Monday, December 15, 2014

MC2BackUp Post 1959 Lets Uber Me a Cab --- Not in Paris


I Need a Cab, an Uber,  Something Quick !!!





France to ban UberPop after taxis go on strike



Interior ministry says Uber's unlicensed drivers pose 

'a real danger' to customers



The French government today signaled that Uber's low-cost service, 

UberPop, will be banned throughout the country as of New Years Day, 

marking the latest in a series of regulatory setbacks for

the company. The news comes as three taxi unions blocked major 


highways around Paris in protest against Uber and the "unfair 

competition" it poses.












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China's Xiaomi booked $56 million profit in 2013 -filing





(Reuters) - Privately owned Xiaomi Technology Ltd Co [XTC.UL] booked 347.5 million yuan ($56 million) in net profit last year, according to a regulatory filing that showed the world's No.3 smartphone maker grappling razor-thin margins.

The figure casts new light on the growth of a company that reached third place in just four years thanks to handsets lauded for balancing quality and affordability. Only this month did momentum finally stall when a patent challenge in India halted sales.





 



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Ex-LulzSec hacker Hector Monsegur talks family, FBI work



The character of Hector Monsegur, a former LulzSec hacker who went by the nom de guerre "Sabu," is a complicated one.



 





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