Published On: Thu, Jul 9th, 2015

Flying with UberCopter: Because driving from Nice to Cannes is for peasants



…I first heard about UberCopter when it launched during the recent Cannes Film Festival. Uber has targeted a critical need.

For those of you who have never been to Cannes (which is probably everyone reading this), to get there you have to fly first to the Nice Airport. From there, you take a car or limo or bus about 30 minutes to the southwest. And by 30 minutes, I mean an hour. Because this is France, and everything takes longer here.

I did this a couple of weeks earlier for another conference. The organizers paid for me to take a private car that was air-conditioned and comfortable. But still, there I was, puttering down the highway in traffic, staring at the guard rails, watching the profitable seconds of my life tick by, unable to catch much of a glimpse of the Côte d’Azur … READ MORE


Venture Beat VB, by Chris O’Brien



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