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Uber sign-ups soar by 850 percent as cab drivers protest

Posted on June 12th, 2014 at 11:37 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


Taxi-hailing app Uber saw sign-ups jump to record levels on Wednesday, following a rush of publicity as cab drivers across Europe went on strike to protest against the company.

Marketing experts described the strike as an “own goal”, after Uber said there had been an 850 percent increase in sign-ups compared to last Wednesday.

  1. This is like a Streisand effect all over again.

  2. It is actually worse than Streisand.

    “I need a cab! What do you mean they are on strike! Is there a way to find an alternative?”

    Just as brilliant as that great Leslie Nielsen line…

    “Who are you and how did you get in?”

    “I’m a locksmith, and I’m a locksmith”

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