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@fmanjoo @dhh via Re/code

Instacart is playing games with its workers’ pay — and will eventually suffer for it

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PromisePay rebrands to Assembly Payments and nets partnership with Gumtree

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BetaKit

HomeAdvisor bests Canadian offers to acquire HomeStars and expand North American presence

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Bloomberg

IAC’s HomeAdvisor Uses Online Dating Playbook for Global Growth

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Techvibes

HomeAdvisor Acquires Toronto's HomeStars to Bolster Marketplace Portfolio

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TechCrunch , PE Hub

Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises

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Postmates and DoorDash are testing delivery by robot with Starship Technologies

$27,000,000 Debt financing
prnewswire

Main Street Hub Secures $27 Million Debt Refinancing and Expansion with Silicon Valley Bank

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Instacart is cutting worker pay again in at least four cities

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In new lawsuit, Instacart shoppers say they were regularly underpaid

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Tech Growth Stats, Assembly Bio, HomeAdvisor & More Indiana News

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A $2.4 billion twisting Chinese tower was just named the most beautiful skyscraper in the world

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IAC’s HomeAdvisor Acquires MyHammer, The Leading Home Services Marketplace in Germany

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TechCrunch

Instacart reverses course, re-introducing tips for shoppers

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Business Insider , TechCrunch

The former CFO of Docusign joins food delivery startup DoorDash to help it beat Amazon and Uber

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TechCrunch

Contractors are preparing to boycott Instacart over elimination of tips

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@ellenhuet @markmilian via Bloomberg.com

Whole Foods Invests in Instacart at 2014 Valuation

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Instacart raises guaranteed delivery payout rates, removing tipping option

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@bhorowitz via TechCrunch

How Apoorva Mehta hopes to build an Instacart empire with a promoted ad business

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