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What's Behind Europe's Taxi Revolt Against Uber?

Alberto Heimler | Posted 04.20.2015 | World
Alberto Heimler

ROME -- The contrast between Europe's resistance to Uber and America's warmer reception for the ride-sharing service highlights once again how European regulatory structures, in principle designed to protect consumers, end up protecting entrenched suppliers and stifling innovation.

Will Rideshares and Taxis Equal Accessible Transportation

Eric Lipp | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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.

What Are the Best Tips For Hailing Cabs in New York City?

Quora | Posted 02.26.2015 | New York
Quora

I drive a yellow cab. Here are some tips to the tourist, the New Yorker, and the tourist that thinks he's a New Yorker.

7 Ways Uber Can Step Up Its Game

Druce Vertes, CFA | Posted 03.07.2015 | Business
Druce Vertes, CFA

If Uber can come up with market designs that allocate scarce perishable resources in real time more efficiently and make people happier, that's applicable in a lot of areas and worth far more than the taxi industry they're disrupting. It's a hundreds-of-billions of dollars type of problem.

12 Careers to Help You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

Dan Miles | Posted 02.10.2015 | Comedy
Dan Miles

There are many factors to consider when choosing a potential career; pay, prospects the elusive work/life balance. However too few people consider whether their chosen profession would in fact help them survive a zombie apocalypse.

Cabbie of the Week: Pierre Beauzile

Melissa Fares | Posted 01.29.2015 | New York
Melissa Fares

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of speaking with a Haitian cabbie on my way to class. We talked about, well, pretty much everything, and I was mad at myself for forgetting to ask him for his contact information once I reached my destination.

Ben Walsh

New York City Could Kill Uber If It Wanted To

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 11.21.2014 | Business

Bad, unresponsive government policy created Uber’s business opportunity. Good government policy can take it away.

Could Lyft and Uber Put Public Transit Out of Business?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 01.17.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

It is likely that these services will just exacerbate the differences that already exist in the quality of public transit in different areas. The localities that invested and ran their systems well won't be as impacted. In the areas where frustration is higher, the problems will surely become worse when revenues and ridership decline.

Marcial Garlitos, Local 52, Set Carpenter for Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos and Other TV Shows and Movies

Ian Spanier | Posted 01.17.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

A New Jersey boy through and through -- he was born and raised in the tough streets of Newark -- Garlitos never imagined he'd one day build sets for...

Almost No More White NYC Cab Drivers, but Blacks Still Can't Catch a Ride?

Paul LaRosa | Posted 01.06.2015 | New York
Paul LaRosa

When blacks are not getting picked up, the drivers passing them by are not white racists. They are mostly Indian and/or Pakistani men (and a very few women) -- men of color. What gives?

Uber Is My New Favorite Thing

Tom Falco | Posted 12.14.2014 | Miami
Tom Falco

I was going to the airport the other day and decided to finally try Uber. I summoned them on my cell phone and the app said a guy named Jerry (not his...

Taking Rides With Strangers

Steven Strogatz | Posted 11.02.2014 | Science
Steven Strogatz

Imagine how much money could be saved, and how much traffic and pollution could be reduced, if people shared taxis with strangers.

Uber Driver Takes Passengers On Terrifying Car Chase

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.10.2014 | Technology

When Ryan Simonetti got into an Uber taxi he had no idea his car ride would turn out to be, as he describes, like an "episode of 'Cops.'" On Tuesda...

Princeton's Haitian Taxi-Driving Entrepreneurs

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

"I was born a slave, but nature gave me the soul of a free man." - François-Dominique Toussaint L'Ouverture As one who believes passionately i...

The World's 5 Coolest Cabs

Thrillist | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

New York City's yellow cabs might be world famous, but with a 98 percent chance of getting a driver who's on the phone 100 percent of the time, they're far from the world's best. Or coolest, even.

Taxis, Robots and Cabbies

Illah Nourbakhsh | Posted 08.03.2014 | Technology
Illah Nourbakhsh

There are several worthy tropes that revolve around the question of driverless cars, and these are being given ample press space. But the issue that calls most loudly to me, and has been covered the least, involves the question of taxis.

5 Very Good Reasons Why I'm Not On Board With Uber

George Hobica | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
George Hobica

Let's be clear: Uber has made a really slick little app. But when you fire it up and summon a driver, you're putting your life in their hands.

If Taxi Cabs Want Business, They Must Learn to Compete

Brigham A. McCown | Posted 07.14.2014 | Business
Brigham A. McCown

Innovation drives progress, and ultimately consumer choice reflects the relative strength or weakness of a particular product.

Ride Sharing vs. Traditional Taxis: How do Injury Insurance Claims Compare?

Christian Denmon | Posted 07.07.2014 | Business
Christian Denmon

The reality is that Lyft and Uber provide massive mounts of insurance coverage for passengers personally than the coverage provided by taxi companies. The very same taxi companies leading the campaign claiming that ridesharing companies will leave you without coverage.

Who's Looking Out for Consumers in the Sharing Economy?

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 07.05.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The only thing surprising about Airbnb's ugly confrontation with New York's attorney general is that it took six years to get to this point. Despite o...

What is the Impact of Uber, Homejoy and Others on the Transportation and Housekeeping Industries?

Sunil Rajaraman | Posted 06.15.2014 | Technology
Sunil Rajaraman

Has the rise of these companies come at the expense of honest working folks who play by the rules and don't skirt regulatory issues to get ahead?

Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

Long Road Ahead For Uber, Lyft

AP | By ASTRID GALVAN | Posted 05.30.2014 | Technology

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona has joined a number of states debating how to regulate so-called ridesharing programs that have popped up around the country ...

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...

Hate Uber? Then You Hate America

Lewis Krell | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy
Lewis Krell

If you are anti-Uber, you are basically admitting that you hate the environment, you want to see more drunk drivers on the roads, and, most importantly, you hate ice cream, puppies and America. Are you sure this is the position you want to be taking?