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Free $5 Uber Eats Gift Card For Samsung Galaxy Owners

Free $5 Uber Eats Gift Card For Samsung Galaxy Owners 1. On your Galaxy device click on this link and then click on “REDEEM NOW”: 2. If you don’t already have it, you will be prompted to download the Samsung Members app, install it. 3. Then go back to this link and click on “REDEEM […]
Tags: Deals, Uber, Samsung, Free Stuff, Amex, Samsung Galaxy Owners

Uber and Lyft donated to community groups who then pushed the companies’ agenda

At the end of February, an impassioned op-ed appeared in The Chicago Crusader, a well-established Black newspaper in the city. Titled “Why Independent Workers Want to Stay Independent,” the op-ed argued that gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft are a “lifeline” to communities of color by providing “a flexible way to work.” One week later the exact same op-ed was published in the bilingual El Dia Newspaper. Two months later, a version of it appeared again in Crain’s Chicago Business newspaper...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Uber, Chicago, Shift, Crain, Chicago Business, Next Featured

Here's Who Funds the Tech Think Tanks Asking Congress to Reconsider This Whole Antitrust Thing

A coalition of thirteen different think tanks and advocacy groups penned an to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Monday warning lawmakers about two major antitrust bills that lawmakers are set to vote on later this week. Instead of wrangling Big Tech, the letter says, these bills would “dramatically…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Science, Microsoft, Etsy, Congress, Companies, Computing, Airbnb, The New York Times, World Wide Web, Koch, Pramila Jayapal

Uber to become the sole owner of grocery delivery startup Cornershop

Uber has reached a deal to become the sole owner of Latin American delivery startup Cornershop, just one year after acquiring a majority stake in the company. The ride-hailing giant said in a regulatory filing Monday that it will purchase the remaining 47% interest in Cornershop in exchange for 29 million shares. The transaction is expected to close in July. Uber announced in 2019 plans to take a majority ownership in Cornershop. That transaction wasn’t completed until the third quarter of 2020 ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Uber, Apps, Mexico, Americas, Tech, Walmart, Canada, Chile, Postmates, Grocery Delivery, Accel, Exit, Dara Khosrowshahi, Cornershop

Save 15% Off Uber Eats eGift Cards From Target, Plus Target Deal Days Sale Is Live!

$25 Uber Eats eGift Card: $21.25 $50 Uber Eats eGift Card: $42.50 $100 Uber Eats eGift Card: $85 Limit 3 of each card. Shop Target’s Deal Days Sale here! Save $30 off when you use PayPal checkout with an AMEX Consumer Platinum Card. These gift cards work for Uber or Uber Eats and your balance will be shared between both […]
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Uber And Lyft Drivers Call For Federal Intervention In Their Gig Worker Labor Fight

(CNN) — It’s been more than a year since San Francisco Uber driver Lucas Chamberlain was knocked unconscious by a would-be customer who attacked him during an argument over whether or not the patron was old enough to ride solo. “I woke up with blood coming down under my eye,” Chamberlain told CNN Business. “I was like, ‘Why are there rocks in my mouth?’ It was my broken teeth.” The March 15, 2020 attack temporarily put Chamberlain in the hospital, which only made his problems worse. He says he i...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, Politics, California, Joe Biden, Economy, Biden, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Trump, Chamberlain, Economic Policy Institute, AB, Uber Lyft, Tulchin Research

Uber and Lyft have long said they pay drivers fairly, but they haven't shared all the data that could prove it

Uber and Lyft have been charging customers more in recent months amid a driver shortage, but questions remain about whether drivers are benefiting from the price surges. Getty Images Uber and Lyft are trying to lure drivers back on the road with the promise of high earnings. But both have struggled to back up past claims about earnings, leaving many drivers skeptical. Experts told Insider Uber and Lyft's refusal to share pay data is largely to blame. See more stories on Insider's ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, New York, California, Washington Post, Boston, New York City, US, San Francisco, Trends, Austin, San Diego, Seattle, Irs, Cornell

$50 Uber Eats Or Lowe’s Gift Card For $45 From Newegg

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Kia and Uber partner to give drivers in 20 European markets discounts to EVs

