Uber Buys Uber for Booze

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Uber announced on Tuesday its plans to purchase Drizly for $1.1 billion, expanding its grip on the gig worker-powered delivery ecosystem. Drizly's booze-focused service will eventually be integrated into the Uber Eats app, according to the company.
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Uber is getting into the alcohol-delivery business by buying an alcohol- delivery business.

On Tuesday, Uber announced its plan to purchase Drizly for $1.1 billion, expanding its grip on the gig worker-powered delivery ecosystem. Drizly's booze-focused service will eventually be integrated into the Uber Eats app, according to the company.

In a statement, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi cheered the prospect of further growing the company's success "by exposing Drizly to the Uber audience and expanding its geographic presence into our global footprint in the years ahead."

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