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Dara Kerr


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Recent articles by Dara:

Uber layoffs continue, this time it's 350 employees

The ride-hailing company announces a third round of layoffs cutting staff from both its self-driving car and Uber Eats teams. → Read More

Uber gets into grocery deliveries with Cornershop acquisition

After Uber Rush folded last year, the ride-hailing company looks to give on-demand delivery another try. → Read More

Uber now lets you tell your driver if you're traveling with a pet

The ride-hailing company's new feature, dubbed Uber Pet, lets riders give drivers a heads up when they're bringing along an animal. → Read More

Uber adds more safety features amid sexual assault concerns

The new features are meant to ensure you get in the right car. Plus: Texts to 911 would include trip details. → Read More

Uber app redesign puts Eats front and center

From the home screen, you'll now have the option of hailing a ride or ordering food. → Read More

Uber gets two-month operating license in London. It wanted five years

The city decides to keep Uber on probation. → Read More

Impossible Foods now hawks its faux ground beef in grocery stores

Fire up the grill. → Read More

Uber hit with new lawsuit on whether its drivers are employees

After Uber said the key provision in a proposed California law won't necessarily apply to it, drivers are fighting back. → Read More

Uber, Lyft drivers are one step closer to becoming employees in California

AB 5, a proposed bill to reclassify ride-hail drivers as employees, passes the state senate. Now it's headed to the governor's desk. → Read More

DoorDash still stalling on giving delivery workers their tips

It's been a month since the company's CEO promised to reverse course on a controversial policy that pockets workers' tips. Nothing appears to have changed. → Read More

Bedbugs are giving Airbnb users headaches… and itchy bites

Waking up with bedbug bites can be a nightmare. It's also a costly and traumatic problem for Airbnb guests and hosts. → Read More

Lyft yanks e-bikes from San Francisco after possible battery fires

Two of the company's rentable electric bikes appear to have burst into flames in the past week. → Read More

Uber loses two board members, including Arianna Huffington

Three of Uber's prominent board members have stepped down in the last two months. → Read More

DoorDash changes tipping model after angry customers complain

"We thought we were doing the right thing," says company CEO Tony Xu. → Read More

Scooter hit-and-run triggers battle over rider location data

After a cyclist was badly injured by an e-scooter rider, lawyers aim to find the culprit through scooter companies' data records. → Read More

San Francisco joins the fight to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees

The debate over how to classify gig workers heats up in California as state mulls new law. → Read More

Drones, sensors and AI: Here's the tech that's being used at the border

A photo of a migrant who drowned with his daughter is a stark reminder that all the tech being used on the border still can't prevent tragedies. → Read More

Airbnb caters to the super rich with Airbnb Luxe

The home rental company is drifting further and further from its origin story of blow-up mattresses on living room floors. → Read More

Airbnb faces outcry from Europe's top tourist cities

Ten cities ask the European Union to help them stop the "touristification" of neighborhoods. → Read More

US fires up X-ray tech to catch illegal drugs at the border

One drive-through scanner detected nearly 650 pounds of methamphetamine and the synthetic opioid fentanyl hidden under a load of cucumbers. → Read More