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November 14, 2013

New rule: You are not allowed to have a demo for your product unless the guy doing the demo has a beard and looks like he sleeps on a table at a pop-up coffee shop in San Francisco. If this trend keeps up I am going to shave my facial scalp in protest.

17:53 // 9 months ago
January 21, 2013
9:38 // 1 year ago
December 13, 2012
19:38 // 1 year ago
July 10, 2012
There was no agreement. We have always been opposed to price fixing.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick • Disputing the portrayal of his company by Washington DC city council member Mary Cheh, who claimed they agreed to an amendment we reported about last night, which would have set a minimum price for Uber’s cab-disrupting model. After much outcry by fans of Uber, the amendment got held back from a taxi modernization bill, and will likely remain shelved until later this year. Uber also has a mini-protest of their own going on — they cut their minimum fare in the city to $12, an apparent defiant act against the amendment, which would have enforced a minimum fare price of $15.
14:11 // 2 years ago
July 9, 2012
Uber-lame? DC City Council amendment could limit taxi-disrupting startup
For some people, cabs can simply suck. In big cities, trying to tag down a cab can be annoying or (if you live in a bad or far-away neighborhood) an exercise in futility. One startup, Uber (which, via an app, sends a private sedan right to wherever you’re standing), cuts through the annoyingness of cabs — you pay a little more, sure, but it’s much less frustrating. However, it’s also disruptive, which is why Washington DC’s City Council is considering a new taxi modernization bill that would effectively limit Uber’s future ability to expand — by preventing the company from offering a low-cost service. The company actually rolled out one recently, but because of the proposed new law (which also, to be fair, does such things as force DC cabs to have GPS devices and take credit cards), couldn’t launch it in the District. Understandably, the company is kind of upset about this. Though, on the other hand, DCist points out that the amendment effectively legalizes the more-expensive service in the District, too. source
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For some people, cabs can simply suck. In big cities, trying to tag down a cab can be annoying or (if you live in a bad or far-away neighborhood) an exercise in futility. One startup, Uber (which, via an app, sends a private sedan right to wherever you’re standing), cuts through the annoyingness of cabs — you pay a little more, sure, but it’s much less frustrating. However, it’s also disruptive, which is why Washington DC’s City Council is considering a new taxi modernization bill that would effectively limit Uber’s future ability to expand — by preventing the company from offering a low-cost service. The company actually rolled out one recently, but because of the proposed new law (which also, to be fair, does such things as force DC cabs to have GPS devices and take credit cards), couldn’t launch it in the District. Understandably, the company is kind of upset about this. Though, on the other hand, DCist points out that the amendment effectively legalizes the more-expensive service in the District, too. source

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19:04 // 2 years ago
June 5, 2012
laughingsquid:

Napster Founders Unveil a Video Chat Service

Seeing this image was weird, because I know the guy on the left, though I haven’t seen him in over a year. — Ernie @ SFB

laughingsquid:

Napster Founders Unveil a Video Chat Service

Seeing this image was weird, because I know the guy on the left, though I haven’t seen him in over a year. — Ernie @ SFB

11:29 // 2 years ago
June 4, 2012

Meet Michael Lazerow. You probably don’t know him, unless you’re intimately familiar with the tech startup industry. His company, Buddy Media, just sold to this major company called Salesforce.com. And in honor of the event, he made this video — telling everyone how he managed to overcome a heart defect and two near-death experiences to build his career. This is only one of the companies he’s sold in his career — but this one is by far the biggest. Watch this, and try not to cry.

20:46 // 2 years ago
May 30, 2012
21:11 // 2 years ago
May 20, 2012
futurejournalismproject:

Made in New York City
A map of NYC start-ups, incubators and investors. Also includes information about companies that are hiring if you’re in the market.

Why just NYC? We’d like to see a similar map of startups around the country. Who knows, we might just surface a latent hotbed in the Rust Belt.

futurejournalismproject:

Made in New York City

A map of NYC start-ups, incubators and investors. Also includes information about companies that are hiring if you’re in the market.

Why just NYC? We’d like to see a similar map of startups around the country. Who knows, we might just surface a latent hotbed in the Rust Belt.

11:42 // 2 years ago