#Uber

Looks Like Uber Might Have Underestimated How Many People Would Want Free Ice Cream...

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

When Uber announced that they would be offering free ice cream on Friday, eight UK cities collectively rejoiced. But reality has proven bleak for ...

Uber Wants To Deliver You Some Free Ice Cream Today: Here's How To Get It

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK

Taxi firm Uber is handing out free ice cream on Friday. Yes that's right: For one day only, the company will be delivering Wall’s Cornettos to c...

Levelling the Playing Field for a Trade That's Served London Since 1634

Ivan Massow | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

As an entrepreneur, I believe that safe, fair competition is ultimately good for the consumer, and likely to expand the market in which it occurs - to the benefit of all. Disruptive new entrants can be a force for good, forcing others to up their game and creating a better overall experience. However, for that to happen a level regulatory playing field, where everyone knows where they stand, is essential.

Here's What's Wrong With Uber, According To Russell Brand

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 14.07.2015 | UK

Russell Brand has laid into Uber in his latest Trews video, accusing the taxi app of avoiding paying tax in the UK. The comedian-turned-activist ch...

Not A Voicemail You Want To Hear After Cancelling Your Uber

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

An Uber driver has been suspended after reportedly telling a female client he would "cut your neck" in a voicemail he left after she cancelled her rid...

Uber Is Under Fire For Nearly Tripling Fares During London's #TubeStrike

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

Taxi firm Uber is under fire after it emerged fares had nearly tripled at peak travel periods during the London Tube strike. The company was accus...

Courtney Love 'Held Hostage By Mob Of Taxi Drivers In Paris Uber Strike'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

Courtney Love found herself caught up in frightening scenes on Thursday as a strike by French taxi drivers turned violent. The singer was travelli...

Distressed Courtney Love Calls On French President For Help

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Courtney Love has called on the help of French President Francois Hollande, after being ambushed by protesters in Paris. SEE MORE: The Only Man Co...

Boris Johnson Takes On Uber To Defend London's Black Cabs

The Huffington Post UK | Owen Bennett | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics

Uber cab drivers in London will have to pass a language and ‘Knowledge’ style test before driving in the nation’s capital, Boris Johnson reveale...

Uber For Rich People Is Basically First Class On Steroids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Tech

U.S. aviation company Rise are a 'Uber-style private-flight sharing company' offering people the chance to order jets instead of taxis. Most of u...

Boris Tells London Cabbie: 'F*ck Off And Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

London Mayor, MP and vaunted future Prime Minister Boris Johnson was involved in a testy exchange with a cabbie last week, telling the driver of a fam...

Louise Ridley

Digital Media Companies Are Taking On The BBC - And Gaining Ground

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

'Digital born’ media companies like The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed and Vice are threatening the dominance of traditional online news organisations li...

Five Ways the Internet Is Changing How We Travel

Frontier | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Tech
Frontier

Not that long ago, it would have been unthinkable to do your banking online, or book all of your own travel with just a few mouse clicks. But technology is changing the way we live, and some of the most recent advances have the potential to make travelling a whole lot easier

From Gallons to Gigabytes: The Currencies of Future Mobility

Jack R. Miles | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Jack R. Miles

The cost of travel is currently assessed in several ways, whether it be mpg, cost per journey or electrical range. But as forms of transport develop, the currency of mobility is changing.

Europe Should Not Fear Uber

Guy Verhofstadt | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Verhofstadt

Europe is already missing the online boat: a streaming music provider like Spotify had trouble rolling out its service in Europe, and its competitor Pandora is not active on the European market at all, because of royalty issues... It is time that Europe opens its borders to innovation. There is no way back, the only way is app.

People v Politicians: When an Irresistible Force Meets an Immovable Object

Guy Corbet | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Politics
Guy Corbet

One of life's big philosophical questions is what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object. In UK politics over the coming weeks w...

Uber's Curbside Breathalyser Gives Free Rides For Drunk People

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Tech

Uber has been giving out free rides to drunken revelers in Toronto as part of its 'Uber Safe' campaign to discourage people from drink driving. App...

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 21.04.2015 | 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.