Predatory Parking App Booted From San Francisco Tries Los Angeles Next

Kevin Montgomery · 09/22/14 06:35PM

MonkeyParking is the rare kind of app that forced San Francisco's tech-teeming citizenry to throw up their hands and say "enough." The illegal app was chased out of town by the City Attorney after residents and politicians alike objected to a startup auctioning off public street parking to the highest bidder. Now the petulant programmers behind MonkeyParking are trying the business out again in Los Angeles.

Kevin Montgomery · 07/10/14 02:27PM

MonkeyParking has given up fighting San Francisco. After City Attorney Dennis Herrera deemed the parking spot auctioning startup illegal, MonkeyParking initially refused to shut down. Now they're suspending service to "avoid any future misunderstandings."

San Francisco Asks Apple to Crack Down on "Predatory" Parking Apps

Kevin Montgomery · 06/23/14 04:44PM

Despite the tech-friendly climate within City Hall, San Francisco is coming down on a new breed of parking spot-sharing apps. The city issued a cease-and-desist letter demanding that Apple pull them from the App Store for violating California law.