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After Fears That E-Hailing Rules Wouldn't Pass, TLC Approves Year-Long Pilot Program to Test Taxi Apps
Uber Sued for Consumer Fraud and Unlawful Practices by Chicago Taxi and Limo Companies

Uber Now Allows Users To Order Motorcycle Taxis In Paris

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Uber has been steadily expanding its on-demand car service from black cars to SUVs, taxis, Hybrids, private drivers and more. Today, the company is announcing the addition of motorcycle taxis (aka moto taxis) in Paris. Starting Monday, Uber users in Paris will be able to order motorcycle taxis via the...
Uber Now Allows Users To Order Motorcycle Taxis In Paris
You Were Warned: Uber Says E-Hailing Fares Will Skyrocket Amid New Year's Eve Demand

Uber's New Policy on Ridesharing: We'll Start Doing It, As Long as Our Competitors Aren't Caught

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Today, Uber CEO bestowed unto the world a white paper on ridesharing. And in classic Uber fashion, the policy finds a workaround to traditional law-abiding. The company says it will launch the service if it sees its competitors (Lyft, Sidecar, etc.) operating for 30 days with “tacit approval” from law officials, i.e....
Uber's New Policy on Ridesharing: We'll Start Doing It, As Long as Our Competitors Aren't Caught
No cabs for you! Uber shutters NYC taxi service following quarrel with city officials
Uber rape charge highlights safety concerns for car-hire startups

Uber Sued By Taxi And Livery Companies In Chicago For Consumer Fraud And More

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It’s no secret that Uber’s disruptive on-demand car and taxi service is ruffling feathers amongst the taxi industry. It seems that in every city in which Uber launches, there’s legal pushback from the industry that the startup is disrupting. We’ve seen this in D.C., San Francisco, New York and Boston....
Uber Sued By Taxi And Livery Companies In Chicago For Consumer Fraud And More

What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

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This past week I visited London and got to know the startup scene there. One of the most promising new tech companies to come out of Europe is Hailo, an iPhone app that lets you hail a nearby cab in real time. The best part: you can pay with a...
What It's Like Using Hailo, The Instant Taxi-Hailing App That Just Raised $30 Million

As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

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Another day, another regulator seeking to shut down Uber. At least that’s what it looks like this time in Chicago. The city’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection department (BACP) last week issued proposed regulations that would essentially prohibit car services from using electronic devices to measure time and distance to...
As Regulators Seek To Revise Limo Rules, Uber's On-Demand Car Service Faces ShutDown In Chicago

Class-action lawsuit filed against Uber by San Francisco taxi drivers for unfair competition

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Continuing with Uber’s recent legal woes, Attorney Gary Oswald, who represents San Francisco cab drivers, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the transportation startup due to unfair business competition and for violating California Statutory and city regulatory mandates. This news is especially troubling, as Uber is now facing legal trouble...
Class-action lawsuit filed against Uber by San Francisco taxi drivers for unfair competition

Another Taxi App Is Coming to New York

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Ms. Herman. (Photo: Twitter) There is something alluring to entrepreneurs about the New York taxi system. Mainly, it’s messy. One taxi drives around W. 4th St., looking for fares, while around the corner a frazzled passenger tries vainly to hail one of the occupied cabs on Seventh Ave. How inefficient!...
Another Taxi App Is Coming to New York

Uber Opens Up Platform To Non-Limo Vehicles With “Uber X,” Service Will Be 35% Less Expensive

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Declaring its independence from the traditional Lincoln Towncar (sorry, couldn’t resist), Uber is going beyond black cars on Wednesday, bringing its up until now secret “Uber X” project public. “Uber X” will allow Uber partners to use its dispatching software in order to dole out vehicles beyond Lincoln Towncars, giving...
Uber Opens Up Platform To Non-Limo Vehicles With “Uber X,” Service Will Be 35% Less Expensive
Uber releases first Windows Phone and BlackBerry 7 apps, redesigns Android offering

Uber May Soon Be Moving Packages As Well As People

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Uber is mobile app that lets people hail nearby black cars and hybrid vehicles for rides in real time. Right now, it only moves people from Point A to Point B. Next, it may move their packages. We've been told that Uber is looking to expand as a delivery service....
Uber May Soon Be Moving Packages As Well As People

BlackJet, the Uber for private air travel, is now live

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BlackJet, the Uber for private air travel, founded by the co-founder of Uber, is now live. If you managed to score an invite, and have the cash – you bastard – you can now “book seats, manage [...] travel and invite [...] friends.” If you are indeed about to book...
BlackJet, the Uber for private air travel, is now live

Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S.

