Uber hits a rough patch

www.bostonglobe.com Published: January 28, 2014
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It is Travis Kalanick versus the world, and recently the world seems to be winning, according to The Boston Globe.

Kalanick, who is brash and aggressive even by the standards of Silicon Valley, created Uber four years ago to blow up the traditional taxi business. In more than 60 cities around the world, it is doing just that.



Uber is being sued by its drivers, who say it is stealing their tips. Competitors are pressing it from all sides. Celebrity riders like Salman Rushdie and Jessica Seinfeld have had gripes too, usually about pricing. Much worse, there have been questions about the quality of the drivers, made more urgent after one in San Francisco hit a family in a crosswalk on New Year’s Eve, killing a 6-year-old. Her death has provoked the first wrongful-death lawsuit against Uber, which is expected to be filed Monday, The Globe reports.

H/T: Newser
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