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Lyft’s Cash Burn Soars 29-Fold Amid Pandemic

Lyft joined Uber in stating it would suspend operations in California after Aug. 20 if it fails to stop a state court ruling, requiring the companies to reclassify contractor-rivers to employees with benefits, from taking effect. Lyft has more to lose than Uber because it only operates in the U.S. and Canada, and it doesn’t have a food-delivery operation to partially make up for the evaporation...

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The SPAC Target List: Private Tech and Media Firms in Their Teenage Years
The SPAC Target List: Private Tech and Media Firms in Their Teenage Years

A dozen private tech and media firms, ranging from BuzzFeed to Getaround, have been left behind in the initial public offering surge of the past two years. Some are in their teenage years and are struggling to grow, while others appear to be doing fine—but need a way for their investors to exit. For either kind, an SPAC may be their savior.

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Katzenberg May Shut Down Quibi as Options Run Short
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Quibi to Shutter in Stunning End to Ambitious Venture
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On Wednesday, video startup Quibi told its investors that it will shut down, a dramatic collapse of a digital media startup that launched just six months ago.
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