24 Oct

Hailo Taxi App Rolls Out New Business-Focused Features and Launches in Leeds

HailoHailo has announced new business-focused features for its taxi-hailing smartphone app, including the ability to book taxis on behalf of clients and pay for a taxi even if the app was not used to hail it.

A useful tool for business users, Hailo Hub, lets users book a Hailo taxi on behalf of someone else – ideal for when a company wants to book a taxi for some of its clients.

With Hailo for Business, users can quickly swap between their personal and work credit cards in the Hailo app; the company claims its business service is “often cheaper” than minicabs, due to applying no extra charges to the metered fair.

“We’re not ripping up the rulebook, we’re setting fire to it,” the company claimed.

23 Oct

Counterfeit cabbies have no place in town! Police taxi checks to crack down on fraud

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The force’s road policing unit worked with licensing officers from Dacorum Borough Council on an operation in Hemel Hempstead on Friday in an attempt to scout out those who do not comply with the law.

Checks were made on drivers of Hackney carriages and private hire vehicles at the town’s Civic Centre, for compliance with the law and the terms of their licences.

14 Oct

Hailo Toronto fights for survival as parent company exits North America

Hailo Toronto fights for survival as parent company exits North America

11 Oct

Hailo matches Uber by letting other apps use its cab-hailing features

imageUber and Hailo are forever playing catch-up with each other, and this week is no exception. Just hours after Uber announced it’s now allowing developers to bake Uber features into their apps, Hailo’s following suit by opening …

 

10 Oct

Ottawa taxi battle: ‘Hailo’ eyes capital as Uber, city clash | Ottawa …

imageAnother company that’s offering an alternative to traditional taxi service is taking a close look at Ottawa, less than a week after Uber started operating in the capital. … building social housing · Local News 10.08.14 | 07:58PM …

…Hailo North America co-president Justin Raymond said Monday his company has been looking intently at Ottawa for months and that it has been meeting with players here.

10 Oct

Uber and Lyft Drivers Told to Ignore Regulations: Companies Pay …

imageRideshare Drivers Cited, Arrested at SFO. Currently, Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar are in negotiations with various airports across the state to obtain permits. But so far, not one California airport has issued a permit to a ride-hailing …

 

10 Oct

Lyft President Says Patchwork Regulations Are Bad for Business …

image“The dangerous thing is to have a patchwork set of regulations,” says John Zimmer, co-founder and president of the ridesharing app Lyft. ”

Lyft’s popularity and success has made it a target for state regulators who are struggling to deal with the new sharing economy. Right after launch, the California Public Utilities Commission served Lyft—along with Uber and Sidecar—cease and desist letters and fined the company $20,000 over safety concerns. Though the company worked an agreement out with the state, it still faces similar opposition in others cities where they are disrupting entrenched businesses like taxi companies….

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05 Oct

British Muslims unite in fury at Isis murder of Alan Henning

British Muslims unite in fury at Isis murder of Alan Henning

 

30 Sep

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27 Sep

A driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger in the head with a hammer

http://i.zemanta.com/300184636_150_150.jpgA driver for ride-sharing company Uber is accused of striking a passenger in the head with a hammer during a dispute over the route he was taking, the San Francisco District Attorney’s office said Friday.

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22 Sep

Taxi Wars: Rival Apps, Big Money

Taxi Wars: Rival Apps, Big Money

16 Sep

Germany lifts countrywide ban on taxi app Uber

Germany lifts countrywide ban on taxi app Uber

15 Sep

Maaxi The ‘Black Cab Only’ Sharing App Launched In London

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08 Sep

Man in court after allegedly kidnapping a taxi driver in Sutton with a fake gun

Man in court after allegedly kidnapping a taxi driver in Sutton and threatening him with a fake gun

07 Sep

Some Uber drivers say company’s promise of big pay day doesn’t match reality

Some Uber drivers say company’s promise of big pay day doesn’t match reality

04 Sep

Taxi union complains about Leicester City Council’s ‘Flimping’ Inactivity

Taxi union complains about Leicester City Council

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