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After losing Grubhub, Uber reportedly hails Postmates – TechCrunch


Uber has reportedly made an offer to buy food delivery service Postmates, according to The New York Times.

According to the Times, the talks are still ongoing and the deal could fall through.

For those that have been paying attention to Uber, this appetite is not new, albeit consistent. A little over a month ago, the ride-hailing company was reportedly pursuing an acquisition of Grubhub,  another food delivery company. Grubhub was ultimately acquired by Just Eat Takeaway in a $7.3 billion deal, but only after the deal with Uber fell through over a variety of concerns. Read More

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Spin heads to Europe, Just Eat Takeaway gobbles up Grubhub and a drive in a Bentley Flying Spur – TechCrunch


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Hi friends and first-time readers. Welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch.

COVID-19 hasn’t gone away, in case you were wondering. And yet, city, county and state governments are continuing to reopen economies, some slower than others. The quiet and sleepy streets of metro areas around the world are bustling once again. Yep, congestion is back and in some areas already worse than pre-COVID. Take San Francisco, as an example. The San Francisco County Transportation Authority launched a congestion tracker that provides a week-by-week look at vehicle speeds on its network. Check it out and see how it has changed. Read More