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1 HOUR AGO - The Nation

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Uber and the Taxi Industry’s Last Stand

Jon LissWhat the rise of the app-based cab service says about the future of work in America

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7 HOURS AGO - SlashGear

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Uber, Lyft swept up in drivers’ lawsuits challenging contractor status

Drivers for Uber and Lyft work as contractors, and as such they're left to deal with certain expenses themselves: gas, maintaining their vehicles, and more. New lawsuits hoping to get class-action status in California are looking to change that, contending that the services' drivers are employees and should be reimbursed for those aforementioned expenses. Uber sought a pretrial ruling that'll ...

Tags: Uber, Lyft swept up in drivers’ lawsuits challenging contractor status,  Uber Latest News

JAN 29, 2015 - PandoDaily

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Cargomatic picks up $8M to bring local trucking into the on-demand era

The global taxi industry is estimated to be worth less than $100 billion annually, $11 million of which comes from the US. The global trucking (freight brokerage) industry is worth $150 billion, with $41 billion coming from the US alone. This begs the question, if Uber is today valued at $41 billion, how much could an “Uber for trucking” be ...

Tags: Cargomatic picks up $8M to bring local trucking into the on-demand era,  Uber Latest News

1 HOUR AGO - TechRadar

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Review: UPDATED: iOS 8

Introduction, design and messagesUpdate: iOS 8.1.3 is available to download. Our iOS 8 review reflects the bug fixes that solve many of the launch problems.There's a lot more to iOS 8 than meets the iPhone. Sure, it doesn't usher in a dramatic new look like last year's mobile operating system makeover from Apple. Instead, it rounds out that flat iOS ...

Tags: Review: UPDATED: iOS 8,  Google Latest News

9 HOURS AGO - TechRadar

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Google Now is getting some help from Pandora, Lyft and other apps

Google Now up to this point has been a useful tool that's limited by its ability to pull and show information only from Google apps.That's changing today with the introduction of third-party app cards in Google Now, as detailed in a Google blog post.Can the iPhone 6 compete?"Starting today, the Google app on Android can help you keep up with ...

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JAN 29, 2015 - TechCrunch

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Google Offering 24 Hours Of Inbox Invites On The Day Of Outlook’s iOS Launch

 Google is serving up its longest ever period of guaranteed invites for Inbox, its alternative mobile email app built by the Gmail team. The official Gmail account tweeted the announcement today (which was then retweeted by the official Inbox profile), noting that anyone who emails inbox@google.com from a personal Gmail account between 12 PM ET today and 12 PM ET ...

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1 HOUR AGO - TechRadar

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Review: UPDATED: iOS 8

Introduction, design and messagesUpdate: iOS 8.1.3 is available to download. Our iOS 8 review reflects the bug fixes that solve many of the launch problems.There's a lot more to iOS 8 than meets the iPhone. Sure, it doesn't usher in a dramatic new look like last year's mobile operating system makeover from Apple. Instead, it rounds out that flat iOS ...

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6 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Forget Wireless Charging, This Microsoft Prototype Charges With Indoor Sunlight

A year ago, the Internet was buzzing with speculation that Apple was about to unveil a new iPhone with a sapphire screen that doubled as a solar panel. It was a cool idea and not entirely unfounded. In February 2013 Apple was granted a patent, originally filed in 2008, for an "integrated touch sensor and solar panel" that described a ...

Tags: Forget Wireless Charging, This Microsoft Prototype Charges With Indoor Sunlight,  Apple Latest News

22 HOURS AGO - TechCrunch

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AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget

 Some more details are emerging around AOL’s reorganization plans. The company later today is expected to announce that it is laying off around 150 people, with the majority in sales. As part of it, AOL is also consolidating some websites. Gaming site Joystiq and Apple news site TUAW are both being folded into Engadget, and AOL Autos is being folded into Autoblog. We ...

Tags: AOL To Lay Off About 150 People, Mostly In Sales; Folding Joystiq, TUAW Into Engadget,  Apple Latest News

1 HOUR AGO - Forbes

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Android Circuit: New Galaxy S6 Leaks, One Billion Android Smartphones, Missing Lollipop 5.0

This week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including the lack of Lollipop 5.0 updates, Samsung's falling profits and how the company is damaging the Galaxy S6 before it is launched, the S6 fights the S Edge, one billion Android devices shipped in 2014, the LG G2 takes on the iPhone 6, reviewing the Sony SmartWatch 3, and HTC ...

Tags: Android Circuit: New Galaxy S6 Leaks, One Billion Android Smartphones, Missing Lollipop 5.0,  Iphone Latest News

1 HOUR AGO - TechRadar

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Review: UPDATED: iOS 8

Introduction, design and messagesUpdate: iOS 8.1.3 is available to download. Our iOS 8 review reflects the bug fixes that solve many of the launch problems.There's a lot more to iOS 8 than meets the iPhone. Sure, it doesn't usher in a dramatic new look like last year's mobile operating system makeover from Apple. Instead, it rounds out that flat iOS ...

Tags: Review: UPDATED: iOS 8,  Iphone Latest News

JAN 29, 2015 - VentureBeat

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Facebook invades Yelp, Foursquare territory with geo-specific Place Tips for iPhone

Facebook knows that being able to target users with information about exactly where they are can be extremely lucrative. Today, it invaded the territory occupied by Yelp and Foursquare, launching a new feature for the Facebook iPhone app that delivers information about where its users are in real-time. Known as Place Tips, the opt-out feature will show up at […]

Tags: Facebook invades Yelp, Foursquare territory with geo-specific Place Tips for iPhone,  Iphone Latest News

9 HOURS AGO - ScienceDaily

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Ancient deformation of the lithosphere revealed in Eastern China

Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle perturbation and crust-mantle interaction during the Mesozoic era. The Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt formed through the collision between the North and South China blocks, which produced large-scale destruction of the cratonic lithosphere, accompanied by widespread magmatism and metallogeny.

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10 HOURS AGO - Atlantic Monthly

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