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How Uber, UPS, Walmart and Marriott are Combatting Human Trafficking

See what steps these private American companies are taking to make modern day slavery an issue of the past.

How Uber, UPS, Walmart and Marriott are Combatting Human Trafficking

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Doc On Demand: Meet the Uber for Pediatricians

In New York City, there’s not much you can’t have delivered to your doorstep on demand. Dinner, wine, limos, cleaners, chefs, barbers, dog walkers, drones… they’re all just an app click away if you live in the Big Apple. Add pediatricians to the list. Baby Doctor, a new doctor-on-demand application, delivers licensed pediatricians and nurse practitioners to parents’ front doors, day or night. The objective: No more wasted nights in an overcrowded emergency room with a sick child for routine ails like stomach bugs and minor coughs. The healthcare app connects parents with a doctor or nurse practitioner who specializes in treating infants and children in 60 minutes or less. “When you have a screaming child, you don’t have the luxury of waiting hours in an ER department until he or she feels better,” Shachar Golan, the startup’s CEO, said in an interview. Golan and his wife, Dr. Dania Rumbak, […]

Doc On Demand: Meet the Uber for Pediatricians

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Loved by Consumers, Uber and Lyft Face Regulatory Struggle in Major U.S. Cities

If you’ve ever been stranded late at night without a taxi in sight, then you probably don’t need to be convinced that services like Uber and Lyft, which allow consumers to order cars directly from their smartphones, have brought innovation to an industry not exactly known for its efficiency. Yet for how much positive feedback they’ve received from the general public, these kinds of game changing companies have nonetheless come up against regulatory challenges across the United States—even though their expansions have been fueled by torrid consumer demand. Take Uber, which was valued at more than $18 billion in June, according to the New York Times’s Dealbook blog. The San Francisco, California-based company, which collects roughly one-fifth of the money generated by each successful ride, also reportedly logged more than $1 billion in gross revenue last year—not bad for a four-year-old startup. Nonetheless, regulations, many of which are set at the local […]

Loved by Consumers, Uber and Lyft Face Regulatory Struggle in Major U.S. Cities

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Dubbed the “Uber of Parking,” Haystack Launches in Baltimore & Boston, Attracting Lots of Users—and Controversy, too

If you’ve ever wished there were an easier way to find a parking spot in a crowded city, Eric Meyer can relate. Frustrated by the lack of easily accessible parking spots in his adopted hometown of Baltimore, Maryland, Meyer set out to solve the problem using technology. Fast forward a little while later and Meyer has made good on his promise, having founded Haystack, a startup whose smartphone app could upend how drivers look for and find parking spaces.

Dubbed the “Uber of Parking,” Haystack Launches in Baltimore & Boston, Attracting Lots of Users—and Controversy, too

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Rethinking 911: How This Startup is Saving Lives

These ambitious entrepreneurs are on a mission to revolutionize America's aging 911 system.

Rethinking 911: How This Startup is Saving Lives

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Meet the Bold Entrepreneur Who Invented a Biofilm That Fights Bacteria Like a Shark

Find out how Sharklet Technologies, Inc. bravely created a sharkskin-mimicking film that stops bacteria from growing in a most unusual way.

Meet the Bold Entrepreneur Who Invented a Biofilm That Fights Bacteria Like a Shark

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These 9 U.S. Universities Graduate the Most Billion-Dollar Company Founders

Want to start up a successful enterprise after you graduate college? For some serious inspiration, don't miss this eye-opening list.

These 9 U.S. Universities Graduate the Most Billion-Dollar Company Founders

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With Your Help, This Pittsburgh Tech Startup Plans to Turn Potholes Into ‘A Distant Memory’

Maintaining America’s transportation infrastructure has always been a challenge, but what if there was a way to monitor and accelerate repairs on our roadways simply by driving on them?

With Your Help, This Pittsburgh Tech Startup Plans to Turn Potholes Into ‘A Distant Memory’

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Project 100 Wants To Reinvent Transportation In Vegas — and Beyond

Zach Ware is launching an on-demand service giving members access to 100+ shared cars, 100+ shared electric bikes, and 100+ shared shuttle bus stops. Their mission: get transportation within five minutes.

Project 100 Wants To Reinvent Transportation In Vegas — and Beyond

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This Transit Startup Saves You Time and Shrinks Your Carbon Footprint

Find out how TransitScreen aims to make cities "healthier, sustainable and more accessible for everyone" through the power of data.

This Transit Startup Saves You Time and Shrinks Your Carbon Footprint

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Phoenix Rising: How A Tech Startup Oasis Emerged in the Arizona Desert

A growing number of entrepreneurs have started and scaled innovative companies in Phoenix, cultivating a blossoming tech ecosystem in what was once a startup desert.

Phoenix Rising: How A Tech Startup Oasis Emerged in the Arizona Desert

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Meet the Startups Breaking Into Nashville’s $38 Billion-Dollar Healthcare Industry

Health care companies are striking a resounding chord in Nashville — to the tune of $38.8 billion — and these savvy startups are getting in on the action.

Meet the Startups Breaking Into Nashville’s $38 Billion-Dollar Healthcare Industry

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