Uber Taxi
According to a Delaware filing by Uber Technologies, it has sold stock in the fast-growing privately held transportation service to private equity giant TPG. In addition, according to sources who have seen other stock documents, Uber has also taken a major investment from Google Ventures. The overall valuation for the San Francisco company, according to Continue Reading →
Does anyone really need another app to call a car service with? Yes. Did I wait too long to answer? I’ve been a loyal and evangelical Uber user for almost a year. It solves for a very specific transportation problem in NYC – you can never get a cab or car service when you really Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
Uber’s rollout in Asia is gathering pace after the US-based private hire car service last week marked its official launch in Seoul (Korea) and Taipei (Taiwan) following the conclusion of six-week testing periods in both cities. These two launches take the company to three locations in Asia — leading on from its first foray into Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
Uber, the San Francisco start-up that gained something of a cult following by helping people summon a luxury sedan with a smartphone app, is trying something new for people who ride with friends. It said on Monday that it would add the ability to split fares between multiple passengers with a few button taps. The Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
New York City taxi riders will now be able to hail a cab using smartphone applications after a state appeals panel cleared the way for a pilot program to move forward. The measure adopted by the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission in December would run for 12 months and exempt areas such as Continue Reading →
Google Checkout
Google will retire its Checkout payment processing tool on Nov. 20, and warned retailers they will need to move to a different payment processing platform. Checkout, which launched in 2006, was merged with Wallet, which is a mobile payments tool, last November. The product was aimed at taking on eBay’s PayPal service, which dominates Web-based Continue Reading →
Uber Taxi
Just a few days after Uber got the official go-ahead to operate under a New York City pilot program for taxi-hailing apps, the UberTAXI service has gone live. There are a few limitations at present, however. The app doesn’t support automatic payments, so you’ll have to remember to pay your driver the regular way, and Continue Reading →