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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 Sued for Consumer Fraud and Unlawful Practices by Chicago Taxi and Limo Companies

Uber continues its US expansion with 'soft launch' in Phoenix

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Pushing ahead with its plans to take its ‘driver for hire’ private cab service to more cities across the the US, Uber has today ‘soft launched’ in Phoenix, having already signed a lease with a creative co-working space to set up operations in the area. The company tweeted a photo...
Uber continues its US expansion with 'soft launch' in Phoenix

Square’s Old School Competitors Really Don’t Want To See iPads and Apps Instead of Taxi TV

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via Wikimedia Last week, we told you about an innovative proposal from Square, the mobile payments company run by dashing parallel entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, who is simultaneously employed as the executive chairman of Twitter. Rather than squawking Taxi TVs, which allow consumers to pay by credit card, but force cabdrivers...
Square’s Old School Competitors Really Don’t Want To See iPads and Apps Instead of Taxi TV

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

Here We Go Again: Appeals Court Puts the Kibosh on the TLC's Taxi Apps Pilot Program

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It never ends, I swear. If this back-and-forth keeps up, we’re all going to get whiplash. Bloomberg News reports that once again, the courts have blocked the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s ehail pilot program, just days after it was given the all-clear. The black car business has appealed the dismissal...
Here We Go Again: Appeals Court Puts the Kibosh on the TLC's Taxi Apps Pilot Program

Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

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A big city needs a big tech event, which is why I’m pleased to announce the massive TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2013 agenda. It’s a schedule chock-full of amazing speakers, great panels, and all the excitement of our Startup Battlefield – in which 30 amazing startups will compete for the Disrupt...
Announcing The Agenda For TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013

Off Duty Light Goes Off: Taxi Light System to No Longer Confuse Tourists

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(Photo: Yellow Cab NYC) It’s a secret point of pride for experienced New Yorkers that we know how to properly parse the mystifying taxi light system. It gives us a leg up over tourists, who spend so much time trying to differentiate between the Available and Off Duty lights that...
Off Duty Light Goes Off: Taxi Light System to No Longer Confuse Tourists
NYC officials may delay widespread smartphone taxi hailing, propose limited pilot instead
Square card readers approved for pilot run in New York taxis

UberTAXI returns to NYC in a limited capacity

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Just a few days after receiving the nod from New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), UberTAXI has officially returned to the Big Apple -- with some limitations. For starters, automatic fare billing is not yet available, so passengers will have to pay drivers directly via cash or...
UberTAXI returns to NYC in a limited capacity
Uber wins in NYC lawsuit filed by limo lobby, clearing the way for city to test e-hail apps

New Yorkers Can Now Officially Hail And Pay For Cabs With Their Phones

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New Yorkers are now officially allowed to hail and pay for cars with their smart phones. This morning, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to try mobile car hailing services in The Big Apple for one year.  They'll see how it goes, then decide whether or not to...
New Yorkers Can Now Officially Hail And Pay For Cabs With Their Phones

Hailing a Cab? There's an App for That

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New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday on a plan to permit customers to hail yellow cabs with smartphones during a one-year trial period....
Hailing a Cab? There's an App for That

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
Markets: Airbnb, Coursera, Uber: Don't Let Government Regulate the Sharing Economy
City Council Members Who Joined the Lawsuit Against E-Hailing Apps Received Donations from the Black Car Industry

TLC Testimony Before Skeptical City Council Foreshadows Ruling on Smartphones in Taxis

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Smartphone and the City? In a packed board room across from City Hall on Wednesday, members of the New York City Council’s Committee on Transportation met to discuss overseeing the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s plans for a smartphone app that will allow riders to digitally hail and pay for...
TLC Testimony Before Skeptical City Council Foreshadows Ruling on Smartphones in Taxis

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

After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

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Ride-sharing startup SideCar received the first enforcement action against it since launching in the city in March, as a couple of its drivers were stopped by police over the weekend. In response, the company is asking its users to reach out to the New York City mayor’s office. In a...
After Being Hit With A Sting Operation In NYC, SideCar Asks Users To Lobby Mayor Bloomberg For Ride Sharing

Race On for Taxi Apps

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By early next year, hailing a yellow cab in New York City could be as easy as whipping out a smartphone and pressing a button. That is, unless the companies that run the city’s livery fleets succeed in blocking a rule change in a key vote next week. The Taxi...
Race On for Taxi Apps

Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?

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It looks like the battle for New York’s taxi market is heating up, as a group of leading startups struggle with the city’s regulations — and with each other. Two good reports out overnight run through the state of play as Uber, the Californian town car service beloved by San...
Does Hailo have Uber on the run in New York's taxi wars?
Will Regulations Kill The Sharing Economy?

SideCar Defends Its NYC Ride Sharing Business, Says TLC Protects Taxi Industry

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“The TLC protects the taxi industry. And I don’t think anyone in their right mind can deny that fact,” Sidecar co-founder Sunil Paul said to applause at Disrupy NY today. Paul argued back and forth with New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Deputy Commisioner of Policy and  Programs Ashwini Chhabra,...
SideCar Defends Its NYC Ride Sharing Business, Says TLC Protects Taxi Industry

Last Hurdle Falls in NYC Taxi App Battle; Judge Dismisses Black Car E-Hail Lawsuit

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A New York judge today dismissed a lawsuit aimed to stop e-hail apps like Uber and Hailo from helping people get rides with their smartphones in New York City. The lawsuit had been brought by black car and livery drivers who argued that e-hail could encourage discrimination when drivers decline...
Last Hurdle Falls in NYC Taxi App Battle; Judge Dismisses Black Car E-Hail Lawsuit

Not So Fast! Black Car Industry Files Injunction One Day Before NYC Taxi App Pilot

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A pilot program for smartphone apps that would allow New Yorkers to hail yellow cabs at the press of a button may be delayed by a court injunction filed today by organizations representing the black car industry. According to a press release, the Livery Roundtable and the Black Car Assistance...
Not So Fast! Black Car Industry Files Injunction One Day Before NYC Taxi App Pilot
SideCar and Hailo CEOs slug it out over taxis, ride-sharing, & more

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

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
Uber's taxi service returns to New York City -- with some big limitations
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