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Uber’s location data background collections shouldn’t surprise anyone

The concept of privacy in the Digital Age is extremely complicated. Though privacy should be a basic human right, we freely give it up daily in pursuit of information, to make our lives more convenient, or simply to use online services and social media. One could even say that we more or less waive our […]

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Applications

Apps to Watch: Uber for smartwatches

Uber is probably the most well known of the various ride-sharing services around the world, with millions of users in dozens of countries. Despite the company’s ongoing problems with incumbent taxi firms in places like Paris and Connecticut — and various legal battles regarding whether drivers should be classed as employees or contractors — it’s obviously a very popular service […]

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Opinion

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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DEMO Europe: Wheely heads to London to challenge Hailo & Uber

Wheely is a mobile and web-based cab booking service. It currently operates in Moscow with a fleet of black Mercedes cars and – after a trial in London in 2012 – is due to re-launch there in mid-June, offering lower costs, hybrid cars and free 4G-powered WiFi.

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News

Coming to #361Live tonight? Get a free trip with Uber!

Preparations are well underway for tonight’s 361 Degrees Question Time Live event. We’ve made a few more last minute tickets available just in case anyone finds themselves free tonight — sign-up (free) and get the details here. However I’m rather delighted to announce that we have partnered with UBER, to get all of you £20 […]

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Operators Opinion

This new mobile world is great, as long as stuff actually works

Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch highlights a key fundamental that we often forget at the bleeding edge of the mobile world: The basic stuff has to actually work. For all the talk about 4G and LTE and genius amazing whiz-bang gizmos, the basic reality is that when I hit ‘dial’, I expect my call to […]