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Shifting Gears: No one has figured out scooter economics yet

Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Shifting Gears, Business Insider's rundown of everything that happened in transportation during the week.  The team had no shortage of captivating scoops, interviews, and other stories this week. In South Texas, there's a fight set between longtime homeowners and Elon Musk's plan for a Mars exploration base. And in California, more than 100 truckers lost their jobs as yet another freight company went belly up. In mobility land, we chatted with the ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, US, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Delta, Gm, SEC, Jaguar, Airbus, Mars, Electric


Ford's scooter startup was supposed to be in 100 markets by the end of 2019. That didn't happen, and its founder explains why.

Spin, the scooter company owned by Ford, wanted to be in 100 markets by the end of 2019.  Currently, the startup is only in 70.  In an interview, founder Euwyn Poon defended the startups growth in the 18 months post-acquisition. Click here for more BI Prime stories. When something works, double down. That's the strategy that Spin, the scooter startup bought by Ford for $100 million in 2018, has adopted as it fights for footing in the cutthroat micromobility industry. But it's a departure from...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Washington Dc, Bird, University of Central Florida, Poon, Manhattan College, Euwyn Poon


The CEO of a scooter startup owned by Ford explains why it's a good thing that his employees are unionizing — and how it could help Spin get a leg up on Bird and Lime

Forty workers who manage Spin's fleet of scooters in December voted to unionize.  Even before the decision, the Ford-owned startup had classified the workers as employees instead of independent contractors, giving them access to the associated benefits that come with employment.  In an interview, Spin's founder explained why the investments in training and benefits may help the company win in the long fight against competitors Bird, Lime and more.  Click here for more BI Prime stories. Contra...
Tags: Apple, Lyft, California, San Francisco, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Ford, Washington Dc, Bird, Silicon Valley, Teamsters, Lime, Poon, Uber Lyft, Euwyn Poon


After sale to Ford, Spin charges ahead with plans to scale up

Electric scooter startup Spin was long considered to be a bit of an underdog in the micromobility space. Before selling to Ford, Spin had raised just $8 million, while competitors Lime and Bird had raised hundreds of millions. Today, the former underdog is backed by one of the world’s largest transportation companies and has set its sights on becoming an industry leader that sets standards for both vehicles and labor practices. “We’ve gone from the scrappy upstart, the guy who was least-funded, ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Ford, Bird, Spin, Electric Scooters, Poon, Micromobility, TechCrunch Now, Euwyn Poon, Ford Spin


A Mysterious Virus in Central China Has Infected Dozens, Raising Fears of a New Epidemic. Here’s What to Know

An unidentified form of pneumonia has broken out in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, prompting authorities to quarantine those infected and raise hospital alerts. Wuhan’s health bureau announced Sunday that close to 60 patients have been diagnosed with the virus, and neighboring Hong Kong has announced suspected cases. (A suspected case in Singapore turned out to be a false alarm.) The mysterious strain has been linked to a seafood market which has been closed for sanitation since Jan. 1....
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, Canada, World Health Organization, Wuhan, World Health Organization WHO, Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health, Poon, Central China, Yuen, University of Hong Kong, Yuen Kwok


Hong Kong murder suspect whose case sparked political crisis released from prison

Chan Tong-kai, the murder suspect whose case sparked a political crisis in Hong Kong, has been released after serving 18 months in prison. Mr Chan, a Hong Kong resident, is suspected of murdering his girlfriend, Poon Hui-wing, while on holiday in Taiwan last year. By the time Ms Poon’s body had been discovered hidden among park bushes, Mr Chan was back in Hong Kong, where he later confessed to the crime. He could not be easily extradited to face trial in Taiwan, despite requests from the island’...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Taiwan, Beijing, Telegraph, Financial Times, Communist Party, CHAN, Carrie Lam, Lam, Poon, Chan Tong, Poon Hiu, Chan Tong kai, Poon Hui


