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Uber’s problem extend to Thailand as service deemed illegal

Uber’s problem extend to Thailand as service deemed illegal

Uber is no stranger to articles like this one. Time and again, the ride-sharing company falls victim to articles that paint it in a less-than-glowing light, all set in motion by their own actions. Yesterday, the city of Portland, Oregon sued Uber to halt services, where Uber was legally prohibited from operating. Now, aspects of Uber’s business model have been ruled illegal in Thailand, according to The Wall Street Journal. That might sound fishy, but the parts deemed illegal are the same found offensive stateside.

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Amazon’s big box is back; part of ‘new program’

Amazon’s big box is back; part of ‘new program’

Amazon’s box is back. Earlier this year, the company had a big Amazon box that turned out to be nothing more than a promotional deal with Nissan, but sent us into a fit trying to figure out what Amazon was up to. A Re/Code editor has spotted a similar box in San Francisco this morning, part of a “new program” Amazon will begin promoting next week. Five of these boxes are said to be around the US, likely in big cities, but what could they be?

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BMW Power eDrive 5 Series GT rocks 670hp

BMW Power eDrive 5 Series GT rocks 670hp

BMW has unveiled a new concept car at an event in France that brings some serious power to the green crowd looking for a luxurious plug-in hybrid vehicle. The car is called the BMW 5 Series GT and its plug-in hybrid powertrain has 670hp. The Power eDrive hybrid system has a 20 kilowatt-hour lithium ion battery pack that powers a pair of electric motors.

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Uber raises $1.2 billion for expansion, says they’ll be ‘more humble’

Uber raises $1.2 billion for expansion, says they’ll be ‘more humble’

Uber, that car service you’ve heard so many wonderful thing about lately, has announced they’ve raised an additional $1.2 billion. The added funding likely values Uber above $40 billion, but that’s not the big story this time around. In getting the added funds, Uber is preparing to invest more in the international market. Specifically, Uber wants to expand their footprint in the Asia Pacific region, where they face stiff competition from domestic incumbents. The move would also give them targets besides Lyft.

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Reiter Gallardo Extenso stretches Lamborghini FL2 GT3’s prowess

Reiter Gallardo Extenso stretches Lamborghini FL2 GT3’s prowess

Reiter Engineering, Lamborghini's official Gallardo GT3 partner, has just unveiled what it dubs the Extenso R-EX. As the name suggests, this car extends the FL GT3, already a race-car version of Lamborghini's popular Gallardo line. With a wider rear, new materials, a more aggressive visage, and a better sounding engine, the Reiter Gallardo Extenso is poised to be the next evolution of the Gallarado GT3 line and will be the car maker's new contender in future races such as those in the Blancpain GT Series and the US Pirelli World Challenge.

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Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake packs up to 211hp

Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake packs up to 211hp

Mercedes has rolled out a new vehicle that will be going on sale in January 2015 and landing in the first customer hands in March 2015. The new car is called the CLA Shooting Brake. A shooting brake is a vehicle we call a station wagon in the US, but this isn’t that station wagon your aunt had back in the 80s. The CLA is a modern wagon that has good looks and impressive engines that will be available in several models.

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Car plug-in tells you what’s wrong, where to get it fixed

Car plug-in tells you what’s wrong, where to get it fixed

Existing connected car dongles might tell you about your drive stats and provide feedback on making you a better motorist, but driving is a team effort. Your car has to perform, and when it starts to tell you it’s not ready to go, frustration and a touch of panic set in. What does the “check engine” light mean? Why is it making that weird noise? Mechanic Advisor, a site with a network of automotive repair shops, will soon be jumping into the connected car game with their own plug-in dongle.

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Fiat’s 500X is a snappy little crossover coming for the 2016 model year

Fiat’s 500X is a snappy little crossover coming for the 2016 model year

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Fiat is introducing a new crossover that keeps their small form-factor at heart. The 2016 Fiat 500X also side-hugs Fiat’s design cues, and sits at the top-end of their 500 lineup. Though small, the Fiat 500X packs a big punch, and works in several features that you might expect from a larger car. Squaring up to the Nissan Juke, Kia Soul, and Mini Countryman, Fiat’s sassy little crossover may be a sleeper hit.

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