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You haven’t even begun to see the anger that will be unleashed on Adam Neumann. He has 15,000 people right now who are stuck cleaning up. They feel like circus clowns shovelling the shit. He has taken $750M & left a toxic waste cleanup.

interview @nymag
nymag.com/intelligencer/…
Adam Neumann came in, smoked his own supply, and walked out with three-quarters of a billion dollars about the time that people in hazmat suits showed up.
SoftBank is the only firm in the world that will put money into this thing right now. They either have to go back to their limiteds and say, “We’re probably putting good money after bad,” and create an argument for why there’s still value there, or they have to go bankrupt.
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Five INSANELY bullish charts for bitcoin. 🚀🚀🚀 $BTC #bitcoin

1/ Bitcoin looks nothing like the Tulip Mania or South Sea Company bubbles, which only lasted an illiquid and brief 3 years.

Bitcoin has been growing for 10 years with billions of dollars traded daily.
2/ If you dollar cost averaged into bitcoin weekly, every year would result in positive returns at today's prices, including 2018 and 2019.
3/ Bitcoin dominates the best performing tech stocks in returns over the past decade, even when giving tech companies a 4 year head start. 🔥🔥🔥

Berkshire Hathaway added for fun.
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#Neoliberalism at work: Why work for structural reform when you can donate a dollar on top of your $25 steak and $15 bottle of kombucha?

Let’s take a minute to actually break down the #WholeFoods variety of neoliberal #capitalism & the illusion of consumption ending #poverty.
Here in the US #WholeFoods & gentrification go together like peanut butter & jelly.
Gentrification effectively prices anyone below a certain income level out of a neighborhood, by jacking up rents & the price on consumer goods & services.
#WholeFoods is the poster child for this, with their ridiculously inflated prices on staple foods, but they take it to another level. This self-important emporium of yuppie chow isn’t just selling you overpriced organic cruelty free bean sprouts. They’re selling you an image.
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There is a #GlobalSlowdown in the #automobile industry, but let’s blame Modiji

GM has cut 4000 jobs in US & Canada

#Volkswagen cut 37000 jobs internationally

Btw, let’s blame Modiji for pager, floppy discs, VCRs, B/w TVs, Kodak films rolls,Polaroid cameras going out of use
World Car Sales Will Fall More Than 4 Million In 2019 - Forbes

Caused by -

U.S. sanctions policy

huge fall in China’s sales

harsher CO2 regulations

Shift to #ElectricVehicles

forbes.com/sites/neilwint…
#GlobalAutoInc announces over 37,000 jobs cut in first three months of 2019

