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As US SPACs flounder, did Europe largely dodge a bullet?

Things have turned so sour for SPACs that it leaves us with a question: Why did anyone think that this was a good idea again?

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The Station: EVs abound at Monterey Car Week and Tesla amateur testing spreads to include kids

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend...

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Bird burns $310M, but sees revenue bounce back

Bird, one of two public micromobility companies that debuted via a special purpose acquisition, presented its Q2 earnings for the year after the bell.

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The disappearance of Bolt Mobility shows how corrosive depreciation can be for IRL startups

With the apparent demise of Bolt Mobility, the divide between technology businesses and those that are merely tech-enabled is back at the forefront...

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Lime has built its own camera-based sidewalk detection technology

Shared micromobility giant Lime is finally bringing on some of its own city-appeasing advanced rider assistance system (ARAS) technology. At a Lime...

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Micromobility is fun, but perhaps that’s all it’ll ever be

What will it take for micromobility to be a suitable addition to the ideal transportation mosaic that gets everyone, regardless of disability or...

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Veo’s Candice Xie one year later, still slowly and steadily winning the profitability race

We sat down with Veo CEO and co-founder Candice Xie one year after our initial interview to discuss what is happening in shared micromobility.

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Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden steps down as president

Shared micromobility company Bird’s board of directors has appointed Shane Torchiana as president of the company, replacing the company’s...

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Bird gets a warning from the NYSE because its stock price is too low

Scooter and micromobility company Bird has to fly at a slightly higher altitude — at least if it wants to keep its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)...

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If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk

As yet another week of workforce reductions sweeps the tech industry, remember: layoffs suck, but you can make them suck slightly less.

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Bird plans to lay off 23% of staff

Shared micromobility company Bird plans to layoff 23% of its staff, according to tech layoff tracker Layoffs.fyi. The tech tracker attributes the...

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Meet Philip Reinckens, Spin’s new CEO

We sat down with Spin’s new CEO, Philip Reinckens, to talk about Tier's plans for Spin's future growth, and why he's the person to...

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Tusk Ventures just closed its third fund with $140M, double its predecessor fund

Tusk Venture Partners, the now six-year-old, New York-based early-stage venture firm co-founded by longtime political strategist Bradley Tusk, has...

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Bird changes course, drops vehicle sales in pursuit of profitability

Bird presented its Q1 2022 earnings on Monday after the bell; shares fell 7.4%, but then took an abrupt turn in after-market trading, shooting up...

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Bird, Lime to use Google’s ARCore to power scooter parking solution

Bird's Visual Parking System (VPS) will rely on Google's ARCore Geospatial API to help alleviate the problem of shared electric scooters...

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Bird tests motorized wheelchair attachment in NYC

Bird is testing a motorized wheelchair attachment for disabled persons in the Bronx

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Bird’s Q4 revenues beat expectations, but investors don’t love its conservative 2022 growth forecast

Shared micromobility company Bird disclosed its 2021 fourth quarter and full year earnings on Tuesday after the bell. The report was the...

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Tier Mobility acquires Spin from Ford, marking entry into North America

The purchase of Spin from Ford gives Tier a global footprint of more than 520 cities, making it the largest shared operator in the world.

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Bird will expand access to electric scooters for public transit in Nashville

Bird is teaming up with Nashville with the aim of filling certain public transit gaps in the community with electric scooters to boost adoption of...

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Wordle is tech born of love that asks nothing in return

What is Wordle? The game's creator Josh Wardle talks about scaling a viral hit, getting interest from VCs, and dealing with Wordle clones.

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The SPAC boom was a failure, yeah?

The results are proving to be pure trash so frequently once the hype has died down and real, post-debut life begins that I would hazard we've...

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Micromobility in 2022: Refined, mature and packed full of tech

2021 was the year micromobility as a concept, a solution and a way of life really started to settle in. Increased shared micromobility and...

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Shared micromobility company Bird launches two retail scooters, available at Target

Bird, the shared micromobility company that recently went public by merging with a special purpose acquisition company, has launched two new kick...

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Miami reinstates e-scooter pilot after brief ban

The Miami City Commission voted on Monday to reinstate its e-scooter pilot program, which it had briefly banned due to safety concerns. Shared...

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The Station: Inside the infrastructure bill, Canoo makes a move and EVs in LA

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend...

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Bird’s first public earnings show slight miss in Q3 revenue, full-year guidance improved

Today after the bell, scooter-sharing company Bird disclosed its third-quarter earnings, the first time it has done so as a public company. Bird...

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TechCrunch+ roundup: Yahoo leaves China, Nubank IPO, B2C expansion tips

After Nubank filed its F-1, Natasha Mascarenhas and Alex Wilhelm dissected the document to learn more about the operations of one of the world's...

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Shareholders approve Bird-SPAC merger, stock promptly falls

Shares of Switchback II Corporation are off more than 14% today, appearing to sell off sharply following news that the SPAC's merger with...

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