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Uber impact on New York's taxi business

CNN's Clare Sebastian explores NYC taxis' battle against Uber.

Turner Broadcasting

The Uber effect: New York's biggest taxi magnate files for bankruptcy for 22 companies

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>Pour one out for Pinot Noir Taxi, Stoli Taxi and Hennessey Taxi.<p>The three companies are owned by Evgeny Freidman, the …

CNBC Business Journalist Advertising for Uber in Her Free Time

Most people would frown upon a business journalist lobbying the mayor of New York City over a political issue on behalf of a corporation she covers. …

New York City's Mayor Backs Down From Fight With Uber

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped a proposal to cap the growth of ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. after the plan ignited a backlash …

Starbucks chooses Lyft over Uber to give coffee perks to passengers

Starbucks and Lyft announced a new partnership today that lets riders earn Starbucks "stars" on its loyalty app and even tip drivers with them. Lyft drivers also get automatically upgraded to "gold status" at Starbucks, a perk normally reserved for those who buy more than 30 drinks in a …

Poll: New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Oppose Uber Regulations

(Ferenstein Wire) -New Yorkers overwhelmingly oppose placing caps on the number of Uber cars. In a poll of 500 people in Manhattan conducted by the …

Uber, in Deal, Averts Curb in New York

Firm claimed cap on new car-service vehicles would have stunted growth<p>By<p>Andrew Tangel and<p>Andrew Tangel<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@AndrewTangel<p>andrew.tangel@wsj.com<p>Douglas MacMillan<p>Douglas MacMillan<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@dmac1<p>douglas.macmillan@wsj.com<p>Uber Technologies Inc. struck a …

New York City

Uber wins war against de Blasio — for now

Government officials in New York will not place a limit on how many new drivers Uber can add to its fleet, according to a New York Times report. …

New York City Won’t Limit The Number Of Uber Cars After All

New York’s city council has backed off of a plan to cap the amount of Uber cars allowed in the city. Over the past few days, the company had been fighting with Mayor Bill De Blasio over the proposal, with Uber putting out ads showing how much commuters’ wait times would increase with the cap, and …

Bill de Blasio

Uber Scores Victory in Battle Against NYC Mayor De Blasio | Inc.com

It's looking like Uber has won the streets of New York City.<p>City Hall is moving forward with a planned study on the impact of Uber and other vehicle operators on traffic in the city, and Uber has apparently agreed to release some data the city had been seeking, the <i>New York Times</i> reported …

Bill de Blasio

Uber Drives Down New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio

The mayor has agreed not to impose a nine-month cap on growth of for-hire vehicles and will instead conduct a four-month traffic study. The city still reserves the right to instate a cap on growth if the results of the study deems it necessary.<p>The Bill de Blasio administration has agreed not to …

Lyft Feared Uber Monopoly In New York City

The cap would "freeze the market in its current place."<p>Uber isn't the only one rejoicing over Mayor Bill de Blasio's reversal on the cap on for-hire vehicles in New York.<p>"This is good news for consumers and drivers, and we thank the City Council for listening to our concerns about removing …

How Uber's Driverless Cars Could Make Pittsburgh America's Next Great Tech Hub

The ride-hailing giant has built a development facility there, luring away some talented Carnegie Mellon researchers.<p>Ride-hailing giant Uber has brought the company’s driverless-car efforts to Pittsburgh, snapping up Carnegie Mellon researchers to come along for the ride. If the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> …

Uber Bans Guns From Cars Under New No-Firearms Policy

Uber, the global ride-share company, has implemented a no-firearms policy for drivers and passengers.<p>The San Francisco-based firm claims that the …

Despite setbacks, Uber expands to Jerusalem

The company is continuing its loss-leading strategy in Jerusalem, offering all Jerusalem riders two free rides of up to NIS 50 during its first five …

Israel

Uber Upgrades SOS Button in India With GPS Tracking

The updated button for Uber's app is designed to help local law enforcement act more quickly in emergencies.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but …

GPS Tracking

Uber Wins Round 1 In Fight With NYC Mayor

After an aggressive fistfight over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed cap on the number of cars ride-hailing companies can add annually, …

Transportation

Google Glass Enterprise Edition has a new display and CPU

Google has been keeping rather quiet about Glass since the Explorer program was put to bed, but industry sources have come forward with information about the next iteration of Google Glass – the ‘Enterprise Edition’.<p>Several sources familiar with advanced prototypes of the product suggest that the …