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Los #UberFiles han dejado tanta información sobre las técnicas mafiosas que usaba UBER para imponerse en el mercado saltándose la ley y la ética, que nadie debería volver a usar sus servicios: Evasión fiscal, compra de políticos y medios, fomentar la violencia...
Los #UberFiles es una investigación llevada a cabo por @ICIJorg con más de 124.000 documentos que muestran las tácticas mafiosas de UBER, en España han sido publicados por El País y La Sexta.…
Uno de los elementos más curiosos de UBER para obstaculizar la investigación a las autoridades de las ilegalidades que pudieran cometer era el uso del software Greyball, para que jueces, taxistas o policías fueran identificados y no pudieran ver la actividad normal de la App.
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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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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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