San Francisco’s scooter war: city makes back as ‘unlawful’ schemes flood streets

City officials send cease-and-desist letters to electric scooter startups, as local residents complain the unregulated schemes are a nuisance Some people are tossing the scooters into trash cans and lakes. Others are tripping over them on the sidewalk, complain of broken toes and dangerous collisions. The San Francisco war over electric scooters- which several startups […]

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America’s road trip: will the US ever kick the car habit?

Motor City Detroit constructed the automobiles, petroleum capital Houston fuelled them and Los Angeles was carved up by freeways in their honor. Yet now all three cities are pushing walking, cycling and the use of modes of public transport. So does this mean Americas love affair with the car is ultimately waning? City is supported […]

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9 trip-ups that aren’t your typical digital detox

Image: getty images/ Thomas Barwick In an increasingly connected, urbanized world, our bodies and minds are taking the brunt of our stress. While traditional yoga retreats promote the added benefit of unplugging with our technology-driven lives, adventure operators are pushing these borders by creating ultimate detox trips in destinations so remote that cell service isnt […]

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Vehicles are now America’s biggest CO2 source but EPA is tearing up regulations

Transport overtook power generation for climate-warming emissions in 2017 but the Trump administration is reversing curbs on automobile industry pollution Some of the most common avatars of climate change- hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks- may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas […]

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If You’re Building A Startup You Require To Move To Phoenix( Not Silicon Valley)

This is not the essay we thought wed be writing. In fact, when we first met and decided to create a company, it was in the beating heart of Silicon Valleythe place where phrases like we should start a massive company dont sound totally ridiculous. At the time, “were in” both working at an early-stage […]

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My week as an Uber courier: my bike get stolen, but I maintained my five-star rating

Delivering everything from volumes to falafel sandwiches was easy, but excessive periods of downtime make the prospect of earning a consistent living grim Nicholas pads down the stairs of his apartment building on Broome Street in New Yorks Soho neighbourhood where the cheapest two-bedroom unit costs more than$ 2m in his boxers and a T-shirt […]

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Chinese discard hundreds of cycles-for-hire in giant heaps

It was hoped bike-hire strategies would cut pollution and congestion but it seems some users simply want to ride and dump It has been billed as a hi-tech bike-sharing boom that entrepreneurs hope will construct them rich while simultaneously transforming Chinas traffic-clogged cities. But, occasionally, dreamings can turn sour. In the southern Chinese city of […]

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Uber’s scandals, gaffes and PR catastrophes: the full listing

The company has had a apparently never-ending string of blunders, from its controversial CEO to questionable tactics and sexual harassment claims Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative advertising in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology suit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing […]

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Ad campaign depicts San Franciscans what it’s like to live below the poverty line

A San Francisco resident when he’s charged many times the listed price for groceries .Image: tipping point, screenshot The tech industry has put San Francisco at the heart one of the biggest waves of wealth creation in history. But a huge number of the city’s residents have considered little of its spoils. SEE ALSO: How […]

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My week as an Uber courier: my motorcycle get stolen, but I maintained my five-star rating

Delivering everything from volumes to falafel sandwiches was easy, but excessive periods of downtime construct the prospect of earning a consistent living grim Nicholas pads down the stairs of his apartment building on Broome Street in New Yorks Soho neighbourhood where the cheapest two-bedroom unit costs more than$ 2m in his boxers and a T-shirt […]

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