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  • The Uber insurance gap

     The Uber insurance gap
    In the new world of the sharing economy, companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar have made a compelling case that government shouldn't treat them the same way it treats conventional service providers. They're not taxi companies; instead, they empower...
  • Gaps in some ride-sharing firms' background checks

    Gaps in some ride-sharing firms' background checks
    Chicago's new ride-sharing services market their drivers as friendly and safe, asserting they have passed stringent criminal background checks. But a Tribune investigation revealed that one of the companies, Uber, did not check some of the criminal...
  • Water taxis could face obstacles on Newport's harbor

    The Newport Beach harbor has long attracted residents and visitors alike. Beyond the allure of the water itself, ample opportunity for entertainment can be found along its shores. There is the Balboa Fun Zone with its iconic Ferris wheel, and a number...
  • "Peak Car" threshold signals changes from automobile to auto mobility

    "Peak Car" threshold signals changes from automobile to auto mobility
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — The world that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised to stall. Several auto-industry analysts predict "Peak Car," a point at which annual global sales growth will top out, in the next decade, Researcher IHS Automotive, for one,...
  • With love, from an app

    With love, from an app
    Over the past few years, an explosion of smartphone apps have arguably made our lives a tad easier. They help us get a cheaper cab, make it seem totally normal to photograph all your meals or even monitor how well you are performing in the bedroom. Apps...
  • Harbor Commission gets in queue for water taxis

    Newport Beach residents and visitors could be cruising to their favorite bayside destination by boat this time next year. The Harbor Commission voted unanimously Wednesday night to form two ad-hoc committees, made up of harbor commissioners, to evaluate...
  • City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms

    City Council subpoenas insurance records from ride-share firms
    The three major for-profit ride-share companies operating virtually unregulated in Chicago face a Friday deadline to respond to subpoenas calling on them to turn over copies of their insurance policies, which critics contend fail to protect the public....
  • Uber ride-sharing service upgrades insurance coverage

    Uber ride-sharing service upgrades insurance coverage
    SACRAMENTO — Ride-sharing company Uber is upping the ante in its drive to persuade government regulators that the public is protected when its drivers are between fares. Uber announced Friday that it was closing a so-called insurance gap in its...
  • Uber overstates Chicago economic impact

    Uber overstates Chicago economic impact
    Rideshare in Chicago is already kind of a hot mess. Think 4 a.m. pickups by strangers ghost-riding their pink-mustache-adorned whips. And now it's sloppier: lawsuits, regulatory proposals and threats of outing secretly gay aldermen. (If you don’t...
  • Taxi cab wars 101

    Taxi cab wars 101
    Chicago Tribune business columnist Melissa Harris explains how ride-sharing companies like Uber have met resistance from Chicago government.
  • Snapchat apologizes for spam, says it's unrelated to data compromise

    Snapchat apologizes for spam, says it's unrelated to data compromise
    Snapchat has apologized for an excessive amount of spam that some users have been receiving lately. The Los Angeles start-up, which lets users send each other picture and video messages that vanish seconds after users open them, said its team is working...
  • Recent UConn Graduates' App Matches Partiers, Sober Drivers

    Recent UConn Graduates' App Matches Partiers, Sober Drivers
    When Sobrio's co-founders gave their business pitch at Connecticut's Innovation Summit a year ago, they were a bit intimidated. After all, Tom Bachant and Nadav Ullman were both undergraduates at the University of Connecticut. Sobrio, which uses a...