PayPal reads the CabCorner Blog; last week’s article highlighting the direct threat Square poses to PayPal must have been a wake up call!
It appears as though PayPal is wasting no time in responding to Square’s positioning in the mobile payment space. See article here. Another case of David vs. Goliath (aided by market leader growth hormones), who do [...]
This evening, Varun alerted us to a story he uncovered in amNewYork…
Rather unfortunately, the title falsely asserted that newcomer Fare/Share was the “first mobile app to help riders split taxi trips.” Yet CabCorner’s iPhone companion application was in fact the first out of the gates. However, when I issued that complaint to Jonathan, he calmly [...]
A friend of mine just exposed me to a new website he recently uncovered. In truth, we’d stumbled on Zimride before, but it’s easy to forget all the players in this sector as it evolves. What began as “cab sharing” has expanded to “ride sharing,” and clearly the public understands the concept and its value.
An accidental use of Google introduced Jon to a curious site known as “Social Ignite,” which apparently aggregates rich media pertaining to a particular search topic. Pretty useful, it turns out, for due diligence purposes.
Click HERE to scope the page. Promisingly, CabCorner’s videos comprise about 50% of the results.
The site exposed us to a few [...]
So Ajay recently discovered a new cab-sharing service apparently known as Taxi2. It’s an interesting concept, I guess, although perhaps a little cumbersome. (Read more about it HERE.)
Essentially, Taxi2 seeks to connect travels at airports who are heading the same direction upon disembarking. Though, rather bizarrely, the entire system seems to revolve around [...]
The once considered ‘too wacky to work’ concept may soon be the darling of green minded Wall Streeters. It has always been an innovative concept that has required the determination of a few visionaries to keep the dream alive. And even though they have been in operation for about seven years now, Zip car is [...]
The New York Times Magazine features a comprehensive look at the ZipCar phenomenon in today’s issue. I was struck by the way in which its target audience perfectly aligns with ours:
Zipcar, which has been doubling its ranks annually for much of its existence, sees many more prospective converts, an environmentally aware, cost-conscious, Internet-bred generation of [...]
I stumbled across a site that utilizes a simple Google map application to replicate our cab-sharing model. It’s crippled by bugs, but demonstrates that the CabCorner idea is catching on.
Check out the “Mind if we save the world?” post below; I’ve replaced Bloomberg’s full State of the City Address with the relevant clip demonstrating [...]
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Split A Cab
These may be the big names in the space, though they’re pursuing a far different model. Most are simple carpooling services, primarily designed to make traveling to and from the airport less expensive.
None seek to develop an [...]