Lyft and Uber’s pandemic-related struggles mean huge layoffs

[ad_1] With most people sheltering at home during this pandemic, ride-hailing apps aren’t getting much use these days. This initially translated into quickly declining revenue for companies like Uber and Lyft, but now, more than a month into the coronavirus pandemic, both are announcing layoffs.  Uber and Lyft are very much feeling the effects of…

Uber Direct and Connect will deliver toilet paper, meds, and more

[ad_1] Since people in quarantine don’t need many Uber rides, the company is now delivering goods. Uber announced Monday the official launch of Uber Direct and Uber Connect, two trial programs that let people get groceries, medications, and basic supplies, like toilet paper, delivered.  Direct brings items from stores to people’s homes. In New York…