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Jeff Brandes wants Florida to prepare for future wave of electric cars

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Soon, a lot more electric vehicles will be on Florida roads. Jeff Brandes wants the state to get ready. At least seven electric cars are coming to market by 2020, according to Business Insider, with several considered to be relatively affordable. That will make a total of 39 different models of plug-in electric hybrid vehicles and 44 models of EV’s operating in North America.

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Uber wields new weapon in fight with London: diplomacy

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In past skirmishes with local regulators, Uber’s playbook under co-founder and now-ousted CEO Travis Kalanick was simple: fight.

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Uber donating $400K toward hurricane relief

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Saying its “hearts and minds” are with Hurricane Irma survivors, Uber on Tuesday said it was “donating $400,000 (worth) of rides, food, and relief to families and communities affected, as well as (to) first responders.” The San Francisco-based ride-booking company made the announcement on its blog.

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Is Tampa airport expansion ‘betting big’ on old tech over distuptors like ridesharing?

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Tampa International Airport is preparing for the future, moving ahead with a multibillion-dollar expansion project while setting new passenger records in 2017. However, Noah Pransky of WTSP found that TIA appears hesitant to embrace the latest transportation disruptor: ridesharing technology companies Uber and Lyft.

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Blake Dowling: Disruption and artificial intelligence

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Uber, Netflix, Amazon Go, Legal Robot, Watson, Einstein, Starship … all examples of disruption and the artificial intelligence that is changing the legal, medical and business world every day. Maybe you have heard of some (or all) of them; they all have an interesting story.

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U.S. conservatism expands to final frontier: City hall

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For decades, a well-funded conservative group has helped state lawmakers across the U.S. write legislation to rein in unions, expand charter schools and lower taxes. Now, it’s expanding to the final frontier: normally nonpartisan city halls and county governments, which have become a bastion of liberal resistance to President Donald Trump.

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Steph Smith selected for MavPac’s Future 40

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Maverick PAC, the “premier conservative young professionals network,” has selected Steph Smith for inclusion in its “Future 40” Class of 2017. Smith is currently Manager of Florida Public Policy at Uber. Prior to joining Uber, she was Public Affairs Director for AT&T Florida & Georgia. “The Future 40 is our opportunity to recognize young professionals across the country that best represent the next generation of leadership in the public or private sector,” the group said in a press release.

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