Despite being chastised by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), which declared quasi-taxi firm Lyft as an “unauthorized” firm, the startup says it will go ahead with its scheduled Friday evening launch.
Lyft is a San Francisco-based startup that allows its users to book rides from drivers via its smartphone app, effectively acting just like a taxi service.
Last month, the International Game Developers Association released the results of its developer satisfaction survey, revealing that 22 percent of people working in the gaming industry are women. Although this is almost double the percentage of five years ago (11.5 percent), it seems a bit low when women make up 48 percent of those playing games.
The Rhode Island state police are showing off their latest tool to combat child pornography: Thoreau, a golden Labrador.
The K-9 has been trained to ferret out gadgets, such as thumb drives and hard drives, that might contain kiddie porn. Thoreau is trained to identify scents such as metals and other components found in these gadgets. The dog can then help the authorities find concealed digital storage materials at residences of those suspected of possessing child pornography.
Mark Zuckerberg sees the Internet as a vital service that should be made available to everyone across the world -- a service that can be as vital as, say, the ability to call for emergency help on a telephone.
In an editorial published Monday in The Wall Street Journal, the Facebook chief outlined his vision for a future of universal Internet access, and the steps he sees to get there. Currently only one-third of the world is connected, he said, with the rest lacking access due to issues like high costs or a lack of infrastructure.
In a recent interview Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin said that perhaps it’s time to re-think the traditional 40 hour work week mentality.