#177 - Why San Francisco is steering away from ride-hailing apps | Curio

#177 - Why San Francisco is steering away from ride-hailing apps

18 mins | Mar 30, 2022

Today's episode from 30th March 2022. First today: A new ride hailing app is hitting Silicon Valley but the city of San Francisco isn't particularly welcoming of it. We hear why in the startup capital local government is driving business towards traditional taxis rather than the likes of Uber, Lyft and newcomer Alto. Then later, 2022 is proving to be a wild year. And on the back of a pandemic, it can be easily to feel lost in it all. We've got a personal piece on one author's journey to take back control. San Francisco is known as a tech metropolis. Uber and Lyft were founded there, which is surprising considering the city's low regard for rideshare services. Not that it's going to stop a new company, Alto, from trying its luck. Ahead of their 2022 San Francisco launch, for The Financial Times Elaine Moore looks into how the city prioritises traditional taxi drivers leading to the comparative failures of other ride-hailing apps. We all get lost at some point in our lives (often repeated so), to varying degrees of disorientation. For example, when we leave a job, or as Enuma Okoro discovered on a trip to Los Angeles, we can physically lose our way. But this doesn't mean that you are lost forever, even if it feels like it. In this reflective piece from the Financial Times, she discusses the practices and mindsets that can contribute to deepening wellness, helping to move our perspective of life's uncertainty from being debilitating to one that's a little more freeing. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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