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Are E-hail Apps Helping Minorities Get Cabs?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer 2013 was the first time New Yorkers could "e-hail" a taxi with a smartphone app like Uber or Hailo, but so far few people are using the technology. 

In June, less than one-quarter of one percent of cab trips started with a potential rider tapping on a phone instead of yelling or putting out a hand, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. 

When the info came out, New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi tweeted:

One her followers, Stacy-Marie Ishmael, product manager at the social media startup Percolate, tweeted back:

Click on the listen button above to hear the conversation that sprang from this exchange of tweets.

Guests:

Stacy-Marie Ishmael

Hosted by:

Manoush Zomorodi

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

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