The Huffington Post, also known as HoffPost and, simply, HuffPo, announced today that it is shutting down its contributor network, effective immediately. The contributor network was essentially HuffPost’s blogging arm, allowing anyone holding a Huffington Post contributor account to write an article and post it to HuffPo.
Now, here’s a great use of the Internet: allowing teenagers to ask their burning questions of famous people, and get real answers! Through online magazine Rookie’s ‘Ask a Grownup’ section, teens have had their emailed questions directly answered by such celebrities and notables as Terry Crews, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Tig Notaro, Bill Hader, and the Lucas brothers, to name just a few.
Uber has rolled out its UberRUSH package delivery service in initial locations San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City (Manhattan). UberRUSH is basically for business packages what Uber is for human passengers. While at first blush it may seem like it is competing with services like Amazon Prime Free (Amazon’s same-day delivery service) or even Amazon Prime Now (the Amazon one-hour delivery service), Business Insider is calling UberRUSH the “FedEx killer”. That’s because while individuals can use UberRUSH, it was really created for merchants and other businesses to use to get their product to local customers quickly and efficiently (and of course let’s not overlook the ‘cool’ factor).