UberEats has become profitable in some areas
Two years after launching, UberEats, ride-hailing company Uber’s food delivery service, has become profitable in 27 of 108 cities where it operates.
The number of trips taken by UberEats drivers grew by more than 24 times from March 2016 to March 2017. In some cities such as Tokyo and Seoul, South Korea, the food delivery option is used by more people than Uber’s flagship ride-hailing service.
The signs of success for UberEats means that Uber has been able to tap into the highly-competitive food delivery industry, which has some high-profile competitors such as Grubhub.
Obama and Zuck talked about fake news on Facebook
Two months before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, former President Barack Obama talked to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a meeting of world leaders in Lima, Peru about the the threat of fake news on the social network’s website.
Nine days earlier, Zuckerberg had said it was “crazy” to believe that fake news on Facebook had affected the 2016 presidential election.
The CEO has changed his opinion since then. Last Thursday, the company announced it would provide U.S. Congress data on more than 3,000 ads that were bought from accounts with apparent Russian ties between 2015 to 2017. A recent ProPublica report also revealed that Facebook had allowed ads to be placed that used anti-Semitic language.
Zuckerberg onThursday also detailed some of the efforts Facebook is making to address the issues at the company.
Many people have signed Uber’s London petition
As of early Monday morning, more than 700,000 people had signed Uber’s petition to operate in London again.
The ride-hailing giant lost its license to operate in London last Friday. The city’s transportation department cited “potential public safety and security implications’ as the reason for not renewing Uber’s license in the city.
Twitter Lite coming to Android?
Twitter is testing an android phone app named Twitter Lite in the Philippines.
The app uses less mobile data than the traditional Twitter app. Twitter is reportedly testing the app because it fares better in non-U.S. markets, where online connection signals might not be as strong.
There are reportedly more than four times as many people who use Twitter monthly outside of the U.S. than there are stateside.
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