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Facebook and Uber Discuss Integration of Car Service Into Messenger (Jason Del Rey/Re/code)

Source: Techmeme

Jason Del Rey / Re/code: Facebook and Uber Discuss Integration of Car Service Into Messenger  —  Mark Zuckerberg must be looking to Asia for inspiration for the kind of platform Facebook Messenger could become.  —  Here's one idea: An integration with popular car-hailing service Uber that would be beneficial to both and, presumably, their use ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme 3 days ago, 1:40pm CDT

New French law could force Uber drivers to return home after every fare

Source: Engadget

If you're at a party and the host stops offering you drinks, it's a subtle hint that it's probably time to make tracks. Similarly, France is making it very clear that it isn't too keen on ride-sharing apps like Uber, ...
Source: Engadget   Full article at: Engadget 3 days ago, 12:03pm CDT

Uber, Lyft can operate legally in Allegheny County — for now

Source: Pittsburgh Entertainment

Ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft can operate legally in Allegheny County, at least temporarily, the Public Utility Commission ruled Thursday. The commissioners voted 5-0 to ... ...
Source: Pittsburgh Entertainment   Full article at: Pittsburgh Entertainment 3 days ago, 11:09am CDT

Uber Battle of New Orleans Pits Old Guard vs. New

Source: Forbes

Scoring a taxi in the Big Easy is anything but. Ridesharing alternatives like Uber and Lyft are effectively shut out. Entrepreneurs and civic leaders striving to make New Orleans a world class business destination face an entrenched taxi and limousine industry, outmoded transportation codes, and ...
Source: Forbes   Full article at: Forbes 5 days ago, 2:46pm CDT

Temper tantrum: taking my information (toy) away from you

Source: Gartner Inc.

I saw an interesting article in last weeks US print edition of a The Economist (July 12-18, 2914).  It was in the business section and called, “The antisocial networks“.  The article looked at the backlash from non-information based businesses against the new crop of information based, or sharing economy, businesses.  I am sure you have all heard the trouble Uber and Airbnb have caused with taxi unions or hotel owners, but now the actual intermediary of information that is not even s ...
Source: Gartner Inc.   Full article at: Gartner Inc. 5 days ago, 12:31pm CDT

We're Heading Into a Jobless Future, No Matter What the Government Does

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

In an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers revived a debate I'd had with futurist Ray Kurzweil in 2012 about the jobless future. He echoed the words of Peter Diamandis, who says that we are moving from a history of scarcity to an era of abundance. Then he noted that the technologies that make such abundance possible are allowing production of far more output using far fewer people. On all this, Summers is right. Within two decades, w ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 6 days ago, 10:18am CDT

Wonkblog: Uber is tapping into the too-drunk-to-drive market, user data suggest

Source: The Washington Post

Two weeks ago, we looked at whether taxi alternatives like Uber and Lyft may be reducing drunken driving, a plausible scenario given that the app is particularly popular among young-adult users most likely to go bar-hopping. We focused on DUI arrests in a couple of admittedly crude analyses. But one thing we — and more sophisticated researchers — don't have is usage data from Uber itself. Read fu ...
Source: The Washington Post   Full article at: The Washington Post 6 days ago, 4:04pm CDT

Seoul Moves to Ban Uber, Plans Own App (Jeyup S. Kwaak/Wall Street Journal)

Source: Techmeme

Jeyup S. Kwaak / Wall Street Journal: Seoul Moves to Ban Uber, Plans Own App  —  UPDATE: Uber Monday evening called Seoul city government's earlier statement a sign that it lags behind in adopting what it called an innovation in transportation.  “Comments like these show Seoul is i ...
Source: Techmeme  Full article at: Techmeme 1 week ago, 6:05am CDT

Seoul City Threatens to Crush Uber

Source: Forbes

Is Uber becoming unter? Sharing-economy flagship and global investor darling Uber found itself on Monday facing an outright ban in a major global capital. But while Uber is facing a barrage of regulatory problems in cities worldwide, the irony in this case is that the capital threatening the move is a metropol ...
Source: Forbes   Full article at: Forbes 1 week ago, 5:11am CDT

Potentially fake Uber driver robs woman in Virginia Highland

Source: WSB Radio

Police are warning customers to be careful using the taxi-l ...
Source: WSB Radio   Full article at: WSB Radio 1 week ago, 7:10pm CDT

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