Uber is bringing its penchant for upsetting entrenched operators to a new target: the Washington bureaucrats who oversee timeworn rules on expenses. The taxi-booking group is smarting over guidelines that let government workers recoup transport
Source: Uber takes aim at Washington bureaucrats – FT.com
Monthly downloads of Amazon’s Alexa app have increased since the company released its Dot and Tap smart home devices.
Source: Amazon Alexa App Downloads Increase After Dot, Tap Releases – Business Insider
Apple’s iTunes App Store is home to over 1.5 million apps and Google Play hosts over 2 million, but the number of apps that actually get installed and used on consumers’ devices is still quite…
Source: Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use | TechCrunch
KPCB’s Mary Meeker presents the 2016 Internet Trends report, covering today’s Internet growth.
Source: 2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
Cleanly, the on-demand laundry service looking to take on FlyCleaners, has today announced a new annual or monthly membership program that discounts service while offering a recurring pick-up and…
Source: Cleanly launches subscription laundry service with Cleanly Reserve | TechCrunch
Finland’s Freska has acquired Norway’s Wipe, signalling its intent to lead the on-demand home cleaning space in the Nordics.
Source: Finnish on-demand home cleaning startup Freska acquires Norway’s Wipe | TechCrunch
Consulting giant Accenture has published a report predicting 40 percent of cars will be autonomous by 2040s, and what that will do to connected industries.
Source: Accenture sees nearly half of cars autonomous in 25 years
Mitch’s Quick Take: This is a realistic projection, based on uptake of digital technology and the early, high cost of autonomous vehicles. We may have 5 percent autonomous car penetration by 2025, but won’t approach a majority of vehicles until around 2045.
In a huge study, a pair of computer scientists from Princeton University measured how the top million websites track you. Here’s what they found
Source: Study of 1 million sites shows just how closely we’re watched | New Scientist