San Francisco legislators have had it with the tech industry’s wacky ideas spilling onto the streets.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors passed legislation that aims to prevent tech companies from using the city as a test ground.
Essentially, tech companies won’t just be able to drop a new product into the world and see what happens — without getting government approval first.
That’s in contrast to how companies like Uber and Airbnb have operated in the past. E-scooter companies like Bird are especially notorious for letting their products loose on street without considering the consequences. Governments have been struggling to keep up with regulating the scooters ever since. Read more…