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Labor Pains: Food delivery service Seamless/GrubHub has reached...

Food delivery service Seamless/GrubHub has reached a settlement with the New York State Attorney General's office, agreeing to change its practice of charging restaurants' fees using the total amount a customer pays for an order. The practice led many restaurants...

Holder to Speak at 'Unity and Hope' Service for Jewish Centers Shooting Victims

On April 17th, Attorney General Eric Holder will speak at a service "of unity and hope" in Overland Park, Kansas, being held for the victims of the heinous crime at the Kansas Jewish centers. According to The Hill, Holder announced Tuesday...Show More Summary

Squarespace raises $40M, which is as much as it plans to spend on ads this year

New York-based web design and hosting service Squarespace today announced that it has raised a $40 million Series B funding round from General Atlantic to grow its design, engineering, and infrastructure teams. That brings its total funding to around $78.5 million. Show More Summary

Outlook Sky-High For GE Capital Aviation Services IPO

By Don Dion: GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) is planning to raise $700 million in an initial public offer (IPO) in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. This strategic move is part of a long-range plan by General Electric (GE) to ease its...Show More Summary

GE Financially Backing 230 MW Solar PV Power Plant In Japan

GE Energy Financial Services — the energy arm of US conglomerate General Electric (GE) — recently announced that it will be financially backing a massive 230 MW solar PV power plant currently being slated to be constructed in the Japanese city of Setouchi. Show More Summary

How Not To Conduct Customer Service On Twitter, Brought To You By Uber's GM

Uber GM Josh Mohrer issues an apology after a hasty Twitter response to a frustrated NYC commuter. Uber's New York general manager, Josh Mohrer, drew the ire of the Twitterati late Monday night with a textbook example of how not to conduct customer service in a public forum. Read Full Story

The Dangers of the Cloud: Planes, Automobiles…and Wearables

You've heard about the potential of the cloud. Michal Braverman-Blumenstyk, the general manager of cybersecurity at Azure, Microsoft’s cloud service, addressed the cybersecurity risks.

Republicans Seek Criminal Inquiry of Lerner

House Republicans on Wednesday asked Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. to begin a criminal investigation of Lois Lerner, the former Internal Revenue Service official caught up in the scandal over political targeting of Tea Party groups. Show More Summary

Need for National ADA Paratransit ID Card

Having a child with Down syndrome has made me more aware of the general disability community and issues that affect people with disabilities.One such issue is being ADA eligible for paratransit (door-to-door or curb-to-curb service).While...Show More Summary

API Testing Service Runscope Raises $6M Series A Round Led By General Catalyst, Announces Enterprise Tools

Runscope, a service that helps developers test and debug APIs, today announced that it has raised $6 million in a Series A funding round led by General Catalyst Partners, with participation from Lerer Ventures and True Ventures. As part of this investment, General Catalyst Managing Director Steve Herrod will join the company's board of directors. Read More

Cops: Laptop Thief Busted After Customer Service Call

Calling customer service for help with your laptop is generally a fine idea, but maybe not if you stole the thing in a home burglary. Police in New Hampshire say they made an arrest on Monday and recovered a computer stolen in February 2013 thanks to that very scenario, reports...

Strike Warning for Argentinian Ports

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), is advising of a potential general strike in Argentina all day Thursday, April 10, 2014. The Union backed strike will see stoppages in various ports by truck,

Fanout Emerges From Private Beta, Provides Real-Time Push Service

Fanout, a company that has been in private beta since its inception in 2011, will be available to the general public this week. According to company founder Jason Karneges, Fanout provides real-time data push, which ensures content is delivered to a device without delay or requiring a refresh. Read More

Uber Launches ‘UberRUSH,’ a Courier Service in NYC

App-based car-hire start-up Uber is launching a dedicated courier service Tuesday, starting in Manhattan. “It’s an Uber for things,” said Josh Mohrer, general manager of Uber NYC. The new service, called UberRUSH, uses a courier on foot or on bike to deliver a package from anywhere in Manhattan to anywhere else, for between $15 and... Read More

TN: City's New Transit Director Started as Ohio Bus Driver

Mayor Madeline Rogero said Monday she hired Dawn Distler, currently the general manager of operations and maintenance for Davidson Transit Organization, which operates mass transit services for the Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Uber to experiment with couriers in UberRUSH service

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This weekend, Uber’s New York City Twitter account teased a special announcement would for Tuesday, and the company has shed some light: it will offer a courier service called UberRUSH in Manhattan. Uber General Manager Josh Mohrer told CNBC that Uber users can use the app to deliver packages within an […]

GSA inspector general exits government with legacy of high-profile cases

The federal watchdog whose report on lavish conference spending by the General Services Administration prompted government-wide reforms has resigned his position. GSA Inspector General Brian D. Miller said in a letter to President Obama on Monday that his last day with the government will be April 18. He plans to move to the private sector, where he will […]

USN Awards General Dynamics $11 Million for Support Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat an $11 million contract to perform non-nuclear maintenance work for submarines homeported at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

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