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Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

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With taxi-booking app Hailo killing it in London since its launch in the UK last year, New York would seem like the obvious entry point for the service when it finally landed in the US two months ago…but alas, Boston claimed that accolade. Indeed, it seems there have been a...
Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago

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Uber, a startup that allows you to hail a car from your smartphone, is facing a fresh round of legal trouble, this time in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reports that regulators have charged the company with a number of legal violations, including assessing a mandatory 20 percent tip and then...
Uber under fire from regulators and competitors in Chicago
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Ironically, Cab Drivers 'Love' The New UberTaxi in DC

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After a year of online protests and fierce political battles between the D.C. taxi commission and popular smartphone sedan service, Uber, a new technology may bring the two factions together: UberTaxi. “I love it,” gushes one D.C. cab driver, who says he feels safer and is making more money with...
Ironically, Cab Drivers 'Love' The New UberTaxi in DC

Cabulous Raises $8 Million Series A To Expand Mobile Taxi Dispatch Network

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Cabulous, a San Francisco-based taxi dispatch technology startup, tells TechCrunch it has raised $8 million in new funding to scale out its service to fleets of cabs worldwide. The new funding, which serves as Cabulous’ Series A, was co-led by RockPort and Shasta Ventures, with follow-on participation from angel...
Cabulous Raises $8 Million Series A To Expand Mobile Taxi Dispatch Network

Smartphones can now hail taxis in NYC as Uber goes legit

arstechnica.com
Just two months ago, taxi-calling startup Uber had to halt its NYC experiment in allowing smartphone users to "e-hail" taxis owing to political controversy. New York authorities told cab drivers that they could be fined or lose their licenses for joining. But now, "UberTAXI's return is imminent," wrote co-founder and CEO Travis...
Smartphones can now hail taxis in NYC as Uber goes legit

App of the Week: SideCar offers 'spontaneous carpools'

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This week’s App of the Week is SideCar, the community ridesharing service that connects people who need rides with drivers who have extra space in their cars. It works via apps on Android and iPhone/iPad. SideCar recently expanded to Seattle from its original market of San Francisco. Andru Edwards...
App of the Week: SideCar offers 'spontaneous carpools'
Taxi app Hailo is raising $30M to take on Uber in NYC

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

www.businessinsider.com
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

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

Uber faces another legal challenge, this time home in S.F.

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San Francisco cab drivers file class-action suit against the transportation startup claiming unfair business practices on the heels of regulatory challenges in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. [Read more]...
Uber faces another legal challenge, this time home in S.F.

Transport service Uber hit with San Fran class action suit

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A San Francisco attorney announced yesterday that his firm had filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of San Francisco cab drivers charging Uber with creating unfair business competition in violation of state and local regulations. Uber is an app-based company operating in several large cities across the United States,...
Transport service Uber hit with San Fran class action suit

Free WiFi service for London's black cabs approved

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Soon there will be no where left to hide in London Town. The city is quickly becoming one giant WiFi hotspot, just as mayor Boris Johnson promised. Its iconic red phone boxes, the Thames, the Underground and even a minicab company have all been hooked up with free wireless....
Free WiFi service for London's black cabs approved
New York City approves controversial taxi e-hail pilot program

Together, we can eradicate taxis...

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I remember a story from four years ago, when UberCab was the newest thing. That was before it had a massive valuation, before Travis Kalanick was CEO, and before it changed its name to escape one of its countless legal brouhahas. I was riding in an airport taxi —...
Together, we can eradicate taxis...

Support E-Hailing in NYC!

www.avc.com
Last year, at about this time, USV met Jay Bregman and Ron Zeghibe, who are two of the cofounders of Hailo, a mobile app for hailing taxis, that had just launched in London. If anyone has been to London in the past year, you probably know that Hailo has taken...
Support E-Hailing in NYC!

