ADVERTISING Read more London’s mayor Sadiq Khan supported the decision by the transport regulator, which cited the firm’s approach to reporting criminal offences and background checks on its drivers as its primary concern. Three days later over 700,000 have signed an online petition calling for him to reverse the decision. Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has apologised for mistakes made, saying that they “got things wrong along the way” and that Uber must change in light of what happened. Khosrowshahi did not specify exactly what these mistakes were, but the concession was enough for Khan to ask the transport regulator to meet the company CEO.Uber’s expansion has often been problematic, bringing the company into conflict with local judiciaries from Austin to Paris. A pattern often emerges: the company will move into a new area before being forced to adapt services to court demands. Uber will appeal and either win, or like in Austin, Texas – … [Read more...] about ‘Uber isn’t perfect, but politics is about the signals you send worldwide’
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"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" (HBO) Do you hate picking up your phone and hearing an automated voice on the other end? John Oliver has your back. The host of HBO's Last Week Tonight has come up with a new way to encourage FCC commissioners to take a harder stance on robocalls: by robocalling them. On his show Sunday evening, Oliver debuted a system (triggered by the big red button above) that robocalls FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and fellow commissioners every 90 minutes. "It turns out, robocalling is so easy, it only took our tech guy literally 15 minutes to work out how to do it," he said. Here's Oliver's robocall message to Pai and FCC Commissioners Michael O'Rielly, Brendan Carr, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Geoffrey Starks: More From PCmag Toyota Says Selling Full-Electric Vehicles Is Less Eco-Friendly Fire TV Setup No Longer Requires Typing in a Wi-Fi Password Tesla Decides to Raise Prices, Keep Stores Open Cyber Warfare Is Still a Free-for-All "Hi, FCC. … [Read more...] about John Oliver tackles robocalls by flooding FCC with spam calls
SARASOTA, FL — A five-time convicted felon has been arrested in connection with the January attack on two paramedics with the Sarasota County Fire Department who came under fire when they responded to a phony emergency call. The deputy Sarasota police chief described the attack at the time as an assault on his central Gulf Coast community. Tyran Young, 32, of the 3000 block of Goodrich Avenue in Sarasota,was charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a firefighter, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and other offenses following a two-month investigation that began on Jan. 7 when shots rang out around 3:55 a.m. "The men and women of the Sarasota Police Department worked diligently and efficiently to find the person responsible for trying to harm one of our fellow first responders," said Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino. "This arrest brings closure and justice to first responders who risk their lives every single day to protect our community and society." … [Read more...] about Arrest Made In Attack On Sarasota First Responders
A headset that helps track your sleep, a smart cat bowl and a motorised suitcase are among some of the innovative gadgets going on display at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The largest technology convention in the world is taking place in a conference hall in Las Vegas, showcasing a mix of aspiring tech companies' innovations and a small handful of gems from established names. Members of the media were given a sneak preview of some of the stars of the show at a 'CES Unveiled' event, held ahead of its official opening tomorrow. CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the coming year's agenda. Scroll down for video CES is one of the biggest dates in the tech industry calendar and is expected to draw more than 180,000 visitors hoping for a chance to see the kind of tech likely to dominate the … [Read more...] about Weird and wonderful gadgets unveiled at this year’s CES tech show
It is 75 minutes before showtime at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, and the Justin Bieber Watch is in full effect. (OMG!) On the fourth-floor pool deck of the hotel that overlooks the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, a motley collection of MTV marketing partners, entertainment executives, and other shiny Angelenos are enjoying cocktails and squinting at the open-air red carpet. (Any minute now!) MTV has parked a cadre of young fans in bleachers across the street to scream on cue at every celebrity arrival, but in the meantime, they’re baking in the sun. Amid the hubbub are two guys huddled together, drinking Michelobs, unmoved by the glamour around them. After a few polite neck cranes over the rail, Twitter cofounder Evan Williams, flanked by his then-COO Dick Costolo, gives up. “I really can’t see anything,” he says. Williams then looks over at the bleachers, sees one girl literally turning pink before our eyes, and deadpans, “They probably … [Read more...] about I Want My Twitter TV!