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Top Airbnb story from TechCrunch: Swimply raises $40M from Airbnb and Lime co-founders, VCs for its online pool marketplace

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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...

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Wells Fargo customers take note: The Sixers rocked the Wells Fargo Center

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: They have won every game Harden has played for them. Feels like something special is brewing. The...

Hold PayPal responsible: PayPal Hides Pay-Later Plan’s Overdraft Fee Risk, Suit Says

From Bloomberg Law: PayPal Inc. falsely touts its “Pay in 4" installment program to low-income customers as a free service,...

Take action against Wells Fargo: In latest Zelle scam, Wells Fargo customers lose thousands after fraudsters pose as bank employees

From WABC-TV: CONCORD, Calif. -- Amid the rise in popularity of quick-pay apps, scammers are also increasingly using digital payment...