Lyft + the White House

Now maybe the picture gets clearer as to why Uber is suddenly so interested in women. While I’m not crazy about the idea of the White House promoting one private business over another, it’s great to see the Federal Government embracing the idea that new technologies like Lyft and Uber can provide a valuable, dare I say “innovative,” solution to some of our problems — in this case, sexual harassment.

Obviously the White House can’t partner with the bad boys, especially not on this particular initiative. But the recognition is there: the on-demand economy, for all its unknowns and perceived dangers, can be valuable, not only as an economy shifter but as a tool of social change.

Click the thumbnail below to read Taylor Soper’s full story on GeekWire.

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