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San Francisco threatens to punish the controversial scooter startups for their riders" bad behavior

Facebook/spinrides San Francisco has begun its crackdown o.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 16th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: San Francisco snubs big-name companies in issuing electric-scooter permits

San Francisco dealt a blow to the largest shared-scooter companies on Thursday, awarding two smaller startups exclusive rights to rent the electric-powered vehicles for a year in a decision that could change the course of the nascent market......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchAug 30th, 2018

San Francisco Denies Scooter Permits for Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft

The nation’s tech capital dealt a blow to the largest shared-scooter companies on Thursday, awarding two smaller startups exclusive rights to rent the electric-powered vehicles for a year in a decision that could change the course of the nascent market......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjAug 30th, 2018

San Francisco is allowing shared scooters back on city streets, but only two companies are getting permits

LimeBike San Francisco has selected two companies — Scoot and Skip — to launch its dockless scooter-sharing pilot program. The startups will begin rolling.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 30th, 2018

Scooter startups scuffle in Austin prior to launch

Austin's scooter scuffle is getting hotter as a bevy of startups waits on the sidelines to flood the streets with their products. The latest: San Francisco-based Spin and Boston-based Zagster Inc. are urging city officials to ban Venice, Calif.-b.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 8th, 2018

San Francisco officials are outraged that scooter startups steered around them to try to pass a state law

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images San Francisco officials are opposing a state-level bill they say would be a detriment to public safety. The bill would allow scooters to be ridden on sidewalks unless local munic.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderApr 26th, 2018

Electric Scooter Startups Battle City of San Francisco

Older and wiser after its battles with Uber, the city of San Francisco has a new target: electric scooter startups. Can they survive regulation?.....»»

Category: topSource: incApr 18th, 2018

Electric Scooter Startups in Battle with San Francisco 

Older and wiser after its battles with Uber, the city of San Francisco has a new target: electric scooter startups. Can they survive regulation?.....»»

Category: topSource: incApr 17th, 2018

Lyft pulls electric bicycles in DC, NY, San Francisco after brake issues

Lyft has pulled from service all of its on-demand electric bicycles in New York, Washington DC and the San Francisco Bay area after some riders reported issues with the brakes......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 15th, 2019

Australia Passes Law to Punish Social Media Bosses for Violent Posts

Australia passed sweeping legislation Thursday that threatens huge fines for social media companies and jail for their executives if they fail to rapidly remove “abhorrent violent material” from their platforms. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 4th, 2019

Controversial California bill pushing taller, denser housing passes first hurdle

A controversial state housing bill similar to one that failed last year passed through the Senate Housing Committee in Sacramento. Senate Bill 50 is State Sen. Scott Wiener’s (D-San Francisco) second recent attempt at tackling California’s housing cr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 3rd, 2019

HOSPICE CARE CRISIS THREATENS NORTH WEST LONDON AS BRENT COUNCIL UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE TO SCRAP CONTROVERSIAL PLANS

HOSPICE CARE CRISIS THREATENS NORTH WEST LONDON AS BRENT COUNCIL UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE TO SCRAP CONTROVERSIAL PLANS.....»»

Category: topSource: pressatMar 19th, 2019

Racism, misogyny, death threats: Why can’t the booming video-game industry curb toxicity?

As the gaming world continues to rise in prominence and cultural visibility, abusive behavior by players has been hard to root out and, to some, threatens to curb the rapid growth of gaming and esports......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 26th, 2019

Lime scooter riders are being injured by ‘sudden excessive braking,’ company says

Lime, one of the world’s largest electric scooter companies, is urging riders to be extra cautious while operating their devices because of a technical “bug” that can cause “sudden excessive braking during use.”.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 25th, 2019

Lime scooter riders are being injured by ‘sudden excessive braking’

The company also pulled thousands of scooters out of circulation last summer after discovering that a small number of them may have been carrying batteries with the potential to catch fire......»»

Category: topSource: washpostFeb 25th, 2019

Christine Tsai recaps a whirlwind year for 500 Startups

500 Startups was the fourth most active venture investor in the Bay Area last year, according to a ranking by PitchBook Data. The CEO of the San Francisco venture and accelerator firm thinks that shouldn't surprise anyone......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 5th, 2019

Dockless Scooter Rides, No Longer Cheap and Easy, Increasingly End With Fines

Jump, Lime and other companies offering these services have begun experimenting with punitive fees to discourage unwanted behavior by users. But some customers are crying foul, saying they’re confused by the charges and by the rules themselves......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjFeb 5th, 2019

How much does it cost to run a startup in different tech hubs?

Tech startups in San Diego are spending quite a bit less than their peers in other innovation hubs around the country - not only in expensive cities like San Francisco, but also in affordable cities like Austin, Texas. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJan 23rd, 2019

Pedestrians and e-scooters are clashing in the struggle for sidewalk space

Regardless of local laws, scooter riders frequently take refuge from busy streets on crowded walkways. The results, critics say, can be deadly......»»

Category: topSource: washpostJan 12th, 2019

Ford-owned transit innovator Chariot to shut down, affecting Denver, San Francisco and more

Chariot will abruptly shut down all transit services by Feb. 1, a move that affects thousands of riders in Denver, San Francisco and about eight other metros, the company said in a blog post. Chariot, a San Francisco company founded in 2014 and a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 11th, 2019

Ford-owned transit innovator Chariot to shut down, leaving S.F. commuters in the lurch

Chariot will abruptly shut down all transit services by Feb. 1, a move that affects thousands of riders in San Francisco and elsewhere, the company said in a blog post. Chariot, a San Francisco company founded in 2014 and acquired by Ford in 2016, pr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 10th, 2019