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On-demand Rides a Decade Before Uber: Recollections on a Forgotten “Mobile 1.0” Innovation

When data-enabled mobile phones arrived over 20 years ago they promised to extend the wave of Internet adoption beyond the PC to anywhere consumers wanted to roam. Email under the table during boring meetings? sure. Text-based games in the bathroom? why not.

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Rick Robinson

Rick Robinson

thedictum.com … BBS Magazine then 10 yrs at AOL, Webs.com, Sprint, NatGeo, startups like Urgent.ly, Politico and now AARP Innovation Labs.

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