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TechCrunch on PayPal: Venmo introduces new gift-wrapping feature with eight animated designs

From TechCrunch: Venmo is introducing a new gift-wrapping feature to give users a new way to gift money to friends and family. The new feature is starting to roll out today and gives users access...

TechCrunch reports Who pays when an Uber driver is killed?

From TechCrunch: The brother of an Uber driver who was killed during an armed robbery in San Francisco has published a letter to the ride-hailing giant demanding access to his brother’s Uber account, $4 million...

Uber customers take note: Ex-Uber software engineers raise $3M for Sperta, a 6-month-old startup that wants to help fintechs better manage fraud risk

From TechCrunch: Working together at Uber’s risk team, Yifu Diao and Ming Fang came to realize that with the hypergrowth the company was seeing came fraud challenges. Diao’s first project at the company after starting...

Uber news: Motional and Uber partner to launch autonomous delivery pilot in Santa Monica in 2022

From TechCrunch: Motional, a driverless technology company, is partnering with Uber to launch an autonomous delivery pilot in Santa Monica, according to Motional. Uber Eats customers will be able to order restaurant meal kits to...

Uber headlines: Aurora self-driving trucks are using Uber Freight to haul goods for customers

From TechCrunch: Aurora’s self-driving trucks are hauling goods for Uber Freight customers in Texas as part of a multiphase commercial pilot that aims to more closely integrate the two companies. While the pilot was officially...

Latest PayPal customer news: ‘PayPal for Crypto’ wannabe Ramp raises $52.7M Series A round led by Balderton Capital

From TechCrunch: In the same way that PayPal and Stripe radically changed online payments by allowing any online service to embed payments, the race is on to have the same impact on crypto assets. To...

Latest Uber customer news: Uber spinout Serve Robotics gets $13M seed round to expand sidewalk robot deliveries

From TechCrunch: Serve Robotics, the autonomous sidewalk delivery company that spun out from Uber-owned Postmates in March, has closed an expanded seed round at $13 million. The company will use the funds to accelerate its...

Uber intros several safety features, including one that records audio during a ride, warns TechCrunch

From TechCrunch: Uber is adding several new safety features to its app, including an audio reminder to riders to wear their seat belts, allowing riders or drivers to record audio during rides, and detection of...

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Chase Bank news: U.S.-backed fighters chase Islamic State gunmen near Syria prison

From Los Angeles Times: Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria’s northeast....

Expedia Group names Peter Kern as new CEO, lands $3B financing package, according to PhocusWire

From PhocusWire: Peter Kern is the new CEO of Expedia Group and Eric Hart is chief financial officer. The announcement today...

Chase Bank customers take note: US-backed fighters chase IS gunmen near prison in Syria

From ABC News: BEIRUT -- Kurdish-led fighters advanced slowly Saturday under the cover of U.S.-led coalition air power in Syria's...