Swiss say Facebook's digital currency plan will face hurdles

[ad_1] In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the Facebook logo on a screen at Nasdaq in Time Square, New York. Facebook and its partners have asked financial authorities in Switzerland to evaluate their plan to create a new digital currency called Libra. Facebook has said a nonprofit association headquartered in Geneva would oversee Libra, […]

Altice adds a $20 mobile plan to its cable service

[ad_1] Moreover, unlike Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile, you don’t need to be a customer with Altice’s Optimum or Suddenlink cable services to subscribe. But you do at least need to live near where those services are offered. The plan also costs $30, instead of $20, per month if you’re not a current cable subscriber. As an […]

Research reveals new plan to maximize rideshare availability by routing empty cars

[ad_1] Time is money. Especially for rideshare drivers with companies like Uber and Lyft. New research in the INFORMS journal Operations Research looks at a new model for rideshare companies focusing on maximizing the availability of rideshares by optimally routing empty cars. All rideshares start off waiting on a passenger… when a passenger arrives if […]

Google Maps will let you plan 'mixed modes' of travel for complicated, multipart trips

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain If your daily journey to work requires that you cycle to the bus stop or train station before taking an Uber to your job then planning out your route could be getting easier thanks to Google Maps. The navigation app is launching a new tool to help you plan out […]

Cable industry fights plan to require robocall-detection technology

[ad_1] The cable industry is fighting an attempt to require deployment of robocall-detection technology. Some phone providers have already begun deploying the technology in question, which is called SHAKEN/STIR. The technology authenticates callers with digital certificates to prevent spoofing of Caller ID numbers. But Charter—the lobby group that represents Comcast and other cable companies—wants to […]

DOJ's plan to make Dish the fourth major carrier has a fatal flaw

[ad_1] Aurich Lawson / Getty When the Department of Justice approved T-Mobile’s purchase of Sprint, the DOJ’s antitrust officials insisted that an unusual remedy could replace the competition lost in the merger. Sprint will no longer exist as a separate entity if the DOJ’s plan is finalized, reducing the number of major nationwide mobile carriers […]

DOJ's plan to make Dish the fourth major carrier has a fatal flaw

[ad_1] Aurich Lawson / Getty When the Department of Justice approved T-Mobile’s purchase of Sprint, the DOJ’s antitrust officials insisted that an unusual remedy could replace the competition lost in the merger. Sprint will no longer exist as a separate entity if the DOJ’s plan is finalized, reducing the number of major nationwide mobile carriers […]

Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities need to plan ahead now

[ad_1] What does a future full of AVs mean for all the spaces reserved for downtown parking? Credit: Kris Cros/Unsplash, CC BY Imagine a scene from the near-future: You get dropped off downtown by a driverless car. You slam the door and head into your office or appointment. But then where does the autonomous vehicle […]

Bargain-hunting robocars could spell the end for downtown parking – cities need to plan ahead now

[ad_1] What does a future full of AVs mean for all the spaces reserved for downtown parking? Credit: Kris Cros/Unsplash, CC BY Imagine a scene from the near-future: You get dropped off downtown by a driverless car. You slam the door and head into your office or appointment. But then where does the autonomous vehicle […]