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Buying Bird

Those pesky electric scooters lining the streets of almost every major city in the U.S. are here to stay — whether you like it or not.

And ride-hailing company Uber wants in on the fun. The Information reports that the company is planning  a possible “multibillion-dollar” takeover of the popular scooter-sharing startup Bird.

Bird may be a big player in the scooter-sharing industry, but it’s not the only one around. Other startups like Lime are trying to make their scooters the ubiquitous choice for those who need a ride home from the train station.

One Stop Shop

In fact, as The Verge points out, Uber already has significantly invested in Lime, not Bird. Since earlier this summer, Uber customers can hail a Lime e-scooter straight from Uber’s ride-hailing app.

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