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  • West Hollywood Franchise Case Study

    The city of West Hollywood employs a franchise system that shares similarities with Santa Monica. Seven franchisee companies are licensed to operate in West Hollywood. Only the licensed drivers from these seven companies can legally pick-up passengers in the region. As previously mentioned, West Hollywood has experienced problems with unlicensed taxicab’s operating in their city. This present’s serious customer safety issues and constrains city resources by having to regulate these “bandit” cabs. As a result, in 2011 West Hollywood increased regulations to mandate that permit decals must be clearly displayed in front and back of the taxicab (instead of just the back bumper). This increase in regulation was both warranted and reasonable, as it helps to eliminate information asymmetry on the part of the customer and the city. West Hollywood also ensures a thorough driver screening process that includes a criminal…

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  • Uber And The Shared Economy Case Study

    Uber and the Shared Economy Travis Kalanick, the cofounder and CEO of Uber, found a great alternative for the larger metropolitan areas. Uber’s concept provides a driver on demand for individuals who may not want to drive their own vehicles or utilize public transportation, such as buses or taxicabs. When in an individual wishes to summons a ride, they simply open up the Uber app and request a car. Within five minutes their car arrives and is ready to drive them to their destination. No money…

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  • Taxicab History

    The first taxicab company in New York City was the Samuel's Electric Carriage and Wagon Company (E.C.W.C.), which began running 12 electric cabs in July 1897. The company ran until 1898 with up to 62 cabs operating until the company built the Electrobat electric car, and had up to 100 taxicabs running in total by 1899. By the early 1900s the Electric Vehicle company was running up to 1,000 electric taxicabs on the streets of New York City until, in January 1907, a fire destroyed 300 of these…

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  • Personal Narrative: What The Bleep Do We Know?

    Working in an office, specifically in the front desk, to many is a mundane, straight forward, pretty repetitive job. What could be so awful about working in an office, right? I unfortunately work at a taxicab company and let me start of by saying that there is nothing mundane about this place. On a day to day basis, I find myself struggling to remain positive, stress-free and most of the time end up failing at keeping my spirits up. After viewing the movie, What the Bleep Do We Know?, I saw a…

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  • How Does Death Affect Holden's Life

    Death is very hard to overcome, especially when you have a very vague understanding of what death really is. It can affect everyone differently but in Holden’s case it affects him in a very negative way that later turns into a positive after he learns and matures throughout his life. Whether you think so or not, you need some type of influence or guidance in your life, and that is what Holden has. Many people trying to guide him in the right direction, but resists it until he realizes that they…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis: The Case Against Tipping

    Essay Analysis Tipping has become a daily routine of most people living in America. The essay, “The Case Against Tipping,” by Michael Lewis expresses the idea that tipping is becoming too common and too overused in simple businesses like coffeeshops. Lewis is frustrated with how tipping is now everywhere, and people feel very obligated to tip for thought of being embarrassed or experiencing an awkward situation. Lewis writes this essay to American customers to persuade them to stop tipping when…

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  • Uber Technologies Inc.: A Case Study

    vehicles are available. This is known as surge pricing. Additionally, Uber does not require consumers to tip drivers. Uber’s placement has been expanding rapidly worldwide. Uber is currently located in 77 countries and 527 cities across the world. The Uber app is found on Android and Apple devices. Uber’s distribution strategy focuses on expansion into large highly urbanized areas. By increasing Uber drivers it decreases wait times and becomes more efficient at meeting the needs of customers.…

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  • Uber Revenue Model

    1. The Taxi Industry and its Major Forces of Change Standing on the street waiting for an available cab, unsure how much a ride will cost, or whether it will let pay by card, and being uncertain about the arrival time given the traffic jam are all common complaints consumers have about taxis. Until some years ago, taxis were the only car service providers that could move people around a city, usually in a convenient, fast and comfortable way. However, many unmet needs and high regulations,…

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  • Analysis Of Country Mouse In A City Cab

    Country Mouse In A City Cab? 7 Ways To Survive Your First Big Metro Taxi Trip While the big city can be quite intimidating to country mouse type folks who 've never ventured much out of the confines of their rural serenity, that doesn 't mean you shouldn 't try the big towns around America. Sure, it may feel like a different country and even be scary, but cities have so much to offer in the way of culture, attractions and one-of-a-kind experiences. Here are 7 survival tips to help you handle…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Sharing Economy

    We accept rides from strangers, get random people to complete mundane tasks for us and allow people we’ve never met to stay in our homes. Indeed, the sharing economy – peer-to-peer transactions conducted via the Internet and smartphones has changed how people arrange car rides, find vacation, pick up their laundry and more . We no longer think it taboo to get into cars with strangers, request someone to pick up our groceries or share our personal property with people we’ve never met. But how…

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