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Articles tagged “uber”

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Analogy for travel startups: Lyft is to car services as Airbnb is to hotels

There’s nothing quite like plastering pink mustaches on cars to get a startup noticed, but Lyft tries to go one step deeper with its efforts to foster relationships during rides. Will users going from point A to B really care?

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Car service startups Uber and Hailo will go head to head over NYC taxis

The startups are still busy adjusting their services to fit within the city’s set taxi rules, but New Yorkers may be more willing than ever to try the new services after yesterday's taxi fare hike.

Car service startups Uber and Hailo will go head to head over NYC taxis

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Uber launches new app in New York City today that’s not exactly legal

Uber has demonstrated it prefers to sin first and ask forgiveness later. But they have yet to meet a potential foe like New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission.

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Uber looking to U.S. political conventions to gain support

You can't fault Uber for trying its darndest. But if any company can make overpaying for car service work across the country, Uber can.

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Uber gets green light in Massachusetts as state discovers global positioning systems

Massachusetts may be actually discovering the 21st Century, including apps, GPS and apparently Uber.

Uber gets green light in Massachusetts as state discovers global positioning systems

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What Uber’s ridership data can reveal about a city’s work versus play habits

Uber’s data breakdown provides an interesting comparison for American cities, but it’s difficult to truly extrapolate the data since the majority of any cities’ transportation users don’t rely on the car service.

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Uber says it will continue to offer service in Boston despite cease and desist order

It's a bit ballsy to take on the city of Boston -- especially since a move like this likely came after hours of back room shenanigans by city power players -- so it will be interesting to see how the story shakes out.

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Uber rallies supporters in D.C. to defeat price-fixing rule

The D.C. taxi lobby's effort to force Uber to charge five time the taxi rate makes for the first time the car service startup's rates have looked inexpensive.

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More on UberX’s low-cost hybrid alternative to Town Cars

It's not price that will continue to be a challenge for Uber, it's local regulations and fleet quality that will keep it on its toes.

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Uber’s big-time London gamble had big-time competition

The uber-urge to expand, especially with the amount of money pumped into Uber, could make or break the company. London's the biggest test so far.