Categories
Uncategorized

On-demand storage entrant makes helping homeless its mission – The SpareFoot Storage Beat

On-demand is intrinsically local. Boombox, an on-demand storage company, is making its mark in the community it serves by donating to relieve San Francisco’s raging homelessness. Founded in February 2017, San Francisco-based Boombox Storage has pledged to donate the first month’s rent of any customer who switches from self-storage to its full-service model to a […]

Categories
Uncategorized

FBI probes Uber’s use of software to target rival Lyft | TechCrunch

Old news, but of growing importance. One of the challenges for new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is addressing the consequences of the “free-wheeling bro culture,” which is a nice way of people were freely ignoring the law at Uber. Latest unwelcome newsflash for the incoming CEO: The ride-hailing giant’s use of a software program which tracked […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Jaguar reveals Future-Type concept – Car News | CarsGuide

Auto makers designing with on-demand in mind. “Face-to-face social seating” is a thing now. Jaguar is taking an each-way bet on the autonomous driving debate, with the Future Type concept boasting on-demand autonomous capability. So if it actually existed, you would be able to drive it and it would be able to drive you. Source: […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Lyft is bringing another self-driving car pilot program to the Bay Area – The Verge

Lyft is partnering with yet another self-driving car startup — this time with Drive.ai in the San Francisco Bay Area — to launch a pilot program that will shuttle ride-sharing customers to their destinations in vehicles controlled by artificial intelligence, not humans. Source: Lyft is bringing another self-driving car pilot program to the Bay Area […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Ex-GrubHub driver testifies on ‘ghost orders’ and the acceptance rate hustle | TechCrunch

Another take on the GrubHub trial. On day two of Lawson v. GrubHub, plaintiff Raef Lawson returned to the stand to testify about his experience driving for GrubHub. GrubHub is defending its practices of employing delivery drivers as 1099 contractors. Lawson is seeking reimbursement for underpaid wages, expenses and other damages, which amounts to just […]

Categories
Uncategorized

GrubHub Aims To Discredit Driver In ‘Gig Economy’ Trial – Law360

A GrubHub attorney attempted to discredit a delivery driver Wednesday in a California federal bench trial over his claims that the company shorted his pay by misclassifying him as an independent contractor, pressing him on whether he signed up to work for GrubHub just to sue. Source: GrubHub Aims To Discredit Driver In ‘Gig Economy’ […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Seattle Has a New “Playbook” for Handling Transportation Changes – Next City

The Seattle Department of Transportation doesn’t want to wait for all those details to shake out, however. Published yesterday, SDOT’s New Mobility Playbook looks at the potential good and bad of emerging transportation and establishes goals for integration into Seattle’s existing network without compromising the agency’s stated values of safety for all road users, social […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Fitness Guru Launches Video On Demand Service Using Brightcove Video Platform | Business Wire

Local programming will support local stylemaking and services. Brightcove (NASDAQ: BCOV), the leading provider of cloud services for video, announced today Margaret Richard, the creator and host of the PBS fitness show Body Electric since 1984, is leveraging the Brightcove video platform to deliver a Video on Demand (VOD) service to her loyal audience Source: […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Favor, the on-demand service focused on Texas, picks up $22 million Series B | TechCrunch

Favor is an on-demand delivery service that operates in Texas. Much like Postmates, the service lets users order food (as well as other stuff) from their favorite restaurants and has runners pick it up and deliver it to the end-user. The company has today announced the close of a $22 million Series B financing round […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Launch of Migo search engine provides on-demand rides in Seattle and Portland – Transportation Today

Looking across transportation networks, including bikes and taxis, gives Migo users an easy cost comparison. The business will be tough, because it’s the ability to book a ride/vehicle that matters to the consumer. Migo offers that booking capability. Like flight price comparison, there may be a market here. Funneling the growing list of transportation companies […]