Amazon exec Dave Stephenson tapped to lead Airbnb to the public markets

Airbnb has completed a much-needed hire ahead of its rumored 2019 initial public offering. The hospitality giant has brought on as its chief financial officer Dave Stephenson, a long-time Amazon vice president and former president of Big Fish Games. Stephenson replaces the company’s head of global financial planning and analysis, Ellie…

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Bird, Lime, Lyft, and Uber rejected from San Francisco e-scooter program

Scooter decisions determined which companies will be able to rent the two-wheeled vehicles.Image: vicky leta/mashable Bring on the scooters. After months of scooter-less streets in San Francisco, city transportation officials finally broke their silence Thursday to announce which electric scooter companies would be allowed to rent out the battery-powered vehicles.…

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Bird and Lime are protesting Santa Monicas electric scooter recommendations

Lime and Bird are protesting recommendations in Santa Monica, Calif. that would prevent the electric scooter companies from operating in the Southern California city. We first saw the news over on Curbed LA, which reported both Lime and Bird are temporarily halting their services in Santa Monica. Last week, Santa Monica’s…

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Desperate for jobs, Venezuelan immigrants turn to ride-hailing services across Latin America

Matthew Carpenter-Arévalo One month ago, Yonathan Segovia, a Cabify driver originally from Venezuela, was allegedly attacked by a mob of taxi drivers on the streets of Quito in Ecuador. the video that documents the aftermathfuera Cabify regresa a tu país venezolanos Though incidents of violence against drivers of ride-sharing apps…

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