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Taxi Drivers Revolt Against Uber in France, Courtney Love Dissents

Drivers feared for their economic livelihoods, so they took it to the streets.

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Although Uber started in San Francisco less than five years ago, its growth has been meteoric, and its reach, international. But while Uber has had major success in American cities, it faces increasing resistance in Western Europe’s social welfare economies, namely in France. Just this morning, taxi drivers across the country revolted against the intrusion of Uber, some going so far as to burn tires and cars, then block roads.

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Uber Unveils PR-Drenched “Vision For Equality” Partnership with UN Women

The ridesharing app is seeking to repair its reputation with women, but of course.

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Yesterday, Uber, the notorious ridesharing app with an ever-increasing global reach, declared their “vision for equality,” announcing a global partnership with UN Women aimed at “accelerating economic opportunity for women” in a joint statement released by Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and the Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. For its noble part, Uber has committed to creating one million job opportunities for women on its platform by 2020, though the remainder of the pair’s plans are left vague with intent to “invest in long-term programs in local communities where we live and work.”

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It’s Like Uber, But For Mangoes

A Saudi-Arabian entrepreneur has launched a successful mango delivery site.

Walk into any grocery store in Amman, Jordan, and you’ll be confronted with about 70 varieties of packaged mango juice. Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E are some of the top mango-importing countries in the world. And there’s nothing quite like a chunky mango smoothie purchased from a disreputable street cart on the side of some busy road in Cairo. The point is: people in the region fucking love mangoes. Now, they can have mangoes delivered right to their door through a service called Mango Jazan. It’s a delivery service that delivers nothing but mangoes.

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