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What do you need to support the assertion? The operating costs of a 'match x with y' service are negligible compared to Uber's revenue take.

They're pissing all that money away on loosely related r&d and their hopes/dreams of an autonomous future. They now also need to somehow continue justifying their mind boggling 72 billion dollar valuation.

I expect in the coming years Uber will die and be replaced by a service that works exactly the same way but for a far smaller revenue take and without any of the lofty ambitions.

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