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Battle in the streets

Rival e-taxi firms Uber and Hailo are fighting it out for dominance of a €640 million industry

30th December, 2014
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An unlikely Dublin industry worth over half a billion euro per year is at the centre of a battle between two powerful tech companies.

One is a multibillion-euro Silicon Valley outfit backed by some of the biggest names in tech; the other, an energetic British start-up that has grown exponentially in recent years. The industry in question, though, is decidedly unglamorous.

These companies are questing after the affections of Dublin’s much-maligned taxi drivers, and are...

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