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#441 User is offline   NCBuccofan 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

View Postoblongatta, on 24 April 2017 - 09:43 AM, said:

woah, it's not like Uber's future is in jeopardy at all. They are still bringing in a shitton of revenue. The reason for losses are future investments and resolving court costs from their aggressive start up period (and that harassment stuff). If they were at real risk they could easily cut development projects and coast on revenue.


Analysts have their losses at over 100% of their net revenue. I do not understand how a company can be that out of control with its spending, even as a startup.
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Posted 05 May 2017 - 09:35 AM

View PostNCBuccofan, on 24 April 2017 - 03:12 PM, said:

Analysts have their losses at over 100% of their net revenue. I do not understand how a company can be that out of control with its spending, even as a startup.


Uber bet big on global scale as well, which was part of the reason their cash burn was higher than their rivals and why they still haven't projected a profit. On top of them losing a high level exec every 3 days or so for the last 2 months, their Chinese rival Didi Chuxing just raised $5.5B in a round that valued them at about $50B. The Asian market was a huge bet for Uber and they eventually sold their Chinese business to Didi. Uber was valued at $68B back in August before many of their latest struggles. Uber can only light cash on fire for so long. They could gamble and go IPO but they would most likely get crushed in that process.

Meanwhile Lyft is still on track to turn a profit this year while focusing on the US market and customer service.
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Posted 06 May 2017 - 04:07 AM

I'm just getting back from London and Uber was awesome. Wait times of less than two minutes. Never had to handle money or even talk to the driver.

Ever since we had a close call with a checkpoint near our house, I've been taking Uber out whenever we plan to drink. But the whole ride sharing app movement is amazing for holiday travel.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 09:41 AM

As Google takes Uber to court for stealing trade secrets, which is of note as Google has had a policy of not suing employees who leave their company because it stifles innovation, Google's self driving tech department Waymo has partnered with Lyft to develop self driving tech. The lawsuit Google is filing against Uber is that they stole the secrets for Waymo by plucking an employee from Google. Google throwing their support behind Lyft is a pretty big development

Uber continues to take blow after blow. It is almost impossible to keep up with all of their VP and above employees that leave the company.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:21 AM

View PostPSU4Lyfe, on 16 May 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

As Google takes Uber to court for stealing trade secrets, which is of note as Google has had a policy of not suing employees who leave their company because it stifles innovation, Google's self driving tech department Waymo has partnered with Lyft to develop self driving tech. The lawsuit Google is filing against Uber is that they stole the secrets for Waymo by plucking an employee from Google. Google throwing their support behind Lyft is a pretty big development

Uber continues to take blow after blow. It is almost impossible to keep up with all of their VP and above employees that leave the company.


That is interesting, and agree a big boost for Lyft. Funny, Uber is the generic way of refering to a ride sharing service, and they might not last much longer.
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:37 AM

View PostPSU4Lyfe, on 16 May 2017 - 09:41 AM, said:

As Google takes Uber to court for stealing trade secrets, which is of note as Google has had a policy of not suing employees who leave their company because it stifles innovation, Google's self driving tech department Waymo has partnered with Lyft to develop self driving tech. The lawsuit Google is filing against Uber is that they stole the secrets for Waymo by plucking an employee from Google. Google throwing their support behind Lyft is a pretty big development

Uber continues to take blow after blow. It is almost impossible to keep up with all of their VP and above employees that leave the company.


I thought the initial ruling was considered fairly favorable* to Uber. They have to return documents but they can still use and develop the lidar technology. There can be a further case against Levandowski but it's not clear if it will be pursued**.



*Waymo sought to shut down Uber’s Lidar research that it says uses Waymo files and patented technology until the dispute is settled. But Alsup determined that Waymo’s patent infringement theories were too weak to support such an order. The judge ruled that although it’s hard to imagine that Levandowski “plundered Waymo’s vault the way he did” with no intent to use the material, Waymo still fell short of showing that the trade secrets were used.

**He clearly believes that Levandowski is guilty as sin and that Uber hired him, knowing this full well,” said John Coffee, a Columbia University law professor who specializes in white-collar crime and corporate governance. “He is ruling that some of this information is stolen (or “misappropriated”) and in the long run that will likely have a devastating impact on Uber.”



still, there is no way that Uber fails. It is still the go to ride sharing service, it has heavily invested in future tech, and it is still expanding into new markets and venues (food delivery).
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:43 AM

View Postoblongatta, on 16 May 2017 - 11:37 AM, said:

I thought the initial ruling was considered fairly favorable* to Uber. They have to return documents but they can still use and develop the lidar technology. There can be a further case against Levandowski but it's not clear if it will be pursued**.



*Waymo sought to shut down Uber’s Lidar research that it says uses Waymo files and patented technology until the dispute is settled. But Alsup determined that Waymo’s patent infringement theories were too weak to support such an order. The judge ruled that although it’s hard to imagine that Levandowski “plundered Waymo’s vault the way he did” with no intent to use the material, Waymo still fell short of showing that the trade secrets were used.

**He clearly believes that Levandowski is guilty as sin and that Uber hired him, knowing this full well,” said John Coffee, a Columbia University law professor who specializes in white-collar crime and corporate governance. “He is ruling that some of this information is stolen (or “misappropriated”) and in the long run that will likely have a devastating impact on Uber.”



still, there is no way that Uber fails. It is still the go to ride sharing service, it has heavily invested in future tech, and it is still expanding into new markets and venues (food delivery).


Uber still doesn't have a profit on its proformas and Google just partnered with Lyft, who does expect to become profitable this year. It will be interesting to see how patient PE firms are with Kalanick through all of this. Food delivery is becoming a crowded space as well.
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Posted 18 May 2017 - 01:08 PM

just in case Winter didn't know this:

http://www.globalpos...rom-this-world/


A new study has led researchers to conclude that Octopuses (NOT Octopi) have Alien DNA. Their genome shows a never-before-seen level of complexity with a staggering 33,000 protein-coding genes identified, more than in a human being.

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 02:38 PM

View PostECBucs, on 18 May 2017 - 01:08 PM, said:

just in case Winter didn't know this:

http://www.globalpos...rom-this-world/


A new study has led researchers to conclude that Octopuses (NOT Octopi) have Alien DNA. Their genome shows a never-before-seen level of complexity with a staggering 33,000 protein-coding genes identified, more than in a human being.


I did not know that, and that is awesome. Thank you for thinking of me.

I think one of the reasons it is so difficult for evolutionary biologists to fill in the gaps is because so many different life forms have some from space at so many different times.

Even if you don't believe in the Ancient Aliens idea at all, even on a cellular level, we are finding that these extremophiles are hardy as hell. They've done experiments (both intentional and accidental) in which some bacteria are able to survive on the outside of the ISS for months at a time. And keep in mind, that's...

1. vacuum
2. pure solar radiation with no atmospheric shielding
3. extreme cold AND extreme heat


Life is hardly as hell, and it comes from all over the place We are basically a zoo of a planet.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 03:04 PM

The new Amazon Echo Silver:

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