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NYC Taxi App ZabKab Allegedly Dodges TLC's Calls, Launches Without Commission's Permission
Uber Sued for Consumer Fraud and Unlawful Practices by Chicago Taxi and Limo Companies

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Phone Halo Saves Absentminded Phone Owners from Themselves

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At DEMO today, Phone Halo introduced its product to the crowd. Phone Halo is designed for people who have a tendency to lose their phone, money clip or keys.It uses GPS, e-mail and SMS to keep you alerted audibly when you leave a device behind, and also to let...
Phone Halo Saves Absentminded Phone Owners from Themselves

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

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 using a smartphone. That is, unless the companies that run the city's livery fleets succeed in blocking a rule change in a key vote next week....
Race On for Taxi Apps

Stop Hailing A Taxi And Come Ride With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

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Who needs taxis? Uber is a mobile car service app that aims to disrupt urban transportation. A new pack of startups are giving everyday people a lifestyle upgrade. Want a personal assistant? Sign up for Fancy Hands and you can have an army of them starting at $25 per month....
Stop Hailing A Taxi And Come Ride With Uber CEO Travis Kalanick

Uber for Taxis Doesn't Fly in New York City

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Car dispatch app Uber’s charisma and bravado have been surprisingly helpful in pushing it past incumbents and regulators into new markets, having won policy reversals in places like Boston and Washington, D.C. But New York City seems to be an exception, as the company said today it is cutting its month-old...
Uber for Taxis Doesn't Fly in New York City

Uber's Taxi Services Shutting Down In NYC, CEO Still Says To Expect "Rollouts In Many More Cities" Soon

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Uber has noted in a blog post today that it will indeed be shutting down its taxi beta after around a month of operation, claiming its efforts to provide adequate Uber yellow cab supply was quashed by New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. Uber didn’t go into details about how...
Uber's Taxi Services Shutting Down In NYC, CEO Still Says To Expect "Rollouts In Many More Cities" Soon

Support E-Hailing in NYC!

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Last year, at about this time, USV met Jay Bregman and Ron Zeghibe, who are two of the cofounders of Hailo, a mobile app for hailing taxis, that had just launched in London. If anyone has been to London in the past year, you probably know that Hailo has taken...
Support E-Hailing in NYC!
Hailo confirms its $30M round from Union Square Ventures, Richard Branson

NYC approves one-year pilot of taxi e-hailing

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New York City is showing a little more love to transportation startups like Uber with the approval of a one-year trial for e-hailing services for cabs. The pilot program, approved 7-0 by the Taxi and Limousine Commission, falls short of a permanent approval for e-hailing services that startup and other...
NYC approves one-year pilot of taxi e-hailing

New Taxi TVs Alert You if Your Cab Driver is Being Scammy

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(Photo: Yellow Cab NYC) Ever hop and a cab to get from A to B and feel like it ended up costing way more than it actually should have? Perhaps your driver is surreptitiously tacking on unfair charges to your bill, hoping you’re too stupid to notice. Luckily, that’s where the...
New Taxi TVs Alert You if Your Cab Driver is Being Scammy
ZabKab Lets You Hail A NYC Yellow Cab With Your Phone

TLC Cancels RFP for Taxi Apps in Favor of Free Market: New Rules Permit E-Hailing & Paying with Apps

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As expected, the New York City Taxi and Limousine released proposed regulations today that call for allowing riders to e-hail and pay for taxis through a smartphone app. However, along with the new rules, the TLC has cancelled its request-for-proposal from March soliciting smartphone apps: “Because the e-hail rules will enable app...
TLC Cancels RFP for Taxi Apps in Favor of Free Market: New Rules Permit E-Hailing & Paying with Apps

Uber decides to pull the plug on its New York taxi service

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Uber Taxi, the smartphone-driven private transportation service, announced Tuesday that it would be halting its month-long partnership with existing New York yellow cab drivers. Uber’s black car and UberX services remain unaffected. But the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission has indicated that it may be open to modifying existing...
Uber decides to pull the plug on its New York taxi service
Travis Shrugged: The creepy, dangerous ideology behind Silicon Valley's Cult of Disruption

Uber Wants Its Yellow Cab App to Only Cost Riders a 20 Percent Tip

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(Photo: Wikimedia) Yesterday, we broke the news that Uber, the San Francisco-based request-a-ride service, was close to launching an app in New York City to let you digitally hail and pay for a yellow cab with your smartphone. The launch was planned for today, but hit a road block in...
Uber Wants Its Yellow Cab App to Only Cost Riders a 20 Percent Tip
Apple's latest celebrity Siri ad features Martin Scorcese as a taxi passenger
While Talks with the TLC Stall Out, Uber Partners With HBO Give New Yorkers a Free Ride in a Vintage Whip

Uber Begins Rolling Out ‘Cheaper’ Car Service with Hybrid Vehicles

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick (Photo: Tech Cocktail) It’s a rainy weekday during rush hour, and every cab is occupied or conveniently “off duty”–especially when you tell the driver that you’re headed to Brooklyn. Desperate times call for desperate measures: You tap open the Uber app on your phone and call...
Uber Begins Rolling Out ‘Cheaper’ Car Service with Hybrid Vehicles

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

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?

Taxi and Limousine Commission Tells Uber They Can't Legally Operate In New York City, Uber CEO Disagrees

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“We got a love letter from the TLC,” Uber CEO Travis Kalanick just told Betabeat over the phone. He was referring, sarcastically, to a statement just issued by Taxi and Limousine Commission to “remind” medallion yellow cab drivers and owners that the TLC “has NOT authorized any electronic hailing or...
Taxi and Limousine Commission Tells Uber They Can't Legally Operate In New York City, Uber CEO Disagrees

Rumor Roundup: Betabeat Becomes a Bunch of Glassholes, Prince Harry Hails a Hailo and Zuck Celebrates a Bday

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BB bb (Photo: Instagram) Glasshole Missed Connection Betabeat finally had the distinct pleasure of trying the dorky looking face computer we love to mock so much at a party last night at Meetup HQ. We (only slightly drunkenly) approached a tall white dude donning Google Glass and timidly asked if we...
Rumor Roundup: Betabeat Becomes a Bunch of Glassholes, Prince Harry Hails a Hailo and Zuck Celebrates a Bday
Taxi E-Hail Apps Get The Green Light In New York City Officially, Finally, Once Again
Uber Is Offering a Free Taxi Ride to Every New Yorker to Promote Its Yellow Cab App
Crowdfynd: Crowdsourced Lost And Found Network

As Square’s Plan to Put iPads in Cabs Get Approved, It Turns Out Verifone Was Already Testing Tablets

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via dailydooh.com It seems like every other tech story these days is about the old guard banding together to protect the status quo. So it's a relief to hear that  New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission agreed yesterday to test out Square's proposal to replace Taxi TV with its...
As Square’s Plan to Put iPads in Cabs Get Approved, It Turns Out Verifone Was Already Testing Tablets
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