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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe to Fight ‘Big Taxi’

Uber, a mobile app that gives consumers an alternative to taxis, has hired President Barack Obama's former senior adviser David Plouffe to help the company wage political and legal battles against street-hail taxis and traditional car services.

GetTaxi Nabs Another $150 Million in Funding

GetTaxi—a consumer taxi app that has seen success in cities in Israel, Russia and the U.K.—launched in the United States this week, in New York, and secured an additional $150 million in funding, bringing the total raised to-date to $207 million. The company partners with local fleets to provide taxi service to consumers.

It’s Uber Vs. Lyft in the Battle of New Carpool Apps

Need a ride? Car service tech startups Lyft and Uber are launching eerily similar rideshare programs.