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Uber and Lyft drivers reveal the scariest situations they have ever encountered

We asked Uber and Lyft drivers about the scariest incidents they have had working for the taxi apps. On the whole, most rides are uneventful and safe. But the few situations that occur can leave a driver scared on future rides. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The stories are reflective of a tiny…

2:00PM Water Cooler 8/5/2019

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Trade “Trade Wars Escalate” [Tim Duy’s Fed Watch]. “The big news everyone will wake up to is the latest escalation in the trade wars between the U.S. and China. The situation is obviously a clear net negative for the economy that will keep the Fed biased toward easing again in…

Deals, program launches headline digital health payer news during Q2 2019

Digital health-focused moves from payers throughout the last quarter ranged from partnership agreements and program launches to acquisitions and CMS coverage rulings. Several such headlines came from major players like Cigna, UnitedHealth Group, pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and various Blue Cross plans, and frequently involved digital health mainstays such as Livongo, Fitbit, Doctor on Demand and…

Tesla’s plan to deliver fully self-driving cars this year worries regulators and experts

Tesla is racing to be first to the market with a self-driving car made for the masses, promising to send as soon as this year an over-the-air software update that will turn hundreds of thousands of its vehicles into robo-cars. But its push to put untested and unregulated features in the hands of its drivers…

The Trump administration killed a self-driving car committee — and didn’t tell members

Waymo An all-star team of transpo bigwigs had just one meeting before the DOT went radio silent The Trump administration quietly terminated an Obama-era federal committee on automation in transportation earlier this year, the Department of Transportation confirmed to The Verge this week. What’s more, the DOT never informed some members that the advisory group…

Lyft makes self-driving research public in bid to speed development

Lyft is making research data on self-driving technology available to the public in a bid to accelerate the development of robotic cars, which is seen as critical to the ride-hailing giant’s future viability.Billing it as the largest such trove of data made available to researchers and rivals, Lyft said Tuesday the initiative includes more than…

I’m Janet Varney, And This Is How I Work

Janet Varney is best known for — well, it depends on what you like her from. She’s acted in The Legend of Korra, You’re the Worst, and Stan Against Evil, and created the IFC web series Fortune Rookie. She stars in the audio-drama podcast Voyage to the Stars and hosts the chat podcast The JV…

Lyft, Inc. (LYFT) CEO Logan Green on Q2 2019 Results

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Footage shows grasshoppers swarming above the Las Vegas strip

Footage shows grasshoppers swarming around the Las Vegas strip as the insects invade the city due to unseasonably wet weatherLarge swarms of grasshoppers have descended on Las Vegas in recent days The insects are travelling north to Central Nevada due to changing weather patterns and an unseasonably wet first six months of the year in the…

Channel 12’s Brahm Resnik apologizes for tweet that angers Arizona Republicans

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic Published 10:00 a.m. MT Aug. 13, 2019 | Updated 11:42 a.m. MT Aug. 13, 2019CLOSEBrahm Resnik, a political anchor and reporter for Channel 12 (KPNX), has apologized for a tweet he posted over the weekend in which he drew comparisons between an Arizona Republican Party tweet and a Nazi slogan."APOLOGY," Resnik tweeted…

Hordes of grasshoppers have invaded Las Vegas

Massive swarms of grasshoppers have descended upon Las Vegas this week, and it’s startling some residents. The winged insects may outnumber the humans in some parts of town, but it’s not something to worry about. The pallid-winged grasshopper is a common desert species, a state entomologist said. “It appears through history that when we have…

Lyft makes self-driving research public in bid to speed development

Lyft signage is displayed at its service center in Los Angeles. Lyft signage is displayed at its service center in Los Angeles. Bloomberg Photo/KYLE GRILLOT Lyft is making research data on self-driving technology available to the public in a bid to accelerate the development of robotic cars, which is seen as critical to the ride-hailing…

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