#Uber

Uber Pledges 1m Jobs For Women By 2020

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has made a pledge to add 1 million female drivers to its fleet by 2020. The app-based cab service announced a worldwide partnership with UN W...

London's Black Cabs. A Resilient, Iconic Industry In A Time Of Upheaval

Ivan Massow | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Taxi drivers probably need to accept the future of Uber being here to stay, as they did with minicabs. Let's not forget that as recently as 2009 there have been protests by black-cab drivers over minicabs when their business was licenced and formalised to make them safer.

The Next Uber You Get Might Not Come With A Driver

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Tech

Taxi hailing app Uber may be looking to cut out its drivers, judging by a new agreement with Carnegie Mellon University to fund a high tech lab focusi...

Safer, Greener, Faster, Cheaper: A Daft Punk Perspective on the Future of Mobility

Jack R. Miles | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK
Jack R. Miles

We are now arguably at the dawn of the next big moment in the history of mobility, driven by several factors. But what do these factors mean for the future of consumer mobility?

Sharing Our Future

Karim Goudiaby | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Tech
Karim Goudiaby

Despite the fact that the sharing economy is such a basic endeavor that has existed for centuries, many economists, corporate thought leaders, members of the workforce, and consumers themselves, have expressed hesitations regarding this model.

I Rejected Black Cabs for Their Price, Now I Reject Them for Their Online Gangsterism

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK
Lukas Mikelionis

There's one, of course, gang-like cartel still existing in London. Black cabbies are the last remaining fortress of old-fashioned gansterism. They try to terrorise online the living out of you into using their services, which are blindly overpriced and not even in comparison with the most of minicab companies or innovative apps such as Uber or Hailo.

Uber Exec's Boast Leads To Epic PR Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK

The chief executive of taxi app Uber has made an unprecedented 14-tweet-long apology after a senior member of his staff was caught saying he wanted to...

Taxi Drivers v Apps

Dapo Adesanya | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Tech
Dapo Adesanya

Taxi fares in London are some of the most expensive in the world (you can quote me on this). And due to the iconic nature of the the black cabs, their drivers are a protected species of some sort.

Do You Ride With Uber? Labour Has Bad News

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics

Labour could stop controversial cab-on-demand app Uber from operating in Britain over concerns about its tax arrangements. Shadow transport secreta...

Smartphone Kills the Radio Star

Juan Lobato | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Tech
Juan Lobato

Since the arrival of the smartphone, and in reality the arrival of the iPhone, technology has been slowly killing off a number of different connected devices as it consolidates them into one tool. From the humble alarm clock, through to the digital camera, landline, Walkman and satnav, the list goes on as smartphones have made more and more devices redundant.

Premier League Cars Hit New York City

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Sport

NEW YORK -- On Broadway, Wall Street and around Central Park, the emblems of the Barclays Premiere League can be spotted emblazoned on a fleet of very...

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 13.09.2014 | 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 23.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 11.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 03.08.2014 | 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...