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London-based mobile taxi network Hailo is set to close a $30 million round of funding as it sets its sights on the U.S. market, reports AllThingsD. The Series B funding round is likely being led by Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures. Earlier this year, Hailo raised a $17 million round of...
Uber Rival Hailo Reportedly Set To Close $30M Funding Round As It Expands In The U.S.
While Talks with the TLC Stall Out, Uber Partners With HBO Give New Yorkers a Free Ride in a Vintage Whip

Judge dismisses lawsuit against NYC taxi-hailing app pilot

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Taxi hailing apps have had a rough time getting started in the Big Apple. After the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) put the kibosh on Uber and subsequently blessed e-hailing apps with a 12-month test, the TLC faced a setback of its own: a lawsuit. Filed in March...
Judge dismisses lawsuit against NYC taxi-hailing app pilot

Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

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Well, it’s about time on-demand car service Uber landed around these parts. According to a new post on the company’s official blog, Uber has just soft-launched in Philadelphia and now has a small crew of their tell-tale black cars cruising around the city. And I do mean small — a...
Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia
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Uber releases its cabs service, Uber X, on San Francisco

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

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

Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S.

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Hailo, a European mobile taxi network, is announcing a $17 million round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners. The company previously raised $3 million in seed funding from Wellington Partners and Atomico, who both participated in this round as well. Hailo, which has been operating in London since...
Mobile Taxi Network Hailo Raises $17M From Accel And Atomico To Take On Uber In The U.S.

Thanks to new legislation, UberTAXI expands to Washington D.C.

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Thanks to new legislation, Uber, the posh car-hailing service, has rolled out its taxi service in Washington DC. In the nation’s capital, smartphones users can now hail a DC cab, as well as one of Uber’s sedans or SUVs. The news was announced today on the company blog. Given its troubles...
Thanks to new legislation, UberTAXI expands to Washington D.C.

As bans lift, Uber launches its experimental taxi cab option in Boston

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Following Uber‘s ban in Boston (and the later reversal of that ban), the transportation startup isn’t going to make any new friends with today’s move: the company is launching support for taxis, which will join the usual lineup of black cars and SUVs. If you aren’t already familiar with Uber’s recent integration with...
As bans lift, Uber launches its experimental taxi cab option in Boston

Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, ‘Garage’

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Back when Uber intially launched in San Francisco, it was heralded as a service that would disrupt the taxi industry by providing black cars on-demand via mobile phones. Thus fare, the service has gained a loyal following, and expanded to a number of cities including Seattle, New York, Paris, and...
Uber Experiments With Lower-Priced Taxis In Chicago Through Newly Launched Labs Group, ‘Garage’

Uber Is Finally Going To Offer Cheaper Cars

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Uber is a startup that has raised $43 million to let people hail black cars from their mobile devices. People love it -- it saves them from pouring rain when cabs are scarce, and Uber says its revenue is up 20-30% month over month from last year. The only problem...
Uber Is Finally Going To Offer Cheaper Cars

Uber Is Close to Launching a Taxi App to Hail and Pay for Yellow Cabs in New York City

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Photo: Tech Cocktail) A source has informed Betabeat that Uber–the pricey, San Francisco-based request-a-ride app for black cars–is planning on an imminent launch for a similar service for yellow cabs in New York City. Uber already lets riders in New York City order and pay for private...
Uber Is Close to Launching a Taxi App to Hail and Pay for Yellow Cabs in New York City
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