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The market for ridesharing is GBP10TRN per annum conservatively. on July 24
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2 back to back Red Herring wins in 2015 on July 24
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MIT doing some great work on new transport systems. http://bit.ly/19tVnlX on August 19
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So Hailo gets people cabs by mobile phone. Yawn! What is interesting is sharing rides http://blog.texxi.com/aboutus/cab-hailing-vs-texxi/ on December 22
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Newest BLOG design http://blog.texxi.com Hailing a Cab by Mobile Phone? Great, but really who can make much money from that? on December 21
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Facebook lockup expiry dates in 2012 | Oct 15 (249m), Nov 15, (1.32bn), Dec 14, (149m) | Put-Spread Style (like Gangnam) on October 14
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Eric Masaba at 03:13pm October 14
I wouldn't bet against Facebook just yet - they may yet be able to find a way to monetise mobile that has global applicability and that would leave the short money redfaced
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Eric Masaba at 03:14pm October 14
They could do so for only $2bn - $3bn for a 5yr period.
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About 1.99 billion shares of Facebook will become available for trading before the end of 2012--nearly five times the number of shares currently available for trading. http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/breakout/facebook-shares-bounce-ahead-lockup-expiration-tsunami-153758531.html on October 14
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http://bit.ly/OzPL3e The "Rich" world's peak car moment - the whole point of a system like Texxi on October 01
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Driverless cars would still need some sort of system to allow them to coordinate people needing rides with people who wanted rides. http://bit.ly/R81ySx on October 01
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A Transit Exchange (Texxi) acts as "a ride message aggregator" - taking requests from users for rides from any mobile device and processing them into "trip packages" to make the most efficient use of vehicles in a fleet. on September 07
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Very strange how so many different ideas fused to make Texxi. http://www.texxi.com/pres/underpinnings.pdf on August 30
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This is an interesting article to note: from 2006. We passed 1.105bn cars in 2010. http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/2006/One-Billion-Cars17apr06.htm on August 23
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Market Size for Empty Seats in the Western EU5 alone is €223 billion p.a. http://pdf.edocr.com/fb557f1128b8e3917717fe4fefb2fda459af10b8.pdf on August 10
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There are 250m cars in the USA, which each drive 20,000 miles per year with 1.3 people in each. 1% of this market is pretty juicy. on August 09
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Market Size for RideSharing in the USA alone is $500bn if we increased average usage of seats from 1.3 to 3.3 and charged only $0.05/seat/mile! on August 09
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The objective of the Managing Congestion Through ICT event is to create a network of stakeholders who are interested in exploring the potential opportunities for reducing traffic congestion through the use of ICT solutions. http://techcelerate.org/jul2012ICTKTN on July 31
Eric Masaba
Eric Masaba at 06:48am July 31
I presented at this event and used edcor ( http://www.edocr.com/user/27211/docs ) to present the slides.
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People in the UK are now more likely to text than to make a phone call, according to new research from Ofcom. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-18873041 on July 18
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Ford developing a strategy to address urban personal mobility globally; a mobility company, not just an auto company http://bit.ly/O26zfA on July 16
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D.C. Cab—the Revolution - A smartphone taxi service takes on crony capitalism. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303740704577520841577035500.html on July 16
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Largest taxi firm in Paris launches taxi sharing: http://bit.ly/LodF9d on May 22
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Global Transport never needed change as much as it does now: http://www.slideshare.net/Texxi/the-market-size-and-opportunity-for-texxi on May 20