[Interesting Article]: Why the hotel industry doesn’t really mind Airbnb

The taxicab industry is locked in a contentious legal and public relations battle with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Sites like Priceline and Expedia have all but eliminated the travel agent business . And the newspaper industry has no love lost for Craig’s List, which has almost single-handedly destroyed the value of their once-lucrative […] Read more »

[Taxi News]: Forget Uber, this newer on-demand car service will save you a fortune

Technology blogs toss around the word “disruption” so frequently that in most cases, it has lost all meaning. Where Uber is concerned, however, the company’s on-demand car service is nothing short of disruptive. It’s a complete game-changer that has taxi companies up in arms, and for good reason: Uber is better and smarter. Read more »

[Taxi News]: Ford is experimenting with its own Uber-like app — and a vehicle to go with it

The rise of Uber does not bode well for car-makers. The ride-hailing service, and other apps like it, have made it increasingly easy in major cities to get around town without owning a car. They promise the convenience of personal cars without the monthly car payment, the speed of car travel without the hassle of […] Read more »

[Taxi News]: New D.C. Taxicab Chief Wants Drivers To Become Ambassadors

Washington taxi drivers soon may have a new word in their job description: ambassador. In his first interview since his appointment as interim chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission, Eric Rogers said professional cabbies must improve their customer service in order to compete with cheaper ride-hailing alternatives such as Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar. Read more »