The days when lumbering, hulking trucks ruled the world of package delivery might someday may come to an end, as the roads make way for smaller, lighter delivery vehicles. Amazon tested package delivery using licensed cabs in San Francisco and Los Angeles this fall, as it looks into using the vehicles to bring customers their goods. Read More >
Soda will now come with the nation’s first-ever tax on sugary drinks in Berkeley, CA, after the city became our nation’s first to pass such a law last night. More than three-quarters of voters cast their ballots in favor of the measure, which will put a tax of $0.01 per ounce on sugary drinks. Read More >
Once Toyota Stouts and Datsun 520s began selling in sufficient numbers (in spite of the Chicken Tax) to attract Detroit’s attention, the idea of selling small pickups— without actually tooling up to build them— seemed appealing to the Big Three. Chrysler had the Mitsubishi-built Plymouth Arrow pickup, Ford had the Mazda-built Courier, and GM had the Isuzu Faster-based Chevy LUV. Each type rusted with great eagerness and were near-disposable cheap, so they’re all very rare today. I see maybe one LUV per three years of junkyard visits, so this ’79 LUV Mikado grabbed my attention right away. Read More >
Intuit CEO Brad Smith, pictured at the first annual Quickbooks Connect conference hosted by Intuit in San Jose, California, writes poetry and plays the saxophone. Brad Smith, P90X fan and CEO of software company Intuit, said there were two moments when he knew he was a leader. “First, it hit me coming up through karate,” said Smith, who has a black belt. “When you hit a brown belt, you become a student-teacher. At that moment, it shifted my mind. It became about teaching others and the capabilities in others. I was as responsible for their progression as I was my own. That really let me know I love management and leadership.” His mother and father were behind the other instance, back when he was 3 years old. “I used to walk around with a stick,” said Smith, whose company owns Mint.com, TurboTax and other personal finance and business products. “My dad used to call me Moses. It’s on a home video. He said, ‘That kid would rather lead no one than follow anyone.’ I had dogs following me in the neighborhood. I had neighborhood kids coming over.” As part of ABC News’ “C-Suite Insider” series, Smith talked about about hobbies that occupy him when he’s not leading 8,500 employees and the eighth-best company to work for, according to Forbes. Read More >
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DOHA, QATAR – Easy Taxi, one of the world’s leading mobile taxi hailing apps, is expanding its services in Qatar and is connecting passengers directly with trained and tracked drivers. The Easy Taxi App eases a myriad of current transportation needs in Qatar through its convenient, reliable, and cost-effective service.