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If you’re a safe driver, you could soon be saving money just by downloading an app.

After 18 months of testing and development, Progressive is preparing to roll out a smartphone app that can monitor drivers’ behavior behind the wheel and give them discounts for safety. The auto insurance company has been one of the biggest proponents of so-called usage-based insurance, and it’s hired the Boston company Censio to make the process even easier.More →

A parade of new app-based services are making urban life more convenient, from lunch delivery to laundry pick-up to chauffeured vehicles that materialize outside the bar just when you’re ready to leave. When you talk with those workers, you find that while the companies promoting the apps often advertise earnings of $1,000 a week or more, it can be tough to earn a real living.More →