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Entrepreneur Magazine has awarded the lofty title to hardware hacker Limor "Ladyada" Fried. It's significant for her -- and proof that open source is big business.
One of the best things about New York is that you can almost always hail a taxi, but good luck finding one willing to take you to Brooklyn. It seems that whenever it's raining or you need to cross a bridge, all of NYC's 13,000 taxis are already taken or magically disappear. But we hope Uber's recent expansion into the Big Apple will give commuters a viable option to go where taxis fear to tread.
The battle is on for two transportation network start-ups that are poised to go head-to-head at SXSW to promote a very similar business model: using an app to book a ride from a network of private cars.
Uber, a mobile limousine-booking service, has become a favorite among in-the-know techies in San Francisco. Launching its service in New York, where taxis are heavily regulated and easy to find already, may prove more complicated.
Private cars outfitted with mobile hot spots may be the answer to delivering free Wi-Fi to all of New York City