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Delivery.com acquires BrewDrop to boost alcohol orders in Texas

Food, drink, and laundry delivery site Delivery.com announced today that it’s acquired BrewDrop, an Austin, Texas-based alcohol delivery app. Delivery.com declined to share how much it paid. The acquisition arrives as like-minded startups moving alcohol around both expand — like Drizly — and consolidate — including Thirstie and Drinkfly and Minibar and Booze Carriage. Following the deal, Delivery.com’s second acquisition, BrewDrop will eventually shut down and redirect […]

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‘Smart’ office startup Managed by Q snags $25 million from GV and Kapor Capital

Managed by Q announced today that it closed a series B funding round with $25 million in its pocket. The office cleaning and managing startup, which has swept away some of the common practices of the freelance economy, was backed by GV (formerly known as Google Ventures) and Kapor Capital. “This is a hairy fund-raising environment, so we feel […]

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America’s busiest airports may demand tougher screening for Uber drivers

A battle over background checks for Uber drivers at the world’s busiest airport comes as cities like Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, consider more thorough screenings to prevent criminals from getting behind the wheel. Uber has objected to the Atlanta airport’s plan to use fingerprints to check criminal records of its drivers, saying its own […]

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Defying the gig economy, Managed by Q offers equity to on-demand staff

Managed by Q, an office cleaning and management startup, announced today that starting July 1 — and over the next 5 years — it will set aside 5 percent of the company for its on-demand employees. It’s not unusual for startups to offer their employees equity, but on-demand companies like Uber, Lyft, and Postmates typically […]

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Uber usage by business travelers surpassed taxi and car rentals in 2015

With the growing popularity of on-demand services, it’s only natural to see their appeal not only in the consumer space, but also to business users. According to Certify, a provider of travel and expense report management software — in 2015, for the first time, more people used Uber (41 percent) than taxis (20 percent) or rental […]

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Seattle’s City Council votes to allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize

The Seattle City Council has voted to allow Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. The move is intended to protect these for-hire workers and provide protections against unfair wages and working conditions. What makes this significant is that this is the first time either on-demand car service company has faced the potential of having unionized […]

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Ritzy-sounding Caviar is now working with fast-food king McDonald’s

Food delivery service Caviar is adding another big brand to its list of partner restaurants. Today it will start delivering McDonald’s to offices around New York. This whole week, Caviar’s quick delivery service, Fastbite, will be serving up McDonald’s sausage McMuffin and hash browns for five bucks. Fastbite promises to deliver meals in 15 minutes or less to hungry […]

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