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Mayor Ed Lee Talks New Gov Tech Projects In San Francisco [Video]

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Following San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s presentation of the city’s new government tech innovation plans last night at the TechFellow Awards, I caught up with him briefly to get a few more details. I asked questions like what his true feelings were towards the awful local taxi companies (negative) and...
Mayor Ed Lee Talks New Gov Tech Projects In San Francisco [Video]

Square clone Payleven hails partnership with Berlin taxi association TVB

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More news from Payleven, the Rocket Internet-incubated European Square clone, as the fledgling mobile payments company has announced a test project with Taxiverband Berlin (TVB), one of the leading taxi associations in Germany’s capital city. Taxi companies are of course obviously potential repeat users of a solution like Payleven’s iOS...
Square clone Payleven hails partnership with Berlin taxi association TVB

Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers

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We've written about innovative car service company Uber a few times before, though mostly for its bizarre run-ins with local regulators, who often seem to think their job is to protect local taxi companies from innovative competition. Uber, for what it's worth, has used many of these attacks as marketing...
Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers

F.ounders 2013: Uber's Travis Kalanick on surge pricing, corruption and 'being baller' in SF

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Today at the F.ounders 2013 event at NASDAQ MarketSite in NYC, Travis Kalanick of Uber and Shervin Pishevar of Menlo Ventures talked about  the tension between disruption and regulation. Uber currently operates in 30 cities and recently soft launched in Leone, France. Kalanick says that it’s now serving hundreds of thousands of...
F.ounders 2013: Uber's Travis Kalanick on surge pricing, corruption and 'being baller' in SF

TomTom launches an iPhone app for its taxi service, still only available in the Netherlands

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Last year we reported that veteran navigation firm TomTom had begun testing a taxi service in the Netherlands. Until now the service has involved a ‘Taxi Butler’ device installed in locations like hotels that allows users to book journeys, but now the concept is expanding further via the launch of...
TomTom launches an iPhone app for its taxi service, still only available in the Netherlands
Startup News: Spotify Reminds Us That Music is Awesome and Taxi Companies Hate Losing Money/E-Hailing Apps

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

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
Twitter's Jack Dorsey: I hacked a company's email server to get my first job

Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers

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We've written about innovative car service company Uber a few times before, though mostly for its bizarre run-ins with local regulators, who often seem to think their job is to protect local taxi companies from innovative competition. Uber, for what it's worth, has used many of these attacks as marketing...
Chicago Taxi Companies And Riders Sue Uber For Targeting Cool Passengers
Square card readers approved for pilot run in New York taxis

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
Rocket Internet-Backed M-Payments Company Payleven Signs Up Berlin Taxi Firm To Trial Chip And Pin System

Chinese city Shenzhen puts a stop to taxi-finding smartphone apps, citing lack of standards

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Finding a taxi via a smartphone app may be highly convenient, but authorities in the Chinese city of Shenzhen are cracking down on such services, which it accuses of lacking standards and breaching regulations. According to a report on Sina Tech (via Tech in Asia), an internal memo issued by the Transport...
Chinese city Shenzhen puts a stop to taxi-finding smartphone apps, citing lack of standards

Another Mobile Card Reader Startup Cozies Up To Cabbies: German's SumUp Inks Deal With Local Taxi Hailing App, Taxi.de

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In the increasingly crowded mobile payment card-reader space, it’s not just technology that’s being cloned. In the scramble to build traction and outrun the pack, startups are borrowing each others’ business strategies too. The latest move comes from Berlin-based mobile payment startup SumUp, which opened for business in August backed by...
Another Mobile Card Reader Startup Cozies Up To Cabbies: German's SumUp Inks Deal With Local Taxi Hailing App, Taxi.de

Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue

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We've talked many times about how legacy industries and organizations seek to protect against competition they don't like. One example we've mentioned a few times involves taxi companies and bus companies trying to shut down upstarts such as ride-sharing/carpooling services as being "unlicensed" transportation offerings. What they really mean, of...
Police Ticketing Informal Rideshare Participants Based On No Law, But To Protect Port Authority Revenue
Mobile: When Uber Rolls Into Town It's War and (Yes) Please

Hailo, SideCar, And The New York Taxi And Limousine Commission To Discuss The Future Of Transportation At Disrupt NY 2013

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In the coming weeks, the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission is expected to enter into its first trial of taxi e-hail apps. That’ll allow startups like Hailo that help users find nearby cabs through their mobile phones, without having to hail them from the street. At the same time,...
Hailo, SideCar, And The New York Taxi And Limousine Commission To Discuss The Future Of Transportation At Disrupt NY 2013

DC's New E-Hail Rules Are Good News For Uber, But Could Be Bad News For Lyft And SideCar

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Uber got some good news yesterday, as the Washington, D.C. city council voted to approve new transportation regulations that legitimize its service in the nation’s capital. While Uber argues that it has never operated illegally in any market, the ruling will go a long way toward ensuring that regulators can...
DC's New E-Hail Rules Are Good News For Uber, But Could Be Bad News For Lyft And SideCar

Beep Beep! Car Service Aggregator Click A Taxi Raises $1.5M From Podio's Tommy Ahlers, Expands In Europe

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Click A Taxi, one of the many apps in the increasingly congested car-service apps market, is today announcing a couple of key developments that it hopes will help it zoom past the competition in the months ahead. It’s picked up $1.5 million round of angel funding from serial entrepreneur Tommy...
Beep Beep! Car Service Aggregator Click A Taxi Raises $1.5M From Podio's Tommy Ahlers, Expands In Europe

Lyft, Sidecar face roadblocks from CA regulators over legality of ridesharing

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Lyft and Sidecar, two of San Francisco’s latest ridesharing companies, were issued cease-and-desist orders from the California Public Utilities Commission in August, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday, but continue to operate and deny that they lack required permits. The news comes as a continuation of the battle over city regulation of...
Lyft, Sidecar face roadblocks from CA regulators over legality of ridesharing

Uber closes down taxi service in NYC

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Uber, the San Francisco-based town car reservation service that has recently moved into lower-cost taxis rides, has reportedly shut down its New York taxi hailing operation, the Verge reports, only months after it launching the service. The difficulty in breaking into New York could demonstrate Uber’s limited appeal with urban...
Uber closes down taxi service in NYC
Ridesharing startups hit with cease-and-desist by California regulator

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
500 Startups' invests in MyHealthTeams, a health-focused social network

Favorable Ruling For Lyft A Small Win In War With Taxi Industry

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California regulators have shown that they are open to shaking up the taxicab industry. The state Public Utilities Commission has lifted a cease-and-desist order imposed on ride-sharing service Zimride and withdrew a $20,000 fine. The action was taken after the PUC reached an agreement with the company that allows it...
Favorable Ruling For Lyft A Small Win In War With Taxi Industry
New Year, New Tech, Same Old Problems

A Day After Cutting A Deal With Lyft, California Regulator Reaches An Agreement With Uber As Well

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Just yesterday, the California Public Utilities Commission announced that it had struck an interim agreement Lyft, wiping away any fines levied against the ride-sharing service and allowing it to continue operating while it evaluates potential new regulation. And now today, Uber has also reached an agreement with the California regulator,...
A Day After Cutting A Deal With Lyft, California Regulator Reaches An Agreement With Uber As Well
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