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Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

Mobile car booking service Uber says it will launch in Asia by the end of 2012

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US-based Uber, a service that allows smartphone users to book cars, is looking to grow its business and push into Asia, according to a report from AllThingsD. The company, which announced plans to expand across Europe at LeWeb 2011 last year, has said it will establish a presence in Asia by...
Mobile car booking service Uber says it will launch in Asia by the end of 2012
Lyft, A Year-Old Startup That Helps Strangers Share Car-Rides, Just Raised $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz

(Public Transit) Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You

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(Public Transit) Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You: There’s been quite a bit of hoopla surround Apple’s decision not to include public transit directions in their new iOS Maps application, and instead outsource this to developers (many of whom have already been doing this for a while)....
(Public Transit) Maps, They Don't Love You Like I Love You

Flash Valet’s mobile app accelerates your car’s return

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Folks that like valet parking may like it even more thanks to Flash Valet, a new mobile app and platform that speeds both your car’s return as well as your valet payment. The product, from Klever Logic, was born from a realistic use case: “Daniela, wife of one of the...
Flash Valet’s mobile app accelerates your car’s return

Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering

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Taxi and car-sharing apps which quote for journeys based on GPS data could find themselves outlawed by regulators. Transport authorities across fifteen US and Canadian cities are looking at a set of rules that would prohibit anything except physical metering to calculate the cost of a trip. The proposals...
Taxi service apps could be hit by a proposed ban on GPS metering

App Maker Uber Hits Regulatory Snarl

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Uber, which is being sued by San Francisco cabdrivers and Chicago car services over its hire-a-car smartphone app, says the laws holding it back are anticompetitive. And it has plenty of fans....
App Maker Uber Hits Regulatory Snarl

NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel

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We've seen this over and over again: new and innovative startups enter a market in a creative and compelling way, and a combination of incumbents and regulators get in the way of something cool happening. Perhaps the most well known recent example of this is with Uber, but probably a...
NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel
Taxi app Hailo is raising $30M to take on Uber in NYC

Attention founders: Here's how you respond to an unfair post about your company

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A week or so ago, I wrote about Sendicate, a startup that aims to provide much-needed innovation in the email newsletter arena. In the post, I referenced a couple of Sendicate’s much more established competitiors including MailChimp which we use to send our daily NSFWCORP emails. I wrote… In...
Attention founders: Here's how you respond to an unfair post about your company

Garrett Camp Steps Down As StumbleUpon CEO, Will Serve As Chairman

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StumbleUpon co-founder Garrett Camp just announced that he’s stepping down as CEO and becoming chairman of the company’s board. The change is effective immediately, Camp says. He’ll be leading a search for the company’s new CEO, someone who has more experience with international growth and running a large organization, while...
Garrett Camp Steps Down As StumbleUpon CEO, Will Serve As Chairman

Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour

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To avoid breaking any hearts later on in this post, I’m going to put the restriction up top: This only works in San Francisco. You can cry now. Today Postmates launched Get It Now, a service that will deliver anything that you want, to you, in under an hour. Think about that:...
Postmates launches Get It Now, a delivery service that will bring you anything in an hour
NYC officials may delay widespread smartphone taxi hailing, propose limited pilot instead

Stop Hailing A Taxi And Come Ride With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

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Who needs taxis? Uber is a mobile car service app that aims to disrupt urban transportation. A new pack of startups are giving everyday people a lifestyle upgrade. Want a personal assistant? Sign up for Fancy Hands and you can have an army of them starting at $25 per month....
Stop Hailing A Taxi And Come Ride With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
On-Demand Car Service Uber Finally Embraces Microsoft With A New Windows Phone App

Mobile first, desktop second: Instacart launches website to complement its grocery delivery app

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Grocery delivery app Instacart is one of those companies that most of the world probably does not need. Like Uber, or Birchbox, or Evernote, I thought, this is a luxury service that someone on a journalists salary (ahem, me) shouldn’t use. It’s simply not necessary. But then you use it...
Mobile first, desktop second: Instacart launches website to complement its grocery delivery app

Google Earth gets 3D imagery in Denver and Seattle, on both iOS and Android

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It’s a big day down in Denver with Uber launching its driver-for-hire service earlier today. And now Google is gracing the so-called Mile-High city with a launch of its own, rolling out its 3D Google Earth imagery in the Colorado city, alongside Washington’s Seattle. We first reported that Google Earth...
Google Earth gets 3D imagery in Denver and Seattle, on both iOS and Android
Ride-sharing startup Lyft reaches agreement with California regulators, readies Los Angeles launch
Uber's on-demand ice cream truck visits The Verge

Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just announced a new venture called Project 100, a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will be able to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an app or take a bike for a ride. But the...
Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

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PandoMonthly is back in Los Angeles for its once-quarterly event, and tonight’s guest is Chris Sacca, a former Googler and the head of Lowercase Capital, which has invested in startups like Instagram, Twitter, Kickstarter, and Uber. Sacca’s been a little quiet for a while (if you count building a billion-dollar...
PandoMonthly presents: A fireside chat with Chris Sacca

From SXSW: Google Buzz and User Empathy

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I was having lunch with Dare Obasanjo and Louis Gray yesterday. We were talking about FriendFeed and Google Buzz, and I was saying how I really didn't get either product. And something occurred to me that I think about sometimes, but rarely articulate.I have been writing code and/or developing products...
From SXSW: Google Buzz and User Empathy

BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App

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BarkBox, the subscription-based service that sends pet owners a box of goodies on a monthly basis, has launched a companion mobile application. The app isn’t merely a mini version of the online service, but is meant to complement Barbox.com by offering unique features like the ability to buy individual items,...
BarkBox, The Birchbox For Dog Lovers, Launches Companion Mobile App
'Uber For Local Home Services' Provider ClubLocal Launches In The Bay Area

Can't Win 'Em All: Uber Gives Up Attempt To Do UberTaxi In NYC (For Now...)

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We've talked about how innovative ride hailing company, Uber, was pushing regulatory boundaries across the country, often showing how restrictive local regulators could be towards innovation. In many cases, Uber has been able to generate enough public support that local taxi and limo regulators ended up backing down. But you...
Can't Win 'Em All: Uber Gives Up Attempt To Do UberTaxi In NYC (For Now...)
Braintree quietly making sure startups get paid

If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

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Last week I caught up briefly with Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber. He was relaxed and calm — and for good reason: his car services company has quickly become one of the darlings of Silicon Valley. It’s been on a tear recently, raising $32 million last year to fund...
If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life
Want free airport parking? Try new ride-sharing startup Flightcar

Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings

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Even as social media firms get all the hype, email remains big business. The latest proof of this is a major new investment in Sailthru, a start-up that helps media and e-commerce firms offer personalized email to their subscribers. On Monday, New York-based Sailthru announced $19 million in Series B...
Email sender Sailthru gets $19M to expand custom content offerings
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