Uber compromises with Portland and stops service for three months

The unthinkable has occurred: Uber has compromised with a local government, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. Uber has agreed to suspend its operations for three months in Portland, Oregon, as the company works with local regulators to reach a legal solution. This comes weeks after Portland’s city government sued the ridesharing company for violating local taxi ordinances. Sound the bells because an Uber-government alliance is a miracle and an angel just got its wings. Or something.

Users to YouTube: let us record your videos

Google has been cracking down on sites and services that make it possible to convert videos into MP3 files, but now some of its users are firing back with a petition. Their logic: YouTube is a broadcast site, so it should also allow recording.