Recommended Reading: Janet Jackson, ‘Taxi Driver,’ and Really, Really Fake News

Modern online media is all about the signal boost, so every Friday here at Flavorwire, we take a moment to spotlight some of the best stuff we’ve read online this week. Today, fresh reappraisals of an influential album and film, a peek into the world of Facebook fake news, and a deep dive into the […]

He Scared 'Gringos' Into Using His Taxi App. Now He's Selling At-Home Beauty

“If this was actually a good idea, it would have already been done in the United States.” That was the feedback Brazilian entrepreneur Tallis Gomes got at Startup Weekend in Rio de Janeiro in 2011, for his idea to create an app that called taxis to your doorstep and paid them via credit card. Sound […]

Gunmen shoot dead 11 taxi drivers in ambush in South Africa

Eleven taxi drivers have been gunned down in a “heinous” ambush outside Durban, South Africa’s police force has confirmed. The group belonging to the Ivory-Park Taxi Association in Gauteng were returning to Johannesburg from a funeral when they were set upon by gunman in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal. Eleven people were killed and four […]

Rolls-Royce is the latest to develop a flying taxi

The flying taxis from Airbus and Uber may have some fresh competition, albeit not quite in the way they might have expected. Rolls-Royce has unveiled an EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) concept that could carry four to five passengers to virtually any large-enough landing spot thanks to wings that can rotate 90 degrees. […]

The taxi driver who drove into a crowd of football fans in Moscow says he feared a mob lynching

REUTERS / Staff Footage has emerged of the taxi driver who crashed into a crowd of pedestrians in Moscow being chased from the scene. The driver said he fled the scene because he was worried onlookers would try and kill him. The man said he had been at the wheel for 20 hours before the […]

The rise and fall of New York City’s ‘Taxi King’ who reportedly agreed to cooperate with the government as a potential witness against longtime business partner Michael Cohen

New York State Office of the Attorney General Evgeny “Gene” Freidman was commonly referred to as New York City’s Taxi King — notably by the New York attorney general’s office and the law firms that have filed suit against him. At one point, Freidman owned more than 800 taxi medallions, the metal plates on the […]

Michael Cohen’s taxi businesses that were used as collateral for a bank loan are reportedly on the FBI’s radar

AP Images The scope of the FBI’s raid on the offices of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, reportedly includes a look at Cohen’s taxi businesses. Cohen reportedly took out a business loan using his three taxi companies as collateral. Cohen may already be under investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud, and campaign […]

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