Now That Taxis Will Have Cellphone Charging Stations, So Should Everyone Else

Now That Taxis Will Have Cellphone Charging Stations, So Should Everyone Else

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Today, Nissan revealed a prototype for its new-fangled NV200 van, which was selected by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission last year to transform existing fleets with the "Taxi of Tomorrow." The cabs will feature a "low-annoyance horn," more leg room, a skylight, odor-reducing fabric, and sliding doors...
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FuzeBox takes on $20m Series A, to remove the pain from virtual meetings

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FuzeBox, a company that provides virtual meeting solutions along with mobile tools to allow for meeting to take place wherever they may, has raised a $20 million Series A round. The funding was led by Index Ventures, and was participated in by Khosla Ventures and Insight Ventures. Virtual meetings are a real pain....
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From the archive, 11 July 1955: Reflections from a cab rank

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A taxi driver always knows where he is going; his big trouble is that he cannot get there and back quickly enough for the next jobEvery motorist is sure that his driving is above average and reproach, and a taxi driver is even more sure than most. He should be....
From the archive, 11 July 1955: Reflections from a cab rank

Uber's cheaper service under attack from DC amendment that would make it 5x as pricey as cabs

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Following Uber’s rough times back in January when it was attacked by D.C. Taxicab Commission Chairman Ron Linton, the company has just posted a very upsetting blog post, stating that the DC City Council “intended to pass an amendment to the taxi modernization bill that would make it illegal for...
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London minicab firm equips cars with free WiFi, says you don't need no stinking LTE

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London may be late to the LTE party, but it's more than making up for its laggard mobile ways by bulking up its citizens' access to WiFi. The Tube's been acquiring hotspots in preparation for the crush of Olympic fans expected to use public transport, and now it's time...
London minicab firm equips cars with free WiFi, says you don't need no stinking LTE

Taxis, black cars, hybrids, SUVs…Uber announces ‘freedom to choose’ for US and Canadian riders

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Uber officially launched its private driver-for-hire service in London last week, and as we reported yesterday from this Wednesday, Uber-ers in San Francisco and New York will have the option of selecting one of its current range of black town cars OR a hybrid car. Whilst ice-cream trucks are also...
Taxis, black cars, hybrids, SUVs…Uber announces ‘freedom to choose’ for US and Canadian riders

A Status Symbol Moves Down Market: What's Behind the UberX Launch

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Uber this week will add lower-cost hybrid cars to its San Francisco and New York fleets through a new feature called UberX. The move signals Uber’s greater sprawling ambition to be a platform for all sorts of transportation, logistics and deliveries — not just a black-car, status-symbol provider. Because the...
A Status Symbol Moves Down Market: What's Behind the UberX Launch

Uber to offer lower cost rides via hybrids

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Uber, the startup that has disrupted taxis everywhere with its on demand car service, plans to launch a new lower cost, and greener, option for customers this week: according to the New York Times, Uber will start offering hybrid car rides this Wednesday in San Francisco and New York for...
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Uber customers will soon be able to summon cheaper cabs and wait for it…Ice Cream trucks.

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Uber will soon be allowing its customers to summon Ice Cream trucks as well as cheaper taxis according to the NY Times. Although a little odd, and presumably not high on its customers feature request list, ice cream trucks it is. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick explains: “It’s kind of fun. That’s...
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