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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015

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French anti-Uber taxi protest ensnares singer Courtney Love

The loudest protest so far against smartphone-era car services involves burning tires, blocked traffic, riot police and an assault on a celebrity taking an Uber ride from the airport.

By June 25, 2015

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Uber executives taken into custody in France

Days after violent cabbie protests in France, tension between the ride-hailing service and the authorities continues to grow.

By June 29, 2015

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Taxi drivers demand US mayors regulate Uber

Cabbies hold a protest at the ride-hailing company's San Francisco headquarters in hopes of catching the attention of the US Conference of Mayors.

By June 22, 2015

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GetTaxi becomes Gett, starts ordering takeaways, plumbers and massages

The taxi app and Uber rival rebrands, and will also let you order a variety of third-party services.

By April 28, 2015

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London streets blockaded as taxi drivers protest against Uber

The city's iconic black cabs brought roads to a standstill in a protest against what drivers see as unfair regulation of the industry.

By April 21, 2015

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​The Internet has come to this: Push-button pizza ordering

Net-connected "smart buttons" from carrier Telefónica let businesses tempt customers with one-touch instant gratification. Early uses are ordering pizza, hailing cabs and requesting a package pickup.

By June 26, 2015

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'Taxi drivers aren't against change': How Hailo is taking on Uber in the taxi app wars

We flagged down Caspar Woolley, the co-founder of international taxi app Hailo, to talk taxis, apps, and Uber.

By July 11, 2014

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Asia-based taxi booking app GrabTaxi raises $90 million in funding

The Uber competitor is showing strong growth in Southeast Asia, with 400,000 active monthly users and two bookings made every second.

By October 20, 2014

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China's leading taxi apps join forces in $6B merger

The merger of Kuadi Dache and Didi Dache is set to dominate smartphone-based transport services in the country.

By February 24, 2015