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New York taxis could get iPads—report

/ 09:39 AM February 22, 2012

NEW YORK—New Yorkers may be able to surf and ride at the same time if a plan to put iPads, or a similar device, in the back of taxis takes off.

A San Francisco company, Square, is proposing a pilot program to install tablet computers in the back of 50 taxis, replacing the little-loved miniature television screens used in all cabs since 2007, showing commercials and some news and entertainment clips, The New York Times and New York Post reported.

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Riders would be able to make Internet searches, play games or shop on the tablets.

Square is due to present its plan to city authorities next month, the reports said.

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TOPICS: Internet, New York, Taxi, Transportation, US
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