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Dara Kerr


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Recent articles by Dara:

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

Lyft rolls out its own scooter model, with pink wheels

The first city to get the flashy electric ride is Denver. → Read More

Lyft under fire over how to accommodate people in wheelchairs

The rise of ride-hailing and the decline of the taxi business has led to fewer wheelchair-accessible vehicles. → Read More

Burger King's vegan Impossible Whopper makes its way to San Francisco

Here comes fast food's meatless meat. → Read More

Burger King's vegan Impossible Whopper makes its way to California

Here comes fast food's meatless meat. → Read More

Uber posts mixed results in its first quarter as a public company

Revenue is slightly up, but the ride-hailing company still posts a loss. → Read More

Uber is now kicking low-rated passengers out of its cars

Things that can lower your rating: being rude, leaving trash, drinking beer and vomiting. → Read More

Uber's first employee Ryan Graves steps down from board of directors

Just two weeks after the ride-hailing company went public, it's board is getting a shakeup. → Read More

Lyft adds two new execs to its roster amid IPO woes

The ride-hailing company brings in new blood from Google and Facebook. → Read More

Uber's IPO millionaires could buy every home for sale in the Bay Area

And they'd still have a half billion dollars left over for avocado toast. → Read More

Uber CEO says it's been a 'tough day' on the stock market

The ride-hailing company's stock plummets after its IPO Friday. → Read More