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The biggest story in tech no one’s talking about is Uber discovering they’d been defrauded out of $100M - or 2/3 of their ad spend.

And all bc Sleeping Giants kept bugging them to block their ads on Breitbart. ImageImage
I was so surprised when Kevin Frisch, Uber’s ex-Head of Acquisition reached out to me one day on LinkedIn to tell me he found this epic fraud bc they actually DID block their Breitbart ads but somehow the ads were still slipping thru. 🧐
Uber was in deep shit in 2017 because Sleeping Giants was on their case for their Breitbart ads, followed by #DeleteUber.

Kevin said in an interview last year that we were a pain in their ass and he wished we’d get hit by a bus lol…
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Alright folks, gather round and let me tell you the story of (almost) the biggest engineering disaster I’ve ever had the misfortune of being involved in. It’s a tale of politics, architecture and the sunk cost fallacy [I’m drinking an Aberlour Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch]
The year was 2016. Donald Trump was not yet the President therefore the #DeleteUber movement hadn’t happened yet. TK was still the CEO, we were still in the hyper growth phase of international rollout, public sentiment was overwhelmingly positive, Uber was riding high.
But hypergrowth is not without its problems, and the app itself was starting to show some cracks. The engineering org had doubled in sized almost every year prior, and when you grow that fast you end up with an incredibly wide range of skill. That paired with a hacking mentality
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@DSenna46 @rubyjkat @RealNZParty Owner Ishi's connected to New Zealand First (he attended Tauranga conference in 2018), and dare I say it... Ishi family connected to Unit 741 #ObamaGate #SaveTheChildren Epstein's 727 flights to #Queenstown @Pontifex @realDonaldTrump @NSAGov @USNavy @NZDefenceForce @masason Black
@DSenna46 @rubyjkat @RealNZParty @Pontifex @realDonaldTrump @NSAGov @USNavy @NZDefenceForce @masason Unit 731 whatever...ō_Ish… History and CGTN documentary have both published great documetaries on these subjects, including excellent corroborating historocal accounts of US/Japanese biological warfare by Japanese researchers.
@DSenna46 @rubyjkat @RealNZParty @Pontifex @realDonaldTrump @NSAGov @USNavy @NZDefenceForce @masason Unit 731 (Japanese: 731部隊, Hepburn: Nana-san-ichi Butai), also known as Detachment 731, the 731 Regiment, Manshu Detachment 731, The Kamo Detachment,[3]:198 Ishii Unit,[5] Ishii Detachment[5] or the Ishii Company
#Kamo... High School is in Northland, NZ!…
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Getting a LOT of feedback on this article today so figured I'd explain the genesis and main points... [thread]…
After Uber IPO, current/fmr employees & investors have obsessed over lots of what-ifs. What if Kalanick had saved his job? What if he'd listened to investor Bill Gurley about prepping for IPO? Would an earlier IPO have led to better outcomes? I sought consensus...
...among lots of people on both sides of the fight and found plenty! Especially on what other founders & investors of fast growing companies can take away from the Uber story.
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Lyft filed for an IPO today, getting a jump on rival Uber. The filing does not specify a valuation, but it gives insight into the nuanced situation the company is in. Despite growing ridership and revenue, Lyft’s losses are widening 1/
Lyft’s ridership has grown dramatically in the last two years, from 6.6 million at the end of 2016 to 18.6 million at the end of 2018. It also says its year-over-year increase in riders hit 47 percent in December. That’s A LOT of growth 2/
Lyft is also giving more rides than ever. It gave 52.6 million rides at the end of 2016. That number grew to 178.4 million at the end of 2018 3/
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