LA, SF District Attorneys File against Uber's Safety Claims

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Ride-sharing uses a smartphone app to match up a willing passenger with a willing driver who has a car.  Lyft and Sidecar have made it a business, but the titan of ride-sharing is Uber, which investors say is worth $40 billion after just five years in operation.  But there have been “growing pains.” The ride-sharing service has been banned in New Delhi, India and in Portland, Oregon -- and now the DA’s of LA and San Francisco have jointly filed suit, claiming that ride sharing is misleading the public about safety.  Is government stifling innovation?  We hear a report from Mike Isaac, tech reporter for the New York Times, and talk to Jackie Lacey, the LA District Attorney.

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Credits

Guests:
Mike Isaac - New York Times tech reporter, author of the book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber" - @MikeIsaac, Jackie Lacey - County of Los Angeles - @ladaoffice

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Katie Cooper