49 min ago
German court lifts ban on Uber
Taxi drivers in Berlin mass outside Olympia Stadium in July to protest on-demand ride services. Photo: Sean Gallup, Staff / Getty Images LONDON - After a series of legal setbacks in Europe and North America, the ride-hailing service Uber got some welcome news Tuesday.
2 hrs ago
Wire: CA's Ramen Yokocho Festival; 5280 Dines in Denver
Japan's uber-popular Ramen Yokocho Festival is heading to San Jose for the first time: Eater SF reports the event will feature many popular Tokyo, Fukushima, and Hakata ramen shops, including Kohmen, Hide-Chan, and Tatsunoya, alongside familiar stateside ramen restaurants like LA's Tsujita. Ramen burger inventor Keizo Shimamoto will also be on-hand, serving an inverted version of his cultishly beloved dish: something called "burger ramen."
11 hrs ago
GENBAND's New Kandy PaaS Could Become The Uber of Biz App Design
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Mon Sep 15, 2014
Three taxi apps compete for top place in 'e-hailing' market
Taking a taxi in Bangkok is now easier even during rush hours or rainy days, thanks to applications designed and developed to help people hail a cab from their smartphone rather than having to go out to the street and wave their hands. Currently, there are three such the apps available in Bangkok: Easy Taxi, GrabTaxi and Uber.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
On board: The PUC backs ride-share legislation
All five members of the Public Utility Commission, which licenses transportation services and enforces the regulations they must follow, sent a letter this month to Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi. In it, they endorsed Senate Bill 1457, one of several measures pending in Harrisburg that would allow for ride share.
Contra Costa Times
After Napa earthquake, Silicon Valley looks to build high-tech alert system
Among the many things the Bay Area learned from the recent shaker near Napa is that UC Berkeley's earthquake warning system does indeed work for the handful of people who receive its messages, but the rest of us find out about a tremor only after it knocks us out of bed. Silicon Valley has made apps that tell us when our Uber ride is approaching, our air conditioning has broken or a thunderstorm is brewing.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
The Washington Post
Uber, allies kick off their campaign to brand a Big Taxia
The battle over the future of the taxi industry is in many ways an information war. And the latest salvo in it has launched: an online campaign called "Taxi Facts," backed by several groups including ride service Uber, the libertarian advocacy group TechFreedom and D.C. based trade group The Internet Association.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
HAPPI/Household & PP Industry
Uber for Housecleaning
Car service company ber is taking US cities by storm, but did you know there's a home cleaning model too? Homejoy, based in Francisco, CA, operates in a similar fashion, offering what it calls an "easy solution to help out with household chores" through online booking. Sister and brother team Adora and Aaron Cheung founded the firm in mid 2012 when they were unable to find their own convenient and affordable cleaning service for their own home.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Old-School Car Services Going New-School To Combat Uber
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Mon Sep 08, 2014
NBC Eyes 10-Episode 'Manhunt' Drama Series
NBC has committed to Manhunt , an anthology-style drama series from creators Zack Rice and Whit Brayton, director Gavin Hood and Anonymous Content, the company behind True Detective and The Knick . The project has received a 10-episode order contingent on it getting casting and script approval from the network.
Daimler Maneuvers To Avoid Uber-like Controversy
German automaker Daimler AG entered the pick-up and ride-sharing industry controversy last week by announcing it had bought two smartphone applications. The company announced its moovel GmbH subsidiary has acquired mytaxi, an app that books taxis, along with Texas-based RideScout, another app that lets users search and compare ground transportation options.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: We're Not In Acquisition Mode
I write about the Internet technologies and upstarts that are disrupting advertising and media faster than ever. I'm living this disruption, so I might as well write about it, too.
Toronto: Your uberX Is Arriving Now
UberX is a peer-to-peer ridesharing service that is growing rapidly around the world. From Shanghai to San Francisco, uberX has quickly become the favorite transportation option for entire cities, and Toronto is now taking the title as the first Canadian city to embrace it.
Zeiss unveils second uber-premium SLR lens: Otus 1.4/85mm
Sure, almost nobody can afford a $4,490 lens. But the German lensmaker's newest top-drawer Otus line keeps the pressure on competitors by showing what's possible.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
The end of ownership: the zero-marginal-cost economy
Society is undergoing tremendous change right now -- those of us who enjoy services like Uber and Kickstarter are experiencing it firsthand. The sharing and collaboration practices of the internet are extending to transportation , hotels , financing , music services and even software development .
Sat Sep 06, 2014
The Straits Times
Smart nation, sharing city
The 'shareconomy' is booming, and Singapore is well-placed to take advantage of it. Framing regulations is a challenge but outlawing this new economy would be a mistake.
Financial system looking for a crisis to take the blame for global debt defaults
As time passes and the world becomes more chaotic -- and poor, with the exception of the uber-wealthy, whose income and worth just keeps rising no matter what happens around the globe -- more and more financial experts and economic analysts have become uber-pessimistic, especially about the financial future for the debt-ridden United States. You can add financial analyst and writer Bill Holter to that list.
Renegade Craft Fair comes to Chicago this September 6th and 7th
Hundreds of indie artisans will be seling their goods at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chucago this weekend, September 6-7th, 2014. Hundreds of indie artisans will be seling their goods at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chucago this weekend, September 6-7th, 2014.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Uplinks, Bitcoin ethics edition: Sriracha's successor, IBM insanity and an adorable pug
Vox writer Timothy B. Lee published an eye-grabbing column today titled "Why I'm investing in bitcoins" .
Uberbuckswire: Uber Is Now Integrated in Starbucks' Mobile App
Everyone's favorite driver app Uber has partnered with everyone's favorite coffee behemoth Starbucks to ensure that getting a Pumpkin Spice Latte is just the press of a button away. According to The Next Web , the Starbucks iOS app has been updated with Uber integration , which means there is now an option to hail an Uber from within the app.