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After Fears That E-Hailing Rules Wouldn't Pass, TLC Approves Year-Long Pilot Program to Test Taxi Apps
Put your hand down! Hailo, yet another cab app, gets $17M from Accel Partners

On-Demand Taxi Service Hailo Cleared To Operate In New York City

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During a panel discussion at Disrupt called “Urban Transportation,” the CEO and co-founder of Hailo, Jay Bregman, announced that the on-demand taxi service has gotten the go-ahead to operate in the New York City area. The London-based company has raised $50.6M to date, covering cities all over the world such...
On-Demand Taxi Service Hailo Cleared To Operate In New York City
Taxi app Hailo is raising $30M to take on Uber in NYC

Cabforce Goes After The Corporate Taxi Booking Market With 30% Growth Month-Over-Month

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While startups like Uber, Lyft, Hailo and Sidecar are upending traditional taxi markets across North America and Europe, Helsinki’s Cabforce is aiming to change corporate bookings for taxis across the European continent and soon the U.S. The twelve-person company has built an API and hub that lets third-party corporate booking...
Cabforce Goes After The Corporate Taxi Booking Market With 30% Growth Month-Over-Month
Moscow, Meet GetTaxi. GetTaxi, Moscow.

This Uber Competitor Is Coming To America With $17 Million In Funding From Accel

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Taxi-app company Hailo has raised $17 million in a series A round led by Accel Partners. It is a smartphone app that lets passengers order a cab with two taps, either on the iPhone or Android. The app has been downloaded nearly 200,000 times. Hailo founder Jay Bregman's pitch: "The...
This Uber Competitor Is Coming To America With $17 Million In Funding From Accel

Mayor Bloomberg on Taxi Apps: 'There Is a Group of Cab Owners That Are Opposed to Anything'

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Mayor Bloomberg and Jack Dorsey during Square’s short-lived pilot program. This morning, on his weekly Friday radio show with John Gambling, Mayor Bloomberg discussed the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s vote in favor of a year-long pilot program to test out e-hailing apps, which let riders flag down a cab with...
Mayor Bloomberg on Taxi Apps: 'There Is a Group of Cab Owners That Are Opposed to Anything'

Hailo closes $30.6m Series B round from Union Square Ventures, Richard Branson, KDDI and others

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Hailo has scooped a whopping $30.6m Series B funding round led by Union Square Ventures (USV), with participation from a slew of high-profile investors including Richard Branson and Japanese telco KDDI. USV has a strong track record in big-name tech investments, and was among the first institutional investors in Twitter,...
Hailo closes $30.6m Series B round from Union Square Ventures, Richard Branson, KDDI and others
While Talks with the TLC Stall Out, Uber Partners With HBO Give New Yorkers a Free Ride in a Vintage Whip

The Best of Betabeat: A 2012 Retrospective

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As 2011 came to a close, we looked back at our most popular posts. But this year, we’re a little older (a mature year and nine months!), a lot wiser, and thought we’d try something a little different. Thank you for reading! LONGREADS Ultra-Orthodox Jews Take a Hard Line on...
The Best of Betabeat: A 2012 Retrospective

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?
Taxi-summoning mobile app Hailo launches in Boston with city seal of approval

Confirmed: TomTom acquired TXXI in 2011 to expand taxi service offerings

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Late last week, we reported that TomTom was poised to enter the taxi-hailing app space in a big way, as it is currently trialling such a service in Amsterdam. It would, essentially, turn TomTom into a major competitor to the likes of Hailo (earlier coverage), Click A Taxi (earlier coverage)...
Confirmed: TomTom acquired TXXI in 2011 to expand taxi service offerings

Flywheel, the Taxi-Hailing App Formerly Known as Cabulous, Sidesteps Controversy

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As the largest taxi market in the country prepares to allow new-fangled cab-hailing apps — the vote is scheduled for tomorrow morning in New York City — one mobile player is giving itself a makeover. Flywheel, formerly known as Cabulous, helps users hail and pay for rides. It partners with taxi...
Flywheel, the Taxi-Hailing App Formerly Known as Cabulous, Sidesteps Controversy

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

TomTom confirms new taxi-ordering service, beginning trial rollout in Amsterdam

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TomTom has been continually upping its navigation game, what with its partnership with Apple in iOS 6 and the HD Traffic 6.0 upgrade and requisite Android app announced this summer. Far be it from the Dutch service to rest on its mapping laurels, though: it's now poised to take...
TomTom confirms new taxi-ordering service, beginning trial rollout in Amsterdam

On-Demand Taxi Startup Hailo Raises $30M From USV And Others, Including Strategic Funding From KDDI To Launch In Tokyo

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On-demand taxi service Hailo is looking east. After successful launches in cities throughout Europe and North America, the startup is intent on bringing its e-hail application to Tokyo, Japan. To do so, the company has created a Japanese subsidiary, and it’s raised some strategic funding from Japanese telco KDDI, in...
On-Demand Taxi Startup Hailo Raises $30M From USV And Others, Including Strategic Funding From KDDI To Launch In Tokyo

GetTaxi hails $20m in funding as the Israeli startup eyes the NYC cab market

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GetTaxi has announced a whopping $20m funding round as the Israeli startup ramps up its international efforts and sets its sights on the lucrative NYC taxi market. We’ve seen a surge in taxi apps in recent times, with the likes of Hailo securing $17m in series A funding, and Uber...
GetTaxi hails $20m in funding as the Israeli startup eyes the NYC cab market
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