Street Fight Daily: Tech ‘Bubble’ Speculation, Uber Looks to Go Driverless

by David Hirschman
Street Fight Daily: Tech ‘Bubble’ Speculation, Uber Looks to Go Driverless May 26, 2015 by David Hirschman Leave a Comment Filed Under: Headlines A roundup of today’s big stories in hyperlocal publishing, marketing, commerce, and technology… Overvalued in Silicon Valley, but Don’t Say ‘Tech Bubble’ (New York Times) It is a wild time in Silicon Valley.Read the full article

  • Uber hard at work on effort to replace drivers with machines - 8 readers, 97 Tweets - Travis Kalanick might be able to replace Uber's drivers faster than expected. Pittsburgh Business Times has spotted a vehicle emblazoned with "Uber Advanced Technologies Center" on a side door. Tha...

  • How Everyone Gets the ‘Sharing’ Economy Wrong - 23 readers, 1002 Tweets - Uber, Lyft, Instacart and other ‘sharing economy’ startups aren’t just remarkably efficient marketplaces, they’re remarkably efficient machines for producing near minimum-wage jobs.

  • The declining value of U.S. newspapers - 8 readers, 254 Tweets - Over the past two decades, major newspapers across the country have seen a recurring cycle of ownership changes and steep declines in value.

  • Not All Bots Are Trying to Rip Off Digital Advertisers - 8 readers, 135 Tweets - It's been estimated that anywhere from 56 percent to 62 percent of Internet traffic is automated, meaning that ads routinely go unseen by actual people at a startling rate. But what has not been revealed until now is that a significant number of bots—or computerized drivers of traffic—do not set out to pillage brands.