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The scooter battle for New York City is on

The scooter battle for New York City is on New York City, one of the most coveted shared micromobility markets in the industry, has released its request for interest in its electric scooter pilot, officially kicking off what promises to be a competitive battle among companies vying for a chance to operate […]

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Political strategist turned tech investor Bradley Tusk on SPACs as a tool for VCs

Political strategist turned tech investor Bradley Tusk on SPACs as a tool for VCs Bradley Tusk has become known in recent years for being involved in what’s about to get hot, from his early days advising Uber, to writing one of the first checks to the insurance startup Lemonade, to pushing forward […]

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The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes

The Station: ADA turns 30, Panasonic’s new battery tech and delivery (data) woes The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all […]

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Bird launches navigation app to help riders stay in the right lane

Bird launches navigation app to help riders stay in the right lane Bird is rolling out a new standalone app called Bird Maps in Paris and Tel Aviv that will provide turn-by-turn navigation for riders who want to use bike or micromobility lanes for their entire trip. The app, which will be […]

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Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany

Spin scooters head to Europe, starting with Germany Spin has launched its scooter sharing business to Germany, the first step in the U.S. company’s plans to expand to Europe. The company, which was acquired by Ford in 2018 for about $100 million, has launched in Cologne and plans to open up in […]

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Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters

Bird shuts down Circ operations in Middle East, scraps as many as 10,000 scooters Bird has shut down scooter sharing in several cities in the Middle East, an operation that was managed by Circ, the micromobility startup it acquired in January. About 100 Circ employees have been laid off and as many […]

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The Station: Hertz files for bankruptcy, hailing “self-driving” scooters, Memorial Day travel

The Station: Hertz files for bankruptcy, hailing “self-driving” scooters, Memorial Day travel The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station. Memorial Day is this coming Monday, a […]

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The great unicorn retreat

The great unicorn retreat Hello and welcome back to our regular morning look at private companies, public markets and the gray space in between. Today we’re taking stock of what’s happening to a number of unicorns, both public and private. This is the third time we’ve sat down to document what feels […]

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Spin restarts scooter business in four markets

Spin restarts scooter business in four markets Spin, the electric scooter startup acquired by Ford in 2019 for nearly $100 million, has restarted operations in four U.S. markets as COVID-19 related closures begin to ease. The company has resumed operations in Orlando, Nashville, Columbus, Ohio and St. Louis. The ramp up of […]

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Pandemic puts the brakes on micromobility

Pandemic puts the brakes on micromobility As of this writing, nearly a million people globally have been infected with the novel coronavirus and 50,322 have died. Healthcare systems are overwhelmed, consumers and profiteers are hoarding supplies and some service workers have launched strikes while many others have been let go. In the […]

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