Uber and Kia Europe are teaming up to offer drivers in 20 European markets deals on buying, leasing, financing or renting Kia’s e-Niro and e-Soul, the latest move by the ride-hailing giant to achieve its emissions goals.  Uber has committed to being a zero-emission mobility platform across Europe by 2030, and hopes to get up to 30,000 Uber drivers into Kia’s BEV range by the same year. Kia is the latest in Uber’s collection of automakers offerings its drivers discounted rates on electric cars...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Europe, London, Tech, European Union, Electric Vehicles, Paris, Gm, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Niro, Hyundai Motor Group, Kia Europe

Waabi’s Raquel Urtasun explains why it was the right time to launch an AV technology startup

Raquel Urtasun, the former chief scientist at Uber ATG, is the founder and CEO of Waabi, an autonomous vehicle startup that came out of stealth mode last week. The Toronto-based company, which will focus on trucking, raised an impressive $83.5 million in a Series A round led by Khosla Ventures.  Urtasun joined Mobility 2021 to talk about her new venture, the challenges facing the self-driving vehicle industry and how her approach to AI can be used to advance the commercialization of AVs. A...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Toronto, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Driving, Aurora, ADAS, Self Driving Vehicles, Aurora Innovation, Raquel Urtasun, Urtasun, Uber ATG, Khosla Uber, Waabi

What does Uber and birth control have in common?

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This is Equity Monday, our morning coffee chat with you that is all about the weekend, what to expect this week, and some funding rounds you may have missed. I’m subbing in for Alex Wilhelm today, who is deservedly out on vacation. You can find me on Twitter @nmasc_, and Equity on Twitter (turn on those notifications!) @equitypod.  Biden and world leaders are cong...
Tags: Apple, TC, Uber, Space, Elon Musk, India, Tech, Tesla, Bitcoin, Nato, Ubs, Jeff Bezos, Biden, Equity, Edtech, Health Tech

The dream of the techno-utopian workplace is dead. Remote work proved that digitizing the workplace isn't liberating, it's a company-controlled nightmare.

Marianne Ayala/Insider When the pandemic hit, companies embraced remote work, especially as productivity began to increase. Instead of investing in luxury office spaces, companies are investing in employee monitoring software to maintain a sense of control. As companies put profit over workers, it is clear that technology in the workplace was never going to be liberating. Katya Schwenk is a journalist writing about tech and surveillance. This is an opinion article. The thoughts express...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, Uber, California, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Dell, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Instacart, Chris Hughes, The New Yorker

‘We are democratising the right to laziness’: the rise of on-demand grocery deliveries

Companies are springing up all over the UK promising to deliver whatever you want in as little as 10 minutes. But what could we lose by never popping out for milk again?One Friday afternoon in May, Glenn Cobane, 40, who lives with his wife and two cats in Salford, did some grocery shopping: a loaf of bread, bananas, an avocado, cat food, chocolate brownies and some cans of beer. Rather than going to a nearby corner shop or walking a mile to the large Tesco Extra, he bought the food and drink fro...
Tags: Uber, Apps, Business, UK, Technology, Tesco, Life and style, J Sainsbury, Supermarkets, Retail industry, Food & drink industry, Salford, Deliveroo, Tesco Extra, Glenn Cobane, Cobane

Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Uber Struggle To Get Drivers Behind The Wheel

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Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, Technology, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Walgreens, Elk Grove, Reed, Consumer, Sacramento International Airport, Uber and Lyft, Philip Davis

Ige to select appellate court nominee, graduation party, church services raise COVID-19 cases, lumber at a premium, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House construction in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii NewsA slowdown in production compounded by high demand continues to raise building material prices through the roof in Hawaii. The Hawaii Lumber Products Association says prices are up 400% when compared to the same time in 2020. KHON2.Ige To Select Nominee For Intermediate Court of Appeals. A prominent Maui attorney and the head of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission are among the names of six nominees looking to fill a vacancy on the state’s...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Uber, Cdc, Hawaii, House, Hud, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Department Of Health, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu

Despite flat growth, ride-hailing colossus Didi’s US IPO could reach $70B

Didi filed to go public in the United States last night, providing a look into the Chinese ride-hailing company’s business. This morning, we’re extending our earlier reporting on the company to dive into its numerical performance, economic health and possible valuation. Didi is approaching the American public markets at a fortuitous moment. While the late-2020 IPO fervor, which sent offerings from DoorDash and others skyrocketing after their debuts, has cooled, valuations for public companies re...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, China, US, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Carsharing, Unicorn, Doordash, Didi, GTV, EC News Analysis

