The latest news from the CNBC Disruptor50 companies upending the status quo in the markets:
Uber's whiskered whisk
Private car service Uber has run afoul of regulators all over the transportation map. It's hired a small army of lobbyists to fight (or cozy up to) the establishment, but this past Tuesday it found a better way to ingratiate itself. This past Tuesday was National Cat Day, and Uber got into the feline act by partnering with popular meme site Cheezburger to deliver kittens in New York, San Francisco, and Seattle, according to a report on CNET.
Uber's app included a "KITTENS!" option on Tuesday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Philosopher Emmanuel Kant said you can measure a man's morality in how he treats animals (or something like that) and so, maybe you can measure the true heart of a disruptive start-up in its ability to match on-demand car service with on-demand cats.
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