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Electric scooter riders are often forced to choose between breaking the law and endangering themselves. Here’s how to change that.

Electric scooters have the potential to transform transportation, but they’re plagued with safety issues. Current laws meant to protect riders and pedestrians, like helmet laws and footpath regulations, are ineffective and only lead to more confusion. Training first-time riders, opening up footpaths, and creating clear and consistent laws could lead […]
Electric scooter riders are often forced to choose between breaking the law and endangering themselves. Here’s how to change that.
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The creators of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ say the tech industry’s lack of self-awareness is what makes it a good punchline — and explain why there’s no WeWork episode

The sixth and final season of HBO’s tech satire “Silicon Valley” premieres on October 27. We attending a screening of the first episode of the season at an event with the show’s creators and several cast members in San Francisco on Wednesday. Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the show’s creators, […]
The creators of HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley’ say the tech industry’s lack of self-awareness is what makes it a good punchline — and explain why there’s no WeWork episode
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This founder once tried to compete with Android and iOS. Now, he’s taking on Uber and Lyft with a new e-bike startup that just raised $20 million.

Bond Mobility announced Wednesday it raised $US20 million in Series A funding from DENSO’s New Mobility Group, which includes Toyota and Softbank. Bond Mobility cofounder Kirt McMaster was ousted as CEO of his last startup, Cyanogen, in the wake of reports the company exaggerated its success and misled investors. McMaster […]
This founder once tried to compete with Android and iOS. Now, he’s taking on Uber and Lyft with a new e-bike startup that just raised $20 million.
Tech

Uber will focus on ebikes and scooters over cars for shorter journeys

Uber will focus on electric bikes and scooters over cars for short city journeys. That will impact short-term profitability, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told the Financial Times. But it’s much more efficient to take a bike or scooter for a 10-block journey than a car. Uber will focus on electric bikes […]
Uber will focus on ebikes and scooters over cars for shorter journeys