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

Elon Musk has a very bad idea for a website rating journalists

Elon Musk has, as I imagine he often does during meetings or long car rides, come up with an idea for a new thing. Unlike the HyperLoop, which was cool, and various space-related ideas, which we know he's at least partly expert about, this one is just plain bad.

GUN raises more than $1.5M for its decentralized database system

GUN is an open-source decentralized database service that allows developers to build fast peer-to-peer applications that will work, even when their users are offline. The company behind the project (which should probably change its name and logo…) today announced that it has raised just over $1.

It’s unconstitutional for Trump to block people on Twitter

A uniquely 21st-century constitutional question received a satisfying answer today from a federal judge: President Trump cannot block people on Twitter, as it constitutes a violation of their First Amendment rights. The court also ruled he must unblock all previously blocked users.

Spotify launches ‘The Game Plan,’ a 10-part educational video series for artists

On the same day that Spotify’s class-action settlement with musicians gets final approval, the company is making a big push to encourage artists to participate on its streaming service – in this case, by offering them a host of educational material to help them get started.

Uber is done testing self-driving cars in Arizona

Uber, which had already pulled its autonomous cars off the road following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, is officially calling it quits on the state of Arizona, the Wall Street Journal first reported, citing an internal memo from Uber Advanced Technologies Group lead Eric Meyhofer.

Samsung adds ‘The Incredibles’ to its AR Emojis

Samsung’s AR Emojis were met with a…lukewarm reception when they launched alongside the Galaxy S9. The augmented reality avatars were regarded as a me-too response to Apple’s Animojis — and more to the point, were downright creepy. But at launch,

Upstarts emerge to chase Tesla’s lead in electric vehicles

A slew of well-funded new entrants backed by massive amounts of capital are chasing Tesla’s lead in an effort to power the next generation of the electric vehicle industry. Electric vehicle startups have raised more than $2 billion in the U.S. over the first months of 2018 alone,

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.

劳动价值论和边际效用价值论到底该如何理解?

劳动价值论和边际效用价值论是经济学理论中对价值尺度衡量的不同观点。劳动价值论的重点在于劳动,这种学说认为,商品是为了交换而产生,而商品的交换价值取决于生产这件商品其中所蕴含的人类劳动。

A Tiny, Breathing Lung Made of Cancer Cells That Helps Test Chemo Drugs

One of the great tragedies of cancer medicine is when drugs work phenomenally in animal testing, but fail to deliver for human patients. As close as animal testing can get, it's no substitute for the real thing—which makes this tiny, breathing artificial lung, grown from human lung cancer cells,

专利猛于虎:$400手机专利授权费就高达$120

在三星和苹果的“世纪之战”专利诉讼之下让普通消费者意识到专利在手机研发、生产、销售各个环节中所扮演的的重要角色,除了专利交叉合作之外手机制造商最常用的方式就是向专利拥有者缴纳一定的专利授权费用,这也是为什么Android厂商却要向微软缴纳授权费用的重要理由,而这种授权无疑将会增加手机的售价。

Could We Ever Power a Laptop By Recovering Energy From Typing?

Tip-tap-tip-tap-tippety-tap. We all spend our days bashing keys at our computer—so how much energy could we create if we could recover just a little of it?Read more...

poj 1062 昂贵的聘礼 (dijkstra最短路) - 若忆_star

题目链接:http://poj.org/problem?id=1062昂贵的聘礼Time Limit:1000MSMemory Limit:10000KTotal Submissions:36799Accepted:10616Description年轻的探险家来到了一个印第安部落里。在那里他和酋长的...

Why Phone Stores Should Stockpile Replacements

Bennett Haselton writes: I would be in favor of a regulation requiring cell phone stores to have replacement phones on hand, for any phone model covered by a customer's insurance policy. Then customers who have insurance protection on their phones could get the damaged phones replaced instantly,

Sizing Up The Suitors For Here, Nokia’s Map Business

As the number of connected mobile gadgets — from smartphones and watches to cars — continues to grow, the market is heating up for accurate location data to serve those of us who use these devices. That fact is being played most expensively at the moment with the sale of Here,

Flatiron School Launches Full Online Curriculum With Learn Verified

Flatiron School, an accelerated educational program for web and mobile development, is switching up its model with the launch of Learn Verified. Traditionally, the Flatiron School has taught courses in real classrooms,

朝鲜手机用户飙升:金正恩用iPhone掀全民智能机热潮

朝鲜手机用户在持续增加,现在每8人中有1人用手机。日本共同社报道,在朝鲜开展手机业务的埃及通信公司近日介绍称,朝鲜的手机用户已增至约300万人。据悉朝鲜手机用户在2013年5月超过200万人,近两年半增加了五成。

乘势而上--“小明激光微投M1京东500万众筹”正式启动

深圳2015年12月7日电 /美通社/ -- 2015年12月9日,小明科技正式启动“小明激光微投M1京东500W众筹”项目。

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