Liz Gannes

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Los Angeles Arrives Fashionably Late to Banning Ride Apps

Los Angeles yesterday sent cease-and-desist letters to taxi alternatives Uber, Lyft and SideCar, citing their lack of permits and licenses to run commercial transportation services. Though the state of California had previously cleared the companies, L.A.’s taxicab administrator threatened to arrest drivers and impound their vehicles. As has become tradition, a Change.org petition protesting the ban has acquired thousands of signatures.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald