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thundara  ·  2507 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Uber Model, It Turns Out, Doesn’t Translate

I agree that the author props up Uber a big too much, but aren't the two of you in agreement about all of the other companies? That each and every one of them can't sustain themselves without VC subsidies?

If anything, Uber stands out from the rest in that it hasn't had to raise baseline prices (yet). And also, (imo, more importantly), it keeps the number of middle-men the same, rather than increasing it. But I'm still waiting patiently for the world of software startups to implode, so maybe that's just me projecting over the author's missing gaps.

Edit: Went back and scanned the article, barely any mention of VC's, I guess I'm mixing up and in comments I read elsewhere...