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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 09: A pedestrian walks by the Pinterest headquarters on April 09, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Social sharing site Pinterest is preparing for its initial public offering (IPO) and is planning to offer 75 million shares with a listing price of $15 to $17 per share. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Pinterest prices IPO at $19 to begin trading Thursday

Pinterest on Wednesday announced it would price its initial public offering at $19 a share to begin trading on Wall Street the following day.
A Lyft bicycle is shown at the Lyft listing on the Nasdaq during an IPO event in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 29, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Blake

Lyft pulls electric bikes in three US cities after complaints about braking

Lyft is removing several thousand electric bikes from service in its bike-share program in New York, Washington and San Francisco because of a braking problem, the ride-hailing company said on Sunday.

Uber seeks $10 billion IPO, scales back value target

Uber is seeking to raise some $10 billion in what would be the largest stock offering of the year, with details coming this week, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Uber confirms it’s acquiring Middle East rival Careem for $3.1 billion

Uber has confirmed rumors that it’s building out its presence in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia by acquiring Dubai-based ride-hailing service Careem.
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Twilio to acquire email technology firm SendGrid in $2 billion deal

Cloud technology company Twilio said on Monday it would buy email technology firm SendGrid in an all-stock deal valued at about $2 billion, combining two firms that handle communications between apps and their users.

Uber publicizes ‘Obamacare’ for drivers amid Donald Trump cutbacks

Uber and some smaller technology companies are launching campaigns to publicize Obamacare enrollment among their contract workers after the Trump administration slashed government marketing for the health program by 90 percent.

Alphabet leads $1bn funding round for Uber rival Lyft

Google's parent company Alphabet is leading a $1bn round of new funding for ride-hailing company Lyft that will help it step up its challenge to larger rival Uber.

Ford, Lyft partner to deploy self-driving cars

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with Lyft to deploy Ford self-driving vehicles on the ride services company’s network in large numbers by 2021.

Uber rival Lyft met with London transport officials ahead of possible international expansion

Lyft, Uber’s closest U.S. rival in the taxi-hailing business, met repeatedly with officials from London’s transport regulator over the past year, a sign it may be targeting the city for international expansion.

US push for self-driving car law exposes regulatory divide

As the U.S. Congress moves quickly to pass the first federal law governing self-driving cars, some state and city officials are pushing back over fears that the measure will limit their ability to regulate vehicle safety at the local level.

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Renato Sanches wants to leave Bayern Munich

One-time wonderkid Renato Sanches has repeated his desire to leave Bayern Munich after another year in which he has struggled to break into the first team.
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Clarence Seedorf: Zinedine Zidane must make Real Madrid hungry again

Madrid reappointed Zidane as head coach in March after failed experiments with Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari during a desperately disappointing season by their own lofty standards, which has seen them fall way off the pace in LaLiga and crash out of the Champions League to Ajax in the last 16.