Murder suspect whose case was catalyst for Hong Kong protests released

A murder suspect whose proposed deportation to Taiwan was a catalyst for massive anti-government protests in Hong Kong was released from prison Wednesday, but despite saying he wants to face justice will remain in the city for now. The law's proposal was prompted by the case of Hong Konger Chan Tong-kai, 20, who is wanted in Taiwan for the 2018 murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Poon Hiu-wing. Chan apologised Wednesday for the great "pain and agony" he had caused Poon's family, saying he hoped...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Taiwan, CHAN, Poon, Poon Hiu, Hong Konger Chan Tong


How Making Chocolate Is Like Mixing Cement

Researchers delved into the physics of conching, the stirring process that transforms ground cacao into a meltingly smooth treat.
Tags: News, Research, Physics, Hodgson, Chocolate, Wilson, Poon, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cement, Your-feed-science, Daniel J M


Trilobites: How Making Chocolate Is Like Mixing Cement

Researchers delved into the physics of conching, the stirring process that transforms ground cacao into a meltingly smooth treat.
Tags: News, Research, Physics, Hodgson, Chocolate, Wilson, Poon, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Cement, Your-feed-science, Daniel J.M


Suspect in Taiwan Valentine's murder jailed in Hong Kong

A Hong Kong man wanted in Taiwan for strangling his pregnant girlfriend in a case used by the city to justify controversial changes to its extradition laws was jailed Monday, but not for murder. Chan Tong-kai, 20, confessed to Hong Kong police that he killed Poon Hiu-wing and dumped her body on the outskirts of Taipei last year. Poon, who was 20 and was five months pregnant, was strangled during a Valentine's holiday to the island by Chan who fled back to Hong Kong which has no extradition agr...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Taiwan, Taipei, Valentine, CHAN, Poon, Chan Tong, Poon Hiu


The CEO of a scooter startup bought by Ford reveals how it's getting a leg up on its rivals (F)

Ford purchased Spin, a relatively unknown scooter startup, last year for $40 million.  As opposed to the well-known rivals Lime and Bird, Spin is hedging its bets on playing nice with cities and regulators.  CEO Euwyn Poon talked to Business Insider about the acquisition, and why the company is betting on college campuses to beat out the competition.  Scooter rentals were virtually unheard of when Euwyn Poon showed up at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas in 2017. Fast forward t...
Tags: Trends, Tesla, Austin, Ford, Spin, Southwest, Austin Texas, New Mexico State University, Poon, LAS CRUCES, Euwyn Poon, Bird Spin, Lime and Bird


‘It’s unmanageable’: On Christmas, San Fernando Valley Chinese restaurants feel the heat

Before Thomas Jin pulls the trigger on hiring anyone at his American-style Chinese food restaurant Green Apple Bistro in Studio City, he has a sometimes dealbreaking condition. Everyone, from cook to server, must work on Christmas. Like most other American Chinese restaurants, Jin sees a massive influx of customers on the December holiday hankering to satisfy cravings for wonton soup, beef with broccoli or a plate of lo mein. It’s by far his busiest day of the year. That’s the case for just abou...
Tags: La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Norway, Eastern Europe, Southern California, Northridge, Valley, Tso, Tarzana, Poon, San Fernando Valley, Studio City, Chi, Ventura Boulevard


Twitter Users Can’t Get Enough Of Al Roker’s ‘Poon’

When Roker was asked the origin of the dish's name, he said simply, “Because that’s what my mother told us it was.”
Tags: News, Al Roker, Poon, Roker


Ford is buying scooter startup Spin (F)

Ford is buying Spin, a 24-person scooter startup based in San Francisco.  Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but Axios reported the price tag was $40 million.  Ford sees the agreements Spin makes with cities as a possible precursor to rolling out self-driving vehicles.  Ford is buying scooter startup Spin as doubles down on its investments in the future of transportation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but . Spin CEO and founder Euwyn Poon said Ford's acquisition gives the 24-person...
Tags: San Francisco, Trends, Beijing, Ford, Beverly Hills, Poon, Axios, Euwyn Poon, Marcy Klevorn Ford


