Airbnb To Big City Mayors: ‘Take Our Tax Dollars, Please!

  

Forbes, Joe Harpaz , Here’s something you don’t see every day. Airbnb, the popular room-sharing app, has made a plea to the mayors of the largest U.S. cities asking to be taxed. The company’s head of global policy, Chris Lehane, addressed the attendees of the United States Conference of Mayors earlier this year with a proposal
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Uber for commuters? Employers catch onto on-demand rides

  

Green Biz, Lauren Hepler In New York, it takes commuters an average of 40 minutes to get to work each day. In Chicago, it’s just shy of 34 minutes, and in both Philadelphia and San Francisco it’s about 32 minutes, according to a 2015 University of Michigan review of federal data. More than three quarters
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400M people will rely on robotic car sharing by 2030

  

Computer World, Lucas Mearian A new car-sharing economy has already taken root, and it will continue to grow as self-driving vehicles come to market. According to a report today by ABI Research, 400 million people will rely on robotic car sharing by 2030. Robotic cars, like Google’s in-house pod car, are completely autonomous. Google’s pod car
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A brief history of Uber scandals

  

Yahoo Finance, Daniel Roberts Michigan resident Jason Dalton, the alleged shooter in a spree Saturday night that resulted in six deaths and two injuries, is 45 years old and had worked as an insurance salesman for Progressive. He was also an Uber driver. Amidst his shooting, Dalton reportedly picked up Uber riders in Kalamazoo, Mich. Uber
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Uber partners with PSTA to get riders to bus stop

  

SaintPetersBlog, Janelle Irwin Ride sharing company Uber is partnering with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to bridge the so-called “first-mile, last-mile” problem. Bus riders in Pinellas Park can now use the Uber ride-sharing app to hail a ride from their home or other destination to a bus stop. The program is limited to Pinellas Park
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Uber, Tampa Bay WaVe partner to drive innovation forward

  

83 Degrees, Justine Benstead Entrepreneurs in Tampa Bay will now have the chance to work with representatives from a revolutionary startup with international reach: Uber. A new partnership between the ride-sharing company and local business incubator Tampa Bay WaVe was announced in February 2016. Tampa Bay WaVe will offer Uber Technologies space in the nonprofit’s
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Time for governments to act on ride-sharing: Uber GM

  

Global News, Monique Muise Uber is here to stay, says the general manager of the Canadian branch of the popular ride-sharing service, but regulators need to adapt faster if cities are to reap the benefits. In an interview with The West Block’s Tom Clark, Ian Black explained that his company is not unsympathetic to the challenges
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