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Uber And Trulia Partner To Give Prospective Renters Discounts On Car Rides

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Disruptive, on-demand car service app Uber has been experimenting with creative ways of using its logistics infrastructure to add compelling services and experiences to its rides. We’ve seen seen the startup offer BBQ delivery, ice cream, buses with DJs and more. Today, Uber is debuting a partnership with real estate...
Uber And Trulia Partner To Give Prospective Renters Discounts On Car Rides

The Real Battle: Permission vs. Innovation; Lawyers vs. Innovators

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Tim Lee points us to a really interesting blog post by Dave Alpert, which looks at the Uber dispute in Washington DC as the conflict of two modes of thinking: the permission model favored by lawyers and politicians vs. the innovation model favored by techies and entrepreneurs (and, yes, that's...
The Real Battle: Permission vs. Innovation; Lawyers vs. Innovators

Samsung Australia stages 'wake up' protest at Apple store

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Samsung has decided to go beyond just TV ads decrying Apple stores to actively campaigning in front of them. As seen first-hand (below) by well-known Australian video maker Nate Burr and recounted through checks by mUmBRELLA, the Korean company has recruited marketers at Tongue to send buses of mock protesters...
Samsung Australia stages 'wake up' protest at Apple store
Mexico City Boards The StartupBus — But It Still Needs Sponsors

Buses Spread the Love in Copenhagen

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Buses Spread the Love in Copenhagen

EA rolling out major SimCity simulation changes today

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Even now that SimCity has largely overcome the significant server problems that plagued its launch last month, players have still faced some rather unavoidable problems with the inner workings of the game's simulation. EA is making an effort to address some of those simulation problems and bugs with a...
EA rolling out major SimCity simulation changes today

I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

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The biggest problem with Apple's iPhone 5 is the battery. Yes, the battery lasts for a long time if you don't actually use your iPhone. But given that the whole reason to have an iPhone is to use it, having to not use it is a bummer. Normally, I only...
I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

Garmin, Navigon GPS apps now consider mass transit, remember where we parked

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Third-party navigation apps still tend to fall apart when the keys are out of the ignition -- try to cut back on car use and you're often kicked over to another app with its own set of rules. Both Garmin's StreetPilot Onboard app and its Navigon equivalent are getting...
Garmin, Navigon GPS apps now consider mass transit, remember where we parked

Uber New York Is Paying Its Drivers Double To Keep Cars On The Road After The Storm

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Uber is coming to the rescue of New Yorkers at a time when the subway system is shut down, and there's a lack of buses and taxis due to Hurricane Sandy. The startup, which uses smartphones to connect limo drivers and riders in real time, is paying its drivers double...
Uber New York Is Paying Its Drivers Double To Keep Cars On The Road After The Storm

Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in France, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Ridesharing marketplace BlaBlaCar announced today that they have launched in Germany, their 11th market in Europe. The company raised $10 million from Accel Partners back in January 2012, after...
Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

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Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThere is a lot of...
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

Foxconn’s Brazilian workforce consider striking, potentially affecting Apple device production

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Foxconn workers in Brazil could go on strike from May 3, the local newspaper Jornal de Jundiai writes. As we reported, Jundiai is the Brazilian city where Foxconn recently started to manufacture Apple’s iPhones - and possibly iPads too. The Taiwanese manufacturer reportedly has a local staff of 2,500, but discontent is growing, if...
Foxconn’s Brazilian workforce consider striking, potentially affecting Apple device production

Growing love for digital magazines

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More than half the British population have bought and read digital magazines, according to research by lekiosk, the digital newsstand app that enables people to purchase magazines.Some other statistics from the survey, conducted in the UK by OnePoll: 19% read their magazines on tablets and 14% of tablet magazine readers...
Growing love for digital magazines

South Korea Begins Testing “Recharging Roads”

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The University of California a while back invented recharging roads, a technology that allows vehicles to suck up energy from the ground. Now South Korea has adopted the technology and they are currently testing it at a Seoul amusement park. The technology, known as the Online Electric Vehicle System...
South Korea Begins Testing “Recharging Roads”

That Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally This Weekend Is Not Very Press-Friendly

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Shhhh. After three weeks of getting the run-around (“Uh, I don’t know, call this number”) it seems that the rally of “Jews against the Internet” at Citi Field on May 20 is looking to exclude reporters as well as women. We asked, not The Times? The Post? The Daily News? Nope. In retrospect, we...
That Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally This Weekend Is Not Very Press-Friendly

Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

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On-demand car service Uber announced a new perks program that can instantly make a company cooler to work for. If you want to be able to provide transportation as a perk or benefit for your employees, Uber has the solution for you. The program allows companies to dole out “Uber...
Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

