested a...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, News, California, California News, Cnn, Bakersfield, Ragheb, Cable News Network Inc, WarnerMedia Company, Bakersfield news, Nassef Ragheb, Toyota Corolla Ragheb, Bakersfield Ragheb


Interconnecting Products And Ecosystems

This is arguably the most exciting time – ever – to be in business. We are experiencing sweeping changes worldwide that are affecting business today in ways that we have never seen before—and providing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Furthermore, the speed and magnitude of the change is unprecedented – the dissemination of information via the internet has fundamentally changed the way firms compete and win. To illustrate, contemplate the following: In less than five years, RIM (now BlackBer...
Tags: Apple, Google, Lyft, Samsung, Bill Gates, Ibm, Watson, Airbnb, Starbucks, Branding, Local Motors, Product Marketing, da Vinci Vanderbilt, Zipcar Olli, Skype Friendster, William Putsis


Unpacking Uber’s new profitability promise

Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Yesterday Uber reported its Q4 2019 financial performance. Today, following the news, shares of the ride-hailing giant are up over 9%, pushing Uber’s stock above $40 per share. While Uber’s shares are still under its $45-per-share IPO price, the company’s earnings report appears to indicate that there may be an end in sight for Uber’s infamous losses. After promising to reach...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Earnings, On-demand, Ride Hailing


Uber is launching a tool to help commuters take trains — a possible olive branch to battered public transport

Uber is launching a new tool aimed at helping commuters make train journeys.  The tool, called "Make My Train," is being rolled out to two rail networks: the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) in New York and Caltrain in San Francisco's Bay Area, which are used by a combined 360,000 people each weekday. When users select a train station from one of these networks as their destination in the Uber app, they're automatically given a list of train schedules based on real-time data. Uber may be trying to...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, London, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bay Area, University of Kentucky, LIRR, Caltrain, Las Vegas First, Long Island Rail Road LIRR, San Francisco Bay Area Uber, American Public Transport Association


There's one word likely to dominate Uber's earnings report. Here's why anxious investors are so keen to hear it. (UBER)

Uber will report its fourth-quarter 2019 earnings on Thursday following the closing bell.  Wall Street expects the ride-hailing giant to remain deeply unprofitable, while slowly shoring up its bottom line.  The industry is quickly becoming more "rational," analysts say, as Uber and Lyft wean customers off coupons and discounts they used to grow over the past decade.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. There's one topic executives at Uber — and even its smaller competitor Lyft — can't seem ...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Green, Chicago, United States, Ubs, Dallas, Zomato, Jpmorgan, Uber Lyft, Dara Khosrowshahi, Nelson Chai, Logan Green Lyft


Rationalization is the one word likely to dominate Uber's earnings report. Here's why anxious investors are so keen to hear it. (UBER)

Uber will report its fourth-quarter 2019 earnings on Thursday after the closing bell.  Wall Street expects the ride-hailing giant to remain deeply unprofitable while slowly shoring up its bottom line.  The industry is quickly becoming more "rational," according to analysts, as Uber and Lyft wean customers off coupons and discounts they used to grow over the past decade. Click here for more BI Prime stories. There's one topic executives at Uber — and even its smaller competitor Lyft — can't se...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Wall Street, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Green, Chicago, Ubs, Dallas, Zomato, Jpmorgan, Uber Lyft, Dara Khosrowshahi, Nelson Chai, Logan Green Lyft


I reported a passenger for farting in our shared Lyft and now we've been officially un-paired from Lyft forever (supposedly)

I took a Shared Lyft home the other night, rather than waiting for the bus. There were two other passengers in the car when I got in — a woman in the backseat, and a man in the front. The man was dropped off first, about a mile from my own place. And as soon as he got out of the car, the inside filled up with one of the worst-smelling farts I've ever experienced in my life. I looked around the car, but neither the woman, nor the man driving, seemed to respond to this wretched scent. So I tweeted...
Tags: Lyft, Post, News, Customer Service, Farting, Farts, Good Customer Service, Fart Shaming, Thom Dunn, Fart Apps


The MTA Is Dangling a Big Bag of Money in Front of Uber and Lyft

It’s been said that, despite a robust transit system, all New Yorkers do is complain about the subway. This is true! We like complaining. But every bit of bile stored for the next unplanned service outage is nothing compared to the gallons of piss and vinegar that should deservedly be poured onto the MTA’s pilot plan…Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Science, Mta, Neoliberal Economics


California’s gig-worker law faces push-back, even from some it’s intended to help

Hector Castellanos was on his way to pick up a passenger for Lyft ride-share service in the Bay Area in 2017 when another car slammed into his Toyota Prius. He needed shoulder surgery and couldn’t work for eight months after the accident. But since drivers for Lyft and many other similar services are independent contractors and not employees, Castellanos didn’t have worker’s compensation insurance. With no wages coming in, his daughter had to drop out of college for two semesters to help the fam...
Tags: Lyft, Craigslist, Supreme Court, Abc, California, Court, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, San Diego, California Supreme Court, Vox Media, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Northern California


Lyft Is Giving Free Rides to the Polls This Campaign Season

Americans don’t exactly have a stellar voting record—even 2018's record-setting turnout barely cracked 50 percent—but Lyft’s working to eliminate at least one excuse for not getting out to the polls: Lacking a ride.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Apps, Elections, Science, Voting, Vote, Rideshare, Election, Ridesharing, Primary, Primaries, Rides