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Social Media Today: Super, Snapcash, and Spotify Partners With Uber

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

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Uber X Service Wins OK In Much Of Pennsylvania

The 4-1 vote will allow the smartphone app-based service to provide cars in the Pittsburgh area and across much of the state, but not in Philadelphia, where the city’s oft-feared parking authority regulates taxis.

11/13/2014

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Nutter Urges End To Standoff Between Parking Authority and ‘Uber’ Service

The Philadelphia Parking Authority cracked down over the weekend, impouding six vehicles and fining the drivers $1,000 each.

10/27/2014

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VP Of Yellow Cab Company On UberX: ‘You Don’t Know The Background Of The Person Picking You Up’

On Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, Dom Giordano spoke with Ed Burkhardt, Vice President of the Yellow Cab Company, about the impact of the UberX car service in Philadelphia.

10/27/2014

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Uber Should Be Kicked Out of Pennsylvania, Regulatory Officials Recommend

PUC spokeswoman Denise McCracken says two administrative law judges have recommended against sanctioning the operations of the ride share company in Pennsylvania.

09/25/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Regroup on Regulations For Ride-Sharing Services

A bill that would create a regulatory structure for ride-share services (such as Uber and Lyft) was scheduled for a state House committee vote today but was pulled from the agenda.

09/23/2014

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Uber Rolls Out Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

The cost is the same as their traditional service, which starts at a base fare of $7 with a minimum trip of $12. There are caravans equipped with ramps, Mercedes Sprinters, and — for a base fare of $14 and a $25 minimum cost — big Ford minibuses.

09/23/2014

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Social Media Today: Oculus Deal Done, Facebook Adds Save Button, Uber Wi-Fi

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

07/22/2014

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Uber Philadelphia Serving Up On-Demand Ice Cream

On Friday, Uber customers can order up an ice cream truck via the Uber smartphone app between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

07/18/2014

Stigall Show Log 7.17.14

Chris discusses President Obama’s visit to Delaware today, Senator Bob Casey joining the opposition to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, and Sixer draft pick Joel Embiid trying to pick up Kim Kardashian on Twitter. He talks to Steve-O from Jackass at 7:20, Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s Rick Grimaldi at 8, and Florida Congressman Jeff Miller at 8:20.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–07/17/2014

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Judges Shut Down Lyft, Uber In Pittsburgh

Could Philadelphia be next?

07/02/2014

Taxi cabs lined up outside 30th Street Station. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

PPA Takes Stab At Uber With New Smartphone Payment Technology

The mobile app enables you to pay for taxi rides with a tap of your smartphone. The PPA and the vendor, VeriFone Systems, the maker of Way2Ride, also are working on the technology and logistics of using the app to hail a cab.

06/13/2014

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Celebrity Cruises, Uber Handing Out Goodie Bags To 100 Lucky Riders On Friday

After braving multiple polar vortexes, a cruise in the tropics is sounding mighty inviting to many people in the Philadelphia area.

01/30/2014

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Uber, Geno’s To Team Up For Distinctly Philadelphian Tailgate Party

From kittens to Christmas tree deliveries, Uber has provided Philadelphians with more than just a ride to and from the bar.

01/28/2014

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Blog: Uber & Home Depot to Deliver Xmas Trees Thursday

By Jim Donovan: Too busy to go shopping for a Christmas tree? Well tomorrow, Thursday December 5th you can use your smartphone and have a Christmas tree delivered right to your door. Uber is teaming […]

12/04/2013

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