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Uber wins in London. Ready to destroy the Black Cabs [CNN]

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HemiDodge
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 Posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Uber goes into London.  London bans Uber.  Uber doesn't care.  London argues internally.  Uber (probably) pays off all the officials.  London approves.

Here we have it. and this all happened within a single year.  Uber is legal in London.  Say bye-bye to Black Cabs.

Uber wins right to keep operating in London [CNN]

"The Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled in the tech company's favor on Tuesday, granting it a 15 month license to operate in the British capital.

Uber had been forced to appeal after Transport for London declined to renew its license in September. The transport authority had said Uber was not "fit and proper," citing several concerns including how it responded to serious crimes.

The decision announced Tuesday is a major victory for Dara Khosrowshahi, who has sought in his 10 months as CEO to present Uber as a humbled and reformed company.

"We are pleased with today's decision," Uber said in a statement. "We will continue to work with Transport for London to address their concerns and earn their trust."

Khosrowshahi, who replaced Travis Kalanick as CEO after a series of scandals rocked the startup, apologized for past mistakes in London and asked authorities to work with the company to "make things right."

Uber has around 3.5 million riders and 45,000 drivers in London, and the city is one of its most lucrative markets.

Thomas de la Mare, a lawyer for Uber, acknowledged in court this week that the original decision to suspend the company's license had been "right.""

(Read more:https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/26/technology/uber-london-ban-court-ruling/index.html?iid=EL)

They all make it sound like the issue before was...

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Uber goes into London.  London bans Uber.  Uber doesn't care.  London argues internally.  Uber (probably) pays off all the officials.  London approves.

Here we have it. and this all happened within a single year.  Uber is legal in London.  Say bye-bye to Black Cabs.

Uber wins right to keep operating in London [CNN]

"The Westminster Magistrates' Court ruled in the tech company's favor on Tuesday, granting it a 15 month license to operate in the British capital.

Uber had been forced to appeal after Transport for London declined to renew its license in September. The transport authority had said Uber was not "fit and proper," citing several concerns including how it responded to serious crimes.

The decision announced Tuesday is a major victory for Dara Khosrowshahi, who has sought in his 10 months as CEO to present Uber as a humbled and reformed company.

"We are pleased with today's decision," Uber said in a statement. "We will continue to work with Transport for London to address their concerns and earn their trust."

Khosrowshahi, who replaced Travis Kalanick as CEO after a series of scandals rocked the startup, apologized for past mistakes in London and asked authorities to work with the company to "make things right."

Uber has around 3.5 million riders and 45,000 drivers in London, and the city is one of its most lucrative markets.

Thomas de la Mare, a lawyer for Uber, acknowledged in court this week that the original decision to suspend the company's license had been "right.""

(Read more:https://money.cnn.com/2018/06/26/technology/uber-london-ban-court-ruling/index.html?iid=EL)

They all make it sound like the issue before was the number of hours drivers were driving.  No mention of regulated pricing, street-hailing, tiny bit on background checks, and nothing on existing labor force around black cabs.

"Uber has introduced limits on the number of hours drivers can operate before taking a break in London, rolled out new insurance policies and opened a 24/7 helpline."

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    UberBlackenedZ
    32
     1 year ago

    "London mayor Sadiq Khan also declared victory, saying the city's approach had resulted in major improvements to the service."

    Fantastic.  The mayor has been brainwashed.  Calling this a victory.

    Look at that smile on his face.  Sounds like he lined his pockets well.