This Week in Rideshare: Grubhub, apps, and scooters
Uber orders Grubhub, apps get safer, and e-scooters to the rescue? LegalRideshare breaks it down.
3-minutes. That’s how long it took to lay off 3500 Uber employees. All via Zoom. NY Post added:
A company source told The Post on Monday that the online encounter was one of “tens of” video calls made by “various leaders in the organization” — and that the layoffs were made this way “since our offices are closed due to COVID-19 and because these layoffs affected people across 46 countries.”
It looks like Uber has a taste for Grubhub. On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal reported:
Uber, which in addition to its flagship ride business operates a big meal-delivery unit known as Uber Eats, in February approached Grubhub with an all-stock takeover offer and the companies have been in talks since then.
“For riders, when requesting a trip, they’ll first be taken to the checklist. This includes agreeing they have no COVID-19 symptoms and sanitizing their hands, along with the other items. Only then will Uber’s system start looking for a driver. Riders will be required to do the checklist before every trip.”
“The longer the home has been unoccupied, the better. I would be concerned there could be infectious virus if someone was in the home in the past day or two, but after about three days, I think the risk is exceedingly small.”
As COVID-19 ransacks ridesharing giants like Uber and Lyft, there appears to be one unlikely hero: e-scooters. Forbes explains:
Uber invested again in Lime, one of e-scooter sharing’s biggest companies, as part of a $170 million round at the beginning of May while Bolt has plans to deploy e-scooters in 45 cities over the summer.
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