Liz Gannes

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Uber Approved for NYC Taxi E-Hail

Uber is the first application to be approved for the New York City taxicab e-hail pilot, per Valleywag, after a judge cleared the program earlier this week. Other mobile apps in line for NYC approval include Hailo (which may have jumped the gun in alerting users today), Flywheel and Taxi Magic.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work