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Blood, Guns, and Broken Scooters: Inside The Chaotic Rise And Fall Of Bird

22 Dec 2023 | Abstracted from Wired

"Bird became the largest micromobility company in North America this fall after purchasing competitor Spin. It was once valued at more than $2 billion and seemed to epitomize a shiny future of clean urban transport

"founded in September 2017 with just 10 scooters in Santa Monica, California. Nine months later it had raised more than $300 million...Bird ridership plummeted as Covid lockdowns shut cities down."



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