Articles tagged “hailo”

Judge blocks e-hail taxi app pilot program in New York City

Judge blocks e-hail taxi app pilot program in New York City

Joseph Ax, Reuters

Will services like Uber return to the table and fight for the pilot program like big boys or will they take their toys and go home?

5 years ago

Hailo taxi hail service’s latest round includes strategic funding from Japanese teleco KDDI

Unlike its more high-profile competitor Uber, Hailo has taken a totally opposite tack that involves getting locals on board before it bulldozes into a new market. Fingers crossed this nice-guys-finish-first model wins.

5 years ago

Hailo readies for New York’s taxi app showdown with $30 million in funding

Hailo readies for New York’s taxi app showdown with $30 million in funding

Although valued at nearly half of Uber, Hailo has been thoroughly preparing for a full-throttle launch in 2013 by building a rapport with drivers and securing this second round of funding.

5 years ago

UPDATED: New York City’s taxi commission says “yes” to one year trial of taxi-hailing apps

UPDATED: New York City’s taxi commission says “yes” to one year trial of taxi-hailing apps

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Since New York City has one of the best, most well-regulated taxi fleets in world other cities will likely watch what happens today for guidance on their own rules.

5 years ago

How Hailo plans to succeed with New York City’s yellow cabs where Uber failed

How Hailo plans to succeed with New York City’s yellow cabs where Uber failed

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Uber’s haste to be the first to disrupt New York’s taxi scene resulted in its quick dismissal, but it looks to have indeed succeeded in prompting the TLC to adjust regulations in time for Hailo’s arrival.

5 years ago

London taxi-booking app Hailo enters U.S. market with Boston launch today

London taxi-booking app Hailo enters U.S. market with Boston launch today

Uber paved the way for Hailo in Boston when city officials cleared the way for similar apps, but it will need to go it alone in New York City now that Uber has retreated from the market.

5 years ago