By David Welch Bloomberg Tues., July 24, 2018 SOUTHFIELD, MICH.—Maven, the car-sharing platform run by General Motors Co., is rolling out a service to let owners of its cars rent them out and earn money as the automaker makes a bigger move into selling rides as a service instead of just building vehicles. The idea is to let GM’s customers put their cars into Maven’s fleet using its app the same way Airbnb Inc. enables people to rent out their homes. Maven rents cars out for hours or days at a time the same way Avis Budget Group Inc.’s Zipcar unit does. If it catches on, Maven will get more cars to rent out without carrying assets on its books while GM’s customers have a way to make some extra cash. “We think Maven can become a verb,” said Julia Steyn, vice-president of urban mobility and Maven. “The brand stands for sharing.” For GM, the bigger idea is to establish new ways to sell transportation as consumers … [Read more...] about GM’s Maven unveils Airbnb-style way for owners to rent out cars
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Updated 10:52 am, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Photo: Paul Zinken, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A banner reading 'Occupied' is fixed in front of a house in Berlin, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Police say activists protesting rising rents and the gentrification of neighborhoods in the German capital have occupied nine vacant buildings. The dpa news agency reported Sunday the buildings included apartments in several Berlin neighborhoods including the trendy Kreuzberg, Neukoelln and Friedrichshain. (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP) less A banner reading 'Occupied' is fixed in front of a house in Berlin, Sunday, May 20, 2018. Police say activists protesting rising rents and the gentrification of neighborhoods in the German capital have occupied ... more Photo: Paul Zinken, AP Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest … [Read more...] about Activists occupy 9 vacant Berlin buildings in rent protest
posted on 07 Oct 2011, 11:00 4 1. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010) Sprint may be behind in offering LTE, but the network has been prepped for it since they initiated WiMAX. In a sense, Sprint is actually ahead of the game. I'm impressed with this news. Their native coverage will expand respectfully almost overnight. Their transition will also be rather quick now that the plans have been laid out. posted on 07 Oct 2011, 11:04 1 2. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010) @ slammer, I agree to disagree. Sprint is behind on the bandwagon, but I believe they will surpass AT&T. Sprint will eventually get bought out by Verizon. posted on 07 Oct 2011, 11:39 5 7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011) No way, Sprint is exactly what Slammer said. They will have a complete LTE network in by 2013 & if they are STILL cheaper than Verizon & AT&T then people WILL want to go to Sprint. That is not a long time at all. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Is Sprint late with its transition to LTE?
Some of the advantages 5G has over 4G, including less energy consumption and wider signal coverageThere's no doubt that 5G is the future of mobile networks. And why shouldn't it - it will be faster and more reliable while also enabling futuristic technologies such as self-driving cars, and remotely performed surgeries. Sounds great, but we are still a couple of years away from the full implementation of 5G, and countries and network companies alike are still figuring out the best way to adopt it. In the case of the U.S. things have become a bit more complicated. Recently Trump's national security team has came up with the idea to implement a single 5G network, ran by the government. But why suddenly gain control over something that's been private for ages? Well, just in case China tries to compromise the U.S. security.The idea was initially announced on Sunday by a senior administration official. “We want to build a network so the Chinese can’t listen to your … [Read more...] about 5G network in the U.S. to be under governmental control?
This is part of our Road Trip 2016 summer series "Life, Disrupted," about how technology is helping with the global refugee crisis -- if at all. Germans and Syrians have more in common than they realize, Wael Alafandi tells 30 Berliners and tourists as he leads us through the city's historic center. There's the Ministry of Finance, he points, where East German police, Soviet forces and tanks crushed an uprising of workers in June 1953. Thousands were killed, executed or injured across East Germany. And here's the Topography of Terror museum, which memorializes decades of repression and torture. Hitler's Gestapo and SS once had headquarters in this space. A section of the Berlin Wall stretches for blocks. Syrians know the same kinds of horrors. More than 11 percent of the country's population has been wounded or killed in five years of civil war. Hundreds of thousands have been arrested or kidnapped by government troops, rebel forces or ISIS. And just as Germans knocked down the Wall 26 … [Read more...] about Germany taps tech to help refugees find community, fit in