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MAY 10, 2016 - VatorNews

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Diversity, inclusion, and innovation—Oakland style

Mitch Kapor, an early investor in Uber and founder of Kapor Center, will open up Vator Splash SpringEditor's Note: Our annual Vator Splash Spring 2016 conference is this Thursday, May 12, 2016 at the historic Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Speakers include two major forces mentioned in this piece: Mitch Kapor (Founder, Kapor Center for Social Impact) and Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf. ...

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MAY 10, 2016 - Yahoo! News

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Uber, Lyft halt Austin service after losing vote over fingerprint checks

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - On-demand ride companies Uber and Lyft suspended their services in Austin, Texas, on Monday after a stinging loss in a weekend vote where they had spent heavily to repeal a city ordinance requiring them to conduct fingerprint background checks for their drivers. The defeat in Austin could encourage other cities to back the ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - SlashGear

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Uber tests $5 flat carpooling fee in Manhattan

Uber wants more people to carpool, and to give users incentive it is testing a new $5 flat fee (under certain conditions). Carpooling has many benefits — it saves fuel, reduces congestion on the road, and, of course, saves travelers their fare money — but many people are still hesitant to use it when strangers are involved. More Manhattan users ...

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MAY 09, 2016 - TechCrunch

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Uber and Lyft ‘pause’ Austin operations today in standoff over regulation

 Today, Uber and Lyft took their ride-hailing services offline in Austin, Texas, leaving drivers scrambling for other means of making income, and riders stranded or seeking another mode of transportation. Here’s why: this week, Austin voters upheld a rule that would require Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies there to do fingerprint-based background checks of their… Read More

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MAY 09, 2016 - New York Times

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Uber and Lyft End Rides in Austin to Protest Fingerprint Background Checks

The ride-hailing companies halted service after voters approved retaining a measure that the City Council said was the best way to weed out drivers with criminal records.

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