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Rolling out in Lyon, France is now the only country in Europe with two Uber-enabled cities

Uber announced on their blog today that they have rolled out their secret Uber drivers in Lyon today – the first passenger was Mickael Miro, a Lyon-based singer. This is Uber’s 2nd French city, and its 7th European city (London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan, & Stockholm). In fact, you” notice this is the first European country in […]

SnapCar distances itself from Uber as it moves towards Business Class

SnapCar distances itself from Uber as it moves towards Business Class

SnapCar, a smartphone-enabled private chauffeur service, announced that it will be offering SnapCar for Business, a service dedicated exclusively to enterprises. Just like SnapCar for individuals, the service will allow employees at companies to stay mobile on the go by providing them with an easy way to order drivers wherever they are. The new app, […]

Uber is finally big enough to piss off French taxi authorities

Uber is finally big enough to piss off French taxi authorities

If the sign of success is having the incumbent leader publicly announcing his desire for you to not exist, then it’s been quite easy to watch Uber’s city-to-city success over the past 9 months. It all started when D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron Linton performed a “sting” on a Uber cab, riding in the car […]

Rude VC: Pigeons don't poop in private

Wow, it has been quite a week ! President François Hollande’s Socialist government unveiled its draft 2013 budget comprising some potentially devastating tax dis-incentives for entrepreneurs and VCs. A revolt ensued, with the birth of the Pigeon Movement, an explosion of emotion on social media sites, worldwide media attention, and the culmination of a dialogue […]

In Paris for LeWeb? Let Drinkon.me show you a good time…

There are 2 times per year when my inbox gets flooded with "Hey Roxanne, what should I do in Paris?!" emails: during summer and LeWeb. Usually I send my friends a few random things to do, like see a Chopin concert in the Eglise Julien le Pauvre near Saint Germain or go to the 5th floor of the Louis Vuitton building via the "secret" elevator for the hands-down best view of Paris and other weird things as well.