on-demand Archive

Lyft partners with Brookdale to bring on-demand rides to senior communities

Lyft has struck a landmark partnership with one of the largest operators of senior living facilities in the U.S., Brookdale Senior Living. Through this partnership, Brookdale residents will be able to book a Lyft ride, on-demand or pre-scheduled via a concierge in their community, no smartphones or apps required. The rides will be billed to their rooms, and they won’t have to give out personal …

Foodpanda is selling its Indonesia business and rethinking the rest of Southeast Asia

Foodpanda, the food delivery startup backed by Rocket Internet, is selling its operations in Indonesia and evaluating its presence in the rest of Southeast Asia as part of a push towards profitability. Multiple sources close to the company told TechCrunch that its business in Indonesia, the world’s fifth most populous country, is available to potential acquirers for less than $1 million — and an all-cash deal isn’t even a …

Sprig pauses food delivery service in Chicago, lays off seven people

Sprig is making some changes to its delivery model, and in order to do it as efficiently as possible, the company is pausing its operations in Chicago and laying off seven team members across its marketing and operations teams. Sprig has also let go its local staffers in Chicago, the company later clarified, which includes its drivers and kitchen staff. In reviewing different aspects of …