Uber Shuts Down in Austin

Uber Shuts Down in Austin

Uber and Lyft have shut down in Austin, TX after residents rejected a multimillion-dollar campaign to rewrite local laws concerning ride-sharing. In case you missed it, in December Austin passed stricter regulations for the companies, specifically fingerprint-based background checks and restrictions for picking up and dropping off patrons in traffic lanes. Since then Uber and Lyft have been trying to overturn the laws through a set of measures called Proposition 1 but this week Austin residents voted against the measures. Now in response to the laws, Uber and Lyft are protesting by shutting down their services, making Austin TX the largest city going #rideless. (Source WSJ)

Instagram Changes Its Logo

What recently changed its color and is downloaded all over the world? If you answered Instagram then you’re correct. The social media site updated not only its logo but other design aspects within the app itself. In a post describing the change, Instagram reflects the new logo as encompassing the millions of diverse stories uploaded every day through pictures and videos. If you want to see the creative process from start to finish Instagram made a short film for the occasion paired with some catchy tunes. (Source Facebook)

Google Releases a Game Changer
Google is changing how we search on our iPhones big time. If you’re sick of closing out your messages to search the latest Game of Thrones news then do we have news for you. Google unveiled their very own keyboard called Gboard that integrates search functions directly. The iOS keyboard is a blend of Google’s best features from the Android version and Google’s Now On Tap service. You can download it from the handy app store or if you’re a skeptic about its awesomeness check out the keyboard in action here. (Source The Verge)

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