The London cabbie strike is one of the stupidest industrial protests ever, literally driving business to their new rivals. Uber is reporting an 850% increase in app downloads today:
Does anyone have details of this #Uber app everyone's talking about? It sounds awesome. I'd never heard of it until today…
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancockMP) June 11, 2014
Hadn't heard of Uber till the cabbie protest. I've just downloaded it.
— Andrew Griffiths (@agriffithsmp) June 11, 2014
Currently on my first @Uber journey – thanks for letting me know about the service, @TheLTDA, very helpful of you.
— Mark Wallace (@wallaceme) June 11, 2014
Never heard of Uber before today. Currently downloading it.
— (((Dan Hodges))) (@DPJHodges) June 11, 2014
I just signed up to #uber. Cabbies might as well be doing PR for them.
— Tom Seymour (@TomSeymour) June 11, 2014
Hadn't heard of Uber before the taxi strike. Signed up now. Bit of an own goal methinks!
— David Sears (@DSearsqc) June 11, 2014
In protest at the London black cab strike today I have just signed up to Uber.
— Rosie Ellis (@Rosiellis) June 11, 2014
Saw about #taxiprotest on @itvlondon Had never heard of @Uber but now signed up! That worked then..
— Amanda Jackson (@Amdania1) June 10, 2014
I use cabs every now and then but today I downloaded Uber because everyone is talking about Uber.
— Tom Gilchrist (@TomGilchrist) June 11, 2014
Use this link to download the app and you get your first £10 ride free…