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Atlanta taxi cabs vs. Uber

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According to Neal Boortz, there’s something notoriously loathsome, even on a international level, about Atlanta taxi cabs. As a result, Neal’s taken a liking to Uber, which, if you havn’t heard, is a taxi hailing app for the smartphone that’s quick, easy, and efficient.

The problem: The Atlanta taxi drivers, however, aren’t happy about the emergence of Uber–new competition.

Uber’s self-description: “Uber is evolving the way the world moves. By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through our apps, we make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. From our founding in 2009 to our launches in over 70 cities today, Uber’s rapidly expanding global presence continues to bring people and their cities closer.”

Taxi companies are looking to secure government protection for their businesses to regulate Uber out of their markets.

“They don’t want to compete. What they want now is for the Georgia legislators, the courts to keep Uber from taking their business. They want regulation … ‘the Government protects me from competition’ … that’s the American way,” said “Uber-riding, Uber-loving” Neal Boortz.

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