Ride-hailing company Lyft wants you to ditch your car — and hopefully give it up altogether. After rolling out a limited pilot project in Chicago last month, the company has launched a new initiative in 35 American and Canadian cities that compels drivers to leave their car untouched for 30 days. Lyft hopes to find 2,000 people willing to take part in its “Ditch Your Car” challenge. In exchange, the company will provide credits for a slew of services under its corporate umbrella (ride hailing, bike sharing, but not scooter sharing… yet), as well as credits for transit. What’s stopping these drivers from secretly using their personal vehicles during the month-long experiment? Nothing. Much like the famous Seinfeld episode about another type of contest, these participants will abide by the honor system. Despite not being profitable, Lyft claims it’s in a healthy enough financial position to try a wider-scale program. “We’re finally in … [Read more...] about One Way of Finding Customers: Pay People to Use Your Service
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Mark Hicks, The Detroit News Published 4:06 p.m. UTC Jun 15, 2018 WOW! customers across southeast Michigan spent hours without service Thursday as the company worked to fix a technical issue. The broadband provider experienced a "fiber cut" earlier in the day, representatives wrote on Twitter. Metro Detroit customers, including those across Rochester, Rochester Hills, Shelby Township and Warren, were left without internet, TV and phone service. Technicians were tending to the problem late Thursday, and an exact restoration time was not immediately available. "We are currently working on splicing the fiber lines. This is a lengthy process," the company tweeted at about 11 p.m. "We will provide any further update as information is given to us from the field." Besides Michigan, WOW! serves customers in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Maryland and the Southeast, according to its website. … [Read more...] about Cut disrupts service for WOW! customers in Mich.
WOW Air, the low-cost Icelandic airline, plans to add more seasonal flights to Reykjavik, Iceland, from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next summer, the airline announced Wednesday.The airline will offer twice-daily service on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays — as well as once-daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays — from May 18 until Sept. 16. It’s a 45 percent increase in service at BWI for the airline, which now flies once a day between BWI and Keflavik International Airport, where it offers multiple connections to European cities.Prices for the summer flights ranged from $99 to $458.43 on wowair.com as of Wednesday. The airline, which launched in 2011, has been flying through BWI since May 2015.“The large demand for Icelandic and European travel has allowed continued growth from BWI to KEF,” Skúli Mogensen, WOW Air’s founder and CEO, said in a statement. “We’re humbled and thrilled … [Read more...] about WOW Air to offer more flights to Iceland from BWI Marshall Airport next summer
Starworld 20 movie theater is celebrating its 20th anniversary in far south Tulsa in a big way, introducing reserved recliner seating, a giant-screen auditorium with wow-factor sound and more updates to come.You may see a work crew present, and you'll notice that half of the 20-screen megaplex remains off-limits, so there's still a bit of an "under construction" feel.But that atmosphere is readying Starworld 20, 10301 S. Memorial Drive, for updates that will eventually include full-bar service and the state's first 4DX effects-driven auditorium by the time it's all done this year.It's a multimillion-dollar renovation by B&B Theatres, which bought Starworld in 2014 and realized it needed updates that hadn't been addressed since it opened in 1998."People love the recliners and the reserved seating, and now we'll have it at all three of our Tulsa locations, in Sapulpa and Claremore and at Starworld," said Brock Bagby, executive vice-president of B&B Theatres, a Missouri … [Read more...] about Starworld: South Tulsa theater celebrates 20 years with renovations including recliners, bar service and more
Proton dealers were taken on a trip to China recently, where they got a chance to visit a Lynk & Co “lifestyle store” dealership in Shanghai. It was an eye-opening experience for the dealers, as the outlet wasn’t just a regular car showroom, just like how Geely’s new brand isn’t a conventional one. “This is totally a new concept of a dealer outlet. Never looking like an automobile outlet, instead it looks more like a lifestyle store. The outside of the building is totally interesting, and wait till you get inside, even more surprising,” said Azizulmu’min Mohd Hussain Malim of Rohamas Corporation. “Just like walking into a boutique in a mall – it is the same feeling. It does not just shout about the cars, but what is in the store to be explored. It does not just focus on the cars, but the kind of lifestyle it brings by owning a Lynk & Co. It is about the association with the brand, and not the brand itself. Truly … [Read more...] about Proton dealers wowed by Lynk & Co Shanghai outlet