Worldwide Pushback Against Uber Could Spell Trouble For Ridesharing Startup
Uber might need every bit of the .2 billion it raised last week to fight the many legal woes it faces around the globe that threaten to stunt its growth. This week alone, the ridesharing company faces countrywide bans in India, Thailand, Spain and the Netherlands, and signs of trouble are brewing in Rio de Janeiro, where the city’s municipal transport department said it has filed a complaint with police against Uber for not requesting a taxi license...
“If there’s a rape in an Uber car in India, people will ask the question, ‘Why can't this happen in their home city?’ and that’s a very logical question to ask. These drivers don’t have the same training and the same registration as more established organizations do,” said Richard Torrenzano, chief executive of The Torrenzano Group, a reputation and high stakes issues management firm.
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