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Comment Re:Uber is next (Score 1) 167

Yes, Uber would still be better than cabs at equivalent prices.

I once had a cab drop me 40 miles from my intended destination because the driver spoke poor English and apparently couldn't read the address I gave him. This would never happen with Uber, because their app ensures that both rider and driver clearly understand the destination before beginning the journey.

Cab companies may close the technology gap, but somebody is going to make money in the ride-for-hire business.

Comment Better Summary for Nerds (Score 5, Interesting) 69

We're nerds. Lets summarize like it:

Charter customers with 100+Mbps plans were leased old-spec modems that couldn't support those speeds. Charter promised the FCC that it would swap the modems, and the FCC excluded speedtest results from these users from national averages. Fast forward: Charter didn't switch the modems. Now NY State is suing it for defrauding customers.

Comment Re:Poor Logic (Score 1) 140

Who cares? The whole point of having TOS is so you can stop bad behavior before it requires resolution through the legal system. Any company that just ignores abuse complaints may as well burn its TOS and hire more lawyers.

From CloudFlare's own Terms of Service:
"Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: ... (g) you have engaged or are reasonably suspected to be engaged in fraudulent or illegal activities;"

Comment Re:Another one bites the dust (Score 2, Interesting) 365

LinkedIn is a lot more than a contact list!

For starters, it is becoming the best hiring tool on the planet. It's already strong, with 6.5 million job listings, and 94% of recruiters use the site. (source). But it is inherently superior to its competitors because recruiters can compare candidates claimed experiences with their professional social network.

LinkedIn will beat Monster in recruiting for the same reason that Facebook beat MySpace. Even though MySpace, at one point, had more registered users than Facebook, the lack of stricter identity control (i.e. a REAL, non-spammy userbase) led Facebook to win in the long run.

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