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Anthony Kalamar is an independent scholar and writer on environmental and technology issues.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Uber is Only a Mechanical Turk Uber claims that its access to data analytics is what makes it the future of urban logistics. But in truth, the data tricks do little or nothing -- Uber is no more than a "mechanical turk," relying on the willing labor of underpaid workers for the "miracle" of its service.

Saturday, June 14, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will Consumers Sue California over Uninsured Pseudo-Taxis? For the last year or so, one of the tech world's most entertaining sideshows has been the hearings held by the California Public Utilities Commission over how to regulate taxi-like "ridesharing" or "transportation network carrier" companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.

Friday, December 20, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will "Ridesharing" Kill Ridesharing? Money may be taking the joy out of the ride.

Monday, September 2, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Google Is Building A Zombie Google is building a zombie! You already suspected as much, didn't you? It's true, and it's been right there all along, right under our noses. They haven't been trying to hide it; it's not a secret project. What not everyone has grasped -- even some of the engineers involved in the project -- is that it is, in fact, a zombie that Google is building. They call it the "self-driving car." It's really a zombie.

Monday, May 13, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Sharewashing is the New Greenwashing The idea of a "sharing economy" is an important one, and urgently needed today, but the word "sharing" is increasingly being roped into a sharewashing agenda. The key difference between the promise of the actual sharing economy, and the flood of sharewashing companies seeking to hide under its mantle, is that the latter inescapably involve monetary exchange, for profit.