"Opening the door to e-hail apps gave riders a new way to enjoy taxi travel," said TLC Commissioner David Yassky. "And this innovation adds yet another layer of convenience for passengers."The integrated Hailo payment functionality will be available to New York taxi passengers next week. Additional Resources
About HailoPeople want to be in control of their lives so they can live the way they imagine. Hailo is a little bit of fightback against the forces of the universe that seem to always stand in the way you want things to play out - a perfectly synchronized state of flow where lights are always turning green just as you approach, where empty turnstiles usher you through an otherwise crowded station just in time to meet a train arriving at the platform, and where taxis seem drawn to you by a magnetic and mysterious force. Likewise, Hailo helps professional service providers “make more money, take fewer hours, and take nicer people” i.e. have more control over their livelihood and by extension their lives. Hailo launched in 2011 in London and, within a year of operation has carried over five million passengers across ten cities. The Hailo network extends to New York, Dublin, Cork, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Madrid, Barcelona, and Washington, D.C. - and coming next to Tokyo and Osaka. Hailo has raised over $50M from the best investors anywhere, including Union Square Ventures (Twitter, Foursquare), Accel Partners (Facebook), Wellington Partners (Spotify), Atomico Ventures (led by a Skype founder) and Virgin head Sir Richard Branson. About VeriFone Systems, Inc. ( www.verifone.com) VeriFone Systems, Inc. (“VeriFone”) (NYSE: PAY) is the global leader in secure electronic payment solutions. VeriFone provides expertise, solutions and services that add value to the point of sale with merchant-operated, consumer-facing and self-service payment systems for the financial, retail, hospitality, petroleum, government and healthcare vertical markets. VeriFone solutions are designed to meet the needs of merchants, processors and acquirers in developed and emerging economies worldwide.