Google http://ripr.org en How Rhode Island Is Spending Its $500M Google Settlement http://ripr.org/post/how-rhode-island-spending-its-500m-google-settlement <p>It’s been almost two years since five Rhode Island law enforcement agencies received a financial windfall from the Google settlement. Google was forced to pay a $500 million fine for illegally selling drugs to Americans without a prescription.&nbsp; About half of the money was returned to the Rhode Island law enforcement agencies that investigated and tried the case.&nbsp; How the three largest recipients are spending the money.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 14:17:45 +0000 Flo Jonic 26701 at http://ripr.org On-Demand Car Service Uber is Ready to Disrupt Providence http://ripr.org/post/demand-car-service-uber-ready-disrupt-providence <p></p><p><a href="https://www.uber.com/">Uber</a>, the on-demand car service that lets users summon a ride via a smart phone app, is set to formally launch in Providence on September 12 (5:30 pm at Tazza, on Westminster Street).</p><p>As I recently <a href="https://twitter.com/IanDon">tweeted</a> in reporting<a href="https://www.uber.com/cities/providence"> the company's arrival in RI</a>, Uber is a favorite of techies and<a href="http://ripr.org/post/venture-capitalist-kopelman-offers-pep-talk-ri-entrepreneurs"> its origin points to the creative power of the Internet</a>:</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:41:37 +0000 Ian Donnis 21051 at http://ripr.org On-Demand Car Service Uber is Ready to Disrupt Providence RISD + Google Glass = ? http://ripr.org/post/risd-google-glass <p>Students at the Rhode Island School of Design will be among the first to experiment with <a href="http://www.google.com/glass/start/what-it-does/" target="_blank">Google Glass</a>, the high-tech head sets that seem more science fiction than reality.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:41:52 +0000 Elisabeth Harrison 19227 at http://ripr.org East Providence Well on Its Way to Fiscal Health http://ripr.org/post/east-providence-well-its-way-fiscal-health <p>The City of East Providence says there are just a few more details to button up before it waves good-bye to the Budget Commission that’s been overseeing city finances. A state-appointed finance officer will step in next.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 13:35:58 +0000 Catherine Welch 11512 at http://ripr.org East Providence Well on Its Way to Fiscal Health No. Providence Police Have New Cars Thanks to Google http://ripr.org/post/no-providence-police-have-new-cars-thanks-google <p>North Providence police officers will soon be riding in style. The town is completely replacing its fleet of cruisers.&nbsp; RIPR’s Flo Jonic tells us how they’re paying for it.<br><br>The town of North Providence is poised to buy 32 new police vehicles with proceeds it earned through the successful prosecution&nbsp; of Google.&nbsp; Google agreed to pay a $500 million fine for marketing illegal Canadian prescription drugs to Americans.&nbsp; As one of the Rhode Island investigating agencies, North Providence earned 60 million dollars of the settlement.<br> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:33:54 +0000 Flo Jonic 10719 at http://ripr.org