Author Topic: What Happened to the Uber-for-X Companies  (Read 334 times)

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What Happened to the Uber-for-X Companies
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:16:09 PM »
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Of this group, four—DoorDash, Grubhub, Instacart, and Postmates—are unicorns, start-ups valued at more than $1 billion. (Notably, all are in the delivery business.) Forty-seven are gone—28 simply closed down; 19 were acquired. But 53 are neither unicorn nor roadkill.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/what-happened-uber-x-companies/584236/

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Re: What Happened to the Uber-for-X Companies
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2019, 10:54:20 PM »
I see these guys all over the place, various ones. They seem to be helping fill that low end employee slot to some degree.

When all of these, and truckers overall, go ai - tipping point?

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Re: What Happened to the Uber-for-X Companies
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 12:48:44 AM »
>>helping fill that low end employee slot

I think it is also a simple second job for a lot of people. I have a few friends who are teachers and they do Uber Eats deliveries on the weekends or evenings. Just a few hours here and there but the extra $200 or so a month they get makes a pretty big difference to them.