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Apple Espionage

  • Xiaolang Zhang, Former Apple Engineer was stopped by federal agents at San Jose International Airport after purchasing a “last-second” ticket to China. The employee allegedly stole trade secrets from the company with the intent to bring them to a new employer. LINK
  • Apple has 5,000 People working on Autonomous Cars, According to a Criminal Complaint Against Ex-Engineer LINK

Man denies drinking while driving … he only drank at stop signs. LINK

How Google‘s parent company is paving the way to become a transportation giant through deals and internal projects. More than one billion monthly active users worldwide relying on Google Maps for walking, vehicle, or public transportation directions. It’s not hard to imagine it opening up to on-demand bikes, scooters, and, eventually, self-driving carsLINK

Apple is rebooting maps … 5 ways they can compete with Google Maps.  LINK

Study of Uber drivers finds men earn more than women — a) Men drive faster b) men drive in more lucrative — but sometimes less safe — locationsLINK

  • Spain’s Cabify ‘categorically denies’ that it is in negotiations for a full or partial sale to Lyft LINK
  • Bus Startup Skedaddle Reportedly Held Acquisition Talks With Uber and Lyft LINK

Are you in the market for a 150-mph lawnmower? LINK

State-run app-based taxi aggregator coming to India. The initiative comes following the recent incident in which an Ola driver attempted to kidnap a woman in Bengaluru. LINK

  • FLASHBACK: ‘Centralized system’ for taxis in Turkey proposed amid Uber-taxi tension. LINK

Bellhop, a ride-share aggregator, officially launched their free app in New York today to help provide access to more rides and greater price transparency across multiple ride-shares services. LINK

Two flying taxi startups got $2m in Pentagon funding last year; Joby Aviation & Larry Page bankrolled KityHawk LINK

New road signs can detect mobile phones are being used in vehicles and trigger a flash warning on road sign. LINK

Flying Trains could be coming your way. A plane that lands on a runway shrug its wings off, turns into a train and rolls on to rails to drop you off at your local station. LINK

The Catholic perspective of pro-life self-driving cars. LINK

Is Ride Share the New LinkedIn?  “The idea is that by sharing cars with other passengers headed in the same direction, you save money without traveling too far out of the way. But there’s a second, not-so-obvious idea behind the experience: It can connect people.”  LINK

Podcast: The cashless taxi system that’s reducing Rwanda‘s traffic accidents LINK

Anthony Barba

As the founder of mobility as a marketing consultancy pumpkin, Anthony helps brands utilize transportation to increase their competitive advantage & create new revenue streams. once gave TEDx talk on how the rise of the mafia in las vegas is connected to the future of mobility … then walked off stage to buy his daughter a Spider-Man action figure next door.

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