All Hail Cabs In NYC! (Soon From Smartphones)

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http://techcrunch.com – Starting February 15th, New Yorkers will be able to hail cabs via smartphones in Manhattan. The contentious one-year pilot program is being hailed as a win for transportation innovation, smartphone rideshare apps like Uber, and people who dislike holding their arms at a 45-degree angle. Taxi and Limousine Commission Chairman David Yassky called e-hailing apps “inevitable.” The pilot will test the waters for cabs within 1.5 miles of passengers in norther Manhattan and the outer boros and half-a-mile in most of Manhattan, according to transportationnation.org. Despite some early (IT news)