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Uber tries to make nice with the city of Portland

In a letter to Portland's elected officials, Uber has apologized for what it calls "past missteps" during what's been a combative municipal-private company relationship. Alejandro Chouza, Uber's general manager for the Pacific Northwest, added th.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 16th, 2018

Starbucks to roll out Uber Eats deliveries in New York

Starbucks plans in the next few weeks to make 95% of its core menu available from some of its New York City stores via the Uber Eats mobile app. [] "> To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 24th, 2019

Uber to make London its first all-electric city

Uber aims to make London its first all-electric city, with a target date of 2025. And it's going to charge riders in the city to help drivers fund the cost of buying new vehicles......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersOct 23rd, 2018

NYC Council OKs license freeze that could make Uber, Lyft more expensive, harder to find

The New York City Council voted Wednesday afternoon to impose a one-year freeze on new licenses for Uber and other ride.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayAug 8th, 2018

Bloomberg: Uber Is Blamed for the Mistakes of New York’s Leaders

Uber Is Blamed for the Mistakes of New York’s Leaders Failing to understand market forces will make matters worse. Bloomberg, August 6, 2018     Can’t I leave the city for.....»»

Category: blogSource: TheBigPictureAug 6th, 2018

Uber, Lyft and Via Offered to Make a Fund for Taxi Drivers. The New York City Council Declined It

The council is also considering a freeze on new ride-share vehicles in New York City. The New York City Council, considering regulations on ride-hailing apps offered.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneAug 1st, 2018

City Council aims to make New York first U.S. city to cap Uber, others

New York City is moving toward becoming the first major U.S. municipality to cap ride-sharing services, sparking a tsunami of protest on Friday from Uber [UBER.UL] and others, which warned that those living in far-flung neighborhoods will suffer most......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 27th, 2018

Portland green fund tax backers say they have 25K more signatures than needed

They needed 34,156 signatures to make the November ballot, but backers of a Portland tax to fund green energy programs said Thursday they blew way past that figure. At a rally outside City Hall, Portland Clean Energy Fund campaigners said they wer.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 5th, 2018

Honolulu City Council bill would make ride sharing business model unworkable, Uber says

The bill would place a cap on pricing for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft, similar to the cap on taxi fares that is currently regulated by the city......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2018

Uber, Lyft and Via sue to block wheelchair-accessibility mandate

The city's three biggest ride-hail companies have banded together to undo the recently passed Taxi and Limousine Commission mandate requiring them to make wheelchair accessible service a growing part... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkApr 13th, 2018

This NYC hotel uses astronaut technology and ice cream to put you to sleep

A hotel is trying to do the impossible: make you have the best night sleep in the city that never sleeps! Buzz60's Maria Mercedes Galuppo h.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 21st, 2019

Javits Center will soon be home to city"s largest rooftop solar array

The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center will soon be home to an array of solar panels capable of producing 1.4 megawatts of electricity, which would be enough to make it the city's largest rooftop... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 21st, 2019

E-Cigarette Sales May Get Stamped Out in San Francisco City Limits

A second bill would ban companies that make, sell, or distribute e-cigarettes from doing busines.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 19th, 2019

Portland Thorns nominated for top sports franchise honors

The Portland Thorns are one of six teams that'll vie for a franchise honor with five other pro sports teams. The Sports Business Awards, which are presented by American City Business Journals, the PBJ's parent, honor a bevy of teams and individuals.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 18th, 2019

Uber could be worth more than Nvidia, 3M and PayPal

The $120 billion valuation the ride-hailing company is reportedly seeking would make it more valuable than 3M, 21st Century Fox and others......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 15th, 2019

Uber reportedly planning an April IPO

Uber Technologies Inc. plans to make its debut.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMar 14th, 2019

Bulldozers make space for new Far Rockaway Village

The has-been Far Rockaway strip mall in Queens has been demolished to make way for a large-scale mixed-use affordable housing development. The city Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer and Housing Dev.....»»

Category: realestateSource: realestateweeklyMar 14th, 2019

These are Portland"s 25 best neighborhoods for young professionals

Sure, most of us are familiar with the "Portlandia" TV show line that the city is "where young people go to retire."  But what about young people, say, those younger than 34, who have to work? Where do they live? Or, where should they live? Pit.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 13th, 2019

Meet the millionaire who is helping to save Flint, Michigan, and make dreams come true

Phil Hagerman started work at age 5 and now is a millionaire who invests in the dreams of the people of Flint. The city is seeing .....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMar 12th, 2019

Jump bikes, in PR war with Citi Bike, to launch subscription offer

Jump Bikes, the Brooklyn-based pioneer of pedal-assist e-bikes, is making its service cheaper. Starting in May, Uber-owned Jump—whose New York operation is limited to a city-run pilot program—will be... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 12th, 2019

Can Albany make Loft Law even worse?

My family has been manufacturing hand-tailored suits in north Brooklyn since 1977. Early each morning our factory machinery starts making noise. One day a nearby resident complained to the city, and... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMar 12th, 2019