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Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe to Fight 'Big Taxi' Things just got political

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…

August 19, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Uber's Delivery Play Shows Logistic Brands Are Under Attack UPS and FedEx see tech encroachments

The logistics industry—long dominated by UPS, FedEx and USPS—is officially under attack from the technology sector. Amazon delivery drones are seemingly on the horizon, and Google is pitching same-day delivery in…

August 19, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

Hailo Goes Guerilla to Take On Uber and Lyft as Ride-Sharing War Heats Up Debuts campaign in NYC, Chicago and Toronto

Hailo, which helps consumers flag taxis, is embarking on a guerilla marketing campaign today in New York, Chicago and Toronto. For each city, the mobile app has hired a team…

August 14, 2014, 11:39 AM EDT

GetTaxi Nabs Another $150 Million in Funding Ride-share apps are booming, and there's infighting

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…

August 13, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

It's Uber Vs. Lyft in the Battle of New Carpool Apps Is the market big enough for two similar players?

Need a ride? Car service tech startups Lyft and Uber are launching eerily similar rideshare programs. Lyft Line will match riders who use its app and are traveling in the same…

August 6, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Quirky Is Selling Air Conditioners Through Weather Alerts Claims high email, text message open rates

East Coasters may have seen advertisements for air conditioners popping up in their daily weather reports recently, thanks to a new partnership between Quirky (a New York-based company that helps…

June 19, 2014, 12:20 PM EDT

EBay Reportedly Shutting Down Same-Day Delivery Service [Updated] Competitors aggressively offer similar businesses

EBay may be closing shop on its same-day eBay Now delivery service. VentureBeat reports that the PayPal-owned venture is shutting down the local-focused arm of its business, likely from the…

June 10, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

Too Legit to Quit: Uber Raises $1.2 Billion Ride-sharing service picks up big money

Despite nagging questions about its legitimacy and its future, the hot car service/tech startup Uber just raised $1.2 billion. Uber operates in cities that have attempted to regulate it out of…

June 6, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

Quirky Is Telling the World Just How Unimportant Its CEO Is It's all about the inventors

At the moment, you may not know who or what Quirky is—but you will soon. Founded in 2009 by Ben Kaufman, Quirky is a company that helps bring people's inventions to…

May 30, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

Car2Go Looking for New Agency The company is hoping to refresh its image

Car2Go is searching for a new agency. It is unclear how many will be pitching the business but responses to the company's request for qualifications, which it sent out to…

May 9, 2014, 10:46 AM EDT

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