Uber, Ola Cabs, Lyft and others : ‘digital services’ or transport companies?

This is a question you may not have asked yourself, I have, a few times but I always dismissed it. I just didn’t think it matters, but what do I know, turns out it so very much does. And while the company actually under question here is Uber, the outcome, and the answer to it, will be one that will affect each and every one of the above mentioned names, and others like them.

Right now, Uber is in a landmark court battle to convince Europe that it is not a transport company. Continue reading “Uber, Ola Cabs, Lyft and others : ‘digital services’ or transport companies?”

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Google Maps adds Lyft and Gett services in USA and UK

Google first introduced price estimates for Uber rides way back in 2014, and while it’s a useful option if you’re running late to a meeting, the lack of other services was a little limiting. Google then added estimates for several more services: 99Taxis in Brazil, Ola Cabs in India, Hailo in the U.K. and Spain, mytaxi in Germany and Spain and Gett in the U.K.

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