Thursday, July 16, 2015

Uber names a feature after New York's Mayor

I gotta say, I like how aggressive Uber is in fighting provincial politicians (TechCrunch):

Instead of calling a car, the feature prompts users to take action and send an email to Mayor de Blasio and City Council opposing the new bill. Users will of course still be able to use the other Uber features like UberX and Uber Black.

Uber told TechCrunch that the new feature will “demonstrate what life for NYC riders would be like if de Blasio’s plan to limit Uber is passed into law”.

The bill up for consideration would require the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to severely limit the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses. The law would last one year, during which the TLC would complete a study on the impact of for-hire vehicle services on the city.

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