London taxi drivers hail “The Knowledge”

May 14, 2019
Black cab drivers in the British capital say their knowledge of the city gives them a big competitive edge over ride-share rivals.
Black cab drivers block Whitehall as they take part in a protest against Uber on Feb. 10, 2016, in London.
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What taxi ride data reveals about the NY Fed and big banks

Apr 12, 2018
An analysis of taxi data suggests the possibility of increased communications around Federal Open Market Committee meetings.
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Uber had a secret defense against law enforcement

Jan 17, 2018
According to Bloomberg, employees used a lock-out program to keep foreign cops away from company data.
An Uber car.
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Lyft horror stories: our listeners respond

Aug 4, 2017
Make Me Smart listeners debate and defend both ride-sharing and taxis.
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CES 2016: where the biggest innovation may be Uber

Jan 8, 2016
Uber and Lyft pull into Las Vegas and try to disrupt the cab line.

What happens when you try to become an NYC Lyft driver

Jul 10, 2014
What it takes to get a pink mustache. Hint: You need a car, you can't be a felon.

Whisk offers a different model for getting around town

May 21, 2014
App users can watch their ride fare in real time on their phone.

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Taxi cab theater drives creative funding

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Feb 17, 2014
How does a theater with a maximum three person audience make money?

Private taxis take to the streets...and skies?

Jul 2, 2013
App-based car services like Uber and Lyft rise in popularity, much to chagrin of traditional taxi companies. Uber is even offering helicopter services this Independence Day holiday.

Wall Streeter enraged at $300 cab fare, forgets how Wall Street works

Mar 2, 2012
A high-level Morgan Stanley investment banker was charged with a hate crime in Connecticut after a dispute over a $300 cab fare.