Uber isn't a tech company - it's basically a taxi company, E.U. court adviser says

Posted in: Government & Policy at 12/05/2017 19:14

When it comes to challenging entrenched taxi companies, few have a bigger reputation than Uber. The ride-hailing company has successfully forced taxi drivers to compete with it in hundreds of markets around the world.

But now, a top official at the European Court of Justice has said Uber is more like the transportation companies it's sought to disrupt than the firm would have regulators believe.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/05/11/uber-isnt-a-tech-company-its-basically-a-taxi-company-eu-court-adviser-says/

Also see:

Uber Suffers Bloody Nose in Its Fight to Conquer Europe
Uber suffered a setback to its global expansion plans on Thursday when a senior adviser to Europe’s highest court recommended that the ride-hailing company comply with the region’s tough transportation rules, potentially hobbling growth of its service across the Continent.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/11/technology/uber-ecj-europe.html

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