May 21, 2018

Uber makes moves to disrupt bikes, too

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Uber is looking beyond cars in its bid to control the future of mobility. The company recently acquired electric bike share startup Jump. That means in select cities, Uber users can opt for a bike instead of a driver to…

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Is Uber disrupting itself with its bike share investment?

It recently bought Jump, giving users an alternative to cars.
A Jump bike sits in front of Uber headquarters in San Francisco. Uber acquired Jump for an undisclosed amount of money.
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Uber is looking beyond cars in its bid to control the future of mobility. The company recently acquired electric bike share startup Jump. That means in select cities, Uber users can opt for a bike instead of a driver to help them get around. But the uptick in two-wheeled transportation sharing has some worried about pedestrian safety on sidewalks, not to mention the implications surrounding data privacy. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood met up with Jump CEO Ryan Rzepecki on a busy street in San Francisco to get a handle on the ride share ecosystem. (05/21/2018)

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