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Mobile Payments Come to New York City Taxicabs Via VeriFone’s Way2ride App

VeriFone, one of the two companies that processes credit card transactions in New York City taxicabs, has launched a mobile payments app that lets riders pay with their smartphones. The app, Way2ride, is free to download, and will run on iOS and Android smartphones. Currently, the three e-hail apps that are part of a test pilot in New York City don’t offer e-payments in the New York market, as they’ve been required to use either VeriFone or Creative Media Technologies as the payments processor. VeriFone said it plans to offer Way2ride throughout its network of 70,000 payment-enabled taxis around the world.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus