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In an about-face, NYC cabbies now say they love plastic

Jeremy Simon

For nearly two years, news reports have chronicled New York City cab drivers’ love-hate relationship with credit cards — with an emphasis on the hate. In an abrupt shift, NYC cabbies are now confessing a change of heart toward plastic payments.
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Credit cards: Downfall or savior of NYC cabbies?

Jeremy Simon

According to an article in the New York Times, every yellow cab in New York City was equipped with a credit card reader as of last November — but cabbies still haven’t warmed to the idea.
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Card-hating cabbies, you’re being watched

Jeremy Simon

A new initiative in New York City aims to curb cabbies who refuse to take credit cards, choose to yammer away on a cell phone while driving and decide to overlook traffic laws, reports the UK’s Telegraph.
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Not the type of hack you expect in a NY taxi

Jeremy Simon

InformationWeek and New York’s WNBC report that a New York software engineer was able to gain access to the operating system for the credit card reader’s touch-screen display, which is meant for presenting ads and short videos to riders, as well as enabling them to pay their fare with a credit card.
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NYC cabbies don’t want your plastic

Jeremy Simon

Credit card readers may have been installed in nearly half of all New York taxi cabs, but that doesn’t mean that cabbies are welcoming plastic with open arms. In fact, Big Apple cab drivers are pretty hostile to card payments.
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