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Valley cities using old laws to block scooter sharing

Businesses aimed at placing electric scooters around the region are running into decades-old ordinances that already ban them. As Santa Monica, California-based Bird has begun placing its products in several Valley locations, cities including Gle.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 11th, 2019

City laws, not chilly temps, spell the end for scooters in Twin Cities

People were still riding electric scooters around Minneapolis this morning, even with temperatures dipping into the teens. But the scooter season in the Twin Cities is coming to an end, as pilot programs in both Minneapolis and St. Paul sunset at .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 26th, 2018

Bird Is Suing the City of Beverly Hills Over Its E-Scooter Ban

The scooter-sharing service Bird claims the city council violated a handful of California laws. Scooter sharing service Bird is suing the city of Beverly Hills over the city council’s temporary ban on e-scoot.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneNov 6th, 2018

Bumpy roads for U.S. bike, scooter sharing

Cities across America are putting on the regulatory brakes on bike and scooter sharing businesses, forcing some companies out of the market......»»

Category: videoSource: reutersSep 4th, 2018

Scooter-sharing system debuts in Columbus neighborhoods, Bexley

Just when you were thinking about renting a CoGo or Lime bicycle, a new service pops up in Central Ohio – scooters for rent. Bird Rides scooters popped up seemingly overnight. The Los Angeles-based company has scooters in at least 17 cities. "Birds.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2018

The age of scooter sharing is upon us

Electric scooters from companies like Bird and Lime have overtaken the streets in several international cities. Now lawmakers are struggling to regulate the newest thing in urban mobility. CNNMoney's Samuel Burke reports......»»

Category: videoSource: cnnJul 9th, 2018

A Scooter Gold Rush in Silicon Valley

Venture capital pour into the hottest thing on two wheels, with startups setting speed records in becoming unicorns and cities trying to limit sidewalk clutter......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJun 15th, 2018

Lime suspends service in Honolulu after city classifies scooters as mopeds

Lime said it is temporarily suspending its electric scooter-sharing service in Honolulu on Friday, following the city’s announcement that the company is in violation of state and city laws for failing to register the scooters as mopeds. On Thursda.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 18th, 2018

The New Battle Between Cities and Ride Sharing Apps Is About Motorized Scooters

San Francisco just sent cease and desist letters to Bird Rides and two other motorized scooter companies. Bird, a startup that depl.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 18th, 2018

In One Chart: Here’s what you need to earn to afford a home in the biggest U.S. cities

No surprise: The biggest spikes belong to the coasts. Specifically, tech-rich Silicon Valley, led by San Jose, dominates the list of most expensive, while the Midwest and the South, unsurprisingly, occupy the other end of the affordability spectrum......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 18th, 2019

Term Sheet — Wednesday, April 17

On deals and dealmakers. AIRBNB'S GRAND PLANWhile no one was looking, Airbnb has quietly turned into a powerful investor in Silicon Valley. The home-sharing startup is le.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneApr 17th, 2019

President Trump: “Migrants Will Go to ‘Sanctuary Cities"”

Monday, President Donald Trump said that his proposal to send migrants to so-called sanctuary cities is taking effect. President Trump Tweeted: “Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and lo.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsApr 15th, 2019

Bird Is Bringing More Electric Scooters To European Cities

Electric scooter ridesharing leader Bird has announced it will be ramping up its services throughout Europe starting this.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaApr 15th, 2019

“Immigration Fixed in 15 Mins if Congress Did Its Job”

Moving asylum seekers to sanctuary cities around the country is an option “under review” at the White House because Congress is not doing its job to fix immigration laws. In a TV int.....»»

Category: topSource: livetradingnewsApr 14th, 2019

Allianz Field debuts today; here"s what"s unique about it (gallery)

Designed by Kansas City-based Populous and built by Golden Valley-based M.A. Mortenson Co., the stadium is the sixth major sports facility in the Twin Cities. But it has some features that are brand-new to fans here......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 13th, 2019

These Silicon Valley investors" bets may pay off

Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, likes to tell the story of his early struggles to fund his home-sharing start-up. Many venture capitalists refused to meet with him, he said in an email. Some walked out in the middle of meetings. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 31st, 2019

These Silicon Valley investors" bets may pay off

Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, likes to tell the story of his early struggles to fund his home-sharing start-up. Many venture capitalists refused to meet with him, he said in an email. Some walked out in the middle of meetings. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMar 31st, 2019

Facebook to block white-nationalist, white-separatist posts

The social media giant revised its rules banning the sharing of messages that glorified white supremacy in response to criticism that a loophole had allowed racism to thrive on its platform......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMar 27th, 2019

Lyft set to roll out scooters in two East Valley cities

Although scooters have faced a rough ride in some Valley cities, Lyft says it has been working with local city officials to make sure it gets a smooth rollout......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 15th, 2019

New UK laws will block China"s Huawei from sensitive state projects: The Sun

New laws on foreign investment in the UK will block Chinese firm Huawei from sensitive UK tech projects, The Sun newspaper reported on Friday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersFeb 8th, 2019

E-scooter safety under scrutiny

The arrival of electric scooters in cities across the country is increasing scrutiny of their safety.   According to a new Consumer Reports investigation, which did a spot check of hospitals and public agencies such as police departments, an es.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 7th, 2019