Uber is suspending its professional taxi service in Barcelona from tomorrow almost a year after it re-entered the Catalan capital. The move follows the regional government agreeing new regulations for the vehicle for hire (VTC) sector aimed at making sure they do not compete directly with taxis. “The new restrictions
Mark Minevich Contributor Share on Twitter Mark Minevich is a digital fellow at IPSoft. Japan, still suffering the consequences of its ‘Lost Decade’ of economic stagnation, is eyeing a transformation more radical than any the industrialized world has ever seen. Boldly identified as “Society 5.0” Japan describes its initiative as
Cold weather is no fun for battery-powered cars, but experienced owners have a few tips for getting by when the mercury drops.
Facebook’s main app has more than 2.3 billion users. We know this because, each quarter, the company reports its user growth, alongside its business updates. These metrics are a key signal to investors and others about how the company is doing and how quickly it’s growing. But that could soon
New York City open-source maker startup LittleBits began to lay off staff last month, TechCrunch has learned. The loss of jobs comes as the company looks to shift more focus toward the K-12 market. Education-specific offerings have been lucrative for the company in its eight-year existence, but recent products have
Gmail on mobile will soon get a new look. Google today announced that its mobile email apps for iOS and Android are getting a redesign that is in line with the company’s recent Material Design updates to Gmail, Drive, Calendar and Docs and Site. Indeed, the new UI will look
This induction-powered, cast-iron multicooker from Japan has an impressive array of capabilities, but it doesn’t break any new ground.
At the tail end of Tesla’s earnings call today, Elon Musk dropped a surprise bit of news: the company’s CFO, Deepak Ahuja, will be retiring. “There is no good time to make this change,” said Ahuja, but noted that after two back-to-back profitable quarters, now might be the best time.
Parts of the Midwest are experiencing the coldest temperatures in 20 years this week as the polar vortex takes hold. On Wednesday morning, it was -22 degrees in Chicago, with a wind chill of -49, according to CNN. In northern Minnesota, wind chills dropped to -65. Flights are being delayed
Whether you’re straight, gay, bi, or otherwise, dating as a guy can be rough. Sometimes you want to make the first move, but you don’t want to appear over eager. After all, if it’s a lady you’re pursuing, chances are she’s received more than a few unsolicited messages already. But
Forget everything you thought you knew about Snapchat. The disappearing messaging app might soon be home to snaps that don’t actually disappear. That’s according to Reuters, which today reports the company is considering a plan that would make public snaps permanently viewable. SEE ALSO: Snapchat survey finds that Snapchat makes
You’d be forgiven for being cynical. I’ve been seeing foldable display concepts for as long as I’ve been attending tech trade shows (which, quite frankly, is longer than I care to mention). Big names like Samsung and LG have been pumping countless R&D dollars into the technology in hopes of