Merc flirts with the future of sharing economy with Private Car Sharing app

Ujuh Reporter and Tech Financials The new Mercedes Benze A-Class comes with a private car sharing app that speaks to the future of the sharing economy. The app called Mercedes me allows the new compact car to be shared with a specified group of users, friends, family, colleagues or any other social network. The initiative panders to … Read moreMerc flirts with the future of sharing economy with Private Car Sharing app

Smartphone makers have an obligation to make products safer for kids?

Jean Twenge, San Diego State University The average teen spends at least six hours a day looking at a screen, with most of it from using a smartphone. Many parents, naturally, have wondered if so much time spent in front of a screen is safe. Recent research suggests it’s not. Teens who spend five or … Read moreSmartphone makers have an obligation to make products safer for kids?

Uber can’t be ethical – its business model won’t allow it

AlesiaKan / Shutterstock.com Murray Goulden, University of Nottingham Following TfL’s decision to withdraw Uber’s license to operate in London, there has been a widespread picking over of the ride-hailing app’s recent history – and speculation about its future. A fairly common conclusion is that Uber needs to become more ethical if it is to survive. … Read moreUber can’t be ethical – its business model won’t allow it