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Uber starts service in Costa Rica Friday afternoon

The service will be offered along the central corridor of the San José Greater Metropolitan Area, from Lindora to San José to Curridabat, and Heredia staring Friday afternoon, the company announced.

Uber to offer rides in Costa Rica starting under $2

Aspiring Uber drivers carved out a few hours of their Mother’s Day holiday Saturday to learn about the ride-hailing service as it waits for a green light from the government to start operations in Costa Rica. The company could start operating any day.

Uber starts accepting drivers in Costa Rica but government threatens fines

Vice Minister of Transport Sebastián Urbina told La Nación that any cars operating with Uber would be considered “pirates” and could face fines of ₡99,000 (roughly $185) and lose their plates.

Microsoft now supports the middle-finger emoji — what’s holding up everyone else?

When Microsoft released its Windows 10 operating system for free in 190 countries Wednesday, it also gave the world the finger. Literally.

Anti-Uber protests peaceful in Costa Rica, violent in Mexico City

The National Forum of Taxi Drivers announced an alliance last week with other taxi associations in Central America and Colombia to “declare war” on the disruptive ride-sharing app. Meanwhile, Uber is hiring in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica Supreme Court: You have a right to WhatsApp

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ruled in favor of an appellant whose employer ordered him to shut down a private WhatsApp group chat named after the clinical laboratory at the Max Terán Valls Hospital in Quepos, Puntarenas.

More than 26 million people have changed their Facebook picture to a rainbow flag

The movement, fomented by a photo-editing tool that Facebook launched Friday, is a response to major news events that we've seen before: Profile picture change campaigns have become as common as cat videos on certain social networks. There were green filters for Iranian protesters in 2009, yellow ribbons for Hong Kong in 2014, black dots to oppose sexual violence in India, Arabic "Ns" to support Iraqi Christians.

Live Stream: 2015 Latin American Cities Conference San José

We will be live streaming the 2015 Latin American Cities Conference: San José, brought to you by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The conference, "Costa Rica: A New Investment Opportunity," takes place Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel, starting at 8:30 a.m.

New Tinder-inspired apps will help you keep your girlfriend … then dump her

In an age when we need phones to remind us to say "happy anniversary," it's little surprise that two new apps — Binder and HeroBoyfriend — have arrived to assist with the whole "relating" part of "relationships."

Costa Rica app attracts Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban’s attention

A new app called “Social Help” developed by a group of Costa Rican entrepreneurs will receive support from U.S. businessmen, including CNBC’s Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban. The application allows interaction with professionals such as doctors via videoconference, text chats and games.

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