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How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze

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The fundamental mistake companies make when marketing at SXSW is giving away things I can easily buy on my own. Open bars and taco giveaways only attract freeloaders. If brands want influencers to take notice, they have to provide unique experiences. From my last 3 SXSWs, I couldn’t tell you...
How To Win At SXSW: Give Away Experiences, Not Grub and Booze
Cabulous Rebrands As Flywheel, Plans Major Marketing Push To Bring E-Hail To Cabs Across The US
Scenes From Microsoft's Packed Times Square Surface Launch
Zimride’s Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition
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

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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

GetTaxi Launches New Websites With Account-Free Cab Booking In U.K., Russia, Israel; Adds Business Accounts For SMBs

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GetTaxi, the cab booking service that recently snagged $20 million funding, has launched new websites allowing people in the cities where it operates to book cabs without needing to have a GetTaxi account (or download its app). GetTaxi currently operates in London, Moscow and Israel — but plans to use its...
GetTaxi Launches New Websites With Account-Free Cab Booking In U.K., Russia, Israel; Adds Business Accounts For SMBs

Uber lands on Windows Phone, expands its on-demand car service dominance

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Windows Phone owners can finally enjoy all the benefits of Uber and order cabs on demand through their own native app. The basic features are all present, just presented in the stark color blocks and straight lines Microsoft favors. You'll need to have either version 7.5 or 8 of...
Uber lands on Windows Phone, expands its on-demand car service dominance

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

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

Jason Kincaid Leaves TechCrunch

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Jason Kincaid Blogger Jason Kincaid (Observer Media Power Bachelor #18 in the class of 2011 for those keeping track), is leaving TechCrunch. Mr. Kincaid wrote about the move in an entry in his personal blog, posted today: Sure, there have been some rough times — and the last six months have...
Jason Kincaid Leaves TechCrunch

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

Uber decides to pull the plug on its New York taxi service

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Uber Taxi, the smartphone-driven private transportation service, announced Tuesday that it would be halting its month-long partnership with existing New York yellow cab drivers. Uber’s black car and UberX services remain unaffected. But the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission has indicated that it may be open to modifying existing...
Uber decides to pull the plug on its New York taxi service

Tesla gives Uber a Model S boost at SXSW, so come on and take a free ride

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The number of cabs per capita in Austin is probably quite reasonable for a city of under a million, but during SXSW, taxis can be difficult to come by, plagued by ridiculous traffic and a surge of carless visitors. So, to make our way from last night's Engadget+gdgt event...
Tesla gives Uber a Model S boost at SXSW, so come on and take a free ride

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
Uber releases its cabs service, Uber X, on San Francisco

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

Why to Love (and Hate) London's New Cabs

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Why to Love (and Hate) London's New Cabs

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...)

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

Square Gets Approved for New York City Taxicab Pilot

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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has approved a proposal to deploy Square payments technology in 30 taxicabs as part of a test phase. VeriFone Systems Inc. and Creative Mobile Technologies LLC currently hold contracts to power credit card payments in more than 13,000 cabs across the city,...
Square Gets Approved for New York City Taxicab Pilot

Indian Uber-clone Olacabs picks up funding from US-based Tiger Global

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India’s Olacabs, an Uber-like service that aggregates car rentals and point-to-point cab services, has announced that it has picked up funding from New York-based Tiger Global Management which will help strengthen its service. Indian startup blog PluggdIn speculates that the figure is “definitely more than $3 million” but the exact amount of...
Indian Uber-clone Olacabs picks up funding from US-based Tiger Global

GetTaxi is applying to become NYC’s official taxi smartphone app, partners with Dwolla, HopStop

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GetTaxi, the Israeli startup that lets you catch a cab with your mobile phone, has today announced its hopes to become New York City’s official taxi smartphone app after submitting an official proposal to New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. We’ve known about the company’s serious interest in New York’s...
GetTaxi is applying to become NYC’s official taxi smartphone app, partners with Dwolla, HopStop
The Next Stop For Uber? A Launch In San Diego

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

Testing Sidecar and Lyft: The Coke and Pepsi of ride sharing

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There’s no mistaking a Lyft driver’s pink mustached car. (Photo by Lyft driver Chris Glosecki) Seattleites don’t just have an option of catching a cheap ride from a stranger with a smartphone app. We have a choice. Lyft launched its ride sharing service in Seattle last week, joining direct competitor...
Testing Sidecar and Lyft: The Coke and Pepsi of ride sharing
Black car industry files last-minute injunction against NYC e-hailing app pilot program

Cities Move to Rein In Smartphone Taxi Services

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Taxi and limousine regulators from 15 U.S. and Canadian cities plan to release proposed guidelines Friday aimed at reining in some of the smartphone applications and online services that are radically changing how customers hail cabs....
Cities Move to Rein In Smartphone Taxi Services

Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps

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By early next year, New York taxi riders could be hailing cabs with the tap of a smartphone, a sea change in the interactions between cabbies and fares that was bitterly opposed by other factions of the for-hire vehicle industry. The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted 7-0 Thursday morning to...
Vote Clears Way for Taxi Rider Apps
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