Auto majors like #GM, #Ford & #Volkswagen took the lead in terms of jobs cut

Declining auto sales led by global trade war, #Brexit & #EVs

But we will blame @narendramodi

auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/…
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1/9 I have purchased a car very recently. So, I went through the usual motions of a large and involved purchase at the time of my decision. This might also give you an insight into the auto sector slowdown #AutoSector #SlowDown #Economyslowdown #economy
2/9 Clean fuel vehicles are coming: Hydrogen fuel cell, & #ElectricVehicles (#BEV & #PHEV) are coming sooner than we thought. Govt envisions an electric mobility future for us & is taking a lot of steps to push EVs under #FAME2 scheme. To reduce pollution & fuel import bill.
3/9 If I buy a regular petrol/diesel car, it may get obsolete sooner than I imagined. Eg: NCR banned 10yr old #diesel vehicles to improve air quality, push towards electric. All this affects resale value of the #cars. Hence, I considered pushing the life of my current car
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Zu viel Macht Einzelner, zu wenig Transparenz bei der Arbeit vieler Lobbygruppen, zu einseitige Einflussnahme bis hin zur gekauften Politik. Empfehlenswertes #Lobbyismus Dossier der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung @bpb_de: bpb.de/politik/wirtsc…
Einflussmöglichkeiten von NGOs nur selten echtes Gegengewicht zu dominanten Wirtschaftsinteressen von Großkonzernen - so @DieterPlehwe vom @WZB_Berlin in seinem Beitrag zum Wandel der Lobbyarbeit in der #EU: bpb.de/politik/wirtsc…
Mein Beitrag zu "Unternehmenslobbyismus in Brüssel am Beispiel #TTIP" für das aktuelle #Lobbyismus Dossier der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung: bpb.de/politik/wirtsc… #CETA
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.@ARKInvest would like to compare notes with Adam Jonas and his team at Morgan Stanley on their concern about EV demand. The concern should be about gas-powered cars. EVs are growing nicely.
Based on original research (which seems rare on the Street these days), the total cost of ownership (TCO) of a $TSLA’s Model 3 is lower than that of the average gas powered vehicle, as shown in ARK’s Sunday newsletter above.
As the average price of an EV moves toward and drops below that of gas powered cars in the next few years, EV demand growth should transition from strong to explosive.
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#Uber gaat vandaag naar de beurs. Waarde: $82 miljard. Het idee, het begin, botsingen met de autoriteiten, de val van ceo Kalanick, de tech, de opschudding van de taximarkt, werken voor een app; je leest het allemaal in 📖 ubervooralles.nl. Teaser in dit draadje ⬇️
De tech, zoals toenmalig 'chef algoritme' Daniel Graf me dat op het Amerikaanse hoofdkantoor uittekende op een whiteboard:

En het allereerste prototype van de Uber-app, gebouwd door een Nederlandse appontwikkelaar, @jelleprins:
De eerste botsing met de autoriteiten -- en hoe dat een mal zou worden waarin je alle andere, toekomstige aanvaringen met autoriteiten in kunt gieten, ook die in Nederland:
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Workers are set to strike May 8th against tech giants #Uber + #Lyft + are calling for 24 hour boycott of the app. Already, strikes + protests are being planned across the world. @salvo_paper reports on the reasons behind the revolt. #uberstrike #LyftStrike itsgoingdown.org/why-uber-and-l…
"Drivers faced real challenges this month. Uber cut compensation from .80 per mile to .60 per mile. Lyft eliminated their multipliers, which allow drivers to earn more than the base rate. James Hicks, “we are treading water so that we don’t drown.” drivers-united.org/strike
Check out this map and social media to find strike actions near you. drivers-united.org
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Hey @Uber_Support @Uber @Uber_India. Was harassed this morning by my cab driver.

Got into the cab. Spoke loudly on loudspeaker and asked him to tone it down as I had calls to make. He then lifted his hands to hit me, and then abused me verbally and threatened to do something(1)
He then tried hitting me again cause I refused to listen to him abusing me. He then tried to speed away. I protected myself by pulling on the handbrake. God knows what would’ve happened if I didn’t. He then abused me in Hindi and Kannada. I managed to open the door and escape (2)
I’m sick of @Uber’s ways of dealing with this situation. An apology and refund doesn’t guarantee women’s safety at all. I’m scared and honestly shaken at this point. Broad daylight in Ulsoor and I luckily got away. What if? @BlrCityPolice Cab No: KA50A3135
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She thought she was getting into the right car, but it wasn’t her Uber – University of South Carolina student murdered via @securelytravel
securelytravel.com/travel/it-wasn…

#travel #uber #safety #securelytravel

Uber safety tips in attache thread
@SecurelyTravel Tips to stay safe when using Uber:
1 - Research prior to using Uber the in-app safety application.
2 - Does the image of the car match that which is provided within the app’s screen?
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#travel #uber #safety #securelytravel
3 - Check the license plate of the vehicle and make sure it matches the plate number that is being displayed on the app’s screen.
4 - Ask the driver their name for a match with the app’s data.