Here's What It's Like Getting Around In Philly's Free 'Rogue' Car Service

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I'm in Philly for the weekend, determined to prove I can have a great time for less than $100.  So far, I'm having a blast and I've still got 80 bucks to play around with. One of my biggest concerns in planning this trip was figuring out how to get...
Here's What It's Like Getting Around In Philly's Free 'Rogue' Car Service

The bus rider who jams yappers' cell phones

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A man who regularly rides Philadelphia's buses, admits he jams all cell phones so that he can get peace and quiet on the ride. He claims he is talking the law into his own hands. [Read more]...
The bus rider who jams yappers' cell phones

Exclusive Look Inside The MTA-MasterCard PayPass Pilot: 17,000 NYC Customers In Six Months

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For the first time ever, the results of the pilot have been provided, offering insight into just how much traction this technology is seeing among consumers--and how far it is from entering the mainstream. From June to December of 2010, the MTA, or Metropolitan Transportation Authority of New York, ran...
Exclusive Look Inside The MTA-MasterCard PayPass Pilot: 17,000 NYC Customers In Six Months

Watch Live: StartupBus arrival show in Texas

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10 buses filled with entrepreneurs have been making their way to San Antonio, Texas over the past three days on the tech accelerator, traveling 60mph on a bus; StartupBus. They will pitch their startups to a panel of expert judges over the next three days during SXSW -the biggest tech...
Watch Live: StartupBus arrival show in Texas
Bloomberg wages 'Made in NY' campaign to boost Big Apple's startup scene
The Mechanical CPU Clock ingeniously tells time while teaching computer concepts

Twitter Sets Chirp Free… Well, Cheaper

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There’s a lot of excitement about Twitter’s first conference, Chirp, which takes place next month in San Francisco. In fact, the tickets for the event, despite their $469 price, have been selling out quickly (they’ve been releasing them in waves). And today brings great news for those still clamoring to...
Twitter Sets Chirp Free… Well, Cheaper

Google Maps now shows live transit departure times in NYC and Salt Lake City, adds service alerts in DC

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Continuing its investment in users that rely on city transit to get around, Google has updated Maps with live transit alerts and departure times in NYC, DC and Salt Lake City. In New York, Google Maps users will now be able to view live departure times for seven subway lines. Google...
Google Maps now shows live transit departure times in NYC and Salt Lake City, adds service alerts in DC

South Korea Testing "Recharging Roads" For Its Public Transport [Transport]

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South Korea has overhauled its public transport network with recharging roads, where the vehicles use power from buried electric strips in the road. It was invented at the University of California, before South Korea adopted it for an amusement park. The system is being tested at an amusement park in...
South Korea Testing "Recharging Roads" For Its Public Transport [Transport]

Dunkin' Dounts takes a page out of Disney's book: Sprays coffee scents into buses

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Here’s what’s new in the world of awesomely invasive advertising: Dunkin’ Donuts is now spraying the scent of coffee into South Korean buses in order to attract new customers. The technology, as reported by BostInno, works as such: #1. An aromatic sprayer is installed and outfitted with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee...
Dunkin' Dounts takes a page out of Disney's book: Sprays coffee scents into buses

Rome2rio grants free access to its API to bring multi-modal, visual search to travel sites everywhere

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Rome2rio is a neat, ‘multi-modal’ travel search engine that we’ve raved about in the past, and now it’s opening up new access free-of-charge options for its API in order to bring the same service to any site or app that wants it. Want to know how to get from your...
Rome2rio grants free access to its API to bring multi-modal, visual search to travel sites everywhere

Lost in Seattle? WhichBus helps you plan your public transit ride in real-time

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From an honorable mention at Startup Weekend last year to winning second place at October’s Evergreen Apps Challenge, the developers of WhichBus have made serious progress. Now comes another big step: WhichBus is officially going live. Similar to OneBusAway, WhichBus helps you navigate your way around Seattle on public transit....
Lost in Seattle? WhichBus helps you plan your public transit ride in real-time

Today's Scuttlebot: Big Brother Buses and a Facebook Mystery

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Tuesday's selection includes mysterious Facebook "likes" that seem to come from the grave or nowhere at all, one person's tale of trying a Windows phone after an iPhone and an interview with...
Today's Scuttlebot: Big Brother Buses and a Facebook Mystery

This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley

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We stopped by the first AngelHack in December (click through for photos). Greg Gopman, the hackathon's creator, always had bigger plans for it.  The next hackathon is set to happen the first weekend in March, and it will happen in two locations at once: San Francisco and Cambridge, MA....
This Hackathon Will Pit The East Coast Vs. Silicon Valley
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