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Guelph Today: New co-op delivery app coming to Guelph to take on Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats – Direct Local Eats

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(Source: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/new-co-op-delivery-app-coming-to-guelph-to-take-on-skip-the-dishes-and-uber-eats-3899828) Direct Local Eats is expected to launch in Guelph next month, offering a lower service fee to restaurants and allowing drivers to keep 90 per cent of the delivery chargeBy: Kenneth Armstrong Stock photo.Pexels A new food delivery service that will compete with Uber Eats and Skip the Dishes preparing to launch in Guelph […]

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United Nations Announces its Support of Direct Global and its Sustainable Development Initiatives

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TORONTO, May 4, 2021 — Following the launch of the Caravan of Courage in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, uniting all small business owners and gig workers through the Direct Initiative’s Local Driver Co-op and Direct Co-ops, Direct Global received an official letter of support from the United Nations’ Social Development Program. […]

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Direct Global, Direct Co-ops and Local Driver Co-op to hit the streets in major cities across North America establishing the largest co-op buying group, ride-hailing and delivery service to support small businesses and gig workers

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The Caravan of Courage will see hundreds of drivers in Toronto, New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco get behind the wheel to promote co-op memberships (https://apnews.com/press-release/pr-newswire/north-america-canada-48a2c322c59e01348841140361dfbee7) TORONTO – On Thursday, April 29, 2021 Direct Global/Direct Co-ops will host the Caravan of Courage, an initiative to generate awareness around the Direct Initiative that aims to empower small and medium-sized […]

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Uber and Lyft are pushing drivers into poverty | Opinion

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(Source: https://www.nj.com/opinion/2020/03/uber-and-lyft-are-pushing-drivers-into-poverty-opinion.html?fbclid=IwAR0bsqxA8VLiX7QJWXepXqKpOISnT9CfJbU19ayAaQhNl_URGoM5gXQ8YrI) By Edward Escobar Uber has a lucrative business model, but it has one problem: It relies on pushing its drivers into poverty. The courts are still skeptical — however politicians are experiencing an awakening to the reality of the impact of the gig economy on the workforce, as corporations, specifically the Silicon Valley […]

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Torsten Kunert, aka the “Rideshare Professor”, Joins Local Driver Co-op as CEO of the Federation, Where Drivers Receive 90% of the Revenue and Equity

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(Source: https://www.marketwatch.com/press-release/torsten-kunert-aka-the-rideshare-professor-joins-local-driver-co-op-as-ceo-of-the-federation-where-drivers-receive-90-of-the-revenue-and-equity-2020-02-25) Feb 25, 2020 (Investing Alerts) — (Los Angeles, California) Local Driver Co-op is excited to announce the appointment of Torsten Kunert as CEO of the global federation that will seed and deploy locally-owned driver cooperatives in each city. Local Driver Co-op (www.LocalDriver.Coop) is a cooperative that has been established to address the massive […]

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Small businesses need to empower one another in ecommerce: Direct Global / Direct Co-ops CEO

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Direct Global has plans to launch an app to help mom-and-pop shops compete against Amazon and other online retailers. The company’s CEO, Ahmed Attia, joined BNN Bloomberg to share his thoughts on Direct Global’s future within ecommerce. Watch now: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/video/small-businesses-need-to-empower-one-another-in-ecommerce-direct-global-ceo~1862938

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Travis Kalanick severs all ties with Uber, departing board and selling all his shares

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(Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/24/travis-kalanick-to-depart-uber-board-of-directors.html) Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will step down from the board, effective Dec. 31, and a spokesperson said Tuesday he has sold all of his stock in the ride-hailing company he co-founded 10 years ago. It’s unclear how much Kalanick’s total stake is worth, but the latest public filings show it’s about $2.5 billion. In […]

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Uber’s free-wheeling era of growth is coming to an end

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(Source: https://qz.com/1759492/uber-faces-tighter-regulations-in-its-most-important-cities/?fbclid=IwAR0Ma8wutxAXlmkfXL-1umezqV99AdgokwkiBtwCTU8cTeZYIGwZvSXUOkQ ) November was a bad month for Uber. London declined to renew its license. Seattle approved new fees on rides and a to-be-determined minimum wage for drivers. Chicago passed a congestion tax on ride-hail services that adds as much as $3 to private rides during peak hours. New Jersey hit the company with a $640 million bill for misclassifying drivers […]