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Mobile car booking service Uber says it will launch in Asia by the end of 2012

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US-based Uber, a service that allows smartphone users to book cars, is looking to grow its business and push into Asia, according to a report from AllThingsD. The company, which announced plans to expand across Europe at LeWeb 2011 last year, has said it will establish a presence in Asia by...
Mobile car booking service Uber says it will launch in Asia by the end of 2012

After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia

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It’s been just over a month since on-demand car service Uber announced that they had soft launched in Philadelphia, and as usual that time has been spent in quiet contemplation while they worked out the specifics like pricing and local fleet operations. Today, Uber officially exits their stealthy “research phase”...
After A Month Of Stealthy Testing, Uber Officially Launches In Philadelphia

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

Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

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Need funding for your startup? Don't load up your PowerPoint with nifty charts showing all the users your online service has grabbed. Venture capitalists are no longer impressed. These days, investors want to hear about the revenue you're generating, not the traffic. "There have been a lot of companies that...
Why Eyeballs No Longer Matter For Startups

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

Uber launches its on-demand car service in Boulder and Denver

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As a bit of a special surprise today, the on-demand car service called Uber is launching its service in the Denver and Boulder area. The two cities, which are separated by about a 40 minute drive between them, serve as a hub to the metro which plays home to around...
Uber launches its on-demand car service in Boulder and Denver

Stop Hailing A Taxi And Come Ride With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

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Who needs taxis? Uber is a mobile car service app that aims to disrupt urban transportation. A new pack of startups are giving everyday people a lifestyle upgrade. Want a personal assistant? Sign up for Fancy Hands and you can have an army of them starting at $25 per month....
Stop Hailing A Taxi And Come Ride With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick
On-Demand Car Service Uber Finally Embraces Microsoft With A New Windows Phone App

Uber's Most Important Innovation: Highlighting Totally Bogus Local Restrictions

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It's baaaaaaack. Despite a summer uproar that caused the DC taxicab commission to dump a proposed plan that would have artificially kept Uber's prices high, the commission is back, and it's got another (bad) proposed rule (pdf) that would make life difficult for Uber and its independent drivers. If you're...
Uber's Most Important Innovation: Highlighting Totally Bogus Local Restrictions

New IBM DB2 Database Adds "Time Travel" for Projecting Past, Future Data

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It's been the case for every SQL database in practical use since E. F. Codd first came up with the concept: Records either exist or they don't. When you run a SELECT statement, you're querying the current state of the data. A state is either true or false. As far...
New IBM DB2 Database Adds "Time Travel" for Projecting Past, Future Data
Bender: Startup Offers Private Jet Ride-Sharing, But Cost Is Still Sky-High

Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering

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The UK may have just entered a double-dip recession but that doesn’t seem to have trickled down to how consumers are spending money on take-out food — and the companies that are building businesses around that. The UK-based online food ordering site Just-Eat has picked up a third round of...
Just-Eat Just Raised Another $64M From Vitruvian, Index, Greylock For Online Food Ordering
Under new rules, Uber faces Chicago closure

Uber on the road to reconciliation in D.C. with new legislation

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The embattled car service scores victory with city council's approval of a legislative framework for "digital dispatch" transportation services. [Read more]...
Uber on the road to reconciliation in D.C. with new legislation
Uber Reverts Back to Surge Pricing After One Day

Uber goes enterprise with new Perks program, helping companies keep their employees on the move

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Uber, the popular on-demand car service has announced ‘Perks,’ a program that will allow companies to grant credits for the service to their employees on a monthly basis. The amount that is sent to their accounts can vary, from as little as $20 to the hundreds. According to the company,...
Uber goes enterprise with new Perks program, helping companies keep their employees on the move
Taxi race: can Uber and Hailo deliver a real-time revolution?

Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program

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On-demand car service Uber announced a new perks program that can instantly make a company cooler to work for. If you want to be able to provide transportation as a perk or benefit for your employees, Uber has the solution for you. The program allows companies to dole out “Uber...
Uber Can Help Companies Be More Desirable To Work For With Its New Perks Program
Markets: Airbnb, Coursera, Uber: Don't Let Government Regulate the Sharing Economy

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
Uber offering free rides to voting locations during Presidential Election

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

Johnston Press takes ad revenue hit

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Regional publisher reports ad revenue fall of 9% and announces partnership with used car sales portalJohnston Press has reported total advertising revenues down 9% in the year to 17 May, and is to launch an online used car sales service across its 223 local newspaper websites in partnership with Motors.co.uk.Johnston...
Johnston Press takes ad revenue hit

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...)

Uber Gets The Green Light In Boston, With Support From The Massachusetts Governor's Office

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Yesterday, we reported that Uber had came under fire from the Division of Standards of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, receiving a cease and desist letter that sought to shut down its operations in the Greater Boston area. The issue has since been resolved, with an amended decision saying Uber was...
Uber Gets The Green Light In Boston, With Support From The Massachusetts Governor's Office

People Behind Uber Want to Do the Same Thing for Private Planes With BlackJet

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BlackJet launches today a way to book seats on other people’s private jets. If it sounds like the black car service Uber for planes, that’s exactly what it is. The company comes from Uber co-founder Garrett Camp, who is leading product development and is the lead investor in a funding...
People Behind Uber Want to Do the Same Thing for Private Planes With BlackJet
Look Out, Lyft: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Says It Will Do Ride Sharing, Too

DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service

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Uber, the smartphone-based car service that has been shaking up taxicab and limosine markets around the country, scored a big victory on Tuesday as the DC City Council passed legislation that officially recognizes "digital dispatch" car services. The new law comes just months after Uber rallied to defeat legislation...
DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service
Facebook bypassing the Play Store shows how useful "walled gardens" really are
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