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London Taxi “flashmob” sends Uber sign-ups 850% higher; delivers wall-to-wall media coverage for Uber

Heh. I was just reading this post from Nick Summers over at The Next Web who’s reporting that Uber has seen a huge 850% increase in sign-up volume today. He writes: Across the city, Uber is reporting an 850 percent increase in sign-ups compared to the same day last week. It’s worth noting, however, that […]

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Applications

Really liked the Hailo pumpkin head

Anyone using Hailo today will have seen what I’ve just seen — a Halloween inspired Hailo figure. Nice touch!

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Applications Services

Video: Ordering a cab with Neal Fullman, GetTaxi UK’s CEO

The other week I was delighted to meet with Neal Fullman, top man at GetTaxi UK. I’ve long been a big fan of the concept of GetTaxi ever since I heard it was coming to these shores. However I’ve not actually had the opportunity to use the service so Neal offered to pop down and […]

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Operators Opinion

Operator Innovation: Taxis, baby, taxis!

In the second in my series of Operator Innovation posts, I’m looking at Taxis. Why isn’t there a ‘taxi’ button in every Orange phone? Seriously — think about the possibilities? Buy an Orange contract and you’ll get prioritised access to over 450 fully approved and vetted taxi firms across the UK. That’s one firm in […]

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Applications Services

Meet Richard, co-founder of TweetALondonCab

I’ve been following the growth and success of the phenomenon that is TweetALondonCab for some time now so it was brilliant to be able to capture co-founder Richard Cudlip on camera today at the Microsoft-BlueVia event. Richard was there to talk about his organisation’s new arrangement with the upcoming Taxi service, TaxiStop (see the next […]

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Applications Services

The Promise of Mobile is Approaching With UberCab

Four years ago, I wrote some thoughts on my vision for a mobile future. I referred to the city of Cannes — I was there when I wrote it — and long term readers began referring to it (rather comically, I thought) as ‘The Cannes Doctrine’.  I expanded the document in a newsletter editorial last year. […]