Jan 21, 2020

Uber sells India food delivery business to rival Zomato

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Uber has agreed to sell its food delivery business in India to rival Zomato in an all-stock deal that gives Uber a 9.99% stake in the combined business.

Why it matters: Uber is under growing pressure from investors to figure out a path to profitability and cut loose anything that won't help it reach that goal.

Flashback: In 2018, Uber considered acquiring Swiggy, another big rival in India, though the talks never turned into a deal.

Go deeper: Uber sells Southeast Asia business to rival Grab

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Uber's new London move with Nissan on electric vehicles

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Uber announced Friday a deal with Nissan to provide up to 2,000 electric Nissan LEAFs to drivers in London at a discount.

The big picture: Electrifying vehicles used by mobility services is important for keeping emissions from ride-hailing in check as it grows.

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Uber's 2019 Q4 was slightly better than analyst expectations

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Uber posted its fourth quarter results on Thursday, slightly exceeding analyst expectations, giving its stock a small price bump after market close.

Why it matters: Uber has not only been under growing pressure to show it can turn a profit sooner than later, but the company is facing new regulations in California that threaten its classification of drivers as contractors, instead of employees.

How Uber, Lyft made traffic worse

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Ride-sharing companies aren't the traffic solution they'd once hoped to be, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The big picture: "Multiple studies show that Uber and Lyft have pulled people away from buses, subways and walking, and that the apps add to the overall amount of driving in the U.S.," per the Journal.