Sep 27, 2018

Cargo raises $22 million for its ride-hailing snack boxes

A Cargo box inside a ride-hailing car. Photo: Uber

Cargo is said to be beginning to look beyond ride-hail, first by quietly experimenting with home-sharing hosts.Cargo, a startup that provides ride-hailing drivers with snack boxes and other items passengers can purchase, raised $22 million in Series A funding at a valuation just south of $100 million. Founders Fund led, and was joined by Coatue Management, Aquiline Technology Growth, and a number of entertainment executives also participating.

The bottom line: Cargo is said to have recently begun experimenting beyond ride-hail, first by quietly extending its service to home-sharing hosts.

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Updates: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: Seattle police declared a riot late Monday, tweeting: " Crowd has thrown rocks, bottles and fireworks at officers and is attempting to breach barricades one block from the East Precinct."

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Civil rights leaders blast Facebook after meeting with Zuckerberg

Screenshot of an image some Facebook employees used as part of their virtual walkout on Monday.

A trio of civil rights leaders issued a blistering statement Monday following a meeting with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other top executives to discuss the social network's decision to leave up comments from President Trump they say amount to calls for violence and voter suppression.

Why it matters: While Twitter has flagged two of the president's Tweets, one for being potentially misleading about mail-in ballot procedures and another for glorifying violence, Facebook has left those and other posts up, with CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying he doesn't want to be the "arbiter of truth."

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Cisco, Sony postpone events amid continued protests

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Cisco said Monday night that it is postponing the online version of Cisco Live, its major customer event, amid the ongoing protests that have followed the killing of George Floyd.

Why it matters: Cisco joins Sony, Electronic Arts and Google in delaying tech events planned for this week.