Cabulous re-brands under new name FlyWheel, adds black cars to lineup

Cabulous, formerly the app known for hailing taxis in major U.S. cities, is re-branding as Flywheel on Thursday, promising to add more transportation options like black cars and eventually expand internationally as part of a push to solve all of a consumer’s transportation needs.

Vimeo debuts Focus Forward, a film series about the big ideas in tech

Vimeo has joined forces with General Electric(s GE) and video publisher Cinelan to launch “Focus Forward” — a micro documentary series that aims to showcase big, world-changing technology innovations in a compelling way. All the videos will be three minutes long and posted online.

Meet the Analyst: Kris Tuttle talks oxymorons and zombies

Each week GigaOM Pro chats with one of our analysts to find out which technologies they read about, write about and can’t live without. This week, we talk to Kris Tuttle, whose research has focused on 3D technology and virtual worlds.

Today in Cleantech

Reuters’ transportation reporter John Crawley takes a look at how U.S. auto dealers are gearing up for a fight against the Obama administration’s new fuel economy standards. Dealers argue that higher fuel standards increase car prices, impacting their sales. Obama’s plan calls for an efficiency target of 54 miles per gallon by 2025, one that the automakers have expressed their support for, particularly given the massive help the industry got from the government bailout. Could the auto dealers be the back end route for the auto industry trying to water down fuel standards?