New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission mulls proposal to replace Taxi TVs in 50 cabs with iPads, other tablet computers that would enable passengers to play computer games, swipe credit cards

NEW YORK , February 21, 2012 () – The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission may replace Taxi TVs in 50 cabs with iPads or other tablet computers.

The New York Times (http://bit.ly/wwlQ10 ) says the commission is weighing a proposal by Square, a mobile payment company based in San Francisco.

If approved, the pilot program would allow riders to play computer games and swipe a credit card at any point in their trip.

Square is expected to make a formal presentation to the taxi commission at a meeting on March 1.

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