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How Regulators Are Clumsily Undermining Their Plan to Let Rideshare Companies Thrive

Mike Montgomery | Posted 10.09.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Just when I thought cooler heads had prevailed, all hell has broken loose in California's rideshare economy. Regulators gave the thumbs-up to companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar with one hand, and then used the other to layer on new rules.

Christina Wilkie

Lyft Prepares To Fight Ride Share Regulation With GOP-Linked Lobbyists

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ride-sharing service Lyft has hired two well-connected Washington lobbying firms to help it fight a looming battle in Congress and t...

WATCH: Uber, Sidecar and the Human Touch

Shawn Amos | Posted 05.03.2014 | Technology
Shawn Amos

"The human touch means giving the rider a real fixed price instead of some multiplier that goes up whenever you most need a ride," according to Fred W...

Life in the Slow Lane

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Vegas certainly isn't the first to wrestle with the disruptive force of ride share services. And it certainly won't be the last.

Final Verdict Revealed For Uber, Lyft And Sidecar

AP | SUDHIN THANAWALA | Posted 11.19.2013 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO -- Web-based ride-hailing companies will have to make sure drivers undergo training and criminal background checks and have commercial l...

An Ode to the Sidecar Cocktail

Food Riot | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste
Food Riot

Like any great classic cocktail, the sidecar -- a refreshing, delightfully olde-timey mix -- a has a murky past.

Honk If You Hate Ride-Sharing Apps

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 06.25.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles cabbies staged a noisy protest Tuesday over the smartphone-driven ride-sharing services that are cutting into their busines...

You Give Gov a Bad Name

Mike Montgomery | Posted 05.29.2013 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

With an FTC investigation in the rearview mirror, it's no surprise that Google's Larry Page took a few potshots at government regulators and their inability to keep up with the dynamism of the tech sector during the company's recent I/O event. The question is, were his criticisms valid?

The Revolution Will Be Rideshared

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.02.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Having weathered a major regulatory attack, Lyft, SideCar, and Uber are on the verge of becoming the default mode of urban transport.

You May Finally Be Able To Catch A Cab In SF

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.17.2013 | San Francisco

Getting a cab in San Francisco may soon become a bit easier following the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency's decision earlier this week t...

A Taxi's Worst Nightmare?

AP | TERENCE CHEA | Posted 04.05.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — When Hesky Kutscher needed to get across town, he didn't call a taxi. He tapped a smartphone app called Lyft, which allows users...

When Press Kills Your Product

Chris Johnson | Posted 01.07.2013 | Small Business
Chris Johnson

Sidecar's founder swings by the Warby Parker bus Companies will go to any lengths to get press. Think Taco Bell's '96 April Fools' stunt (and New Yor...

Aaron Sankin

Are Those Pink Mustache Cars Breaking The Law?

HuffingtonPost.com | Aaron Sankin | Posted 10.09.2012 | San Francisco

One question pondered by many San Francisco residents during recent months: "What's the deal with all these pink mustache cars?" Adorned with pink ...

The Sidecar Cocktail 5 Ways

Liquor.com | Posted 11.14.2012 | Taste
Liquor.com

While the exact origins of the Sidecar are unclear, we know it contains cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice. Here are five ways to vary that classic recipe.

Car Rental Startups Fight For Supremacy

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 06.28.2012 | Small Business

Are the days of hopelessly waving one's hand in the air as occupied cabs stream past finally over? A new crop of startups is trying to make the experi...

The Best Three-Ingredient Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 07.13.2011 | Home
Liquor.com

Who says a good cocktail needs a dozen obscure ingredients? Some of the most enduring and popular recipes are actually some of the shortest and easies...

Classic Cognac Cocktails

Liquor.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liquor.com

You may think of the famed French brandy as a sipping spirit, but cognac has a long mixological history. In fact, it was an extremely popular ingredie...

For the Best End-of-Summer Margarita, Orange You Forgetting Something?

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tony Sachs

There are literally dozens of orange liqueurs on the market, be they triple secs or curaçaos or otherwise named.

Friday Talking Points [114] -- When Will Rahm Go? Place Your Bets!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The debate outside the Beltway (and, increasingly, inside the Beltway as well) is whether Rahm Emanuel should leave his job sooner, or later.

Can Obama's Health Summit Succeed?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are two yardsticks for success. The first is to actually get something done, and get something passed; the other, to position the Democrats politically for the midterms, whether a bill gets passed or not.