News tagged with taxis

Indonesian capital threatens to ban Uber car app

The Indonesian capital is threatening to shut down controversial smartphone car-hailing service Uber due to licensing issues a week after it officially launched in the city, an official said Wednesday.

Aug 20, 2014
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European taxi protest: Transport tech upheaval

Roads snarled in London, Paris and several other major European cities Wednesday as taxi drivers and train workers protested new technology they say endangers passengers and gives upstart enterprises an unfair a ...

Jun 11, 2014
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European taxis cause chaos in app protest (Update)

Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry.

Jun 11, 2014
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Uber taxi app seeks capital at $12 bn value

Uber, the startup app that connects people with taxis and drivers, is seeking to raise fresh capital that would give it a $12 billion value, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

May 23, 2014
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Uber sparks battle for taxi supremacy in London

London recently found itself in a state of gridlock. A group of taxi drivers created a deliberate traffic jam near the Shard as a protest. The cause for this cabbie consternation? A taxi rank – or lack ...

May 08, 2014
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Uber meets local lookalikes in Asia taxi-app wars

Riding on its startup success and flush with fresh capital, taxi-hailing smartphone app Uber is making a big push into Asia. There's a twist, though: Instead of being the game-changing phenomena it was in ...

Apr 14, 2014
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Seattle taxi drivers sue ridesharing service

A Seattle-area taxi drivers organization has sued an app-based ridesharing service, alleging that Uber violates multiple laws and regulations, thus harming taxi drivers and the public.

Mar 25, 2014
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