Powering to the top

A new diploma course offered by the Vocational Training Council and a local utility company has been so popular, the number of places will be doubled and more courses developed. The CLP Power Academy opened last year and saw an overwhelming response to its first course, receiving over 170 applications for the 40 available places. The Professional Diploma in Power Engineering course, which began in October, is the first part-time programme offered by the academy. It has been accredited as a Quali...
Tags: Poon, Vocational Training Council, CLP, CLP Power Academy, Paul Poon, Chong Kin, CLP Kin fai, Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination


Polar bear Ahpun dies after nearly 20 years at Alaska Zoo

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A beloved polar bear at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage has died. A zookeeper Sunday found Ahpun (ah-POON’), who was about 20 years old, dead during morning rounds. Zoo director Patrick Lampi (LAM-pee) says Ahpun had shown no signs of illness and a necropsy found no cause of death. Tissue will […]
Tags: News, Ap, Anchorage, Lam, Poon, Anchorage Alaska, Alaska Zoo, Nation & World, Ahpun, Patrick Lampi


Twitter Inc’s Brain Drain Continues

Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) just lost two more top executives.The company's VP of finance, Celia Poon, who has been at the company for four years, will leave in August. VP of live video engineering Jeremy Rishel -- who joined Twitter four years ago with the acquisition of social analytics company Bluefin Labs -- left on June 16.Poon's departure is troubling, because she took on some of CFO Anthony Noto's responsibilities after he assumed the dual role of CFO and COO last November. David Aufderhaar, T...
Tags: Twitter, Finance, Anthony Noto, Noto, Twitter Inc, Poon, TWTR, Twitter NYSE, Bluefin Labs, Technology and Telecom, Leo Sun, SQ, 110d03f6-558b-11e7-8562-0050569d4be0, Celia Poon, Jeremy Rishel, David Aufderhaar


'Inc.' names two Phoenix co-working spaces among the best in the U.S.

Co+Hoots and Galvanize have been named among the best co-working spaces in the U.S., according to Inc. magazine. Co+Hoots was ranked No. 4, and Galvanize was ranked 12th, on the list of the 23 best co-working spaces. Co+Hoots founder Jenny Poon, who was named the 2016 Phoenix Business Journal’s Businessperson of the Year, opened the first co-working space in Phoenix in 2010. In May 2016, Poon and her husband of eight years and business partner Odeen Domingo bought a midtown building and opene...
Tags: Phoenix, Inc, Poon, Phoenix Business Journal, Odeen Domingo, CO HOOTS, U S according to Inc magazine Co Hoots, Jenny Poon


A Centuries-Old Aphrodisiac Might Help People With Sleep Apnea

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Tags: News, Mit, Fda, Huffington Post, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, HuffPost, Poon, Facebook and Twitter, Sarah Digiulio, Chi Sang Poon, Huffington Post Yohimbine, Health Sciences and Technology


SAILOR POON - LEVITATION

Ladies and gentlemen, knights and knaves, sires and maidens– the time is drawing near for the inaugural Sound on Sound Festival and we here at ATH could not be more excited. Not only have the SOS folks put… (in post Sound On Sound 2016 Preview: 5 Local Bands To Catch from Austin Town Hall. More by this artist at )
Tags: Music, Austin Town Hall More, Poon


Book Review: Feeding Hannibal – A Connoisseur’s Cookbook

Lamented TV show Hannibal gets a tasty new cookbook When NBC dropped the heart-wrenching news that fan-favorite Hannibal (created by Bryan Fuller and based on the Thomas Harris novels and film franchise) was to be cancelled only after three short seasons due to poor ratings even though it was showered in critical praise, the faithful fan-base created a petition (which this writer also signed) to keep the show alive on another network. For a brief moment, it really felt like Netflix would take...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Horror, Toronto, Netflix, Gillian Anderson, Thomas Harris, Laurence Fishburne, Titan, Hannibal, Cookbook, Hugh Dancy, Poon, Elisabeth Caren, Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen


Creating a green community

The Kai Tak Development Area is growing into a distinguished, vibrant and people-oriented community on Victoria Harbour. New government facilities like Trade & Industry Tower and Kowloon City Sewage Pumping Station have recently been commissioned. These environmentally-friendly facilities not only provide convenience to the public but improve the area's environment. At 22-storeys high, Trade & Industry Tower is the first government office building to be completed in the Kai Tak Development Area....
Tags: Poon, Kai Tak Development Area, Victoria Harbour, Green City, Working Family Student Financial Assistance Agency, Kai Tak, Drainage Services Department, Sha Tin Sewage Treatment Works, Trade Industry Tower


Chinese Police Crack Down On Protesters In Village Once Symbolic Of Democracy

HONG KONG ― Chinese riot police on Tuesday fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in a village once dubbed a symbol of grassroots democracy, residents and Hong Kong media said, less than a week after the elected village chief was jailed for corruption. Pre-dawn police raids turned to violence after least 13 people were arrested in the fishing village of Wukan in the southern province of Guangdong, residents said. Human rights activists in Hong Kong, about a four-hour drive to the southw...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, China, Beijing, Amnesty International, Huffington Post, Guangdong, Communist Party, Reuters, Willa Frej, Poon, Lin, RTHK


Chasing The Cat: Is Khloe Kardashian Giving Up On Peen To Politic With Poon?

Khloe Kardashian Is Open To Dating Women After Failed Relationships With Men Well, well, well…what have we here? According to RadarOnline the curvy Kardashian is allegedly ready to test drive a few clitoral coupes in the wake of her numerous
Tags: News, Gay, Khloe Kardashian, Jazz, Kardashian, Poon, For the Ladies, Really


Cian Nugent and Nap Eyes releasing new albums, touring together this spring (dates, song streams)

by Bill Pearis Dublin's Cian Nugent made a name for himself as a skilled musician via his first two albums which were both mostly instrumental. For his new album, he's doing something different: singing. Night Fiction, which is out next week (1/29) via Woodsist, finds him to be a talented lyricist and capable singer as well. Fans of Kevin Morby, Kurt Vile and other noodle-friendly post-VU guitar pop, take note. You can stream the whole album below.. Cian will be on tour with Halifax, Nova Sc...
Tags: Brooklyn, Lou Reed, Sxsw, Brooklynvegan, Cian Nugent, Bill Pearis Dublin, Woodsist, Kevin Morby Kurt Vile, Halifax Nova Scotia, Poon, Hudson NY


Declared monuments enliven history

As Hong Kong continues to grow and change, remnants of its unique past remind us of the events that have shaped its character and people. From centuries-old Chinese structures to 19th century colonial architecture, many of these historical sites are protected as Declared Monuments. The Government recently added three buildings to its list of declared monuments, bringing the total to 111. The façade of the 123-year-old Old Mental Hospital at 2 High Street, Sai Ying Pun; the 108-year-old Signal To...
Tags: Hong Kong, Hong Kong Stadium, East, Guangzhou, Poon, Development Bureau, Leisure Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong Observatory, Signal Tower, Signal Hill Garden, Blackhead Point Tsim Sha Tsui, Kon Po, Pauline Poon, Old Mental Hospital, Christine Mok, Tsim Sha Tsui East


Pioneering school expands e-learning

The Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School wanted to enhance the learning experience of its students, so it joined the Education Bureau’s e-learning pilot scheme in 2011. The school used the $2 million it received in funding to implement e-learning in its Primary One to Three English classes and was so impressed with the results, it decided to expand it. The students use iPads to read iBooks and use different learning apps. During lessons they are able to try out different writing st...
Tags: Sin, Legislative Council, Education Bureau, Poon, Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary School, Poon Yee, Sin Kim Wai