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I am reading a lot lately about #Uber  , as the City of Toronto just lost a battle in the courts.  I will start this by saying, I like Uber.  This is not directed at their politics, but more so what I can do with the app.  As a techno geek, I love that I can pull out my phone, request a ride and know exactly when that ride will arrive, as well as who will be picking me up.  I also LOVE that I don't need to worry about cash, and the transaction is fully handled online.  This is not only fantastic, it really is the only way it should be in today's era.  This brings me to the competition...

The existing taxi companies are up in arms.  They are seeing Uber as a threat to their current way of life, and there is a very strong potential that this will eat away at their bottom line.  Truth is, it will.. and I don't feel any pity.

Why aren't these taxi companies modernizing?  Why aren't they getting apps out there that allow users to do they very same thing.  They don't even need to develop any, many have already done so... such as +Flywheel (https://www.flywheel.com/),  Easy Taxi (http://www.easytaxi.com), Curb (http://gocurb.com), or Hailo (https://www.hailoapp.com/en/).   There should be little or no excuse.

If I were a smaller taxi company, such as the taxi companies in #MiltonOn , I would be jumping on board as fast as I could.  Of course, The Toronto companies could be adopting to get ahead of their competitors... but they don't.  You could technically even have different companies in different cities using the same app, such as flywheel, which would mean I could get the closest taxi no matter where I was in the GTA.  But,  they haven't.  Why not?

I can see why Uber is exploding.  They have very little, if any, competition in most markets.  It's not their fault, they are just pushing the boundary.  I for one hope the competition gets their act together before they are irrelevant.  Sadly, I doubt they will... they'll be too busy trying to maintain the past via the court rooms.
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This is quite a story.  What a journey... amazing.
The San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) is one of the biggest media events of the year for pretty much all things nerdy (please note: as a huge nerd myself, I use that term incredibly affectionately). Started in 1970 as the Golden State Comic Book Convention, it originally showcased primarily comic books as the name suggested but has since evolved to include animation, anime/manga, toys, pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia, video games, fantasy novel...
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The local cab companies, instead of trying to fight for the status quo, should start trying to compete for business in the current environment.  Let's face it, we are a phone era.  I love that I can know the name of the driver, the license number of the taxi that is picking me up, and not have to worry about having money on me to pay.  Instead of cities fighting #uber  , they should be encouraging the local cab companies to innovate.  But, I agree with the writer.. they don't want to innovate, they just want to maintain their current system that works for the license owners, and is really not so great for the drivers.
Uber may drive a stake through the heart of the cab business and it's about time.
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Same. It's so convenient and you don't need to worry about what the local process is. 😊
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Agreed to much of what Neil Macdonald says in this article. So many things, such as access to information, is getting worse in #Canada, and we need to restore a level of accountability in this area!
Yes, there is much to criticize about the U.S., Neil Macdonald writes, and readers know he certainly has. But as he takes his leave from Washington, he also says there are many American values that countries like Canada could learn a few things from.
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We've self-driven nearly 1 million miles, now averaging around 10,000 self-driven miles a week—that's just a bit less than a typical American driver logs in a year! We've learned a lot about how people drive on the road and where incidents commonly occur. Learn more: https://goo.gl/oIul2t
After 1.7 million miles we’ve learned a lot — not just about our system but how humans drive, too.
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Good source of training information!  I need to keep this handy!!
Don't have the money to offer professional development training for your employees? You don't need any.
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Yes, this is good.  The guys is good.  Looks like a great show, I didn't even know it existed.
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Ideas will be accepted until the end of the Parapan Am Games using #TORONTOsign
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As one who loves smart home technologies, the future of this level of automation also brings a lot of risks.. of which are unfortunately already becoming reality.

http://www.dwell.com/post/article/how-secure-modern-smart-home-we-ask-professional
The burglars’ tools of tomorrow will look more like robots and radios than lockpicks and crowbars. A security expert weighs in.
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It's out there, but crashes.  We are told we'll have this by 2017, but I am not sure the people could handle such a concept as they can't even manage driving on the ground.  I think I prefer a world of self-driving cars, and i could go for self driving flying cars.. but don't let the average person touch it!
Another day, another promise that flying cars are just over the horizon. It’s like that movie Groundhog Day except Bill Murray’s character wakes up once every six months to a new world where he’s completely forgotten the media’s promises of flying cars from six months ago.
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Notice anything new on the streets of Mountain View, California? Our latest prototype vehicles are ready for the road and a few of them are now cruising around town! 

These prototype vehicles are designed from the ground up to be fully self-driving. They’re ultimately designed to work without a steering wheel or pedals, but during this phase of our project we’ll have safety drivers aboard with a removable steering wheel, accelerator pedal, and brake pedal that allow them to take over driving if needed. The prototypes’ speed is capped at a neighborhood-friendly 25mph, and they’ll drive using the same software that our existing Lexus vehicles use—the same fleet that has self-driven over 1 million miles since we started the project. 

As we start to cruise around the neighborhood, we really want to hear what our neighbors think. To learn more about our project or to leave feedback on how we’re driving, please visit our website: www.google.com/selfdrivingcar.

See you on the road!
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