Here’s who will be hurt by New York’s cap on Uber and Lyft

(CNN)New York City’s recent decision to place a one-year cap on new for-hire vehicle licenses is a sad example of government favoritism for the yellow taxi industry against fair-market competitors like Uber and Lyft. This will hurt poor and minority riders and entrepreneurs, and subject New Yorkers, like myself, further…

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Britain says Brexit will open door to tougher Russia sanctions

Ministers consider harder US-style regime, with City commercial interests at stake The UK government has said a potential battery of tougher sanctions against Russia could be introduced once Britain has left the EU next March, raising the prospect that it will join the US in preventing Russian sovereign debt from…

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How Andrew Cuomo is sidestepping Cynthia Nixon’s challenge

(CNN)A few minutes into New York’s sole Democratic primary debate for governor, incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo — who is running for a third term — fielded a question that has been on the minds of many: Will he be a candidate for president in 2020? Pressed for a direct promise…

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This Sexy Girl Tried To Scam This Guy, But Got Hilariously Trolled Instead

For the last year, police have been warning people to be alert to scammers demanding payments in the form of iTunes vouchers, after an 80-year-old woman was tricked out of $4,000. But because he was both aware of the scheme and suspicious of a stranger who kept calling him ‘baby’…

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Real Turks feel the squeeze after Trump’s tweets and tariffs

Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)At the Ayakl borsa — or standing currency exchange in old Istanbul — seasoned traders still ply their trade on their feet as they have for centuries. They say they have not seen such volatility since 2001, when Turkey faced its last major currency crisis. Conflict over pastor…

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Kadho debuts Kidsense A.I., offline speech-recognition tech that understand kids

Kadho, a company building automatic speech recognition technology to help children communicate with voice-powered devices, is officially exiting stealth today at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2018 where it’s launching its new technology, Kidsense Edge voice A.I. The company claims its technology can better decode kids’ speech as it was built using speech…

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Ebenezer Cobb Morley: Google Doodle celebrates football’s founding father

(CNN)Before 1863, football was a chaotic and mostly unregulated sport, with differing sets of rules that added to the confusion. After the meeting, Morley created the first official rules of the game, which would be standardized across England. The 13 rules, which the FA published in a pamphlet titled “Laws…

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