Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 7:01 AM EDT Sep 18, 2018 An entrepreneurial Detroiter aims to raise as much as $20,000 this week to give away at least 100 scooters — and helmets — to youngsters who don't have them. "This whole Bird scooter charging experiment just came full circle for me," Andy Didorosi, 31, posted to Facebook late Sunday. "It's a long read, so strap in!" Didorosi said in a telephone interview Monday he noticed that the trendy electric devices designed for hipster adults to rent and zoom around downtown and Midtown are finding their way into lower-income neighborhoods where kids are playing with them. "These kids don't know what these things are. They've just shown up in their neighborhoods," said Didorosi, the founder and CEO of the Detroit Bus Co. "But, scooters are typically in the provenance of kids, not millennials or commuter yuppie-types." So when the kids get them, off they go. Read more: Beyond downtown's … [Read more...] about As Bird scooters take off in Detroit, one guy wants to make them free
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Kyrie Irving, the point guard for the Boston Celtics, is a dazzling basketball player, one of the best in the world. On this, there is very little debate — and certainly not from me, a lifelong Celtics fan. His ability to creatively dribble the basketball is so singular that The Boston Globe found last year that video game makers had trouble duplicating it. He can handle the ball, but can he act? Irving is about to have a very different skill tested for a mass audience: He is the star of the coming feature film and branding vehicle, “Uncle Drew,” based on a series of viral commercials that Pepsi developed in 2012 and that Irving wrote and directed. He plays a virtually unrecognizable senior citizen who used to be a street basketball legend. Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Lil Rel Howery also star, along with other basketball luminaries like Shaquille O’Neal, Reggie Miller and Chris Webber. The film is due June 29. Irving, a West Orange, New Jersey, native, is … [Read more...] about Kyrie Irving doesn’t know if the Earth is round or flat. He does want to discuss it.
Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it's working.In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving experience and encourage electric-vehicle sales by building a highway network of fast charging stations. The idea is to let drivers plug in, charge in minutes instead of hours, and speed off on their way — from Norway to southern Italy and Portugal to Poland.Much is at stake for the automakers, which include Volkswagen, BMW, Daimler and Ford. Their joint venture, Munich-based Ionity, is pushing to roll out its network in time to service the next generation of battery-only cars coming on the market starting next year. They're aiming to win back some of the market share for electric luxury car sales lost to Tesla, which has its own, proprietary fast-charging network.Despite a slower-than-expected … [Read more...] about Race is on to set up Europe’s electric car charging network
There’s much more in terms of employment opportunities - depending of course on your level of education, qualifications and French-language abilities. If you already live in France or are looking to move to the country, here are some ideas to get you started. Working for a start-up The start-up scene in France is hot right now. So hot, in fact, that some people are referring to it as the "Startup nation". Indeed, Forbes has started releasing a French version of its business magazine in efforts to chart the progress of France on the startup scene. "Many people say France is becoming the 'startup nation' and the discourse is changing. We have a president who is promoting entrepreneurship and free enterprise," Dominique Busso, the media entrepreneur behind the venture, told AFP in October. And don't forget that Paris has recently flung open the doors to the mega startup hub "Station F" (pictured below), a converted railway station that aims to house 1,000 startups. … [Read more...] about The jobs you can do in France (if you don’t want to teach English)
Have you ever wanted to take a trip to space on spring break or go see the stars in the fall? Soon you might have the opportunity. Orion Span, a space technology start-up based in Houston and Silicon Valley, announced this week it plans to open what it's calling the first luxury space hotel, Aurora Station. While the space station isn't in orbit just yet and trips won't be available until 2022 — if all goes to plan — the company is already taking deposits for 12-day visits. Aurora Station will be able to carry six people at a time, including two crew members, while it floats 200 miles above the Earth's surface. Of course, it's going to be expensive — the cost of a stay at the space hotel will start at $9.5 million per person. Room With a View: See Inside This Proposed Space Hotel Courtesy Orion Span “I think it's someone who is obviously going to have the financial means but somebody who has a sense of adventure,” Orion Span founder and CEO … [Read more...] about A Space Start-Up Wants to Open a Floating Luxury Hotel