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It's called Arcade City

Recent article about them:

"Christopher David, Arcade City's CEO, is skeptical of Austin's motives. "They want to force everything that walks and talks sort of like an Uber into the regulatory structure that they have created. They want to make their revenue." Indeed, per city regulation, all Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) must pay the city 1 percent of their own revenue, or a comparable percentage of driver earnings. But David says that his company isn't, hasn't been, and never will be a standard TNC. "We bill ourselves as a Craigslist-style open marketplace. So the punishments fall heavily on the individual drivers." Thus, in its efforts to control Arcade City, Austin put itself in the odd position of claiming authority over all sorts of ride-sharing arrangements.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/437256/austins-war-ridesharing-companies"
 

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So what they are doing is launching in Austin first as a testing ground for their app and once they have tested it out and refined it in Austin, they will allow anyone in the world to use it as a rider or driver. That's interesting to say the least. What will Uber's objections be to a decentralized, peer-to-peer marketplace that is truly more innovative than Uber to the core?
 

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So what they are doing is launching in Austin first as a testing ground for their app and once they have tested it out and refined it in Austin, they will allow anyone in the world to use it as a rider or driver. That's interesting to say the least. What will Uber's objections be to a decentralized, peer-to-peer marketplace that is truly more innovative than Uber to the core?
These clowns have no app, a large percentage of the drivers are driving totally uninsured, and Austin PD has been running sting ops and impounding cars. They make Uber look like choir boys.
 

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What's wrong with producing the legitimate version of Uber pretends to be. I'm talking about the concept itself, not so much the actual example. In this case Arcade City, but more may follow.
 
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