Uber said it would help pay drivers' healthcare - then withdrew the offer 2 weeks later, calling it a 'mistake'

Uber has retracted an accidental offer to subsidize drivers' health insurance outside California Photo by Pavlo Gonchar/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Uber retracted an offer to subsidize its US drivers' healthcare costs, in an email shared on Twitter. Uber said it had made a "mistake" - the offer only applied to California-based drivers. The company said it would reimburse drivers for their first month's premium if they had signed up. See more stories on Insider&#...
Tags: Uber, California, US, Trends, Reddit, Gizmodo, Twitter Uber, Getty Images Uber, Burmila, Ed Burmila, Pavlo Gonchar, Anna Cooban

SoftBank, Uber, Tencent set to reap rewards from Didi IPO

After years of speculation, Didi Chuxing, China’s ride-sharing behemoth, finally unveiled its IPO filing for the U.S., giving a glimpse into its money-losing history. Didi didn’t disclose the size of its raise. Reuters reported the company could raise around $10 billion at a valuation of close to $100 billion. Cheng Wei, Didi’s 38-year-old founder owns 7% of the company’s shares and controls 15.4% of its voting power before the IPO, according to the prospectus. Major shareholder SoftBank Vision ...
Tags: Transportation, Uber, Asia, China, Softbank, Funding, Tech, Automation, Transport, Tencent, Brazil, Robotics, Carsharing, Reuters, Robotaxi, Didi

Uber Accidentally Promised Its U.S. Workers Health Care Subsidies

Last month, Uber accidentally sent an email to drivers throughout the U.S. promising to cover part of their health insurance. Just kidding, they will not do that, and they regret the error.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, Companies, Online Food Ordering, Ed Burmila, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, U S Workers Health Care Subsidies

Uber Offers To Pay For Drivers' Health Insurance, and Then Yanks it Away

Uber mistakenly sent out an email to some of its drivers and delivery workers last month offering to cover some of their health insurance costs -- only to revoke the offer two weeks later. From a report: On May 26th, an email from Uber with the enticing subject line "It's a great time to get health coverage" appeared in the inbox of an unspecified number of the company's drivers and delivery workers. When they opened the email, they were greeted by an even more alluring proposition: "Uber can he...
Tags: Uber, California, Tech, Pay For Drivers Health Insurance and Then Yanks

Print Ad’s “Terms and Conditions” Don’t Create Binding Arbitration Clause–Soliman v. Subway

Subway ran a promotion offering deals if customers signed up for text messages. The stores displayed the following print ad: The language in the bottom right: Limited Time Only. Message and data rates may apply. Max10msgs/mo-Msgs may be autodialed from SUBWAY Restaurants. Consent not required to buy goods/svcs. Terms and conditions at and Privacy Policy at For help, text HELP to 782929. To opt-out, text STOP to...
Tags: Amazon, Uber, Law, Marketing, E-commerce, Meyer, Nicosia, Second Circuit, TCPA, Licensing/Contracts, Soliman, Registered Trademark of Subway IP Inc, Subway Franchisee Advertising Fund Trust Ltd

Can payday loans be made obsolete? With $15M more, Clair wants to find out

The world seems to move faster every year, and yet, nothing feels slower than the speed by which paychecks get distributed. In the United States, work conducted the day after a pay period will take two weeks just to process, with a check or direct deposit coming another week or two later. For the tens of millions of employees who live paycheck-to-paycheck, that multi-week delay can be the difference of making a rent check — or not. A variety of startups have approached this problem with differen...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Europe, New York, Finance, China, Funding, New York City, Tech, Walmart, Dave, Harvard, Brooklyn, United States, Brazil

AI pioneer Raquel Urtasun launches self-driving technology startup with backing from Khosla, Uber and Aurora

One of the lingering mysteries from Uber’s sale of its Uber ATG self-driving unit to Aurora has been solved. Raquel Urtasun, the AI pioneer who was the chief scientist at Uber ATG, has launched a new startup called Waabi that is taking what she describes as an “AI-first approach” to speed up the commercial deployment of autonomous vehicles, starting with long-haul trucks. Urtasun, who is the sole founder and CEO, already has a long list of high-profile backers, including separate investments fro...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Toronto, Tech, Automotive, Venture Capital, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, University of Toronto, Khosla Ventures, Aurora, Department of Computer Science, Ojibwe, Vector Institute

