Uber Backlash Spreads Overseas


There’s no doubt that Uber, the car-sharing service that launched in San Francisco in 2009, has become a booming international business…but equally sure that the company is facing its share of controversies, that could have some damaging effects on its future success.

On Tuesday, India’s federal government warned states against allowing unlicensed Web-based taxi services after an Uber driver was accused of raping a woman in New Delhi. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said his ministry had advised state governments “to ensure that the operations of the web-based taxi services are stopped.” Meanwhile in Spain, a judge ordered the taxi-service to stop operating, after a series of protests by the country’s taxi-associations.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us from London to discuss:

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