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Hailo, the taxi app, is pulling out of North America

Hailo Quits ‘Unprofitable’ North America

Hailo, the taxi hailing app has announced that it is pulling out of North America because it says the price war between local ride-sharing startups Uber and Lyft is making it “impossible” to be profitable there. The Financial Times reports that co-founder and co-CEO Jay Bergman is leaving the company, leaving the other CEO, Tom Barr in charge. […]

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Freakonomics on Regulating the Sharing Economy

We recently had Steve DelBianco of Netchoice on our podcast, to talk about the regulatory and legislative challenges facing disruptive “sharing” innovators, specifically Lyft and Uber and the proposed California legislation regarding insurance. This week’s Freakonomics podcast and radio show has a very good piece on the issue in general. Uber and Lyft are mentioned and there are interviews with the […]

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Steve DelBianco, Executive Director, NetChoice

Ridesharing Companies Face ‘Resistance to Innovation’ – an Interview with Steve DelBianco of Netchoice [Audio]

Steve Del Bianco is the guest on today’s podcast (42:16; 24MB; MP3). He’s the executive director of NetChoice, “a trade association of eCommerce businesses and online consumers all of whom share the goal of promoting convenience, choice, and commerce on the net”. Steve is based in Washington DC, where he lobbies on internet issues, but the latest issue he’s focused on is playing […]

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