Here’s the article from HuffingtonPost about the soft-launch of the Uber app in NYC. Uber’s already present in San Francisco, where getting a taxi can take an hour and MUNI’s public transit service is a mythical pain in the…everything.
I’ve not yet tried Uber, because I (blushing in shame) don’t have a smartphone. I know, I know. I’m working on it, but the service plans for the iPhones are wicked expensive.