Stories by By Sim Ahmed and Divina Paredes

The fast and furious future

Two years ago, a group of San Francisco based entrepreneurs set up a company called Uber to meet the needs of a niche group — passengers queing for limousine services in airports.
Rather than establishing a centralised switchboard and dispatching centre, they developed two smartphone apps for the iPhone, with a transaction engine running in the cloud.

Written by By Sim Ahmed and Divina Paredes16 Sept. 12 22:00