FedEx Delivery Robots Receive Chilly Response in New York City

TechCrunch is reporting that New York City has made it abundantly clear autonomous delivery robots are not welcome. FedEx, like Amazon and Postmates, has been experimenting with autonomous delivery robots, some of which were in NYC over the weekend to…

Judge Sides With Uber & Lyft in NYC Cruising Cap Case

According to Reuters, a judge has struck down a NYC rule “limiting how much time drivers for ride-hailing services can spend cruising streets in busy areas of Manhattan without passengers.” Uber and Lyft filed separate lawsuits challenging a NYC rule…

NYC Deploys IoT Sensors to Monitor Traffic and Reboot Signals

New York City’s traffic signals are going decidedly high-tech, with the rollout of IoT sensors, according to a press release by Transition Networks, Inc. The new system will monitor traffic at some 10,000 intersections and reboot malfunctioning signals. Transition Networks…

Google’s NYC Retail Store Is Reportedly Dead

Google is not going through with its New York City retail store, which would’ve been the first of its kind. The company is currently looking to sublease the 5.442 square-foot location it leased last year. According to Crain’s, Google want’s…

Justin Bieber Shows Off His Skateboarding Skills–Or Lack Thereof–In NYC

Though it was confusing, Justin Bieber got the crowd’s attention when he performed impromptu skateboard tricks on 6th Ave on Wednesday. Justin Bieber skateboarded on his way to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon outside Radio City Music Hall. Bieber’s 15-minute…

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…

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…

Cara Delevingne: Sexuality “Not A Phase,” Flattered by Petition Insisting On Apology from Anna Wintour

Cara Delevingne was recently featured in an interview with Vogue magazine, in which the writer suggested the model’s sexuality was a phase. This past weekend, The New York Times published a new interview with the Paper Towns actress, in which…

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…

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…