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Hailo Launches App-Based Cab Service In Toronto As A Fully-Licensed Taxi Company

Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Million in Smartphones a Year

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We've all done it. You step out on the street after paying for your coffee at Starbucks or handing the cab driver a tip. Your first natural inclination is to reach in to your pocket, dig out your cellphone and call somebody and say, "hey, I'm on my way." But...
Lookout Predicts Americans Lose $30 Million in Smartphones a Year

This cab driver should be in NASCAR! #justsayin http://flic.kr/p/7MYAQg

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This cab driver should be in NASCAR! #justsayin http://flic.kr/p/7MYAQg

Ironically, Cab Drivers 'Love' The New UberTaxi in DC

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After a year of online protests and fierce political battles between the D.C. taxi commission and popular smartphone sedan service, Uber, a new technology may bring the two factions together: UberTaxi. “I love it,” gushes one D.C. cab driver, who says he feels safer and is making more money with...
Ironically, Cab Drivers 'Love' The New UberTaxi in DC

Video: Windows 8 app controls police car from the cloud

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Over on the Microsoft campus this week, I got a chance to check out a vehicle control system from Modularis that uses Windows to control a police car’s in-vehicle systems — everything from the lights and sirens to the rear door, using traditional input and voice commands. It’s also...
Video: Windows 8 app controls police car from the cloud

Gidsy goes to Hollywood with its Airbnb for activities

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When your most high-profile investor is a Hollywood star, it makes sense to branch out to LA. And that’s what Gidsy, one of the most intriguing companies in Berlin’s current crop of startups, is just about to do by launching a service for Los Angelinos on Wednesday. Ashton Kutcher may...
Gidsy goes to Hollywood with its Airbnb for activities
26-Year-Old NYC Cab Driver Tells All On Reddit: Sex In The Backseat, Craziest Passengers, And More

Brazilian papers abandon Google News

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Newspapers accounting for 90% of Brazil's circulation have abandoned Google News. The organisation that represents 154 of the country's papers say all its members have banned the search engine from using their content.They argue that Google refused to pay for content and was driving traffic away from their websites.Some of...
Brazilian papers abandon Google News
Infoaxe’s Flipora Passes 8M Registered Users, Adds Discovery Engine

Cab driver who struck helicopter pilot says he was clipped

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Cab driver who struck helicopter pilot says he was clipped

Dave Winer on an Apple TV Without Local Storage

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Dave Winer: I’ve said it before and it’s worth saying again. Apple is building the Disney computer network. All the streets are clean, and the entertainment too. There’s no porn here, and as long as there are no ports it’ll stay that way. Decreasing the amount of storage inside the...
Dave Winer on an Apple TV Without Local Storage

FCC Chairman Hearts Uber, Even If He Can't Help

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“There’s a debate right now in Washington about rules that could discourage the innovative on-demand car service company, Uber. Not hard to guess which side I’m on — I’m on the side of innovation,” said Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Julius Genachowski, in an unusual show of political support for an...
FCC Chairman Hearts Uber, Even If He Can't Help

Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore

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Uber has brought its premium taxi calling app to Singapore—the first country in Asia to get it. The company has been trialing its service here for the past week. According to users who have tried it out here, it runs Mercedes Benz S-Class sedans, setting it above the usual smaller...
Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore

LocBox nabs $5.1 million Series A to run local marketing campaigns

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Seeing a cab driver or a corner store owner whip out a cell phone with a white Square reader on top is always a great reminder that even in our increasingly high-tech world, plenty of small, local businesses are just now entering the modern world of e-commerce. They might not be...
LocBox nabs $5.1 million Series A to run local marketing campaigns
What you missed on day one of SXSW

Mobile Native Services

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One of the most exciting areas of Internet applications these days are applications that are "mobile native". That doesn't just mean mobile first. It means mobile native - the app could not exist if the mobile smartphone didn't exist. A great example of this is the "book a cab ride...
Mobile Native Services

LASR: behind the curtain of the Navy's robotics laboratory

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I don't know all that much about the Naval Research Laboratory when I arrive in DC for "the public's first opportunity to look inside" the space's new $17 million Laboratory for Autonomous Systems Research (LASR). I give the cab driver the address, and he casually tells me that it...
LASR: behind the curtain of the Navy's robotics laboratory

New Taxi TVs Alert You if Your Cab Driver is Being Scammy

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(Photo: Yellow Cab NYC) Ever hop and a cab to get from A to B and feel like it ended up costing way more than it actually should have? Perhaps your driver is surreptitiously tacking on unfair charges to your bill, hoping you’re too stupid to notice. Luckily, that’s where the...
New Taxi TVs Alert You if Your Cab Driver is Being Scammy
ZabKab Lets You Hail A NYC Yellow Cab With Your Phone

Why Tablets Should Replace TVs in New York City Taxis

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Hop into the back seat of a cab, and you're likely to see one of those annoying mini-TV screens/credit card machines playing some banal news cast or commercial. To drown out that background noise, you stare at your smartphone and frantically check email and Facebook. Or maybe you put the...
Why Tablets Should Replace TVs in New York City Taxis

Six Things I Learned at my First SxSWi

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Holy smokes I survived my very first SxSWi (interactive) and I must jot down my thoughts while they’re still fresh. You know, this old age stuff is making me very forgetful. FINE. I just have a bad memory. Anyway, moving on! 1. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION Whatever you do people, listen...
Six Things I Learned at my First SxSWi
Uber releases its cabs service, Uber X, on San Francisco

How 3D printing changed the face of 'ParaNorman'

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We drive around in circles trying to find the place. There's no signage indicating our destination -- no giant, looming cartoon characters or even a logo, just a faceless building in a maze of industrial parks, about 17 miles outside of Portland. It's a beautiful drive of course, sandwiched...
How 3D printing changed the face of 'ParaNorman'
Funding daily: Make a tiny, creepy doll in your likeness
Jacqui Cheng: Editor at Large

Brazilian Newspapers Apparently Don't Want Traffic; They All Opt Out Of Google News

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We've already seen newspapers in Belgium and Germany argue that Google needs to pay them for linking to them in Google News. And we just wrote about how French newspapers were looking for the same ridiculous handout. But a bunch of Brazilian newspapers have taken the issue even further, and...
Brazilian Newspapers Apparently Don't Want Traffic; They All Opt Out Of Google News
Uber for Snow Plows Has the Unfortunate Name of PlowMe

How Google Nexus 7 with mobile data changes connected tablets

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In this always on, always-connected world, it's increasingly difficult to give up mobile broadband while traveling, even when overseas. The beauty of GSM networks and the SIM card has always been the relative universality of the networks, and the interchangeable nature of SIM cards. Granted, some regions don't use...
How Google Nexus 7 with mobile data changes connected tablets

Combating The Culture Of Fear And Doubt By Reclaiming Fair Use! (Techdirt's May Book Club Choice)

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We're running a bit late with book club related stuff due to my ridiculous travel schedule, but we're going to get back on track. First up, rather than just having Jason Mazzone, the author of April's book club book Copyfraud, do a blog post, we're going to host a live...
Combating The Culture Of Fear And Doubt By Reclaiming Fair Use! (Techdirt's May Book Club Choice)
GetTaxi CEO actually a cab driver, sets sites on NYC
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