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Microsoft’s Flagship Fifth Avenue Store to Open This Fall

Microsoft’s Flagship Fifth Avenue Store to Open This Fall

Though Microsoft opened its first retail store in 2009, the company has never had a true flagship location. Last year, the company announced that it had singed a lease at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City. That’s about five blocks away from Apple’s flagship NYC store, by the way. Now, that store will apparently open in the fall. The …

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Uber, de Blasio Strike Deal That Ends Plan for Driver Cap

Uber, de Blasio Strike Deal That Ends Plan for Driver Cap

The war is long from over, but it looks like at least one battle between Uber and the Bill de Blasio administration has reached a ceasefire. For now. Just days before the New York City Council was set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers, the two have reached an agreement of …

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Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Uber Is Not Happy with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

Like many cities, New York City has a powerful contingent that’s none too pleased with Uber and other on-demand ride services. The City Council is set to vote on a proposal that would cap Uber, putting a freeze on new drivers. According to the bill, the reason for the freeze is so the city can run a study on traffic …

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Uber Is Now Delivering Food in NYC and Chicago

If Uber can get you a ride in a reasonable amount of time, the company thinks it can also get you a hot (hopefully) meal in that same window. Uber has announced it’s expanding its UberEATS food delivery service to two giant markets – New York City and Chicago. Uber first started delivering food in Los Angeles under the name …

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‘The Interview’: NYC Comedians Plan a Live Read ‘in the Name of Free Speech’

Who knows when you’ll get to see The Interview? Last week Sony execs decided to cave to vague, terroristic threats and postpone the release of the Seth Rogen/James Franco comedy indefinitely. According to reports, Sony was not alone in its cowardice. At this point nobody knows when the film, which was originally scheduled for a Christmas Day release, will see …

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Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which said Amazon would test this physical location concept, and if successful, could expand it to other cities. Well, it looks …

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Amanda Bynes Spotted In NYC Sporting A Bandage And Talking To Herself

On Friday, Amanda Bynes landed in New York City and was spotted wearing a bandage on her face at the airport. According to TMZ, Bynes was spotted in LAX the night before, behaving strangely. The news follows her arrest for driving while under the influence last Sunday, September 28 in Los Angeles, for which she made bail at $15,000. A …

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Women’s-Only Uber-Like Car Service Readies Launch, Could Face Tricky Legal Issues

If you asked a handful of women whether or not they feel 100 percent safe in taxis, Uber, or Lyft cars – I’m willing to bet the the predominant answer would be not really. Sure, the majority of the time taxi rides go off without incident, but there are those stories – incidents of attempted sexual assault and the like …

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Ebola Scare: NYC Doctors Declare False Alarm

As the list of fatalities related to the Ebola virus grows, so grows with it a sense of paranoia that it’s just a matter of time before the virus crosses the ocean and affects Americans en masse. And yet this hasn’t happened, not since the disease was first identified in the mid 1970s. Recently Americans have felt an increased sense …

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Lyft Had a Rocky Start in NYC Over the Weekend

Fresh off its kinda victory on Friday in New York City, Lyft launched in all five boroughs to much fanfare. Unfortunately, high demands coupled with an underwhelming workforce and newly-imposed regulations made getting a Lyft driver a real headache in the Big Apple. Folks took to Twitter to vent. Nice of @lyft to offer me free rides for next 2 …

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Lyft Launching in NYC After Making Concessions

The battle of Lyft vs. New York City – mainly its Taxi and Limo Commission – has finally produced a resolution. Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of NYC tonight, but only after making some pretty big concessions. “Tonight, after making positive progress with local and state leaders, Lyft will launch in all five boroughs of New York City. …

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Lyft Slapped with Restraining Orders Hours Before NYC Launch

According to a report, both the New York City Taxi and Limo Commission and the state Attorney General have filed temporary restraining orders against on-demand car service Lyft, who is planning on launching in Brooklyn and Queens Friday evening. Earlier this week, Lyft announced their intentions to begin operations in NYC. That was immediately met with pushback from the city’s …

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