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Will Lyft, Uber Strike Out on Scooters in San Francisco?

Four of the leading scooter rental firms—Uber, Lyft, Lime and Bird—aren’t likely to nab San Francisco’s golden tickets to operate services in the city. They’ve been too naughty. That’s the upshot from this San Francisco Chronicle story on Friday, which says that those companies scored poorly on the city transportation agency’s preliminary staff ratings because of their “past experience,...

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Europe’s Regulatory Traffic Jam: The Information’s Tech Briefing

European regulators seem to be caught in a traffic jam of cases against big U.S. tech companies. It’s a situation we could easily see develop in the U.S. in the not-too-distant future, an interesting wrinkle that is likely to work to some companies’ advantage.

The logjam in Europe has emerged in recent days as we have been waiting to see European regulators slap Amazon with ...

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