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Joe Carnahan Says His ‘Death Wish’ Remake Will Star Frank Grillo, Set in a ‘Drive’/’Collateral’-Style Los Angeles

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Yesterday it was announced that Joe Carnahan would write and direct a remake of the 1974 revenge classic Death Wish. Today, Carnahan has confirmed the report, and clarified his vision on the new film. Carnahan tweeted the following: Guys. I’m doing ‘Death Wish.’ But this version is a re-imagining...
Joe Carnahan Says His ‘Death Wish’ Remake Will Star Frank Grillo, Set in a ‘Drive’/’Collateral’-Style Los Angeles

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

CitiBike

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I walked out of a meeting at 33rd and Park yesterday at 5:05pm. I had to be on a call in my home office at 5:30pm. Getting a cab is a bitch that time of day. The subway required a switch from the Lex to the L at Union Square...
CitiBike

Coming Soon to a Taxi Near You: Square Wants to Replace Taxi TVs with iPads and Apps

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What if instead of a squawking box, capable only of blaring at you from the partition, Taxi TVs looked more like your smartphone and came stocked with apps like Foursquare? Square, the mobile payment company headed by Jack Dorsey, is trying again with a daring proposal for the Taxi and...
Coming Soon to a Taxi Near You: Square Wants to Replace Taxi TVs with iPads and Apps

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

Uber Cab Confessions: Driving Mr. Morin

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Yesterday, Greg Kumparak had yet another of his trademark brilliant ideas that Pando editors get friendly with Uber drivers, because surely with so many entrepreneurs taking them around the city there’s some good stories being thrown around. Not more than a few hours later I was having dinner with the...
Uber Cab Confessions: Driving Mr. Morin

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

San Francisco Puts Hackers To Work Fixing The Horribly Broken Taxi System

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The taxi situation sucks in San Francisco -- it's way too hard to find a cab, way too often. But at least the city is acknowledging that there's a problem and wants to improve the situation. So it put on a hackathon. On Saturday, taxi drivers, tech guys, and designers...
San Francisco Puts Hackers To Work Fixing The Horribly Broken Taxi System
Square card readers approved for pilot run in New York taxis

Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore

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Uber has brought its premium taxi calling app to Singapore—the first country in Asia to get it. The company has been trialing its service here for the past week. According to users who have tried it out here, it runs Mercedes Benz S-Class sedans, setting it above the usual smaller...
Uber Comes To Asia, Starts Trials In Singapore

The UK taxi and cab app war heats up as Click A Taxi arrives to take on Hailo

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This summer appears to be one for cab app wars. While Get Taxi moves in on Uber territory in New York, Hailo in the UK is about to defend its corner against Uber and sees a new contender today with Click A Taxi. Founded in Denmark, Click A Taxi claims to...
The UK taxi and cab app war heats up as Click A Taxi arrives to take on Hailo
Uber releases first Windows Phone and BlackBerry 7 apps, redesigns Android offering
After suing Austin for the right to operate, SideCar expands ride-sharing to Brooklyn, Boston, and Chicago

Uber finally drives into Asia as the private car service begins testing in Singapore

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Uber, the private car hire service that has taken the US by storm, has ramped up its global expansion plans after stepping into Asia for the first time with a soft launch in Singapore. There have been rumors of Uber’s launch in Singapore since October 2012 when tech blog SGE...
Uber finally drives into Asia as the private car service begins testing in Singapore

BYD e6 all-electric taxis, Premier sedan launch in Hong Kong

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Anyone who's visited Hong Kong within the last few years has probably experienced the city's thick soupy smog. Sure, things aren't as bad as they are in Beijing, but pollution from the mainland often wraps the metropolis in a humid haze -- and we're not sure an all-electric taxi...
BYD e6 all-electric taxis, Premier sedan launch in Hong Kong

Uber Tripled Number Of Drivers Yesterday, Owing An Extra $100K In Payments, So Surge Pricing Is Coming Back

