The CabEasy model has been done before in other industries with great success. Instead of explaining exactly what we do and why we know it can and should be done, something i have done countless times before on this blog, i think it may ring truer if i let examples of other models do the [...]
NEW YORK — People don’t have to use their hands to hail New York City cabs anymore — now there’s an app for that.
Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said Friday that Uber Technologies Inc. has been selected to make e-hailing services available to people looking for cabs. He says Uber will facilitate the [...]
In the weeks ahead, there are some interesting meetings to take note of. In particular, the discussions that will take place between the TLC of New York and a few prominent taxi cab hailing app companies at events like “Disrupt NY 2013″, may very well have long term implications for the broader e-hailing market and the [...]
We are clearly at a point of great disruption within the taxi cab industry. And the tip of this spear is none other than the device that many of us already have, and soon all of us will have, the smart phone. Even if you don’t plan on picking one up anytime soon, or you don’t like [...]
In light of Uber’s abrupt entry and exit from the mobile platform space directed at improving the efficiency of the NYC yellow taxi market (taxis that must be hailed, no dispatching), other companies that have been grabbing headlines, albeit in the transportation section of the paper for having brought in millions of dollars of investor money, might well [...]
Perhaps you heard about our competitor’s run-in with the law: an Uber-affiliated cab driver was pulled over in Washington and the driver was ticketed… and despite degrees in both law and business, I have no freaking idea why.
Apparently, Uber’s owner doesn’t either. Nor does the City Council, which concedes that what Uber was doing is [...]
CabCorner is just days away from launching its cab-booking functionality, just in time to meet Uber head on, as the latter makes its initial moves into New York.
Armed with $10 million in financing, the upcoming challenge is likely to pack a mean punch….
For a look at Uber’s functionality, check out the tour.
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Merry Christmas folks! Just a quick post to keep you apprised of the industry…
Just over a month ago, we reported that The Artist Formerly Known As UberCab had obtained significant financing. Well, fresh on the heels of this success comes Avego, the ridesharing operator who just announced an infusion over $5 million.
We came across Avego [...]
For close to two years, CabCorner’s pitched itself primarily as a “cab-sharing” platform. Yet the ever-elusive “critical mass”–which refers to the level of usage by people in the same area headed the same direction around the same time–proved as difficult for us to capture as it had to our competitors. (Rest in peace, RidePenguin….)
So we [...]