There is nothing quite like that sinking feeling you get watching a snowplow cruise down your street, sending a cascade of the freshly fallen stuff on the only strip of driveway that you've managed to dig out so far. Fortunately, there’s now a way to hail a plow of one's own with the push of a button.
Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said their prices could triple during the snowstorm that has begun on the East Coast -- that is, if they're even on the road.
Uber said its service would be unavailable starting at midnight Tuesday until the Massachusetts travel ban is lifted. After that, it said it would cap its surge pricing at 2.9 times the base fare for as long as the state of emergency was in effect.
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Net neutrality, the demise of Aereo, personal privacy, and activism on the Internet emerged as central themes of debate this year, according to the folks who keep watch at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
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