A car sports the unmistakable pink mustache of Lyft’s ridesharing service. (Photo courtesy of Lyft.)
After an almost year-long debate, Seattle City Council decided yesterday to limit rideshare companies Lyft, Sidecar, and UberX to only 150 operating cars in the city per company at any given time.
However, no limit was placed on the total number of authorized rideshare drivers nor the number of rideshare companies allowed in the city.
Neither taxis nor rideshare companies seem to be happy with the decision. According to MyNorthwest.com, an Uber statement following the City Council meeting called it “disappointing,” saying the driver cap would shut down the company.
Alok Vaid-Menon is an activist with the Audre Lorde Project and is one half of the queer South Asian poet-activist duo Dark Matter. (Photo courtesy of Alok Vaid-Menon)
On February 13, Facebook introduced a feature that allows U.S. English-speaking users to select from roughly 50 different gender identities for their profile information, as well as three different pronoun options (she/hers; he/his; they/theirs).
Yesterday was a historic day for Microsoft with Satya Nadella’s appointment as the company’s new CEO.
After a six-month long search following former CEO Steve Ballmer’s retirement announcement, the corporate board appointed frontrunner Nadella CEO over other candidates that included Microsoft executive vice president Tony Bates and Ford CEO Alan Mullaly.
A Microsoft leader for 22 years, Nadella has inspired tech and news analysts to predict that he will usher in a new era for mobile at Microsoft, which has long been stalled during Ballmer’s tenure. This has the potential to push the Gates-founded enterprise to its former legacy of groundbreaking innovation.
If you come with 100 miles of the Canadian border, the government can search your phone or laptop without cause.
Innovators from Washington state blend high-tech research and pragmatic application to create cool, surprising and even downright weird global-health inventions.