Liz Gannes

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Uber for Taxis Doesn’t Fly in New York City

Car dispatch app Uber’s charisma and bravado have been surprisingly helpful in pushing it past incumbents and regulators into new markets, having won policy reversals in places like Boston and Washington, D.C. But New York City seems to be an exception, as the company said today it is cutting its month-old yellow cab service (after previously denying it to The Verge, which broke the story).


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus