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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

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

Arizona court backs cities" ability to set minimum wages, working conditions

Arizona cities have the right to set wage and benefit requirements on businesses within their borders, according to a ruling from the Arizona Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The case challenged a move by Republic legislators to block cities from requ.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 6th, 2019

Valley makes huge jump in annual "best performing cities" ranking

The prestigious ranking, which tracks the best cities for job creation and sustainability, saw the Valley make big gains from a year earlier to crack the top 20......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 29th, 2019

Milpitas: Invest, innovate, inspire

Milpitas is one of the fastest growing cities in Silicon Valley and is home to a diverse and growing resident population of 78,106. Located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, Milpitas features quality schools, public golf courses, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 28th, 2019

E-scooter injuries pile up

Over the past few years, cities across America have experienced sudden downpours of shared electric scooters, piling up almost overnight on curbs, sidewalks and front-yards from Atlanta to Los... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkJan 26th, 2019

Electric-scooter injuries pile up, but making the lawsuits stick is hard

Over the last few years, cities across Ameri.....»»

Category: topSource: latimesJan 25th, 2019

See how much $1M in Silicon Valley VC is worth in KC

Kansas City is among the top U.S. cities for startup purchasing power, according to a report from VC Arbitrage and Crossbeam.  Just how far does startup funding stretch? In Kansas City, $1 million from Silicon Valley investors turns into $1.52 mi.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 25th, 2019

Outside the Box: Apple expansion moves show how Silicon Valley is losing its grip on tech jobs

Best and brightest workers increasingly are locating to up-and-coming, affordable U.S. cities......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJan 22nd, 2019

Here are Opendoor"s most popular homebuying ZIP codes in metro Phoenix

Most of the cities that made the list are in the West Valley......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 17th, 2019

Lime Is Facing An Issue With Its Electric Scooters – Again

Over the last few months, electric scooter company Lime has been in the news repeatedly – but usually for the wrong reasons. Uber-backed startup Lime has been in a fierce battle for dominance in the electric bike-sharing market. Lyft (the U.S. read more.....»»

Category: blogSource: benzingaJan 14th, 2019