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European Court: Uber Is a Transport Company, Not an App

Uber has lost a case at the European Court of Justice where it argued that it was simply a technology company that connects people. The judges ruled that the ride-sharing app should be considered a taxi company and can therefore be regulated in European member states with the onerous licensing requirements imposed on any other transport company. Uber insisted that the ruling, which cannot be appealed, would have no immediate effect on their business.