Juno founder: “Everybody we talked to, they hated Uber with a passion.”


New ridesharing service Juno wasn’t planning to do any press for a few months. But when you put an app in two thousand cars in the media capital of the word and threaten to target the glaring weak spot of the highest valued company in Silicon Valley history… well, word tends to spread.

Yesterday we speculated about the prospects and pluses and minuses of what we knew of the app. Soon afterwards, Juno’s founder and CEO Talmon Marco emailed me, arguing that my speculation– particularly that the company’s data collection on active Uber drivers was “creepy”– was wildly unfair.

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