Taxi drivers strike over mobile phone fares app

London's black cab drivers are to stage a strike over a mobile phone app which calculates fares.

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850% increase in sign-ups for the Uber taxi app

Londoners are voting with their fingers, tapping the app in support of new and innovative services as we see our biggest day of sign-ups in London today since launch two years ago.

In fact, today we’re seeing an 850% increase in sign-ups compared to last Wednesday. The results are clear: London wants Uber in a big way. Unsurprisingly, the LTDA, which is stuck in the dark ages, is intent on holding London to ransom and causing significant economic impact to Londoners today, estimated to be £125m.

– Jo Bertram UK & Ireland General Manager, Uber

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