Report: Uber looks into buying e-scooter company Bird or Lime

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Four wheels good, two wheels better.

According to a report in The Information, the ride-hailing company Uber is in secret talks to acquire an electric scooter company. And, if the story’s sources are accurate, Uber isn’t being too picky — the company is reportedly speaking with both Bird and Lime about a possible deal.

The move would make sense for Uber, as CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has spoken about his company’s desire to become the “Amazon of transportation” by offering customers an all encompassing range of mobility options.

Lime, for its part, is keeping mum. “We do not comment on market rumors,” wrote a company spokesperson over email when reached for comment. …

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