Sep 21, 2016
Uber is making it less of a need to own a car and instead purchasing rides. Investors feel as if the service could have huge implications on society as it stands at this very moment. In an effort to expand it services to other markets Uber has experimented in several areas to include Uber ice cream services, bbq, and roses for valentines day. Uber is just one step in the direction of a new taxicab like experience.
Jul 25, 2016
If you ever cross this article you have probably thought about bringing your business to the world of mobile apps and web booking. You also probably already have some dispatch/management system, and all you need is a simple app and web widget to get your going and win over Uber&Co mafia.
Nov 12, 2015
Taxis need to stop protesting and start competing, but this is easier said than done, as Uber and Taxis are not playing on the same playing field. Uber is able to operate without the same regulations as Taxis. Given this is the case, we are now at a crossroads. Regulate Uber or deregulate Taxis?
May 14, 2015
Globally the taxi industry is under fire in what has turned into a global Taxi War. Who started this? Uber. Uber brought a disruptive technology and it is destroying a long standing industry. Taxis can complain all they want about Uber not being regulated like a Taxi, but unfortunately you cannot rely on political officials to fight your battles.
Apr 14, 2015
The landscape of the taxi industry is changing and changing rapidly. There is really one force which has sparked this astonishing change, and that is Uber. Really, it was Uber that started the disruption with a ride hailing app, but it is now the job of taxi companies to finish it. There is no better place to do this than in the markets where Uber is being halted, or is not in, and that is in the “developing world.”
Mar 23, 2015
Uber is arguably the largest name currently in the transportation industry. They get good press, bad press, and everything in between. Whatever your opinion of the “ride-sharing” company, the one thing you can count on is they will shape the Taxi and Limo service industry’s future. With Google Ventures even giving Uber their vote of confidence, there is no doubt they will be around for a while. Uber is an interesting company and it fuels a very hot debate with regards to safety, ethics, and their place in the industry. Lets face it, the opposition comes from the world of Taxi’s who are desperately trying to compete, as well as keep Uber out of their cities.
Mar 18, 2015
The self-driving will be a reality in our lifetime and the advent will be a disruptive technology in the same magnitude as the train. When the advent of the train came along, you went from transporting a few people or things by horse, to transporting large numbers of people and goods long distances at an alarming speed. This created the first forms of globalisation and created the wide spread practice of global trade. The effects were staggering to mans progression. The next was the advent of the automobile, which allowed every individual to be mobile at a rapid pace to anywhere there were roads. Now, society is faced with the self-driving car which will allow people to get places and no longer need a vehicle.
Mar 04, 2015
What is it about self-driving cars that makes people nervous? Is it the lack of control? Is it the possibility of a car accident? Or is it the fear that we a replacing humans with machines? The conversation about self-driving cars can either be an exciting conversation of what the future may look like, or a heated debate about the safety concerns of a machine operated vehicle. Whatever side of the debate you are on, self-driving cars are a very interesting concept. If you think that you can take your hour commute to work and make it a time to check email or read a book, this could be a far more productive time period. With the first prototype of the Google self driving car, it is time that we take a detailed look at the future of the self-driving car.
Sep 13, 2013
Looks like a lot of drivers are disappointed with Uber. That is actually terrible, as they should understand that drivers are their customers! Not actual passengers. Passengers are the customers of their customers...
Apr 11, 2013
April 2012, rushing up to release the first version of Taxistartup web page, copy-writing, final design approval, signup form, final arrangements for a video pitch, shooting and post production - all that had to be done before April 25th, that's when The Next Web Conference has started in the capital city of Netherlands - beautiful Amsterdam. It has been exiting to prepare for it, it's been exiting to participate and it's been even more exiting to get on all those extra parties arranged around TNW, like The Pirate Dinner or the Yandex secret party. The atmosphere at TNW has worked as a great catalyst for our thoughts and decisions.