NYC to allow Uber tipping? VW invests in charging stationsToday biggest tech headlines include a plan to stop Airbnb, Uber tipping coming to NYC and Volkswagen's $300M investment in a national network of car charging stations.
This is CNet and hear the stories that matter right now. New York city's taxi and limousine commission has announced a proposal that would allow passengers to tip drivers in [UNKNOWN] of a credit cards or the only option for payment. Of course this includes services like Uber which currently does not let passengers do so. The proposal was launched thanks to an online petition that was set up by an independent drivers guild Which is a group repping Uber drivers in New York. According to the New York Times, the American Hotel and Lodging Association has been researching ways to increase regulations surrounding home sharing services specifically Airbnb as a way to combat the company's growing popularity Of course Airbnb's response of the news hasn't been positive, claiming the move is to ensure the continuation of price gouging. And finally, Volkswagen is investing $300 million in a national network of 450 car charging stations that complements the company's commitment to a zero emissions future. [MUSIC] You can stay up to the latest by downloading the CNet Tech Today app in the Apple or Google Play store.