New York City puts the brakes on new Uber cab-hailing app

New York’s taxi commission vetoes Uber’s cab-hailing app.
(Credit: Declan McCullagh/CNET)
A day after private car-summoning service Uber announced it was expanding into the cab-hailing business in New York, the city’s Taxi & Limousine Commission issued an industry notice today that it had not authorized any apps for calling for taxis or paying for rides for use in New York City cabs.
“The T.L.C. is eager to pave the way for taxi riders to take advantage of the most up-to-date technology, including smartphone apps that may help passengers locate available taxicabs more quickly,” David S….

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