New York Cabbies Say Uber Is Shutting Down Its Taxi Service

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Cab drivers in New York who work with Uber, the on-demand transportation service, recently told Adrienne Jeffries of The Verge that the company is quietly shutting down its taxi service in New York. After being in operation for only about one month, Uber is asking taxi drivers to return company-issued iPhones...
New York Cabbies Say Uber Is Shutting Down Its Taxi Service

The SXSW Transportation Wars Are On, As Uber And SideCar Launch Free Ride Sharing In Austin

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It looks like transportation around Austin during SXSW might not be as painful as it has been in years past. Increased competition in the ride share market means that getting around will be a whole lot easier, as conference goers won’t have to sit around and wait for a taxi....
The SXSW Transportation Wars Are On, As Uber And SideCar Launch Free Ride Sharing In Austin

Square's Next Big Thing Is Coming To NYC

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The mobile payment gadget Square has been approved by The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission for use in 30 of the city's taxis. As part of a testing phase anticipated to begin in the upcoming weeks, the city aims to provide a solution to cab drivers who...
Square's Next Big Thing Is Coming To NYC

Peter DaCosta: black-cab killer or London taxis' driving force?

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The Eco City CEO who broke Manganese Bronze's monopoly is an inveterate entrepreneur who welcomes Nissan's competitionAmong the many business casualties of 2012 was the company behind London's world-famous black cabs, which collapsed into administration just two months after the Spice Girls sang and danced on top of five of...
Peter DaCosta: black-cab killer or London taxis' driving force?
Uber releases its cabs service, Uber X, on San Francisco

Kingpin's Online Bragging About Strippers and Parties Leads to Cocaine Delivery Service Bust

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Not smart. (Photo: Hashgram) There are limits on how much your social media presence should reflect your personal brand. For starters: It’s probably best not to brag about your highly illegal drug-dealing activities. On Friday, the NYPD announced it had arrested 41 alleged gang members after one of their higher ranking...
Kingpin's Online Bragging About Strippers and Parties Leads to Cocaine Delivery Service Bust
Watch out taxi cabs: Uber army growing to 800 strong

How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

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Ten years ago Anukool Lakhina, CEO and Founder of Guavus, was working at Sprint collecting network data as part of a research project. The phone company had put sensors in its network and generated so much data every day that it had to be shipped to Lakhina via FedEx truck...
How telcos are using big data to set prices and maybe make bills better

OLED and 4K at CES 2013: The fantasy and the reality (video)

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LAS VEGAS--Is it possible to have deja vu while staring into the future? For the second straight year, the CES show floor was dominated by the same two HDTV technologies. They're both being hyped as the next big thing, at least for oil tycoons and gold barons. I'm talking...
OLED and 4K at CES 2013: The fantasy and the reality (video)

Taxi-Hailing App Hailo Coming To New York's Streets

www.fastcompany.com
The British smartphone app is primed to compete with Uber and further disrupt New York's existing taxi system. Hailo cabs, the smartphone taxi-hailing system sometimes described as the U.K.'s version of U.S.-based Uber, is poised to expand next month: To New York. The Financial Times reports the app has...
Taxi-Hailing App Hailo Coming To New York's Streets

Ride-Hailing Apps Offer New Way To Get Around Town

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- When Hesky Kutscher needed to get across town, he didn't call a taxi. He tapped a smartphone app called Lyft, which allows users to request car rides. Minutes later, a black hatchback with a big fluffy, pink mustache on its grille pulled up. Kutscher hopped in...
Ride-Hailing Apps Offer New Way To Get Around Town

Hailo Is Hiring To Bring Its On-Demand Taxi App To San Francisco And Washington, D.C.

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Taxi e-hail startup Hailo is looking to expand the number of cities that it serves, and could soon add San Francisco and Washington, D.C. to that list. Based on a couple of job postings on the company’s website, the company is looking to hire city general managers for those two...
Hailo Is Hiring To Bring Its On-Demand Taxi App To San Francisco And Washington, D.C.
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