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Uber and MetroMile offer drivers per-mile insurance between fares


Uber has partnered with on-demand insurance provider MetroMile to start to unravel the tangled web of insurance liability it and its drivers face every time they hit the road to pick up fares. Uber and MetroMile have developed a kind of insurance plan attuned to Uber’s dispatch network that can track precisely when and where an UberX driver picks up and drops off a rider.

That’s necessary because Uber’s coverage only kicks in when an Uber driver is actively working a fare. When drivers are waiting around to be hailed, they are expected to have coverage from their own policies. Confusion over where Uber’s liability starts and stops, though, has been a source of headaches for the company and its drivers for years.

MetroMile won’t just provide a general insurance policy. It uses a plug-in module called a Metronome that works in any car made after 1996 to track a…

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Blackfield – Jupiter (from IV)

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Israel’s leading counter-culture rock musician Aviv Geffen returns with Blackfield IV, featuring Steven Wilson and other special guests.

Blackfield was started by Aviv and Steven in 2001 and have previously released the critically acclaimed albums Blackfield (2004), Blackfield II (2007) and 2011’s Welcome To My DNA.

Since Welcome To My DNA, Geffen’s profile has continued to rise and Aviv has worked with legendary producers Tony Visconti and Trevor Horn, played live with U2 and Placebo, and has been a judge on the Israeli TV show, The Voice.

Aviv contributed the writing and vocals on Blackfield IV, with Steven Wilson – who also mixed the album into stereo and 5.1 surround sound – adding guitar and vocal parts.

The new album includes guest vocal performances from Brett Anderson (Suede), Jonathan Donahue (Mercury Rev) and Vincent Cavanagh (Anathema).

This limited 2 disc digi-book edition includes a DVD-AV featuring the surround mix presented in MLP Lossless & DTS 9624 and a 24-bit stereo mix presented in MLP Lossless & LPCM.

X-Ray (feat. Vincent Cavanagh — Anathema)
Sense of Insanity
Firefly (feat. Brett Anderson — Suede)
The Only Fool is Me (feat. Jonathan Donahue — Mercury Rev)
Kissed by the Devil
Lost Souls
After the Rain


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