An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign in Frankfurt, September 15, 2014. A Frankfurt high court will hold a hearing on a recent lawsuit brought against Uberpop by Taxi Deutschland on Tuesday.  San Francisco-based Uber, which allows users to summon taxi-like services on their smartphones, offers two main services, Uber, its classic low-cost, limousine pick-up service, and Uberpop, a newer ride-sharing service, which connects private drivers to passengers - an established practice in Germany that nonetheless operates in a legal grey area of rules governing commercial transportation. The company has faced regulatory scrutiny and court injunctions from its early days, even as it has expanded rapidly into roughly 150 cities around the world.   REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CRIME LAW TRANSPORT)

Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Taxi Cab Company Uber

Back in August, a California judge granted class action status to an employee status lawsuit which was filed against the taxi company Uber. This 68-page long court ruling is bound to set the stage for a fierce legal battle that has potential to upend the taxi firm’s business model. Here’s everything that you need to know. What does the lawsuit allege? Simply put, the lawsuit against Uber states that the taxi firm has misclassified its taxi drivers as contract workers. In short, Uber treats Read more [...]
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The Scoop On Extreme Couponing

You have probably heard of extreme couponing through the TLC show Extreme Couponing. Participants were filmed going to grocery stores with binders stuffed with coupons and buying shelves upon shelves of whatever was on sale. They ended up with hundreds of protein bars, piles of toilet paper, and more laundry detergent than they could ever use, all for pennies on the dollar. In some especially strange episodes, the grocery store ended up giving money back to participants. Watching this in action Read more [...]
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Some Of The Coolest Ways You Can Use Solar Power

How many times have you driven down the road and seen a yard full of solar panels, or at least a house with a few of them on the roof? It’s probably something you see a lot more now than you did a decade or two ago. Homes and businesses aren’t the only places where you may be seeing the power of the sun being put to use these days though. In fact, you might pass some solar power at the local park, while you are walking through a small tourist town, on your own gadgets, and more. Here are just Read more [...]
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Apple Watch Insurance – Ensuring Protection at its Best

It is a well-known fact that Apple products are costly and its latest addition, the Apple watch is no exception either. This premium gadget comes with a number of cool features that you can really show off to your friends and feel proud about it. What if your Apple watch gets stolen or some unintentional damage or the other occurs? It will be really stressful for you as you have already made a huge investment and you can’t expect your money to be returned. However, there is one efficient solution Read more [...]
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4 signs you are a Samsung or Android user that should switch

For years, big-screen smartphones powered by the Android operating system of Google Inc. had been chipping away at iPhone’s market share, especially in emerging markets. However, Apple took some time and countered with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which copied the most killer feature of the Android smartphones; big screens. Basically, Apple made its return with a bang and it didn’t just claim its lost market share, but also took away some away from Android and Samsung. The sales of new iPhones Read more [...]
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5 Tips for Your All-American Road Trip

There are few things that can be as exciting as the “Great American Road Trip.” With a country as vast and diverse as ours, it is no surprise that road tripping brings with it an abundance of adventure and surprise. Every year, thousands of Americans venture out onto roadways to experience their own highway travels. So what should you do on those trips? Included here are a few tips to make your American road trip as memorable as possible. Stay Historical America might be a relatively young Read more [...]
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Healthy Habits for Contact Lens Wear

When properly cared for, contact lenses like the Acuvue Oasys 24 Pack from Lens.com provide a simple solution for daily vision correction. While contact lenses offer many benefits, they’re not entirely risk-free. To avoid infections and complications, it’s important to develop healthy habits right off the bat. Here are a few simple guidelines regarding the care of lenses, contact cases, and solution that every wearer should follow in addition to their eye doctor’s recommendations: Basic Lens Read more [...]
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Why should you get your laptop insured against all odds and damages?

There are some people who think that they don’t require insurance policy for their laptops but little do they realize the fact that the cost of repairing them during a mishap can have a dear impact on their wallet. Realizing their mistakes during unexpected situations won’t be of any use as that will be too late for getting an insurance policy. Usually the afterthought comes after going through a mishap but then the money that you have to spend on mending it will be enormous. If you run the risk Read more [...]
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Insuring your iPad – Tips to snap the best deal on your insurance coverage

Tablet insurance plans aren’t very popular but they are certainly important things to consider when the value of your gadget is a lot. Accidental damage due to dropping it from your hand, water damage or theft, there are lots of mishaps that can happen with your iPad and going by the proverb, prevention is definitely better than cure, one would think that getting an insurance policy is always better than letting your phone go through the damage. Although tablet insurance policies have not gained Read more [...]
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Tips For Protecting Your Home And Health In Bad Weather

When bad weather strikes you may have a lot of notice or you may only have a little. While you can watch the radar and the weather channel there’s really no promise a storm will hit your home, or any notice of how much damage you may get if it does stirk your home. That means it can be helpful to be prepared ahead of time. You don’t have to pretend the end of the world is coming in order to make sure your home and family are ready in case a weather disaster strikes. Preparing For The Worst It Read more [...]