4 women in engineering discuss harassment, isolation and perseverence

Women engineers often face workplace and career challenges that their male colleagues don’t because they remain a minority in the profession: Depending on how you count, women make up just 13% to 25% of engineering jobs. That inequity leads to a power imbalance, which can lead to toxic working environments. One of the more infamous and egregious examples is Susan Fowler’s experience at Uber. In a blog post in February 2017, she described her boss coming on to her in a company chat channel on her...
Tags: Startups, Uber, Developer, Labor, Sexism, Tech, Diversity, Racism, Medina, Software Engineer, Bogota Colombia, Fowler, Chong, Susan Fowler, Roa, Diversity and Inclusion

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora in final talks to merge with Reid Hoffman’s newest SPAC

Autonomous vehicle startup Aurora is close to finalizing a deal to merge with Reinvent Technology Partners Y, the newest special purpose acquisition company launched by LinkedIn co-founder and investor Reid Hoffman, Zynga founder Mark Pincus and managing partner Michael Thompson, according to several sources familiar with the talks. One of the sticking points is the targeted valuation, which had been as high as $20 billion. It is now closer to $12 billion and the deal is expected to be announced...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, Softbank, Linkedin, Tech, Bloomberg, Automotive, Venture Capital, Reid Hoffman, Autonomous Vehicles, New York Stock Exchange, North America, Sequoia Capital, Volvo, Greylock Partners

Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig companies said California's Prop 22 would create opportunity for workers of color. A new study says it 'legalized racial subordination.'

Drivers in California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies owe them $630 million in back wages. Mario Tama/Getty Images Gig companies said labor law exemptions would create better opportunities for workers of color. Instead, California's Prop 22 "legalized racial subordination," a new research paper argues. The law worked like 1930s "wage codes" that paid workers in mostly minority industries less. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Politics, News, Labor, Congress, California, Washington, San Francisco, Trends, Racism, Retail, Jfk, Naacp, Donald Trump

Rideshare drivers gather in NYC in hopes of unionizing

Protesters gathered in bright red t-shirts and matching masks bearing the Independent Drivers Guild logo. Placards bearing slogans like “Freeze Hiring, Reactive Workers Now!” and “Unlock Uber” were being handed out at a table toward the entrance. What the gathering lacked in sheer numbers, it made up with enthusiasm. A wide range of speakers approached the podium — IDG members, drivers, local and prospective politicians. Nearly every speech was followed by a spirited call and response from the c...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Apps, New York, Labor, California, Tech, Union, Brian, Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Albany, Ahmed, Ridesharing

Synctera raises $33M Series A to pair fintechs with banks

Synctera , which aims to serve as a matchmaker for community banks and fintechs, has raised $33 million in a Series A round of funding led by Fin VC. The raise comes just under six months after the fintech raised $12.4 million in a seed round of funding. New investors Mastercard and Gaingels also participated in the latest round, which included follow-on investments from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Diagram Ventures, SciFi Ventures and Scribble Ventures. Several angel investors put money i...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Uber, Finance, Funding, Articles, San Francisco, Startup, Tech, Diversity, Economy, Canada, Venture Capital, Bank, Api

You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called “Co-op Ride,” created by…
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, New York City, Social Issues, Transport, Waze, Doordash, Business Models, Erik Forman, States Of The United States, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Lyft And Uber Drivers Strikes, Michael Ugwu

Uber and Lyft fares surge by up to 40% as the ride-hailing apps struggle to find enough drivers

Rideshare driver Teresa Mercado raises her fist in support as app-based gig workers held a driving demonstration with 60-70 vehicles blocking Spring Street in front of Los Angeles City Hall urging voters to vote no on Proposition 22 on Oct. 8, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Uber and Lyft are hiking up fares amid a driver shortage. Uber prices were up 40% in April compared to the same time last year, data showed. But the labor shortage and surging demand means that earnings fo...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, The Times, The New York Times, Times, Zimmer, Gig Economy, John Zimmer, Los Angeles City Hall, Dara Khosrowshahi