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Submission + - Smartphone app to hail taxis gets $17M in funding (techcrunch.com)

ksandom writes:

Hailo, a European mobile taxi network, is announcing a $17 million round of Series A financing led by Accel Partners.

Hailo, which has been operating in London since last year, is a mobile network that matches passengers and licensed taxi drivers.

This looks like a real business with real revenues that has worked in London. I wonder what this will be like when it gets to the US.

Use the Force, Luke.