Uber’s plan to fly you around

Welcome back to CTRL+T, the TechCrunch podcast where Megan Rose Dickey and I talk about the stories we want to talk about and connect them to the culture in which we’re all trying to live. We first tackled the flying taxi phenomenon that isn’t really a phenomenon anymore.

Uber For X In A Tiny Plane

The first line of the email in my box read, “This is UberX for small planes.” Yet another Uber for X mystery startup in my inbox. Yay! (not really). But the idea of skipping the traffic to Tahoe was attractive enough to bite on this one. So four days later I found myself 2,

Entrepreneurs Tackle Earthquake Safety, Urban Planning Tech In SF’s EIR Program

While heavily-funded companies like Airbnb, Lyft and Uber capture the spotlight as companies that controversially shape city life around transportation and space, cities and their governments have a whole bunch of behind-the-scenes needs too.

I Flew to Work in the Uber for the Skies

Flying from LA to San Francisco on business is a task normally fraught with stress and rage. But today, my journey begins from a better place. Instead of the gargantuan mess that is LAX, my Uber rolls up to a tiny airport three miles to the east.

The FAA Is Deciding If Planesharing Apps Are Legal

The Federal Aviation Administration is formally deliberating on whether amateur pilots can use apps and websites to trade extra seats on flights they’ve planned in exchange for gas money. Amateur pilots aren’t allowed to profit from flying passengers,

Gett Tries To Lure Away Uber Drivers In NYC With Promise Of Higher Pay

Can you catch more flies with honey than vinegar? On-demand ride-hailing service Gett sure hopes so, and it’s sweetening the pot for drivers in New York City by offering them increased pay rates in an attempt to lure them away from the competition. Read More

With RogerVoice, Deaf People Can Make Their First Phone Calls

This is where technology shines — RogerVoice is not yet another Uber for X. It will potentially help millions of hard-of-hearing people by letting them make phone calls. Some of them might even make their first phone call through the app. To do this,

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week saw some major tech feuds: Uber vs. Lyft, Taylor Swift vs. Spotify, LinkedIn vs. Salesforce to name a few. TechCrunch also brought you coverage of the new Amazon Echo, the latest from Tinder and the new Microsoft Dropbox partnership. These are our best stories of the week (11/1-11/7).

13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

This week, Google announced a major corporate restructuring, Samsung introduced two new flagship smartphones and Tinder took to Twitter in a full-blown PR meltdown. These are the stories to catch you up on everything that’s happened this week in the wonderful world of tech. 1. 

Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans

The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it.

Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success

When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands. But that wasn’t always the case. Read More

Microsoft Edge on mobile now includes a built-in fake news detector

In 2019, we still don’t really know what to do about fake news. With nothing to disincentivize viral hyperpartisan headlines and other exercises in confirmation bias, online misinformation seems to run as rampant as ever. It’s a tricky problem,

Hola Code tackles the real migration crisis

Tamara Davison Contributor Share on Twitter Tamara Davison is a British journalist reporting from Mexico. She has written for The i Newspaper and Entrepreneur as well as many regional newspapers worldwide, and she is the current editor of Aztec Reports.

Oracle says racial discrimination lawsuit is ‘meritless’

Oracle says the racial discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is “meritless.

Verizon Media Group is laying off 7 percent of its workforce

The Verizon division formerly known as Oath is laying off 7 percent of its workforce, which amounts to roughly 800 employees. Oath was created after Verizon acquired AOL, followed by Yahoo, bringing them together two years ago as a combined digital media entity with a new name. However,

Aibo learns to be a better watchdog

I wanted to love the new Aibo. Really, I did. But once I aactually spent some time with it, it turned out that it was a $3,000 dog with only a handful of tricks. It seems the days of buying true robot dog companionship are still a long ways away. A few months after bringing […]

Millions of bank loan and mortgage documents have leaked online

A trove of more than 24 million financial and banking documents, representing tens of thousands of loans and mortgages from some of the biggest banks in the U.S.,has been found online after a server security lapse. The server, running an Elasticsearch database,

Facebook may proactively close Pages and Groups before they’re in violation of policy

Facebook today announced changes to the way it handles the removal of content from Facebook Pages that’s in violation of the social network’s Community Standards, as well as when the Page has posted items that are rated false by a third-party fact checking service.

