As Uber and Lyft explore their carpooling offshoots, they ought to study the spontaneous mass system found in Havana, Cuba.
LinkedIn’s old message service on its professional social networking site had always been terribly clunky. It looked ugly, had very little functionality and it was difficult to follow conversations. The company has heard the collective cries of users and has introduced a new and improved messaging service. More »
Ride-hailing service condemned the attack but argued the company was not contractually related to the defendant and that California was the wrong place to file the lawsuit.
When TBS teased Samantha Bee's new Daily Show-esque late night talk show earlier this year, it was conspicuously missing a title. But now, according to a trademark filing first discovered by the newswire service BrandsOnTap, they appear to have landed on one.
A California legislative committee approved a bill today that would legalize assisted suicide with virtually no limits. The measure received approval from the Public Health and Developmental Services Committee on a 10-2 vote with one lawmaker absent. The bill next next goes to the assembly finance committee. Disability rights groups strongly oppose the bill. “The […]
Plus, In-N-Out gets sassy on Twitter. — Here's some good news for hungry college students: Chipotle, the purveyor of giant burritos, has partnered with mobile ordering service Tapingo to launch delivery on a number of college campuses. Show More Summary
PayPal has launched a peer-to-peer payments service called PayPal.me that allows you to request money online from people you know through a personalised link. This makes it a lot easier to ask friends and family to pay you back for small amounts of money they owe to you, minus the awkwardness of having to ask them in person. More »
The MTA Long Island Railroad (LIRR) has announced that new timetables will start on September 8th. Here are more details: Long Island Rail Road timetables will change on Tuesday, September 8, bringing better service and some temporary schedule adjustments related to track work. The timetables also allow for the railroad to run special trains to […]
File photograph courtesy of National Parl Service/Flickr As The Alaska Dispatch News reports, a musk ox gored and killed a sled dog in Nome, Alaska, in mid-August. It was the first such incident this summer, but a reminder to Nome residents...Show More Summary
When Kim Davis ran her election campaign to replace her mother as Rowan County Clerk in Kentucky, she often argued that the pubic needed a seamless transition because services including marriage licenses "cannot stop or slow down." Davis was narrowly elected in 2014 to the top job in the office...
The photo-sharing service's under-the-radar Instagram Direct feature is about to get a big boost in visibility and features. Instagram is best known, of course, as a service that lets more than 300 million people a month share photos and videos with the world. Show More Summary
Katherine Welles / Shutterstock Planned Parenthood has been enduring a reinvigorated assault from the right of late, and once again, in filing all services the women’s health organization provides under the heading of “abortion,” the whole “women’s health” aspect becomes overshadowed. Show More Summary
Jimmy Kimmel just invoked the wrath of millions of YouTube and gaming fans around the world. On August 28, 2015, Kimmel released a segment called “YouTube’s New Video Game Watching Service” where he introduces a fake service called "YouTube's Watch Watch" for people who want to watch others watching video games. Show More Summary
Amazon Instant Video has just implemented a new feature to make watching TV and movies easier than ever, from wherever. Amazon Prime’s streaming video service now lets subscribers download television shows and movies to their iOS and...Show More Summary
Job-based social network LinkedIn began rolling out a redesigned messaging service on Tuesday, incorporating the look and features of popular chat apps like Facebook Messenger. Instagram, meanwhile, made several upgrades to its Direct messaging and sharing functions.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday declined to rule out a tax on Uber trips as he tries to put together a new budget, and noted a powerful alderman has floated the idea of adding a $1 surcharge to fares from ride-share services as well as conventional cabs.
PayPal, the popular money transferring service, has just announced a new way for users to easily request and send money by using a simple customized URL.
In May 2009, during an appearance on CNBC, I suggested that the network could do a major service to investors by abandoning its slogan "In Cramer we Trust" and substituting "In Bogle we Trust." Cramer then stormed onto the set and engaged in a bug-eyed rant. Show More Summary
Following the announcement of its new logo, Google has started updating the logos and icons of several of its apps. On the web, several of Google's services now feature a capital sans-serif G where there was previously a lower-case serif g. Likewise, updates have started trickling out to the company's Android apps to reflect the change as well.