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The Age of Floating Transport – Citymapper – Medium
Why ‘floating’? Well we don’t like calling the category ‘dockless’, since we feel it shouldn’t be defined by what it lacks, especially when what it lacks makes it better. Existing transport is ‘fixed’, so we regard all modes that have changing physical locations as ‘floating’. There are different types:
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11 hours ago by dancall
Uber as 3-sided platform
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Uber moving from two-sided to multi-sided platform
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4 days ago by Frieda.Mendelsohn
Uber And Venmo Ink Payment Partnership | PYMNTS.com
According to the companies, customers in the U.S. who are ordering food and rides via Uber will soon be able to pay with their Venmo balance, linked bank account, credit card or debit card, allowing them to split the cost with friends and family in the Venmo app at no extra fee. The companies also said users can share their purchases in their Venmo feeds with custom emojis that are exclusive to the partnership.
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4 days ago by dancall
Uber executive Hornsey resigns in email to staff following discrimination probe • Reuters
Salvador Rodriguez:
<p>The allegations raise questions about chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi’s efforts to change the toxic culture of the firm after he took over in August last year from former CEO Travis Kalanick following a series of scandals.

Khosrowshahi praised ["chief people officer" Liane] Hornsey in an email to employees, which was seen by Reuters, as “incredibly talented, creative, and hard-working.” He gave no reason for her departure.

Hornsey acknowledged in a separate email to her team at Uber, also seen by Reuters, that her exit “comes a little out of the blue for some of you, but I have been thinking about this for a while.”

She also gave no reason for her resignation and has not responded to requests for comment about the investigation.

The allegations against her and Uber’s human resources department more broadly were made by an anonymous group that claims to be Uber employees of color, members of the group told Reuters.

They alleged Hornsey had used discriminatory language and made derogatory comments about Uber Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion Bernard Coleman, and had denigrated and threatened former Uber executive Bozoma Saint John, who left the company in June.

“This person ultimately was the reason behind (Saint John’s) departure from Uber,” the anonymous employees said in an email, referring to Hornsey.</p>


I'd been thinking that St John's departure seemed remarkably soon after she had joined; she's a woman who seemed to be on an upward path.
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