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Uber agrees to suspend service in Portland after lawsuit

Ride-sharing service plans to pause operations for three months while the city takes time to craft new taxi regulations.

By December 18, 2014


Uber hit with lawsuit over launch in Portland, Ore.

After warning Uber that its planned launch would violate city regulations, Oregon's largest city files a lawsuit to shut down the ride-sharing service's operations there.

By December 8, 2014


Uber rolls into Portland, Ore., despite city regulations

A Portland transportation official says the ride-sharing service is operating illegally in the city and warns that drivers could face fines or even jail time.

By December 6, 2014


Kevin Rose halts plans to raze 122-year-old house in Portland

After pleas from neighbors, the Google Ventures partner and his wife accept an offer to sell the house to a longtime resident of the area who plans to preserve it.

By June 24, 2014


Google's Kevin Rose upsets Portland neighbors with home demolition

A neighborhood group calls on the millionaire to halt the demolition of a 122-year-old house, so as not to lose "old structure, old bones, history, and community."

By June 23, 2014


Sorry, Nike's new 'Back to the Future' shoes didn't leak on Twitter

A tweet involving a "Back to the Future" Nike Mag shoe sends imaginations into overdrive as fans hope their self-lacing dreams will soon come true.

By September 10, 2015


Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.

By September 29, 2015


Qoopy luxury day care for chickens: I want to believe

Qoopy, a luxury day care service for pet chickens, has the Web buzzing, but you won't be dropping Miss Featherfluffers off there anytime soon.

By October 1, 2015


Starbucks mobile ordering via your smartphone expands nationwide

Users of the chain's mobile app across the US will be able to use their smartphones to order coffee, food, and other items while still in line or outside the cafe.

By September 22, 2015


The microgravity whisky glass for debonair space captains

Scotch company Ballantine's designs a stylish drinking vessel engineered for sipping fine whisky in microgravity conditions.

By September 6, 2015