June 24, 2017

What is Uber, why is the taxi cab app so controversial and how will it be affected by European court ruling?



screen shot of Uber application showing on Asus Zenfone 2 mobile phone
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Taxi firm Uber has revolutionised travel by connecting freelance drivers with passengers in major cities all over the world – through the power of smartphone technology – but whipped up a fair amount of controversy during its dramatic rise.

Now after Europe’s top court has ruled on the cab app, we look at the history of the Californian tech giant and the controversies and legal battles it has faced. Transport for London considered tougher regulations on Uber after black cab drivers protested against the firm What is Uber?

Uber is one of many companies in the relatively new “platform industry” where firms offer a way of connecting  […]

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