Uber makes food-delivery market move with purchase of Postmates

The companies announced Monday that Uber will acquire Postmates for about $2.65 billion in an all-stock deal.
Food delivery is one area where business has been up during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Contested gig worker classification causes issues with jobless benefits

May 27, 2020
A group of ride share drivers have sued New York over unemployment hold ups.
Demonstrators call for unemployment benefits in Los Angeles in April.
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Amid dismal demand, Uber and Lyft seek road to a profitable future

May 6, 2020
Uber and Lyft both have quarterly earnings call this week.
A driver's sign says Uber and Lyft owe him money. The rideshare companies have been forced to downsize.
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"Tip baiting" is just the latest battle over tips among gig workers

Apr 10, 2020
Gig platforms have long been ambivalent about encouraging tips that many workers depend on.
An Uber Eats delivery worker on March 19 in New York City.
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What happens when venture capital money runs out?

Feb 26, 2020
The available options for companies are pretty limited.
A woman holds up a sign as people protest outside Uber's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California on May 8, 2019.
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Uber says it'll become profitable this year

Feb 7, 2020
Its food delivery service, Uber Eats, is very much part of the plan.
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Uber gives California drivers more control over which rides they accept

Dec 16, 2019
As Uber prepares to prove its California drivers are independent contractors, it says it's giving them more independence.
Uber drivers in California will be able to see where they're taking a passenger before accepting a ride.
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Uber's market share unlikely to be hurt by safety report

Dec 6, 2019
In more than 1.3 billion Uber rides last year, the company says there were 3,000 reports of sexual assault and nine murders.
Despite new data on sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes, Uber will still likely dominate the ride share market.
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California gig worker law to be decided this week

Sep 9, 2019
A bill that could force companies to reclassify workers as employees looks poised to win approval this week.
Uber and Lyft drivers protest at Los Angeles International Airport over what they say are unfair wages.
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How Uber uberfied us all

Sep 3, 2019
The rise of rideshare company Uber was meteoric. And so was its fall.
The Uber banner hangs outside of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell as the ride-hailing company makes its highly anticipated initial public offering in May 2019 in New York City.
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