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The sharing economy's stronghold on New York City commerce has seeped its way into how people park their cars, as a new app that intends to alleviate the pain of looking for parking on crowded streets formally launched today. Unlike Uber, Lyft and Car2Go, which all focus on transporting pedestrians for a fee, the parking app SpotPog uses similar GPS technology to let users know when parking spaces free up, so those searching for...
This might not be all that surprising to anyone with a wallet and a time where they just had to take a damn car already, but it turns out that Uber is expensive. Yes! Shocking. A new study from a team of computer scientists tried to parse when taking a conventional yellow taxi is less expensive than hailing an Uber car, and vice versa. The short version? Unless your trip is over $35, you're...
Uber is taking over the streets of New York, whether you like it or not. After only about four years in New York City, the ridesharing company now has 14,088 black and luxury cars on the streets in the five boroughs. That's about 500 more than the 13,587 medallion cabs currently working. Those statistics come from a New York Post report, which points out that the competitive rates on Uber have lured some drivers away from...
Uber users know that the ridesharing app has a nasty little habit of getting much, much more expensive at the times when you most need a car, like, say, on a day where the temperatures feel like we're on the planet Hoth and not New York City. Lawmakers in Albany must have also been burned while trying to get a ride back from a late-night karaoke session, because one of them has introduced a...