Category: Business

The taxi or cabbie industry is under attack by the transportation network companies, or TNCs. With these companies, such as Uber and Lyft, cities, counties and state legislatures are trying to figure out how to handle this new technology that allows almost anyone to become a “cabbie” without the cost that traditional taxi companies face. …

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There is a future for taxis. But what will that future look like. Filmmaker Max Maddox’s short documentary “Taxi 2.0” takes his camera along for rides in San Francisco’s taxis, and ride-sharing competitors. From the taxi drivers, ride-sharing competitors are competing unfairly and are unsafe because they lack the regulation taxicab companies must abide by. …

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Media relations today is very different today than it was 30 years ago when I first started out in journalism. I know it sounds like a cliche to say, but it was a gentler and kinder media back then. It was easier to reach the media at TV stations and newspapers. They actually answered their …

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