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Confirmed: Hailo sells 60% of company to Daimler as it merges with MyTaxi | TechCrunch
Some more movement and consolidation is afoot in the on-demand transportation industry, specifically in Europe. Today, Hailo is announcing that it has sold 60% of its company to Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler, and Hailo will merge its and rebrand its operations under MyTaxi, another on-demand ride-sharing company that was acquired by Daimler subsidiary Moovel in 2014.

The merged company will become one of the biggest car-hailing companies in Europe, scale that could help it compete against players like Uber, which has been aggressive in its European expansion.
Hailo  Mercedes  Daimler  MyTaxi  ridesharing  taxi  takeover  Techcrunch  2016 
august 2016 by inspiral
Florida man undermines Uber’s claim that drivers aren’t employees | PandoDaily
tech-enabled marketplace in your pocket. (1) trading money for time and (2) finding through the marketplace efficiently someone to do it (price discovery, finding a natural equilibrium - how ever it might look). A search engine for people doing manual mennial labour. // http://www.fastcoexist.com/3040863/stop-saying-uber-is-part-of-the-sharing-economy
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Cabbies in Mexico City and London protest competition from Uber | PandoDaily
Protestors have said that drivers for these services aren’t subject to the same regulations, licensing fees, or fare minimums as the city’s official taxi drivers. This makes it harder for licensed cabs to compete with on-demand services.
Uber  Cabify  Hailo 
may 2015 by asterisk2a
I was an undercover Uber driver :: Cover :: Philadelphia City Paper
I talked to maybe 20 randomly hailed UberX and Lyft drivers between November and March. All but one were male immigrants, primarily from Africa, South Asia and the Middle East, and most spoke heavily accented English. It's a completely different group from the drivers I'm able to get in touch with through Uberpeople.net, the demographics of which I'd call "Reddit-ish." All the immigrant drivers who spoke to me took a lot of pride in providing excellent service. Few had been Uber drivers for more than a month or two. Many were helping support multiple family members, most had at least one other job and all worked hours that would reduce me to a weeping wreck in a month. [// working on a marketplace platform does not allow you to differentiate yourself // Seth Godin - being remarkable, the purple cow] [Uber also in transparent about cost structure for drivers and their own mini business] [Uber&Co, bc of marketplace, is resistant 2 workers protests] [there is also no minimum wage]
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may 2015 by asterisk2a
Patterns for building a resilient and scalable microservices platform on AWS
Some good details from Boyan Dimitrov at Hailo, on their orchestration, deployment, provisioning infra they've built
deployment  ops  devops  hailo  microservices  platform  patterns  slides 
may 2015 by jm
Microservices and elastic resource pools with Amazon EC2 Container Service
interesting approach to working around ECS' shortcomings -- bit specific to Hailo's microservices arch and IPC mechanism though.

aside: I like their version numbering scheme: ISO-8601, YYYYMMDDHHMMSS. keep it simple!
versioning  microservices  hailo  aws  ec2  ecs  docker  containers  scheduling  allocation  deployment  provisioning  qos 
april 2015 by jm
A Journey into Microservices | Hailo Tech Blog
Excellent three-parter from Hailo, describing their RabbitMQ+Go-based microservices architecture. Very impressive!
hailo  go  microservices  rabbitmq  amqp  architecture  blogs 
march 2015 by jm
Scaling Micro-Services in Go - HighLoad++ 2014 // Speaker Deck
good talk from Hailo's Matt Heath, doing nice stuff with Go and a well-supported microservices architecture
microservices  presentation  go  architecture  hailo  presentations 
november 2014 by jm
BBC News - Hailo says Uber blocked potential investors
"In raising that massive [funding] round, any investor who wanted to even look at Uber's books to decide whether they wanted to make an investment had to sign an agreement which specifically named us, as well as Lyft, and restricting them from having any ability to even talk to us for at least a year. "It wasn't just good enough for them to raise enough money for their business - they needed to restrict the market to Hailo and its competitors to have access to capital. "That's what we're up against."
Uber  Travis  Kalanick  Lyft  Hailo  competition  competitiveness  competitive  Silicon  Valley  barriers  to  entry 
october 2014 by asterisk2a
'Taxi drivers aren't against change': How Hailo is taking on Uber in the taxi app wars - CNET
We flagged down Caspar Woolley, the co-founder of international taxi app Hailo, to talk taxis, apps, and Uber.
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july 2014 by whimsley
Hassle.com
Book a domestic cleaner online in 60 seconds; "like Hailo for cleaners" apparently. Live in Dublin, London, Manchester, Birmingham and Leeds. Use code HASSLEDUBLIN for 15% off
hailo  cleaners  hassle  via:hailo  domestic  home  services  b2c 
july 2014 by jm

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