Uber sees 850% increase in UK sign-ups on strike day

Thursday 12 June 2014 | 10:30 CET | News
Taxi hailing app Uber claims that UK sign-ups for the app increased by 850 percent on the day of strikes by black cable drivers in London, reports The Telegraph. Uber's UK and Ireland general manager, Jo Bertram, said that Wednesday 11 June was the biggest day of sign ups since Uber launched in London in 2012. Meanwhile, Uber announced that it has added black cabs to its UberX, EXEC and LUX cars, allowing users to select UberTAXI from the app's vehicle options.

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