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The Future Of Car On Demand (And The Case Against Uber's Monopoly)

Carl Waldekranz | Posted 08.25.2016 | Technology
Carl Waldekranz

The most controversial thing to happen to the taxi industry was Uber's introduction of dynamic (surge) pricing. The premise was simple: we are already used to paying based on demand when buying airline tickets, so why should car rides be any different?

On The Beach In Aqaba

Austin Blake Mullins | Posted 07.01.2016 | Queer Voices
Austin Blake Mullins

I left Damascus in the morning, sharing a taxi with an Iraqi dentist who lived in Texas, a teenage boy from Daraa, and an old woman whose hands were permanently dyed indigo from years of clothes making.

New York Taxi Drivers Fight Drowsy Driving Rule

The Huffington Post | Krithika Varagur | Posted 06.24.2016 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- Emotions ran high Thursday at a public hearing of the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission on a proposed rule to limit taxi driver shifts....

Floodlit Paris Uber Tour Lets the Party Roll On

Rick Steves | Posted 05.23.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

I'm all about providing travel tips, and this video clip shows you one of my all-time favorites: hire a taxi after dinner for your own private, tailor-made tour of a floodlit Paris.

The Berlinale Diaries 2016: Fuocoammare, Hedi and the Winners, Scoring One for Humanity

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.22.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

A still from Gianfranco Rosi's Fuocoammare, featuring Samuele Pucillo Every year, at every festival, there is a film that shuts it down for me. I cou...

Intercity Transportation in Cuba

Rick Steves | Posted 02.15.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

We had four different guidebooks. While all were helpful, we found even the most up-to-date guidebook to be out of date. Things in Cuba just don't work in a predictable way.

A Cocotaxi Ride Across the River

Rick Steves | Posted 02.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In this clip, our cocotaxi driver, Emma, zips us (as if in a coconut shell on a motorcycle) over the river with my partner Trish and son Andy. A 15-mi...

This Is How Much a Taxi Costs from the Airport In 20 Major Cities

Map Happy | Posted 12.02.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

In the case jumping on a chicken bus to get to the airport is starting to make you feel a bit old. I'm just not the spring chicken I used to be. This...

Happy Birthday, Danny DeVito! Celebrate the Actor's Birthday With His Greatest Quotes

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Danny DeVito has been called a "national treasure." At 5-foot-nada, the kid from the Jersey shore has thrived as an actor, prolific producer (Pulp Fic...

The Inexorable Logic of the Sharing Economy

Michael Spence | Posted 10.26.2015 | World
Michael Spence

MILAN -- The truth is that the Internet-led process of exploiting under-utilized resources - be they physical and financial capital or human capital and talent - is both unstoppable and accelerating. The long-term benefits consist not just in efficiency and productivity gains (large enough to show up in macro data), but also in much-needed new jobs requiring a broad range of skills. Indeed, those who fear the job-destroying and job-shifting power of automation should look upon the sharing economy and breathe a bit of a sigh of relief.

Why I Still Ride Cabs In San Francisco

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 08.15.2016 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

Ridesharing is playing an important role in making cities easier and cheaper to get around; it's resulted in a far more functional system. But what I've learnt is that there is room for many different players in this space, and that their coexistence makes all of them stronger companies.

How an Ordinary Person Can Change the World, Well at Least Start the Process...

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.10.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Imagine waking up one day and learning that your daughter has a hearing loss. Imagine finding out the access your daughter needs doesn't exist in this country but does elsewhere.

Weapon of Peace: A Talk With Odessa International Film Festival's Julia Sinkevych

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.26.2016 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Putting a film festival together is never an easy task. There are flight and hotel arrangements to be made, films to secure from their sales agents, celebrities to invite and locations to be booked.

Lyft Driver Collects Beautifully Inspiring Messages From His Passengers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

A Lyft driver is telling the fascinating stories behind his passengers. Zia Ahmed, a driver in San Francisco, encourages his customers to write a ...

This Will Make You Never, Ever Forget Your Taxi Seat Belt Again

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Riding in a taxi without a seat belt isn't just a big city public health problem. Thanks to the popularity of car-hailing services such as Uber and Ly...

Will Rideshares and Taxis Equal Accessible Transportation

Eric Lipp | Posted 05.17.2015 | Impact
Eric Lipp

People with disabilities and older adults have a massive need for transportation and the industry has really not responded. But there might be an answer, a software with rideshare connections that could increase transportation options for people with disabilities.

The Berlinale Diaries: Jafar Panahi's Taxi, Breathe Umphefumlo and the True Meaning of Democracy

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'll admit it can take just one film to usually convince me to come to a film festival. In the case of this year's Berlinale, it was Jafar Panahi's Taxi. I knew I wanted to sit in that bursting at the seams press screening, first thing in the morning, to watch it. And, as is usually the case with my cinematic instinct, I was right.

The Berlinale Diaries: Opening Night and Why Cinema Can Heal the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I'm all for films, as Jafar Panahi says in his latest Taxi, showing here in Berlinale: "All films are worth watching; it just depends on your taste." But perhaps I wish, deep down inside, as a human being, that our collective taste was just more about peace and love. Without so much blood, so many guns.

Terrifying Car Ride Urges Women To Never Take A Backseat When It Comes To Domestic Abuse

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.01.2014 | Impact

Many people have experienced uncomfortable cab rides, but few backseat journeys get quite this intense. In the video above, women featured in a soc...

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

Why Uber Is Un-American

William J. Kelly | Posted 09.05.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a Chicago ordinance that magically created a new category of "transportation network provider," in order to legalize UberX's previously illegal taxi services.

Remembering Andy Kaufman 30 Years on

Philip Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2014 | Entertainment
Philip Goldberg

People gawked at him, pointed at him, called his name and shook his hand. One sang out the Mighty Mouse tag line: "Here I come to save the day!" Andy took it in graciously, but he clearly would rather have been unrecognizable.

Tourist Scams: What You Need to Know

Rita Anya Nara | Posted 05.31.2014 | Travel
Rita Anya Nara

One of the best ways to defend ourselves against scammers is to know what their tricks are, and how to avoid them -- then you can go back to actually enjoying your vacation.

24 Signs You're Addicted To Cabs

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 03.28.2014 | Travel

Sometimes they overcharge you, and sometimes they smell like a nauseating mix of stale burritos and super-strong air freshener. But we're totally w...

8 Life Lessons We Can Learn From '70s TV Shows

Steve Belanger | Posted 05.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Steve Belanger

The more we got to see the Fonz interacting with the Cunninghams the more we realized that being tough and cool only counted for so much. What really mattered was surrounding yourself with people you love and that love you back.