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#travel #uber #safety #securelytravel
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1/ A juzgar por las llamadas, mensajes y comentarios que recibí, pareciera que mi comentario del lunes acerca de inversión extranjera y reactivación económica no fue bien comprendido por algunos lectores. Me permito hacer algunas aclaraciones. Hilo a continuación 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
2/ Para un país pequeño como Costa Rica, no tenemos más opción que mirar hacia afuera si queremos crecer. Debemos insertarnos en el comercio internacional, tanto para abrir mercados para los productores nacionales como para...
3/ ...ampliar la disponibilidad de bienes y servicios para el consumidor nacional. Debemos también atraer inversión extranjera para ampliar la capacidad productiva y de generación de empleo del país.
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#Uber i #Cabify anuncien acomiadaments col·lectius i la seva intenció de deixar d'operar a Barcelona...obrim fil per compartir algunes reflexions al respecte 👇🏽
La suposada raó d'aquests acomiadaments és la regulació del sector de les VTC plantejada per part de la Generalitat
Aparentment, Cabify i Uber consideren inviable el requisit de la pre-contractació del servei (absolutament inherent a l'activitat de les VTC) o la prohibició de retornar a la seva base després de cada trajecte
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1/x Today a CFTC official suggested that devs may be liable for crimes committed using their code (suggested & predicted by @angela_walch.) Now comes the collision of (1) First Amendment rights -code is free speech (2) contract (disclaimers in licenses) & (3) imposed tort duties.
2/x the language used "reasonably foresee" is suggestive of tort liability. This puts it in @angela_walch's wheelhouse. How does this shake out? Who wins? Think about this as a fire and a doctor. What's that mean? You can't yell fire in a crowded theater because it's reasonably
3/x foreseeable that people will be hurt in the ensuing rush. So we know if there's an inherent risk of harming others, 1st amendment speech rights may be curtailed. But what about the contract- i.e. the license agreement? Most #crypto software dev is done under #OpenSource
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The #uber / bitcoin story out of Argentina is interesting.

Censorship resistance meets the mainstream.
People are going to start realizing, having a little #bitcoin, in your own possession, is a good idea.
Plus @wences has come full circle. 👏
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There's a whole lot of buzz about the #sharingeconomy. Many seem to think it is something new, with some calling for a 'new economics' to explain it while others deride the 'gig economy' as a higher level of exploitation, inequality, and poverty. Neither is a good analysis.
First things firs: the sharing economy was facilitated by advances in technology alongside consumer preferences changing from goods to services and thus from ownership to lease. These are not separate processes, but mutually constituting changes where each increases the other.
The advances in technology that brought about the sharing economy are those that allow for cheaper, faster, and more accurate communication, verification of factual claims, decentralized corroborated trust/reputation etc. They overall lower transaction costs by making information
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1. Hilo sobre el extrañísimo combo Sharia, Feminismo, Diversidad Sexual y Derechos Humanos:

⬇️

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Why were these black students refused a ride by @Uber? And why hasn't #FakeNewsCNN or anyone else in the liberal MSM covered this? Where is @AC360 @donlemon @Acosta @maddow @ChrisCuomo or #BLM? Where is the outrage? Clearly, this is and was discrimination. ##WalkAway
I guess this isn't part of the narrative #FakenewsMedia wants to cover. Time for black folks to #WalkAway. Any discrimination on any level is wrong and must be addressed. Don't let this story die. #WalkAway
Liberal MSM is more concerned about illegal aliens being refused services than taxpaying black citizens being denied services. This is horrible. #WalkAway
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1. A few thoughts about the tragic incident in Arizona, where a woman was killed by an #Uber self-driving car…
2. Much of what I read in the first day after the incident clearly tried to shift blame to the victim, and to devalue that individual…
3. She was crossing outside a marked crosswalk…

She came out of the shadows…

She may have been homeless…

She had a criminal record…
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1/ People in the Taxi and Private Hire trades need to put their Champagne on ice. The current ECJ ruling on Uber as a Transport Company means very little, if any change in the England and Wales. #Uber
2/ Uber May well have to withdraw from certain European cities where they will no longer be competitive . Instead they could switch investment and focus to England and Wales.
3/ Given all their legal issues in England. Uber will make full use of any appeals process. In London this could take several years. Many Private Hire Operators will be forced out of business in that time.
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