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Uber sues Ola for allegedly using the same dirty tricks Uber was accused of using on Lyft, Gett

The race in the Indian taxi app business may have entered a second—and more intense—lap.<p>San Francisco-based Uber has sued its main Indian competitor, Ola, for allegedly creating 93,000 fake Uber accounts, hurting Uber’s business. According to the Press Trust of India, Uber is seeking Rs49.6 crore …

Transportation

Airbnb hosts in San Francisco will have to pay taxes on dishes and bedsheets

The city is about to require renters to itemize all the furniture and equipment in their homes so that they can pay taxes on them, similar to the way some businesses pay taxes on equipment, according to a report in the San Francisco Chronicle.<p>The tax on such "business personal property" will …

San Francisco

Uber Just Made It Easier to Pay for Other People’s Rides

Who needs a car as a Sweet 16 gift when you can get access to your parents’ Uber account?<p>The ride-hailing service announced March 16 that it’s …

Estonia Embraces Uber and Taxify As First European Country To Legalize And Regulate Ride-Sharing

It would be fair to say that traditional London and Parisian taxi drivers are not particular fans of the sharing economy. There have been violent protests in both cities to protect their vocations against the disruption of Uber to their business.<p>In London, Black Cab drivers have to endure at least …

South Africa just opened the continent’s first solar-powered airport

South Africa has opened the continent’s first solar-powered airport in the Western Cape. George Airport, which serves over 600,000 passengers annually, has launched a clean energy project which, during its first phase, will contribute around 40% of the airport’s electricity needs. Once completed, …

Renewable Energy

Nigerian government removes 23,846 'ghost' workers from payroll

An audit by Nigeria's government has discovered more than 20,000 nonexistent workers on federal payroll. Periodic checks are to be continued to avert …

Japan's Asahi 'to buy Peroni and Grolsch brands'

Super Dry brewer looking to expand markets beyond Japan, where beer sales are falling<p>Asahi Group has reportedly reached a preliminary deal to buy SABMiller’s Peroni and Grolsch beer brands for over 400bn yen (£2.3bn).<p>Asahi, known for its Super Dry beer, is Japan’s biggest brewer with a 38% market …

France's former budget minister stands trial for tax fraud

Jérôme Cahuzac, François Hollande's former budget minister and anti-fraud "white knight", stands trial for concealing €600,000 in undisclosed Swiss bank account<p>The biggest scandal to smear François Hollande’s presidency came to court on Monday as the former budget minister Jérôme Cahuzac goes on …

No one submits verified claim for $63 million lotto jackpot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Luck may have run out for the winner of a California Lottery jackpot: The person has apparently let $63 million slip away.<p>Nobody …

Globalization

Ferrari speed machine set to become the most expensive car ever

A 1957 Ferrari 335 S Spider could well become the most expensive car ever sold when it goes up for auction in Paris.<p>Dig deep, this speed machine will certainly set the bank manager’s heart racing – it could fetch up to 32 million euros organisers of the auction said.<p>One of the most iconic racing …

Oil-rich Venezuela is now importing U.S. oil

Venezuela has more oil than any other country on the planet.<p>But it just bought a bunch of American crude.<p>A ship carrying half a million barrels of oil that was pumped in the U.S. docked at a terminal owned by Venezuela last week, according to oil data research firm ClipperData. The shipment was …

Elon Musk to critic: No Tesla for you!

To buy a Tesla Model X, you don't just need $132,000 and the ability to wait months for your vehicle. You also need to be nice to Elon Musk.<p>One buyer just learned this the hard way.<p>Last fall venture capitalist Stewart Alsop posted an open letter to Musk critical of the Model X launch last …

Apple hired the hackers who created the first Mac firmware virus

LegbaCore founder Xeno Kovah revealed on Twitter in November that he and his partner, Corey Kellenberg, had been hired by Apple to do "low level security." The move went unnoticed until another security researcher revealed it during a presentation at a security conference in December.<p>LegbaCore was …

Firmware

Bill Gates Admits He Was a Nightmare Boss

This is what the Microsoft founder would think about if he were stranded on a desert island.<p>Microsoft chief <b>Bill Gates</b>, the college dropout turned world’s richest man, admits that his own tireless work ethic made him one of the world’s most difficult men to work for.<p>“I was quite fanatical about …

Italian Police Seize 9,200 Bottles of Fake Champagne Worth $380,000

ROME — Police seized around 9,200 bottles of fake champagne being produced in a shed in northern Italy, busting a counterfeit operation that could have netted the suspects more than $2 million, officials said Monday.<p>The operation near the city of Padova was "one of the most significant seizures of …

Northern Italy

Obama Is Putting $4 Billion into Computer Science Education

President Obama wants all students to have access to a computer science curriculum.<p>The White House announced Obama’s new Computer Science for All …

McDonald's Is Adding Macaroni and Cheese to Its Menu

Because the mozzarella sticks weren't enough.<p>According to Brand Eating, macaroni and cheese cups have been spotted at one unidentified McDonald's location in Cleveland, Ohio. The mac n' cheese is being offered, for a limited time only, on the Happy Meal menu as an alternative to fries, or …

Some McDonald's Mozarella Sticks Are Missing the Cheese

A lot of McDonald’s customers are complaining that the fast food chain’s new mozzarella sticks are seriously lacking in mozzarella.<p>People have taken …

McDonald's

Facebook is eying ridesharing

Looks like Facebook is slowly treading onto Uber's turf.<p>A patent application published Thursday reveals that Facebook (FB) is looking to get into ridesharing.<p>People are already accustomed to creating, discovering and RSVPing to events on the social network. But Facebook's event feature could soon …

Jay-Z Hit With $20 Million Lawsuit Over Fragrance Line

Cue the jokes about hip hop mogul Jay Z adding yet another lawsuit to his list of “99 Problems.”<p>Parlux Fragrances is suing Jay Z, whose real name is …

Lufthansa swoops on drone market

Germany 's largest airline has seen an opportunity in the commercial drone market and swooped. Lufthansa says it has signed a partnership deal with …

Whole Foods Is Recalling 70,000 Pounds of Pizza

Whole Foods (wfm) has issued a recall of some of its frozen pizza products.<p>The Food Safety and Inspection Service announced on Monday that, because …

A Customer Is Suing Papa John's Over 16 Cents

Zachary Tucker of Madison County, Illinois has filed a lawsuit against Papa John’s alleging illegal taxation.<p>The lawsuit was filed on Jan. 13 against …

Disney sued for replacing American workers with foreigners

Disney just got hit with two class-action suits.<p>Leo Perrero and Dena Moore say they were illegally replaced by foreign workers. Both were laid off from their IT jobs at Walt Disney World in Orlando in January 2015.<p>They were told they had 90 days to train their replacements: Foreigners on H-1B …

Walt Disney World Resort

Mumbai launches India's first LGBT taxi service | Business & Economy

From begging at the traffic lights of Mumbai to now being trained as a driver for India's first cab service operated by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, Sanjeevani Chauhan's life has come full circle.<p>"When you see a transgender or a gay person driving a cab in …