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Uber Is Coming to Taxis in New York, If Law Allows

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The app's creators plan to introduce the option to summon a cab on Wednesday, but taxi officials say the program may have a significant problem: city rules do not allow prearranged rides in yellow taxis. Read more »...
Uber Is Coming to Taxis in New York, If Law Allows

Video: Boeing’s Phantom Eye spy plane gets closer to flight

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The Phantom Eye rolls out of the hangar for a taxi test over the weekend. (Boeing image) Boeing said today that its hydrogen-powered Phantom Eye aircraft performed well in a medium speed taxi test over the weekend, one of the final milestones before  the first flight of the aircraft. The...
Video: Boeing’s Phantom Eye spy plane gets closer to flight
Sound Taxi turns London street noise into live music

This Movie Recruited Instagram Users To Make Its Posters

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It's not just brands that have been reaching out to influential Instagram users to promote their products: Now Instagram users are getting into the film business. Montreal-based filmmakers David La Haye and Jay Tremblay's new movie, J'Espère Que Tu Vas Bien, enlisted advertising agency TAXI to get the group "Instagramers...
This Movie Recruited Instagram Users To Make Its Posters

Hailo's Taxi App Rolls Out for Beta Testing, Starting Today

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Gotta jet. (Photo: screencap) Well, that sure didn’t take long. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed the lawsuit against the city’s taxi apps pilot program. And today, Hailo began rolling out a beta test of its own app for yellow cabs. Earlier today, “founding passengers” received a chipper email from CEO...
Hailo's Taxi App Rolls Out for Beta Testing, Starting Today

Uber Taste-Tests On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Uber, the mobile app that lets you order private cars on-demand, is getting a little sweeter. Tomorrow, the company is test-driving a mini-fleet of ice cream trucks in seven cities across the country and in Toronto. Uber users, who can already order the service's...
Uber Taste-Tests On-Demand Ice Cream Trucks
Booting Up: Foxconn Employees Still Have it Pretty Terrible

Uber taxi-hailing service returns to NYC streets, without payments

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Private-car summoning service launches pilot program allowing taxi customers to use a smartphone app to request a cab. But the app won't accept payments, at least at first. [Read more]...
Uber taxi-hailing service returns to NYC streets, without payments
It's On. Uber Will Soon Go Up Against Lyft And SideCar With A Ride-Sharing Service Of Its Own
NYC officials may delay widespread smartphone taxi hailing, propose limited pilot instead

This incredible PR stunt was used to promote Canadian-based app “Pothole Season”

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TAXI, a multi-disciplinary studio based out of Toronto, created an app and site known to Canadian drivers as Pothole Season. The app & site allows anyone to report potholes and get directions to places while them along the way. So far over 2,615 potholes have been reported using the app. But...
This incredible PR stunt was used to promote Canadian-based app “Pothole Season”

What is Siri?

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What is Siri? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedA few weeks prior to the SXSW conference, I was told I “needed” to download the Siri app for my iPhone. I did so, but hadn’t really had...
What is Siri?

Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just announced a new venture called Project 100, a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will be able to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an app or take a bike for a ride. But the...
Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple

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Back in February I said that if you miss Siri you will miss the future of the Web. Well, Apple did not miss the future of the Web. According to FTC Apple just purchased Siri. If previous acquisitions by Apple are an indicator this would have gone for 8x...
BREAKING NEWS: Siri bought by Apple
Uber drivers protest for better pay and treatment at San Francisco headquarters

A User's Guide To Disrupt SF 2012

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So, Disrupt is right around the corner. And, we’ve put a few things together with our partners and sponsors that we think will help make your conference experience great! Our conference app: After slogging through a ton of  conference app options, we decided to use Taptera. They have even been...
A User's Guide To Disrupt SF 2012
FAA taking 'fresh look' at ban on personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing

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

Scoot Networks launches one-way electric scooter trips

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Jump on an electric scooter in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, drive it over to the Caltrain station on your way to work in the South Bay, and just leave it there. That’s the idea behind the new one-way trip feature, launched on Friday by the Zipcar of electric...
Scoot Networks launches one-way electric scooter trips

The Sisyphean Problem Of Email

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Advice that should be given to modern people considering marriage: “Before you marry, consider this, ‘Is this the person I’d like to watch stare at their phone for the rest of their lives?” In the Greek myth of Sisyphus, Sisyphus, as punishment for aspiring to immortality, is given the task to roll...
The Sisyphean Problem Of Email

Search In Pics: Bill, Ted & Rufus At SMX, Google Playground & Bing It On Taxi

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In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the Web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have, and more. Bing It On Taxi: Source: Flickr Google & YouTube Canada Office:......
Search In Pics: Bill, Ted & Rufus At SMX, Google Playground & Bing It On Taxi

The Birchbox of France, JolieBox, Expands To Spain And Acquires Glamourum,

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JolieBox, a Paris-based makeup subscription startup, has acquired its Spain-based competitor Glamourum. The European Birchbox rival is now in three countries: France, Spain and the UK. As of October, one-year-old JolieBox had 10,000 paying subscribers.  It has raised $1.5 million from France-based VC firm Alven Capital Please follow SAI...
The Birchbox of France, JolieBox, Expands To Spain And Acquires Glamourum,

BYD e6 all-electric taxis, Premier sedan launch in Hong Kong

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Anyone who's visited Hong Kong within the last few years has probably experienced the city's thick soupy smog. Sure, things aren't as bad as they are in Beijing, but pollution from the mainland often wraps the metropolis in a humid haze -- and we're not sure an all-electric taxi...
BYD e6 all-electric taxis, Premier sedan launch in Hong Kong

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

Cleared For California Ride Sharing, UBERx Recruits More SF Drivers To Drop Wait Times And Prices

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Let the big ride-share wars begin. It’s no big secret that Uber wants to get into the ride-share game, in an effort to compete directly with companies like Lyft and SideCar. After reaching a deal with the California Public Utilities Commission, the company announced its plans to allow unlicensed drivers...
Cleared For California Ride Sharing, UBERx Recruits More SF Drivers To Drop Wait Times And Prices

DeveloperAuction Helps Programmers Sell Themselves to the Highest Bidder

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If you need more evidence to prove that developers are the 1 percent when it comes to chronic unemployment, take a gander at a recently-launched platform called DeveloperAuction. Billing itself as the “first transparent marketplace for recruitment,” the site lets qualified engineers submit a profile, then startups bid against each other for the...
DeveloperAuction Helps Programmers Sell Themselves to the Highest Bidder
Leaked document outlines Russia's space exploration plans until 2030

NYC officially greenlights Uber cab service

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It's official. Uber is now the first taxi-app company to operate in the Big Apple. [Read more]...
NYC officially greenlights Uber cab service
UK watchdog orders city council to stop recording taxi conversations

Here's What a Ride in the 'Taxi of the Future' Will Get You

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Here's What a Ride in the 'Taxi of the Future' Will Get You
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