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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

This Valley city has a high percentage of seniors in the workforce

As the nation’s population ages, more and more seniors are staying in the workforce—and one Valley city is among the 25 U.S. cities with the highest percentage of their elder residents still working. Scottsdale has the highest percentage of se.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 31st, 2019

This city is the biggest "boomtown" in Arizona, according to study

While cities and towns in Maricopa County get much of the attention for population and business growth, a new study finds that Arizona's biggest boomtown is nowhere near the Valley. San Luis, a city that runs along the Mexican border near Yuma, is.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2019

2 Valley cities rank among top US meeting destinations

Phoenix and Scottsdale are among the 50 top destinations for meetings, events and conferences in the U.S., according to an annual ranking. Virginia-based Cvent, a meetings, events and hospitality technology provider, released its annual lists of top de.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 17th, 2019

Uber launches new "comfort" tier option in 44 cities, including Charlotte

Ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a new ride tier called Uber Comfort, which gives customers access to a quiet ride, control over the vehicle's air conditioning and higher rated drivers for a premium price. The new tier, w.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2019

Scooter Investment Continues Despite Challenges

It’s difficult to walk around most major cities without seeing at least one rented scooter fly past, and investors are still keen to pump money into the startups behind the craze. But… The post Scooter I.....»»

Category: topSource: redherringJul 10th, 2019

Uber launches new "comfort" tier option in 43 cities, including Baltimore

Ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a new ride tier called Uber Comfort, which gives customers access to a quiet ride, control over the vehicle's air conditioning and higher rated drivers for a premium price. The new tier, which la.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 10th, 2019

Uber launches new "comfort" tier option in 43 cities, including Atlanta

Ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a new ride tier called Uber Comfort, which gives customers access to a quiet ride, control over the vehicle's air conditioning and higher rated drivers for a premium price. The new tier, which .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 9th, 2019

E-scooters put Swedish start-up on road to positive cashflow

Growing numbers of young people whizzing around Europe's big cities on electric scooters may represent a nightmare for some pedestrians and motorists, but for Swedish sharing start-up VOI they offer a path to positive cashflow......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 8th, 2019

Bike share companies trying to stake a claim in Sacramento"s suburbs

Electric bike-share and scooter-share companies are planning to test the waters in Sacramento's suburbs, including a pilot project that will roll out later this year in Elk Grove, Folsom and Rancho Cordova. The three cities are planning a pilot p.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 21st, 2019

Bird launches designated scooter parking

Bird Rides Inc. has introduced another measure to make its shared electric scooters more palatable to the cities to which they’ve flocked. The Santa Monica, California-based company is rolling out a new solution that nudges riders to park in predete.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 18th, 2019

Valley cities targeting short-term vacation rentals for sales taxes, report says

The Valley's largest cities are starting to check if people who rent their homes out for short-term stays know they need to pay sales taxes on those transactions. Phoenix, Glendale and Mesa are working to educate residents who use online services or.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 17th, 2019

A group of states wants to block the T-Mobile, Sprint merger

Nine states and Washington D.C. filed a lawsuit Tuesday arguing that the combined company would be too big, violating antitrust laws......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 12th, 2019

Sutter Health accused of secretly sharing patient info with social media, tech companies

A lawsuit alleges that the health system's attempt to create targeted adverting breached patient privacy laws......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 11th, 2019

Lyft seeks to block bikeshare competition, sues San Francisco

Lyft has sued the city of San Francisco, alleging the city has broken the company’s exclusive right to bike-sharing business. In May, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) looked to ramp up its rental game to 11,000 bicycles —.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 7th, 2019

How Kamala Harris Plans to Block State Laws Restricting Abortion

Modeled after the Voting R.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 28th, 2019

Tech start-ups tackle US opioid crisis

“Silicon Valley is sick of like ‘ride-sharing for dogs 3.0’. I think they are looking to make an impact,” said Corey McCann, chief executive of Pear Therapeutics......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 27th, 2019

E-scooter company Spin will place dozens of start-up’s solar-powered docking stations in two cities this summer

Two U.S. cities, have agreed to a 60-day pilot program installing dozens of electric docking stations on sidewalks. The stations give riders a designated place to park their devices, keeping sidewalks free of clutter......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 21st, 2019

E-scooter company Spin will place dozens of start-up’s solar-powered docking stations in two cities this summer

Two U.S. cities, have agreed to a 60-day pilot program installing dozens of electric docking stations on sidewalks. The stations give riders a designated place to park their devices, keeping sidewalks free of clutter......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 21st, 2019

The Wall Street Journal: GM to end Maven car-sharing business in about half its markets

General Motors Co. plans to wind down its Maven car-sharing service in more than a half-dozen cities, the latest car company to encounter challenges as it works to expand new transportation ventures......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchMay 20th, 2019

GM plans wind-down of Maven car-sharing service in some cities, WSJ says

See the rest of the story here. Theflyonthewall.com provides the latest financial news as it breaks. Known as a leader in market intelligence, The Fl.....»»

Category: blogSource: theflyonthewallMay 20th, 2019