Heavy rainfall has been reported in the coastal areas of Bengaluru. Indian Meteorological Department Director, Bengaluru, CS Patil provided fresh updates over current weather situation as well as upcoming weather forecast. He said, "For last 24 hours, coastal districts experienced widespread rainfall of 10 cm. In the next five days, coastal districts are very likely to face isolated rainfall in next five days. North- interior Karnataka is likely to experience heavy rainfall on July 09 and July 10".
No preparations were done this year for 'Lalbagh Flower Show' which is conducted every year in Bengaluru. Move to cancel the show came in order to control the pace of coronavirus spread in the city. Thousands of visitors from across country come to attend the event.
The NY Times and Business Insider report that Uber is holding acquisition talks with food delivery startup Postmates. Earlier this year Uber was reported to be holding acquisition talks with Grubhub. But those talks reportedly fell through. In mid-June Grubhub announced it was merging with Just Eat. Postmates is smaller than Grubhub, and would be more amenable to a take-over.
Just Eat Takeaway, a food-delivery service based in Europe, bought Grubhub. According to Gizmodo, while sales have spiked, operation costs have also been high. The acquisition of Grubhub makes it the largest digital food delivery service operator outside of China. Stories analyzing the deal pointed out a European deal was less likely to get blocked by antitrust regulators. Before Just Eat Takeaway acquired Grubhub, Uber wanted to also buy the food-delivery service.
Travis Kalanick is the founder of Uber. He was recently kicked out of the company. Business Insider reports that Kalanick founded CloudKitchens, a delivery-only restaurant operation. Kalanick says the company is the victim of arson. On Twitter, the company said two fires were started. They posted video evidence of the intruders. The company is worth more than $7 billion. It's funded from Kalanick's Uber wealth as well as Saudi Arabia.