Uber Prepares For Another Fight With DC Regulators
Just about six months ago, Uber won a big battle with D.C. regulators to have its on-demand car service approved for operation within the nation's capital. But new regulations from the D.C. Taxi Commission could severely hamper the company's ability to offer low-cost services in the nation's capital.
White to Republicans: SEC not writing political spending rule
WASHINGTON - Despite a major push by liberal groups, federal securities regulators are not currently drafting a rule to require public companies to disclose their political spending, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White told lawmakers on Thursday.
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China's SeedAsia Opens For Business, An Online Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups Across Asia
SeedAsia, an equity crowd-funding site based in China, has just launched. The company is offering stakes in selected early-stage startups to the public. “It’s kind of a hybrid between Kickstarter and private investment,” said co-founder Tom Russell. The startups to be listed would have ideally gone through some some sort of incubation program and would have shown promise. They can apply offer between $50,000 and $1.5 million in equity through SeedAsia’s platform. SeedAsia takes a 5 percent cash commission from the startup and another 5 percent of the investor’s equity. It is currently considering charging a management fee next year, said Russell. Potential investors need to apply and be screened, and SeedAsia has set the minimum investment commitment at $2,000 per member. “It costs about $20,000 to $30,000 at minimum to be an angel investor, so this lowers the entry barrier for people,” he said. SeedAsia is the first equity crowd-funding site to launch in the region, although ...
Woman screams to be let off Toronto bus in YouTube video
Recently, a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus driver refused to let a woman off of the bus at the back door when she said she was about to get sick. The woman loudly berated the driver while waiting before the doors opened across the street.
Getting Soccer Refs together was and is a grass roots effort
As the California Coastal Commission agreed on May 9, to allow plans for the soccer fields in Golden Gate Park to be renovated with artificial turf, this reporter got another yet another perspective