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'How China's "Unicorns" Shook a Bicycle Town'

Old 04-27-19, 07:19 PM
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'How China's "Unicorns" Shook a Bicycle Town'

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/b...-unicorns.html A business story more than a bicycle story
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Old 04-27-19, 08:12 PM
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Sorry, but it requires an account with The New York Times to read the story.


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Old 04-27-19, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
Sorry, but it requires an account with The New York Times to read the story.


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I don't have one. NYT limits free use to 4/month, but relies upon your browser to keep count. If you clear your nytimes.com cookies (or, if you're really smart, figure out how to reset the count), you can read another 4 forever. You can also save the link with right-click, k (save link) and read the local copy. I browse with lynx, whose accesses nytimes.com doesn't count. I don't know why: lynx keeps nytimes.com's cookies.
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Familiar story, played out here in the D/FW area in Texas: Managed bike rentals with stations vs the free for all. The China-drive free for all went bust very quickly. It's mostly been interesting as an example of the contradictions between assertions about a free market and the realities.
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Originally Posted by Arthur Peabody View Post
I don't have one. NYT limits free use to 4/month, but relies upon your browser to keep count. If you clear your nytimes.com cookies (or, if you're really smart, figure out how to reset the count)

Simply open an Incognito or Private browsing tab. Count gets reset every time!
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