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GSF India, Which Aims To Be The "TechStars Of The Emerging World", Partners With MIT

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GSF India, a new accelerator with hubs across several cities in India, is adding another global partnership to its roster. The incubator, which has already done deals with the U.K.’s Seedcamp and the U.S.’s 500 Startups, is linking up with MIT to bring founders and mentors from Boston back to...
GSF India, Which Aims To Be The "TechStars Of The Emerging World", Partners With MIT

NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg invites Austin to join in on NY’s rising tech scene

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In an introduction to monday’s SXSW panel “Silicon Alley: Startup Ecosystem That Never Sleeps,” NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg touted New York’s emerging tech scene as the place to be. And while arguments for who will be “the next silicon valley” have been done to death, Mayor Bloomberg makes it clear that the city...
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg invites Austin to join in on NY’s rising tech scene

Square rolls out sleek new design for credit card readers in NYC taxi cabs

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We’ve reported on how Jack Dorsey has been able to fulfill his lifelong love affair with dispatch systems by having credit card readers from his company, Square, installed in the back of 30 NYC taxi cabs. It’s part of a pilot program the city hopes will drive down fees. Today the company...
Square rolls out sleek new design for credit card readers in NYC taxi cabs
Lyft makes its East Coast debut in Boston

Uber officially launches in Singapore after four weeks of testing in its first Asian city

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Uber has officially come to Singapore. The company made the announcement in a post after four weeks of “secret Ubers” roaming the streets of this city-state. The launch was celebrated with a visit by its Head of Operations, Ryan Graves. As a result of this move, the private car service...
Uber officially launches in Singapore after four weeks of testing in its first Asian city

Square officially ends its New York taxi pilot

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After seven months of testing an iPad-based payment system in New York taxis, Square is officially terminating its pilot, well short of its original planned ending date, according to a letter sent to the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission on Friday. Square said it was ending its trial because...
Square officially ends its New York taxi pilot

Uber Sued By Taxi And Livery Companies In Chicago For Consumer Fraud And More

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It’s no secret that Uber’s disruptive on-demand car and taxi service is ruffling feathers amongst the taxi industry. It seems that in every city in which Uber launches, there’s legal pushback from the industry that the startup is disrupting. We’ve seen this in D.C., San Francisco, New York and Boston....
Uber Sued By Taxi And Livery Companies In Chicago For Consumer Fraud And More

NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash

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ViVOtech, the near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, has raised an additional amount of Series D funding, according to a released issued today. The company said this is an internal round, but did not disclose the investors or the amount. To date, ViVOtech has raised $96 million from...
NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash

New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at the 2012 BigApps Awards

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New York City’s yearly BigApps competition offers developers $50k in cash for the best new apps that utilize the city’s ambitious open data policy to help improve the lives of residents, visitors and businesses. Finishing up its third year, you can now watch NY Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s full remarks on the event at...
New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaks at the 2012 BigApps Awards

Uber Denies It Has Any Official Taxis Operating In San Francisco

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Uber does not operate any taxi cabs in San Francisco. Today, a statement issued by the private car service addressed concerns by some riders who have seen taxis bearing the name “UBER TAXI” on the side of the vehicle. The company is informing customers that these are not official Uber cars...
Uber Denies It Has Any Official Taxis Operating In San Francisco

NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at it again: Pitches NY’s rising tech scene

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New York City’s tech-championing mayor, Mike Bloomberg, is at it again with a new video that shows off an inside look at NY’s startup community. From shots of hot co-working spaces like General Assembly, to quotes from NY entrepreneurs themselves, this video is pretty accurate by our standards. And while non-New...
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg is at it again: Pitches NY’s rising tech scene

Report: Google NFC Partner ViVOtech Shutting Down Operations

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ViVOtech, a near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, is shutting down operations due to cash-flow problems. This, despite having raised nearly $100 million in outside funding over the past decade. The company is planning to announce the news to employees later today via conference call, according to a report...
Report: Google NFC Partner ViVOtech Shutting Down Operations

NYC's livery car groups may have blocked the city's e-hail app pilot program from being enacted

