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New York City Offering More Mobile Payment Options for Taxis, With Hailo Jumping On Board

E-hail app Hailo is now using VeriFone’s API to offer in-app payments for New York City taxi riders. In other words, a taxi customer can now both hail and pay for the cab using the Hailo app — provided that the driver is using Hailo, too — while Hailo uses VeriFone’s system on the back end to process the payments. The new Hailo feature comes on the heels of VeriFone announcing its payment app for NYC taxis a couple weeks ago; VeriFone is one of two payments companies that processes all the credit card transactions for New York City taxicab rides.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik