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Emanuel administration awards deals for taxi-hailing apps

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has chosen two companies to develop long-discussed universal taxi hailing apps designed to help traditional cabs compete with ride-share companies, new technology that could come with higher rates for passengers who use the service. Arro and Verifone were picked from 11 applicants to put in place the taxi apps, and all of the city's 12,700 licensed cab drivers will be required by Feb. 1 to use one service or the other while on duty, according to a Wednesday announcement from Emanuel's office. January 06, 2016