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Uber Reaches 500,000 Petition Signatures to Protest London Ban
Bloomberg • Anna Shiryaevskaya
'There is life after Uber': what happens when cities ban the service?
The Guardian • Sam Levin
Hundreds of thousands sign petition over Uber London licence loss
BBC
I’m glad it’s all over for Uber in London – and I work for them | anonymous
The Guardian • Anonymous
Uber Will No Longer Have a License to Operate in London
ScienceAlert - Latest Stories • Mike Mcrae
London ban shows Uber is in a perpetual state of war
The Economic Times of India
New Orleans mayoral candidate accused of lewd sex act
Daily Mail • Dailymail.Com Reporter
New Orleans mayoral candidate has court date in Uber masturbation case
Fox News • Joshua Rhett Miller
London Commuters Surprised by Transport Threat to Stop Uber Service
The Wall Street Journal • Wiktor Szary
Uber Loses London License, Finds Its Business Model Threatened
Big Think • Philip Perry
 
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Uber Reaches 500,000 Petition Signatures to Protest London Ban
BloombergAnna Shiryaevskaya
Petition asks London Mayor Khan to reverse license loss Uber rolled back proposed rules in London, New York in 2015 Uber Technologies Inc. collected more than 500,000 signatures in less than 24 hours on a petition to protest London’s decision to not...
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'There is life after Uber': what happens when cities ban the service?
The GuardianSam Levin
When Uber and Lyft abruptly ended services in Austin last year, 10,000 ride-share drivers lost their jobs overnight and riders across the Texas city were stranded. “It left us all in a lurch,” said Frances DeLaune, who was working as a driver...
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Finance, Green Transportation
Hundreds of thousands sign petition over Uber London licence loss
BBC
Hundreds of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber's licence. More than 400,000 names have been added to the petition on Change.org after TfL said the firm would not have...
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Economic Policy, Green Transportation
I’m glad it’s all over for Uber in London – and I work for them | anonymous
The GuardianAnonymous
I’ve been an Uber driver for five years, so you’d expect me to be furious that Transport for London wants to stop the company operating in the capital. Not a bit of it. I could not be happier with TFL’s ruling that...
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Green Transportation, Uber Technologies Inc
Uber Will No Longer Have a License to Operate in London
ScienceAlert - Latest StoriesMike Mcrae
The subsidiary responsible for the ride-hailing app Uber has been told it isn't considered "fit and proper" so won't have its license renewed on 30 September. While Uber London Limited can appeal the decision, if the ban goes ahead it will be...
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London ban shows Uber is in a perpetual state of war
The Economic Times of India
By Shira Ovide and Lionel Laurent "Move fast and break things" might just have broken. That's the well-worn unofficial motto of technology upstarts, those disrupters of the status quo like Uber Technologies Inc. that aim to move quickly to establish themselves, win...
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Green Transportation, Politics & Policy
New Orleans mayoral candidate accused of lewd sex act
Daily MailDailymail.Com Reporter
A New Orleans mayoral candidate stands accused of masturbating in an Uber while on a trip to California. Frank Scurlock, whose campaign slogan is 'Make New Orleans Fun Again,' allegedly masturbated in an Uber en route from Santa Monica to West Hollywood...
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New Orleans mayoral candidate has court date in Uber masturbation case
Fox NewsJoshua Rhett Miller
A Democratic candidate for mayor in New Orleans allegedly masturbated during an Uber ride in California earlier this year, authorities said. A female driver allegedly caught Frank Scurlock, who has campaigned calling for a “safer” New Orleans, pleasuring himself on a trip...
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London Commuters Surprised by Transport Threat to Stop Uber Service
The Wall Street JournalWiktor Szary
London’s top transport authority said it won’t reissue a private-car hire license to ride-hailing company Uber. spoke to Uber drivers and black cab drivers about what the future holds. Photo: George Downs for LONDON—Commuters in this city of congested, narrow streets, overcrowded...
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Green Transportation, Hedge Funds
Uber Loses London License, Finds Its Business Model Threatened
Big ThinkPhilip Perry
The list of issues reported by Transport for London is shocking. Read More
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