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Uber has just sent out an update via email regarding the pricing options in New York after Hurricane Sandy. Surge Pricing is back. Yesterday, the company implemented Surge Pricing — a higher rate during times of high demand — and then abruptly turned it off after a poor reaction by...
Uber Tripled Number Of Drivers Yesterday, Owing An Extra $100K In Payments, So Surge Pricing Is Coming Back

NYC Taxis To Offer Ride-Sharing Routes

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The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission is rolling out a plan that will provide cabs running on predetermined routes, with designated pick-up and drop-off spots....
NYC Taxis To Offer Ride-Sharing Routes
Travis Shrugged: The creepy, dangerous ideology behind Silicon Valley's Cult of Disruption

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

DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

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A version of this story originally appeared on SGEntrepreneurs and is published here with permission. Sageby, Squiryl, and Trade Hero are three new startups pitching at DEMO Asia in Singapore this week that are betting you want to make, keep, and invest your money wisely. Squiryl is an iPhone app that lets you track your...
DEMO Asia: 3 startups focused on saving you money

Uber changes lanes in New York by hailing cabs too

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Private car-summoning service will begin allowing New Yorkers to call for cab rides, which will be free for the first week while a regulatory hurdle is cleared. [Read more]...
Uber changes lanes in New York by hailing cabs too

Transportation App Corral Rides Loses Access To Lyft's Driver Data

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Looks like not everyone is embracing the vision behind Corral Rides, which aims to bring all of your transportation options togethers in one place — cabs, ridesharing, mass transit, and more. A reader tipped us off that Lyft, which was one of the main services in the app, has been...
Transportation App Corral Rides Loses Access To Lyft's Driver Data

Can't Win 'Em All: Uber Gives Up Attempt To Do UberTaxi In NYC (For Now...)

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We've talked about how innovative ride hailing company, Uber, was pushing regulatory boundaries across the country, often showing how restrictive local regulators could be towards innovation. In many cases, Uber has been able to generate enough public support that local taxi and limo regulators ended up backing down. But you...
Can't Win 'Em All: Uber Gives Up Attempt To Do UberTaxi In NYC (For Now...)

With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

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It’s been just eight weeks since Zimride’s ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers. Since then, the service has grown a tremendous amount: It’s got more than 100 drivers operating in the area, who together are taking hundreds of...
With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

Best New Way To Get a Cab: Taxi Magic

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Cabs can finally take advantage of smartphone features like electronic payments, GPS, and estimated travel costs. Catching a ride with the Taxi Magic app was the most pleasant experience I’ve had with a cab so far, and it demonstrates that they can compete with lower-cost personal sedan-services like UberX and...
Best New Way To Get a Cab: Taxi Magic

Venmo, now processing $10M a month, comes out of beta, offers me the world’s smallest bribe

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Venmo just sent me a penny. I sent it back of course. VentureBeat is an ethical publication before all else. The New York based social payment service announced today that it was taking off the beta label after launching more than two years ago. Why putting on the big boy...
Venmo, now processing $10M a month, comes out of beta, offers me the world’s smallest bribe

New York Cabs Gouged Riders Out of Millions. http://r2.ly/2ndx

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New York Cabs Gouged Riders Out of Millions. http://r2.ly/2ndx

Hailo

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It's no secret that USV invested in Hailo at the end of last year.What is less well known is why we would do that.Hailo announced the financing today and also a bunch of impressive hires for their US and Asia operations and they also disclosed a bunch of numbers for...
Hailo
Very Cool: “Get It Now” Allows SF-ers To Have Any Product Delivered In Less Than An Hour

Why P2P Apps Haven't Caught On In The US

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Banks and other companies like PayPal have been pushing person-to-person (or P2P) payment apps on young consumers for awhile, however, they've yet to catch on in America. What gives? SmartMoney's Kelli B. Grant says it might have to do with security. For all the convenience of being able to quickly transfer money,...
Why P2P Apps Haven't Caught On In The US
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