Uber challenges Eugene fines, says it’s not a taxi company

  

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Uber has told a Eugene hearings officer it’s not really a taxi company. The city says Uber is a taxi company, so it’s subject to city regulations and must get a city taxi license. The Eugene Register-Guard (http://bit.ly/1GUqFCb) reports the city has fined Uber $64,000, which Uber has challenged. The California
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Michigan Senator Thinks Uber is Out of Control

  

Some people love Uber, some people hate Uber, and at least one person thinks it’s out of control. Uber has made a global impact on transportation, but according to Michigan state Sen. Rick Jones, the popular ride sharing app has too much freedom. “I’m very concerned that Uber is out of control and would like some
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Uber offices raided by police in France and South Korea

  

  Uber is under seige on two separate fronts today, as police in South Korea have arrested a pair of its executives, according to ZDNet. At the same time, Le Monde is reporting that French Police have raided Uber’s offices in Paris. In Korea, the situation is a bit more serious: Seoul police charged the company’s brand manager,
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UN Women Backs Away From Uber Partnership A Week After Announcement

  

  A partnership between United Nations Women and Uber to create jobs for women lasted only eight days before one side backed away from it, citing an outcry from union groups that said Uber drivers jobs are low-paying and unstable. Uber’s announcement on March 10 that it was embarking on a global partnership with UN Women — which accompanied a promise from Uber
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Uber Is Banned in Germany… Again

  

  The New York Times, by Melissa Eddy BERLIN — A judge in Frankfurt dealt a setback to Uber on Wednesday, ruling that drivers for its ride-sharing service UberPop must hold the official permits required of taxi drivers to operate in Germany. The ruling reinstates one of the most severe legal restrictions faced by the
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San Diego Cab Company Joins Lawsuit Against Uber

  

  San Diego Yellow Cab has joined 19 other California cab companies in suing Uber for false advertising. At the center of the complaint is a campaign calling Uber vehicles the “Safest Rides on the Road.” Cab companies say that’s a misrepresentation of facts that’s hurting the taxi industry’s reputation and costing it money. Ben Shiftan of San
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Uber’s CFO Steps Down

  

As investors await a potential IPO Brent Callinicos is hitching a ride out of his role as Uber’s chief financial officer. The ride-hailing service confirmed Monday that its CFO is stepping down. Callinicos, who joined Uber from Google in 2013 and also previously worked at Microsoft, helped the company expand its global operations to more
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