Uber takes aim at Washington bureaucrats – FT.com

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

Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Source: Cooperation emerges when groups are small and memories are long, study finds

Amazon Alexa App Downloads Increase After Dot, Tap Releases – Business Insider

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

Nearly 1 in 4 people abandon mobile apps after only one use | TechCrunch

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

2016 Internet Trends Report — Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers

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 launches subscription laundry service with Cleanly Reserve | TechCrunch

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

Finnish on-demand home cleaning startup Freska acquires Norway’s Wipe | 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

Accenture sees nearly half of cars autonomous in 25 years

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.

Perceived values of education from young people’s perspectives

Source: Perceived values of education from young people’s perspectives

Study of 1 million sites shows just how closely we’re watched | New Scientist

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