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Not so fast, New York City. It appears that the implementation of the city’s e-hail app pilot program has been blocked, at least temporarily. Bloomberg is reporting that New York’s livery car groups have succeeded in preventing the city from testing out a new plan to allow people to hail...
NYC's livery car groups may have blocked the city's e-hail app pilot program from being enacted

Striking Uber drivers plan on not answering calls for rides on St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco

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Unhappy Uber black towncar drivers are planning on disrupting St. Patrick’s Day weekend service in San Francisco by refusing to respond to calls for rides. In an email TNW received from an unofficial spokesperson, from March 16-17, participating towncar drivers say they will not accept any Uber work. However, while...
Striking Uber drivers plan on not answering calls for rides on St. Patrick's Day in San Francisco
David Tisch, Brad Feld, Gary Vaynerchuk & Others Put $1 Million Into Vengo, The Mini Vending Machines From TaxiTreats Maker

NYC is building an app for finding art in its largest gallery: The subway system

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As NYC becomes increasingly in-tune with technological innovation and the startup scene, it’s becoming less and less surprising to see the city, even departments like the MTA, embracing all things tech. Just last week we saw NY taxi cabs outfitted with slick Square payment systems and iPads, and before that...
NYC is building an app for finding art in its largest gallery: The subway system
Lyft team gets $60M more; now it must prove ride-sharing can go global

We Are One Step Closer to Condom Vending Machines in Taxis

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Mr. Shimmerlik. (Photo: NYU Stern) Last year, the New York City Economic Development Council gave a local business school student a $17,500 grant to fund what was basically the best idea ever: Miniature vending machines, sized to fit snugly in the backseat of a taxi, ready to dispense items that...
We Are One Step Closer to Condom Vending Machines in Taxis

Uber clears up San Francisco taxi ownership concerns

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Car-summoning app Uber has issued a statement to quash rumors the startup operates taxi cabs in San Francisco. [Read more]...
Uber clears up San Francisco taxi ownership concerns
Funding daily: Make a tiny, creepy doll in your likeness
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

In a Few Years, London and New York City Will Have Identical Taxi Cabs

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This is a classic New York City taxi cab:...
In a Few Years, London and New York City Will Have Identical Taxi Cabs

Ridesharing startups given green light by NY Court of Appeals

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Ridesharing startups fought repeated battles for survival across the country and today won a major victory. New York’s Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York’s highest court unanimously upholds the state law authorizing “street hail livery service.” This means that...
Ridesharing startups given green light by NY Court of Appeals

As bans lift, Uber launches its experimental taxi cab option in Boston

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Following Uber‘s ban in Boston (and the later reversal of that ban), the transportation startup isn’t going to make any new friends with today’s move: the company is launching support for taxis, which will join the usual lineup of black cars and SUVs. If you aren’t already familiar with Uber’s recent integration with...
As bans lift, Uber launches its experimental taxi cab option in Boston

DataBeat 2013: The conference about putting data to work

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VentureBeat is excited to announce our newest conference: DataBeat 2013. DataBeat digs deep into the promise and potential of data. We’re determined to cut through the hype around the term “big data” to discuss the real ways in which smart use of data is driving change. One thing we do...
DataBeat 2013: The conference about putting data to work

After the incubator: Is real estate a challenge for startups in NYC?

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If you haven’t stayed in the loop, let’s just say it’s been quite a busy year for NYC. Last month, we saw NY taxi cabs outfitted with slick Square payment systems and iPads, and before that we noted the new initiatives to bring WiFi and cellular reception into our beloved, sticky and often...
After the incubator: Is real estate a challenge for startups in NYC?

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

Watch Out Verifone, Mobile Payments Platform Square Is Headed To New York City Taxi Cabs

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As we heard last week, mobile payments platform Square pitched the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission to replace the current taxi TVs and payments technology in 50 cabs. The company says today that the pilot has been approved, and Square will be tested in up to 30 cabs in...
Watch Out Verifone, Mobile Payments Platform Square Is Headed To New York City Taxi Cabs
GetTaxi CEO actually a cab driver, sets sites on NYC
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