Mixtape podcast: Instacart’s apologetic week
It’s that time of the week again when Megan Rose Dickey and I talk about the good and could-be-better tech companies. This week, we talked about Instacart getting caught shorting its shoppers out of dough they rightfully deserved. Of course, the company apologized for its “misguided” approach. Which at least sounds better than apologizing for getting caught — and getting caught, the company did.
And wouldn’t you know it, scooter drama persists in San Francisco. The city this week shot down an appeal by JUMP to let it deploy its Uber-run scooters. The company, it seems, could have filed a better application in the first place, so back to the drawing board it goes to try to convince the municipality to relent.
Finally this week we talk about Tyra Banks’s Modelland, a physical space that will open in Santa Monica, Calif., later this year. It will give visitors an opportunity to experience life in a tech environment. I am intrigued at what this could be.
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