Emails obtained by Motherboard show that Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has an extremely cozy relationship with Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick. The mayor has actively attempted to influence government proceedings on behalf of the ride-sharing giant.
The wonderful thing about Foursquare is how important it can make you feel. You're not just some shlub who only goes to the same three bars every month. You're a mayor. But there are some places you'd maybe be better off not broadcasting your familiarity with. Like, say, these people have:
Woz forwarded this great picture from his friend Ron Schnell over the weekend: a parking slot permanently reserved for a restaurant's FourSquare mayor! The details, according to Ron:
Everyone knows that Steve Wozniak co-found Apple with Steve Jobs and that other guy everyone forgets about, and that he loves Segway polo. What you may not know is that Woz is a Foursquare guru.
Many of you are probably either snowed in, cold, or at least inconvenienced by the latest onslaught of flakes. Shoveling sucks! Snowblowers are obnoxious! The elegant solution? Flamethrowers, as asked of MIT by the Mayor of Boston, 60 years ago.
If the Foursquare mayor of your favorite place gave a speech before all of his constituents, what would he say? Would he be kind and wise? Or would he be a cocky idiot like the one in this fictional example?
Detroit's new mayor, Ken Cockrel Jr., wants his city to know that it's in good hands because he's a scifi geek who loves Star Trek and Terminator. In his inaugural address this morning, the new mayor said that his geekitude makes him different from his "hip-hopper" predecessor, Kwame Kilpatrick, who is being sent to…