Watch every panel from TC Sessions: Robotics

Last week at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall, TechCrunch held its second TC Sessions: Robotics event. It was a full day of panels and demos, featuring the top minds in robotics, artificial intelligence and venture capital, along with some of the most cutting-edge demonstrations around.

Coinbase’s first investment, Compound, earns you interest on crypto

Compound wants to let you borrow cryptocurrency, or lend it and earn an interest rate. Most cryptocurrency is shoved in a wallet or metaphorically hidden under a mattress, failing to generate interest the way traditionally banked assets do.

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong to talk the future of cryptocurrency at Disrupt SF

Coinbase has come a long way since its launch in 2012. The company has raised more than $225 million and paved the way for cryptocurrencies to enter the mainstream by providing a digital currency exchange.

让人眼花缭乱的Pensamientos环保创意挂钟

一系列令人眼花缭乱的创意挂钟来自2y1dea,Pensamientos使用可以回收利用并且十分生态环保的硬纸板制作而成,表盘上令人眩晕的线条活像黑胶唱片的凹槽纹理也是Pensamientos挂钟上唯一的装饰图案,可以说简洁到只剩下了设计。

java写的迷宫代码 - 路痕

迷宫代码:截图如下:package com.zxl.maze;/* * 抽象类表示选择不同的算法*/public abstract class AbstractMap{ /* * 得到数据*/ public abstract boolean[][] getData(int m,i...

马云:工作其实就是谈恋爱

很多人总是纠结生活和工作的时间分配。我也纠结过很久。很多年前,公司组织了一次内部论坛,讨论员工的 […]

专利曝光三星新一代穿戴设备拥有柔性屏幕

当前三星已经推出 Galaxy Gear、Gear 2、Gear 2 Neo 以及 Gear Fit 等 4 款可穿戴设备,在不久的将来,三星还将发布更多新一代可穿戴产品,今天来自三星的一份专利文件曝光了一款名为 Smart Bangle 的可穿戴设备,一起来了解一下。  

为Apple Watch进行设计的五点原则

在为Apple Watch进行设计时,以下五点是设计师们需要注意的: 1.Apple Watch是个人化的设备 […]

华硕ZenFone 2发布:全球首款4GB内存手机

美国拉斯维加斯当地时间1月5日上午,华硕在CES2015上发布了ZenFone手机的第二代产品——ZenFone 2和全新的ZenFone Zoom。

猫捉老鼠游戏升级:利用匿名网络的下一代僵尸网络将更难防范

什么是僵尸网络(Botnet)?僵尸网络就是在互联网上相互对话的计算机程序。很多僵尸网络都是恶意的,往往会进行发送垃圾邮件、发动DDoS攻击这样的事情。遏制恶意僵尸网络泛滥是一场全球性的运动。

vivo X5Pro 体验:这不是玩性价比的国产机

在 vivo X5Pro 正式发布之前,vivo 十分豪气地在《人民日报》上购买了整个版面,为 X5Pro 的发布造势。显然,X5Pro 是 vivo 寄予厚望的机型。那么这款极具 vivo 特色的机型究竟用起来怎么样呢? 什么是“手品之美”?

来回应一下这本249元的众筹图书定价为何如此之高

早前,虎嗅上出现了一篇名为《一本定价249元的图书上线众筹,真的会有人买账吗?》的文章,一时间受到了很多人的关注,《SnailShell》(Vol.1)也一度被指颇为“高贵”。

第二届中东欧博览会将展出中国和中东欧国家的特色产品

中国宁波2016年6月3日电 /美通社/ -- 第二届中国-中东欧国家投资贸易博览会(China-CEEC Investment and Trade Expo,简称“中东欧博览会”)将于2016年6月8日至12日在宁波国际会展中心举行,届时将展出中国和中东欧国家的各种特色产品。同期还将举办高科技项目交易会,让此次博览会变得更具吸引力。 据中东欧博览会组委会办公室表示,约有260家企业将参加本届博览会,在会展中心1号展馆的282个展位上展出他们的产品。展品包括白酒和红酒、奶制品(牛奶和奶酪)、化妆品和食品(原料和休闲食品)。

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