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LTFRB to impound Uber, Grab cars lacking franchise

Before the end of the month, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will start apprehending drivers accredited by ride-hailing companies and impound their cars if they continue to operate as public conveyances without franchises. After imposing a P5-million fine on ride-sharing companies Grab and Uber, the LTFRB said that by July 26, drivers […]

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Uber Now Has Filters that Show Your ETA and Monday Mood

Ride-sharing app Uber has a fun update to let your friends know that you’re on your way. It’s via Snapchat filters, of course. Uber and Snapchat announced their tie-in last November. The Snapchat filters have been available since this week, so if you’re a user of both apps, you can unlock the Snap filters while […]

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Waze and Spotify’s duet means musical commuting

A new joint feature allows users to get turn-by-turn navigation within their Spotify app or, if they prefer access to their Spotify playlists while using Waze. It means that voice instructions or alerts will temporarily mute out the playlist rather than the music and the navigation system both competing for the driver’s aural spectrum at […]

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Inquirer launches 5-platform redesign

“How do we bring the Inquirer to the next stage? How do we take it to the world standard of integrated experience?” Thus asked Inquirer Group of Companies chair Marixi Rufino-Prieto amid the challenges being faced by traditional news media in the digital world where the public’s habits of consuming information have evolved dramatically. The […]

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WATCH: Rare Pokémon causes near stampede on Taiwan intersection

A shocking sight reminiscent of a scene from a disaster film happened in a busy Taiwanese intersection on Sunday, as thousands of people swarmed the streets to capture a rare creature from the famed augmented-reality game Pokémon Go. Reports from Taiwanese media confirmed that a stampede nearly occurred when a Snorlax—the cuddly, sleep-enthusiast who’s a […]

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Bill banning ‘distracted driving’ approved on final reading

A bill that would prohibit and penalize “distracted driving,” or the practice of using phones and engaging in other activities while driving a motor vehicle, was approved by the Senate on third and final reading on Monday. Senator Sergio “Serge” Osmeña III, acting chairman of the Senate committee on public services, said Senate Bill No. (SBN) […]

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Toyota to invest in ride-hailing app Uber

NEW YORK— Toyota said Tuesday it is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app. The Japanese company did not say how much the investment is worth. As part of the deal, Uber drivers can lease Toyota vehicles with money earned from their driving. Investing in ride-hailing […]

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Uber, Grab fares up for LTFRB review

AFTER the taxi fare cuts that took effect last week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has initiated a review of the fare rates for app-based vehicle services like Uber and Grab. The LTFRB has set a hearing for April 6 regarding “proposed fare adjustments” for these fast-growing players in the transport sector, […]

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U-Hop is 3rd app-based transport service to get LTFRB nod

A homegrown brand has joined what remains a short list of government-approved app-based transport services. The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Friday granted accreditation to U-Hop Transportation Network Vehicle System Inc., making it the third transportation networking company (TNC) to be allowed to operate in the country, after Uber and Grab. Last […]

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MOA allows Grab to operate at Naia

GRAB, a regional ridesharing platform, will start serving passengers at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) next week. David de Castro, a spokesperson for the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), said that airport officials and Grab would sign a memorandum of agreement on Mar. 10 with operations targeted to begin on Mar. 14. The development […]

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May 23, 2018

The Porsche Macan and I have very fond memories. I was first able to sample the car in early

May 16, 2018

Porsche makes the extremely desirable GT3 even more so—by making you work.

May 02, 2018

Last April, my husband and I attended the Entrepreneurs Organization’s Global Leadership Conference (EOGLC) in Toronto.