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New York City rules will soon permit yellow cab drivers to accept rides through smartphone apps.
February 20, 2013 Following the lead of cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C., New York wants to permit passengers to use smartphone apps to find a yellow cab. But the prospect of change has prompted a lawsuit from private car services, whose passengers already use smartphones to hail drivers.
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A man hails a cab in Times Square.
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July 31, 2012 The City of New York wants to add 2,000 more taxi cabs onto Manhattan's streets. That would make it easier to hail a cab, but it might make it harder to get where you're going.
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