Ride-hailing app Uber wants to provide transportation services around the world, but taxi service laws are very local, forcing them to fight city by city for each of their services to exist legally. In Moscow and Bangalore this week, cities were able to limit the service’s growth, including confiscating drivers’ motorcycles in India. [More]
If you were planning to fly Delta Air Lines for an overseas trip this holiday season, you might want to start making other plans. The airline aims to cut its international flights by about 3% during the last three months of 2015. [More]
The Olympics are coming to Sochi, Russia and the country doesn’t want any of its citizens looking chubby in front of all those finely tuned athletes. So it’s rewarding subway riders with a free ticket if they can manage to squat 30 times in front of specially installed transit machines in the Moscow subway system. It’s a win-win-win: Passengers get a free ticket and some quick cardio and Russia gets publicity for the Sochi games. [Mashable]
It’s a lot easier than you might think for the Ruskies to start vacuuming funds from your account after they steal the account number and PIN codes from Office Max.