Under new rules, Uber faces Chicago closure

The powers that be in Chicago have proposed new regulations that, if passed, would mean lights out for startup Uber and its mobile system for booking and paying for black car service.

Groupon launches instant local deals spinoff Groupon Now

Daily deals juggernaut Groupon has just launched Groupon Now, a spinoff service which looks to break its traditional deal-a-day model and offer real-time deals based simply on the user’s location.