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Uber Is Building Its Own Scooter to Compete in Frenzy

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SmittenKitten
2096 Rider
 Posted 3 years, 10 months ago

It looks like Uber is quietly building its own electric scooter, racing to play catch-up with the billion-dollar startups

"The project is being overseen by Jump Bikes, which Uber acquired in April for more than $100 million. The ubiquitous two-wheelers have become a tech industry fixation since Bird, a Santa Monica-based startup run by a former Uber employee, launched a scooter-sharing service last fall."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-30/uber-embraces-bikes-scooters-as-the-future-of-urban-transport

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    CaptainOlimar
    186
     3 years ago

    Can you stop building stuff, please? You aren't a "technology" company.  You are just a ground transportation company.  Glorified taxi dispatching call center.  That's all you did.  Replaced and automated the antiquated call center fod dispatching taxis.

    The same goes to autonomous vehicles and UberAir.  

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    RedANT
    1072 Rider Driver
     3 years ago

    LOL at Uber spending $100 Million on a scooter business.  With real leadership they could have done it for less than 1% of that cost.  Sounds like someone at Jump Bikes had connections at Uber. 

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      CaptainOlimar
      186
       3 years ago

      Yeah, I believe the founder of Jump is an x-Uber employee.  He sold himself back to Uber.

      Potential corruption?  All part of a scheme?  Who knows what else happened under the table.