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Uber Is Pissing Everyone Off

This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned Uber on our blog, but we’ve mostly had very good things to say about this ride-sharing service. Recently however, Uber has received plenty of bad press from customer complaints about surprise “peak time” surcharges to their legal battles with government regulations to their questionable tactics against other ride-sharing competitors. Now, their drama has crossed overseas.

Taxi drivers in London are planning on protesting Uber by clogging the city streets in early June. Apparently, private drivers are not legally allowed to have meters in their cars in the United Kingdom, and everything that the Uber application provides for their drivers outwardly defies those laws by calculating distance and fares via a smartphone’s GPS. But since all business is conducted through a smart phone, and not a physical meter, the government has chosen to take no action because they do not view Uber’s app as unlawful...

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Uber: The NFL's Designated Driver

Another NFL athlete is making headlines for a DUI? Well that doesn’t seem too uncommon – the NFL has been plagued by the drunken driving of their athletes since the inception of football. But the NFL and its players association have decided that enough is enough, and are finally taking the steps to strengthen their DUI policy in recent months. According to news reports, the league wants players who are convicted of a DUI to serve mandatory suspensions, in hopes that the players would be a bit more conscious of their late-night decisions. Conveniently, Uber has offered their services for free to athletes who need a ride home after a night of partying, in exchange for free PR. Sounds like a win-win to me....

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