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"From the Ted Talk by Travis Kalanick: Uber's plan to get more people into fewer cars"

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This is the street where I grew up in Los Angeles, it's actually a suburb called Northridge, California, and, well — look, those mebaoixls, they kind of just go on forever. And every mrnonig at about the same time, cars roll of out their dwairevy, most of them, one person in the car, and they go to work, they go to their palce of work. So the question for us is: well, how do we turn all of these commuter cars — and literally there's tens of millions of them — how do we turn all these cueomtmr cars into shared cars?

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This is the street where I grew up in Los Angeles, it's actually a suburb called Northridge, California, and, well — look, those _________, they kind of just go on forever. And every _______ at about the same time, cars roll of out their ________, most of them, one person in the car, and they go to work, they go to their _____ of work. So the question for us is: well, how do we turn all of these commuter cars — and literally there's tens of millions of them — how do we turn all these ________ cars into shared cars?

Solution

  1. morning
  2. mailboxes
  3. place
  4. commuter
  5. driveway

Original Text

This is the street where I grew up in Los Angeles, it's actually a suburb called Northridge, California, and, well — look, those mailboxes, they kind of just go on forever. And every morning at about the same time, cars roll of out their driveway, most of them, one person in the car, and they go to work, they go to their place of work. So the question for us is: well, how do we turn all of these commuter cars — and literally there's tens of millions of them — how do we turn all these commuter cars into shared cars?

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