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Is Uber the next big thing that goes kaput? This guy thinks so.

Is Uber the next big thing that goes kaput? This guy thinks so. | Delivery | Scoop.it
Steven Hill, whose book takes a critical look at Uber and the "sharing economy," sees bad things ahead for the ride-sharing giant.
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UberEATs couriers planning London “strike” over pay

UberEATs couriers planning London “strike” over pay | Delivery | Scoop.it
Seemingly emboldened by the temporary success of Deliveroo "riders" who held a series of protests in London over proposed changes to the formula by which they..
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Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month

Uber’s first self-driving cars will start picking up passengers this month | Delivery | Scoop.it
In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Travis Kalanick revealed that the company is preparing to introduce self-driving cars to its fleet of drivers in..
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Coming Soon to D.C. Sidewalks: Delivery Robots

Coming Soon to D.C. Sidewalks: Delivery Robots | Delivery | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C., will be the first U.S. city to let a European company test its technology that replaces delivery drivers.
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French startup Stuart partners with Just Eat to let restaurants outsource delivery

French startup Stuart partners with Just Eat to let restaurants outsource delivery | Delivery | Scoop.it
It's Groundhog Day in the world of European restaurant delivery. Despite Delivery Hero-owned Valk Fleet's spectacular failure, another startup is trying its..
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A Start-Up Shies Away From the Gig Economy

A Start-Up Shies Away From the Gig Economy | Delivery | Scoop.it
Redfin, a Seattle company that considers itself a real estate and tech company, has challenged the conventions of both by hiring full-time agents.
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Just Eat and Starship Technologies to power food delivery in London with self-driving robots

Just Eat and Starship Technologies to power food delivery in London with self-driving robots | Delivery | Scoop.it
Just Eat, the food delivery giant of Europe, has announced plans to introduce self-driving delivery robots to London streets in the coming months.
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Former Uber driver sues company, saying he is owed overtime, tips

Former Uber driver sues company, saying he is owed overtime, tips | Delivery | Scoop.it
A former driver for Uber has sued the giant ride-hailing company in federal court, seeking unpaid overtime, tips and other payment on behalf of all current and former drivers in Wisconsin.
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How Delivery Apps Are Joining Forces to Expand Their Market Share

How Delivery Apps Are Joining Forces to Expand Their Market Share | Delivery | Scoop.it
The food delivery industry continues to grow
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Postmates is getting rid of on-site managers in some cities

Postmates is getting rid of on-site managers in some cities | Delivery | Scoop.it
Food delivery startup Postmates has switched up its local operations, reducing its on-site staffing in certain markets.
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Fast-Casual Isn't the Only Thing Killing Fast Food -- The Motley Fool

American fast food is in decline, and fast-casual is the buzz. Is fast-casual doing drive-through junk food in, or is there a larger trend investors should be paying attention to?
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The Uber Model, It Turns Out, Doesn’t Translate

The Uber Model, It Turns Out, Doesn’t Translate | Delivery | Scoop.it
The ride-hailing service is a giant, but companies that aim to get stuff done on demand for customers, like food delivery, grocery shopping and parking, are faltering.
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Uber and Lyft drivers now owe San Francisco a $91 fee because they're not employees

Uber and Lyft drivers now owe San Francisco a $91 fee because they're not employees | Delivery | Scoop.it
A class action lawsuit that will determine whether Uber drivers are independent contractors or employees starts June 20th, but San Francisco isn't waiting to reap fees from the fleet i
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The ultimate symbol of the Uber-for-X bubble is out of business

The ultimate symbol of the Uber-for-X bubble is out of business | Delivery | Scoop.it
Make more room in the Uber-for-X graveyard. On-demand laundry service Washio recently informed customers that the service would shut down as of Aug. 29, TechCrunch reported today. "We generated millions in revenue and hundreds of thousands of orders, but the nature of startups is being innovative and venturing into uncharted territory: sometimes you make it, sometime
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Ford Is Looking at Developing Driverless Delivery Trucks | Trucks.com

Ford Is Looking at Developing Driverless Delivery Trucks | Trucks.com | Delivery | Scoop.it
Ford Motor Co. wants to leverage its large investment in autonomous vehicles by exploring how driverless technology can be used by delivery services.
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London Deliveroo drivers crowdfund protests over new pricing model

London Deliveroo drivers crowdfund protests over new pricing model | Delivery | Scoop.it
On-demand restaurant food delivery startup Deliveroo is facing more protests in London this week over a new pay structure it's trialling in the U.K. capital..
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Postmates has failed to make Uber-for-anything cheap, and is quietly misleading customers about it

Postmates has failed to make Uber-for-anything cheap, and is quietly misleading customers about it | Delivery | Scoop.it
In late June, Shawn Cook had a cold and needed some cough medicine. The mobile game developer turned to on-demand delivery startup Postmates to make the run to Walgreens for him in Los Angeles that Tuesday night. Postmates estimated that four of the five items he ordered, which were listed in its Walgreens inventory, would ring up to $48.96. Coo
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Surge pricing is coming to food delivery

Surge pricing is coming to food delivery | Delivery | Scoop.it
If you think that paying 6x for Uber is a bitter injustice, brace yourself: surge pricing is coming to on-demand food delivery. The delivery companies cannot afford their driver fleets without making this change. It’s sheer economics and a trend that will shape the future of online food ordering.
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$650 driver acquisition cost for on-demand food delivery companies
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How a tech unicorn creates value | McKinsey & Company

How a tech unicorn creates value | McKinsey & Company | Delivery | Scoop.it
Delivery Hero CEO Niklas Östberg describes how his company disrupts the way we eat.
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Use of Contract Workers Increasing in On-Demand Economy

Use of Contract Workers Increasing in On-Demand Economy | Delivery | Scoop.it
Using freelancers give employers flexibility but full-time workers should not fear, says Rowan Benecke of Burson-Marsteller.
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Uber Data And Leaked Docs Provide A Look At How Much Uber Drivers Make

Uber Data And Leaked Docs Provide A Look At How Much Uber Drivers Make | Delivery | Scoop.it
Uber data suggests that drivers overall in three major U.S. markets — Denver, Detroit, and Houston — earned less than $13.25 an hou
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Survey Shows Rapid Growth in Online Shopping

Survey Shows Rapid Growth in Online Shopping | Delivery | Scoop.it
For the first time, consumers say they bought more of their purchases on the web than in stores, according to an annual survey of more than 5,000 online shoppers.
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Ground delivery robots: Passing fancy or next wave?

Ground delivery robots: Passing fancy or next wave? | Delivery | Scoop.it
“Every failed on demand startup will reappear as a successful robotics driven business in five to 10 years.” So tweeted Jeremy Conrad, founding partner of..
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Instrumental City: The View from New York’s Hudson Yards, circa 2019

Instrumental City: The View from New York’s Hudson Yards, circa 2019 | Delivery | Scoop.it
The world’s most ambitious “smart city” project is here. Should we worry that New York City is becoming an experimental lab?
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