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Two new studies show why Uber makes cities more productive and less congested

Technology : Venture Beat

Two new studies show why ridesharing is crushing the taxi business. Unequivocally, the new research proves that ridesharing dramatically reduces wait times and can make cities less congested. UC Berkeley researchers found that in th...

The Anti-Uber Ridesharing App Just Scored Its First Big Win

Technology : Vice: Motherboard

Image: Grant Wickes/Flickr Taxi lines are about to get shorter at New York City’s LaGuardia airport, thanks to a new ridesharing technology that actually allows users to share rides. Bandwagon is a Brooklyn-based ridesharing startup...

Markets in Everything: On-Demand Ridesharing

Business & Finance : Carpe Diem

From today's San Francisco Chronicle, an article about how social media, smart-phone technology and "on-demand ridesharing" is challenging the city's taxi cartel: The taxi business in San Francisco is famously fractious. "It's like ...

Calls for Taxi Deregulation Ignore Seattle's History of Failed Taxi Deregulation

United States / Seattle : Slog

I'm pretty sure they know better, yet the Seattle Times editorial board insists on the misleading lede: WHEN Seattle began to regulate the taxi industry decades ago, it created a monopoly. Now is the time for city leaders to fix a s...

See Uber Protests From Around the World

Business & Finance / Personal Finance : Time: Business

As Uber expands around the world, the rideshare service has found tough opponents in city governments, taxi drivers and even its own employees, who have faulted the company for deregulating an industry protected by strict laws

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