Is an Uber Ride Any Better Than a Gypsy Cab? – Motherboard

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If Uber allegedly employs rapists and recruits unlicensed drivers, does that make the chauffer service any different than the gypsy cabs your mom always told you not to take?
It’s complicated. Uber has faced nothing but resistance from local governments and taxi companies (especially in DC) since it launched in 2011, but it’s contested those challenges by demonstrating a demand for a smartphone-powered private car service, or, as it calls itself, “Everyone’s Private Driver.” 

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