AUSTIN

On Demand

You Can Hail a Public Bus Like an Uber in This City

Can on-demand buses stop Uber from cannibalizing public transit?
Tracey Lindeman
10.5.18
AUSTIN

Google’s Self-Driving Cars Have a New Name: ‘Waymo’

It stands for a new way forward in mobility. Also--the name of a workout in Arkansas.
Madison Margolin
12.13.16
texas

Austin's Department of Transportation Wants to Fine a Facebook Group

The police came looking for the CEO of Arcade City, a Craigslist style listing service for various services.
Justin O'Connell
7.17.16
Uber Earth

The Tiny Deal-Breakers That Make Uber Skip Town

A look into Uber’s regulatory mess.
Nicole Kobie
5.29.16
Uber Earth

What Austin Locals Think of Uber and Lyft’s Defeat and Departure

You almost can’t visit a major American city without at least seeing one of the two major ridesharing companies, Lyft and Uber. Unless you visit Austin, Texas, that is.
Rollin Bishop
5.28.16
Uber Earth

Uber's Drive-By Politics

The fights that Uber and Lyft wage in cities like Austin look like local politics, but their actions often put corporate interests above local ones.​
Alex Rosenblat
5.27.16
Uber Earth

Arcade City Is the ‘Black Market’ Uber that Runs on Facebook

Arcade City aims to “disrupt” the centralized ridehailing operators.
Carlos Perez
5.26.16
Uber Earth

What It Takes to Lure Uber to Your Small Town

It helps to have a college.
Leif Johnson
5.26.16
Uber Earth

When Uber Left Austin

“We wanted them to comply with something and, Uber and Lyft basically said ‘no,’ and, like a toddler, stomped off.”
Jason Koebler
5.26.16
texas

Uber and Lyft Shut Down in Austin After Losing Vote on Driver Background Checks

“The people have spoken tonight loud and clear,” said Austin mayor Steve Adler.
Becky Ferreira
5.8.16
Gaming

Inside The Escape Game's New $1 Million Facility

There’s only ever one solution, but the journey to it is never the same.
Rollin Bishop
4.18.16
AUSTIN

The Home of the Future Will Save the Planet and Drive You Insane

Step inside the cutting edge smart house that tracks every drop of your energy use—if the constant updates don't push you to the brink, it just might save the world.
Alex Goldmark
5.22.14
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