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Index backed hot scooter startup Bird.

Bird celebrates after Britain signals it is ready to trash a 184-year-old law banning electric scooters

The electric scooter-sharing firm Bird has welcomed a UK government review which could see the vehicles allowed on British roads.
That's the bird.

A pigeon sold for $1.4 million in an auction — seriously

A pigeon sold for $1.4 million in an auction. He's a racing bird named Armando. It's a big deal. But people have pointed out that it's silly, too.

Electric scooters were to blame for at least 1,500 injuries and deaths in the US last year

The electric scooters data is incomplete, so the actual figure could be higher.

Electric scooters like Lime’s and Bird’s sent more people to two Los Angeles emergency rooms than regular bikes, new study says

The most common scooter injuries were fractures, sprains, and head injuries, found this study.

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.