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Stupidest. Drunk Cab Ride. Ever.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Tech

Getting drunk used to be a pretty mysterious process. You'd wake up the next morning, hopefully at home, and you might never know what happened the ni...

Business Travel on a Budget

Nigel Cannings | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Tech
Nigel Cannings

When you run your own business, but still need to travel thousands or even tens of thousands of miles a month, you start to look at budget before anything else. But what is the point of the large comfy seats and posh hotel rooms? Is it vanity, or a real business necessity?

The Rise of Collaborative Platforms

Philip Letts | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

The 'American monster' is a direct consequence of a growing collaborative society, where we're willing to share our homes, cars, holiday abodes, and apparel with strangers.

An Uber Solution

The Huffington Post UK | Harriet Pavey | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Meet Tom Macmichael, second year Computer Science student at the University of Edinburgh and budding entrepreneur, who’s revolutionising the taxi bo...

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 80 - Progress and Protest

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Watching England play football is an extraordinarily masochistic exercise. It is like waiting to be punched - the question is not whether or not you will be punched, the only question is when. As Harry and I roam over the site, he banters with his crew in Dutch, swapping manly hugs, jokes and the occasional kiss.

Banning Cab App Uber In London Would Be Hard, Says BoJo

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has warned that it would be "difficult" to ban the controversial cab app Uber, which has angered taxi drivers so much that they last wee...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 13 June 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The problem with the news is that it can often be uncomfortable, bleak and serious. Some things can't be given a positive or acerbic spin, and this week reminds us more than most...

Have the Black Cabs Borrowed the Music Industries Rule Book?

Stephen Canning | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Today London's streets were the scene of a black cab drivers revolt as they striked in London in protest at Uber - a new transport app backed by Google and Goldman Sachs.

Black Cabs Cannot Stand in the Way of Innovation

Simon Walker | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Simon Walker

The Cabbies may be right. Transport for London, which regulates taxis, has asked the High Court to rule on whether the business model is illegal, a claim which Uber strongly rejects. But if anyone thinks that a court judgement will be the end of it, they are sorely mistaken.

Look Who Doesn't Like Controversial Cab App Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

As London prepares for gridlock today due to 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber, Katie Hopkins has stepped in to lend her suppor...

So What Actually Is 'Uber' Anyway?

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Tech

Black taxi drivers hate it -- and are willing to effectively shut down London to protest its existence. But what actually is Uber? And why should y...

Taxi Gridlock Action Is Urban Terrorism

Charlie Mullins | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK
Charlie Mullins

Not only is the Licensed Taxi Drivers' Association's planned action to bring London grinding to a halt by gridlocking the streets today one of the most selfish pieces of industrial action I have ever heard of, but for me it's a reckless attack on our city that could easily cost lives.

Why You're Unlikely To Find A Black Cab In Central London This Afternoon

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Central London will be brought to a standstill on Wednesday by a procession of 10,000 black cabs protesting against the mobile app Uber. Transport ...

Nanny Labour Targets the Sharing Economy

Nicholas Rogers | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Rogers

No surprise that Creagh has backed the - heavily unionised - taxi drivers who loath the app. Creagh's argument is that apps like Uber must fit into the UK's regulatory framework. It's the left's favourite theme when it comes to the sharing economy: regulation first, reality last...

Uber Havoc

Max De Lucia | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Tech
Max De Lucia

I'm all for technology and for products that make the world a better place. But for the time being, I don't think Uber are quite there and I'm going to keep my business with the people who do it best. As a little aside - Addison Lee got involved with the cab conversation on Twitter and sent this message.

Black Cabs Go To War With Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK

Black cab drivers could barricade London's roads in protest against a rival smartphone app for cab journeys. The Licensed Taxi Drivers Association...

London Cabbies Want To Drive Uber Cars Off The Streets

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

London's private hire cabs have called on Transport for London to ban cab abb services, such as Uber, from the capital's streets over concerns that th...

Ready to Uber

Stephen Canning | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Tech
Stephen Canning

Admit it, we all think it. Everyone wonders what that trip out would have been like if you'd had your own chauffeur. Well the classy alternative to the traditional London black can is here. Uber has hopped over the pond to offer Londoners a taste of the chauffeur driven lifestyle and it's pretty unique demand led dynamic pricing model.