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Bird will let you complain about bad e-scooter parking

Irresponsible scooter parking is the scourge of any city overrun with the motorized devices. So on Thursday, e-scooter company Bird unleashed “Community Mode” on its app, which includes a way to report or complain about bad parking jobs or damaged Birds blighting city streets. SEE ALSO: Bird wants you riding its e-scooters all day The...CONTINUE READING
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E-scooters finally return to San Francisco—without Bird and Lime

It’s been a wild ride, but e-scooters are officially back in San Francisco. It only took an official ban, a drawn-out permit application process, a surprising selection announcement, three appeals (from Lime, Uber’s Jump, and Spin), and a denied temporary restraining order to get here.  SEE ALSO: San Francisco has no idea what to do...CONTINUE READING
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Scooting while drunk is a dangerous, lame way to get a DUI

Yes, you can get busted for scooting while drunk.  With scooters swooping into more and more cities, it’s no surprise that people are behaving badly on the electric devices. E-scooter rental company Bird celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month with 2.1 million riders in 100 cities. That’s 10 million rides.   But not all...CONTINUE READING
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This Twitter thread about a very good bird will warm your cold soul

Who doesn’t love a good man-befriends-animal story? This one about Henry the Blue Jay will tug at your heartstrings.  SEE ALSO: Super cute birb peeps with excitement when he meets his stuffed-animal twin Posted to Twitter by planetary astronomer Alex Parker, the story of the bird’s transformation from scruffy little bird to grasshopper-catching virtuoso, is...CONTINUE READING
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Bird flies through someone’s window, poops on their laptop, then just croaks

It’s a common superstition that bad things come in threes. There’s no scientific evidence that suggests this is true, but one Redditor’s story may make a believer out of you. Redditor u/JaMollyAdams shared a their very unfortunate run in with a bird today on r/pics, and wow do we feel for them. “A bird flew...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Bird, Culture, Death, Laptop, Poop

Ofo shut down in many U.S. cities. Here’s what happens with all those bicycles.

The bright yellow Ofo bicycles came into our country fast and furious last August, but after barely a year in the United States, the app-enabled bike share company announced it was downsizing its presence in more than 30 U.S. cities down to a handful. But its 40,000 bicycles won’t go to waste. Already about 3,000...CONTINUE READING
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Category:Bike Sharing, Bird, Lime, Ofo, Tech

Nextdoor descends into chaos over e-scooter drama

Is there any greater joy than petty internet forum arguments that escalate quickly? You’re right, what a silly question — of course there isn’t!  For months, the battle over dockless e-scooters has been playing out in city council meetings and legal spats across the country. Now, in cities such as San Francisco and Santa Monica,...CONTINUE READING
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My day riding ‘Bird’ e-scooters shows how the tech industry has changed my hometown

When I was a teenager growing up in West LA, a friend of mine from a different part of the city derisively called my neighborhood “Scooter-Ville” because it was so “wholesome.” He’d look out of my big bedroom window to see the neighborhood kids riding their Razor scooters up my empty block, around the cul-de-sacs,...CONTINUE READING
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