Uber Africa launches Uber Cash with Flutterwave and explores EVs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Uber is launching its Uber Cash digital wallet feature in Sub-Saharan Africa through a partnership with San Francisco based — Nigerian founded — fintech firm Flutterwave. The arrangement will allow riders to top up Uber wallets using the dozens of remittance partners active on Flutterwave’s Pan-African network. Flutterwave operates as a B2B payments gateway…

India’s Khatabook raises $60 million to help merchants digitize bookkeeping and accept payments online – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Khatabook, a startup that is helping small businesses in India record financial transactions digitally and accept payments online with an app, has raised $60 million in a new financing round as it looks to gain more ground in the world’s second most populous nation. The new financing round, Series B, was led by Facebook…

General Atlantic to invest $870M in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Mukesh Ambani’s Jio Platforms has agreed to sell its 1.34% stake to General Atlantic, the latest in a series of deals the top Indian telecom operator has secured in recent weeks. On Sunday, New York-headquartered private equity firm General Atlantic said it would invest $870 million in the Indian telecom operator, a subsidiary of…

With pandemic-era acquisitions, big tech is back in the antitrust crosshairs – TechCrunch

[ad_1] With many major sectors totally frozen and reeling from losses, tech’s biggest players are proving themselves to be the exception to the rule yet again. On Friday, Facebook confirmed its plans to buy Giphy, a popular gif search engine, in a deal believed to be worth $400 million. Facebook has indicated it wants to…

Here’s how your Uber ride will change, starting May 18 – TechCrunch

[ad_1] Uber is rolling out a series of changes to its ride-hailing and on-demand food delivery apps, beginning Monday, as cities and states lift stay-at-home orders prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The changes, which includes an online checklist for all users, limits on the number of passengers in vehicles and a face mask verification feature…

Former Tesla president and Lyft COO Jon McNeill on what both companies have gotten right and wrong – TechCrunch

[ad_1] We recently interviewed Jon McNeill to learn more about his newest project, a startup studio called DeltaV Ventures. But we also wanted to hear about what it’s like to work inside of Tesla and Lyft. McNeill spent two-and-a-half years as the carmaker’s president, heading up global sales, marketing, delivery and government relations before heading…