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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘regulations’

FAA’s New Drone Rules Could Be Bad for Business

The Federal Aviation Administration is poised to propose new rules for commercial drones by year’s end, and if they look anything like what the Wall Street Journal is reporting – it’s going to be a rough day for businesses and drone enthusiasts. According to the report, the FAA is planning some rather restrictive new rules for commercial drones under 55 …

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Comcast & Time Warner Cable Pass Time Awaiting Merger Approval by Helping Give Award to FCC Commissioner

Do you pay a lot for cable and internet? Neat, me too. Check this out. You’ve probably never heard of it, but The Walter Kaitz Foundation is a decades-old non-profit organization with the stated mission of promoting diversity in the cable telecommunications industry. Every September, the Walter Kaitz Foundation holds a dinner in New York City called the Kaitz Dinner. …

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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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Lyft Launches Friday in NYC Despite Regulatory Pushback

Lyft is not backing down in its quest to bring its on-demand car service to the Big Apple, despite warnings from the city’s Taxi and Limo Commission that they will not hesitate to take legal action. Earlier this week, Lyft announced that it was finally launching in New York City – not all of NYC, but in two boroughs to …

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Filmmakers Ask FAA to Let Them Make Movies with Drones

The Motion Picture Association of America has facilitated the requests of seven different “aerial photo and video production companies” to be granted exemptions from the Federal Aviation Administration so that they can finally lawfully operate their unmanned aircraft systems. In other words, the FAA may allow filmmakers to shoot movies with drones. The film and television industry has been pushing …

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FDA’s E-Cigarette Regulations Manage to Disappoint People on All Sides

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration currently regulates your traditional forms of tobacco–cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. Of course, some new players have joined the nicotine party as of late-the most notable being the electronic cigarette, or e-cig (or vape pen), which has been unregulated for years now. We’ve all known it was coming for some time, and Thursday …

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Same-Day Flowers by Drone? Not on the FAA’s Watch

The Federal Aviation Administration has put the kibosh on one Commerce Township-based flower delivery company’s plans to deliver bouquets by flying drone. FlowerDeliveryExpress.com CEO Wesley Berry says that the FAA recently told them to shut down their new drone delivery pilot program, which is still in beta. “Unfortunately, we can no longer conduct testing of delivering flowers by drone,” said …

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FCC May Greenlight Mid-Flight Cell Calls

Could you soon be permitted to call your loved ones while flying the friendly skies? According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Communications Commission is set to suggest new rules that would allow passengers to use their cellphones at cruising altitude. From The Wall Street Journal: The Federal Communications Commission will propose allowing passengers to use …

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The Skies Get Friendlier As FAA Relaxes Rules on PEDs

As expected (in fact, a bit earlier than expected), the days of airplane passengers being forced to power down all of their portable electronic devices during takeoff and landing are officially behind us. Well, maybe not immediately – but by the end of this year you can expect to hear nothing but silence when a flight attendant spots you in …

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FAA Ready to Lighten Up on Electronics

By next year, you shouldn’t have to power down all of your electronics when you board an airplane in the United States. As expected, the FAA is close to adopting new, relaxed rules for portable electronic devices on commercial flights. As of now, all electronic devices (including ereaders, tablets, and phones) must be powered down prior to takeoff and on …

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