FROM Susie Cagle
The Start-Up That Followed the Rules (and Failed) Uber has almost single-handedly turned the taxi industry upside down. And that success has been attributed, at least in part, to breaking the rules. Uber has been banned or sued in multiple cities and countries for flouting local insurance laws and transportation regulation. But with a valuation of more than $40 billion, Uber has plenty of money to hire lobbyists, lawyers and PR firms to fight its legal battles. So, what if you wanted to start a ride-sharing service but didn’t have Uber money? What if you tried to follow all the rules and regulations from the beginning instead of muscling your way onto the scene? We hear about two Bay Area entrepreneurs tried to do just that and failed miserably .
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”