Law Library Notes

June 12, 2014

Uber’s Rapid Growth Pits Innovation Against Existing Laws

Filed under: Uncategorized — Troy Johnson @ 9:52 am

To see the speed of technological innovation, look no further than a street corner. Hailing a cab from the street is less common in cities with Uber, a service that lets you request a ride with the simple tap of a mobile phone app.

The five-year-old company — now valued at $17 billion — is growing so fast that it’s operating in 128 cities globally, on every continent except Antarctica. But its disruptive entrance to the market means it’s facing some growing pains worldwide.

“In 128 of our cities, we’ve got regulatory issues in about 128 of our cities,” says Justin Kintz, Uber’s policy director for the Americas.

See full story at NPR.

The library has a related book you can look at – Practicing Law in the Sharing Economy: Helping People Build Cooperatives, Social Enterprise, and Local Sustainable Economies. You can find this book on the shelves of the law library at the following call number – KF1470 .O77 2012

A Reference librarian can take you right to the book. Just ask at Reference if you need assistance.

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