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Lyft president: Car ownership will 'all-but end' in cities by 2025

"We see car ownership as a burden that is costing the average American $9,000 every year. The car has actually become more like a $9,000 ball and chain that gets dragged through our daily life," Zimmer said in an opus on Medium that outlined his vision for an autonomous car future.<p>Zimmer believes …

Maybe Microsoft's weird app strategy is working after all

In addition to the normal Uber functionality, the Windows 10 app will let you order a car by speaking to Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant, according to a blog entry.<p>Also, this new app supports Windows 10 Live Tiles, so you don't have to open the app to see how long you have until your Uber …

Dish also interested in buying T-Mobile next year, according to Reuters

Dish is considering making a bid for T-Mobile in 2014, per a new report from Reuters. If the company indeed pursues an acquisition, it may face a bidding war with Sprint — the very carrier it briefly (and unsuccessfully) tried to buy purchase earlier this year. Sprint eventually found another …

Shazam adds automatic music and TV show recognition to its iPhone app

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Ensuper<p>“The only thing that’s easier than pressing one button is pressing no button at all,” said …

To compete with Amazon, eBay wants to be the Uber of e-commerce

Amazon and eBay are increasingly at odds with each other in the e-commerce space. In response to Amazon's drone dreams, eBay CEO John Donahoe practically scoffed, saying, "We're not really focusing on long-term fantasies, we're focusing on things that will change consumers' experience today." Thus, …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best of GQ<p>What Artur Samarin pulled off at a school in small-town Pennsylvania is one of the boldest hoaxes of our time.<p>By Daniel Riley1 day agoView …

Here's What People Are Actually Watching On Their Smartphones And Tablets, As TV Goes Mobile

There's a glut of video available. Fifteen percent of all online video is already being viewed on mobile devices. Another significant slice is being viewed through apps on smart TVs and set-top boxes.<p>But what kind of content is keeping audiences glued to all their screens, and how is it different …

Texting App WhatsApp Now Has 400 Million People Using It Every Month, Making It Bigger Than Twitter

That's bigger than Twitter, which has 230 million active users and just had its big IPO.<p>WhatsApp is a messaging service that doesn't require users to pay for texts. Instead, messages are sent over the Internet. It's particularly popular overseas where carriers typically charge users for every text …

Simple.tv is bringing its DVR for cord cutters to Ouya

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Simple.tv will launch an app for its over-the-air DVR on Ouya devices next year. The app will bring live and recorded TV to …

NameTag releases first face recognition app for Google Glass, recognizes 450K sex offenders

Sex offender? Gotcha. Ego-driven international music superstar? Got you too. Nameless nobody? This new technology on Google Glass might just have you too.<p>Especially if you have a criminal record.<p>The new technology isn’t coming from Google, or from Facebook — although it is powered by their …

Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US

Nextdoor, the fast-growing startup that has been compared to a Facebook for your neighborhood, has revealed some new numbers today in a TCTV interview with co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia and Greylock partner and Nextdoor investor Josh Elman. As Tolia tells us, Nextdoor just launched its 25,000th …

Facebook's mobile chops take it to No. 2 in US ad sales

The social network still trails behind Google, the top seller of mobile ads, but it soars past other competitors, according to a report from eMarketer.<p>Facebook is on track to be the second largest seller of digital advertisements in the US in 2013 thanks to its mobile ads, according to figures …

Foursquare gets another $35M to build its vision for ‘passive location awareness’

Foursquare, hardly a media darling as of late, has converted its perception problems into more funding.<p>The company announced today a $35 million Series D round, led by DFJ Growth and Capital Group. “This investment means that we can build our vision even faster. And that you guys are going to see a …