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Lime, Bird, and other scooter companies just proved they can help take cars off the road

The findings showed more than a third of users replaced car trips with scooters. That’s good news for companies that want to keep expanding.
A Singapore Airlines plane.

An Asian bird managed to stow itself on a business class flight from Singapore to London, and no one noticed it for 12 hours

A business class ticket from Singapore to London, departing tomorrow, costs S$5,969 ($4,405).

A mynah stowed away in an SIA business class cabin to London – and it’s now in the custody of British authorities

SIA said it handed the captured bird to British authorities once the plane arrived in Heathrow.
Bird is reportedly raising more money.

Scooter startup Bird is reportedly raising $300 million with assistance from financial giant Fidelity

Bird had an explosive 2018 and now operates in more than 100 cities around the world.
Epic Games, the makers of "Fortnite," reached unicorn status in 2018.

47 red-hot tech startups that became worth billions this year

In 2018, there were 47 tech companies in the US to reach a billion-dollar valuation.
Rachel Holt, Uber's head of new mobility, and Ryan Rzepecki, the founder of Jump Bikes.

Uber did little to downplay reports it wants to buy scooter firms Bird or Lime in a deal potentially worth billions

Speaking at the IGNITION conference, Uber's Rachel Holt said the firm is always approached by firms 'wanting to partner, looking for acquisitions.'

Uber is reportedly holding talks to buy electric scooter firms Bird and Lime

The Financial Times spoke with sources familiar with all three companies, who said the talks are at an early stage and could still fall apart.

E-scooters are sending dozens of people to emergency rooms — and the companies appear to have a double standard when it comes to safety

Gruesome injuries from riding e-scooters are popping up left and right across the country.

New York City could finally make electric bikes and scooters legal — and Bird is already gearing up to launch

The same day a bill was introduced to legalize e-scooters, job postings appeared on Bird's website for operations managers in New York City.