Uber JUMP set to launch in Berlin and Munich by summer's end

Uber’s German Persistance Continues With JUMP Electric Bike-Sharing

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As Uber tried to bring its successful ride-hailing service to Europe over the last several years, the American company has faced battle after battle with local governments pushing back. Germany has been towards the top of the company’s enemy list — only Berlin and Munich remain service areas — but …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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BMW's self-driving car plans move ahead

BMW Unfazed by Uber Accident, Plans to Double Self-Driving Car Fleet

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Announcing plans to double your autonomous car program just days after one of Uber’s self-driving cars fatally struck a woman may seem like bad timing, but Germany’s BMW did just that, making it clear that their plans are moving ahead at full speed. “Our estimation about autonomous driving technology remains …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Axel Springer Invests in Uber

Axel Springer Investment Puts the German into Uber

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Despite its German name, Uber has had no real connection to the country from which its name originates. In fact, Uber was met with a pretty hostile rejection from most of the German cities it tried to operate in. But now it is getting a little of its German namesake back …

Sources: TechCrunch

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Uber’s German Struggles Continue As It Pulls Out Of Frankfurt

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Uber may sound like a successful name for a company operating in Germany, but in reality the American ride sharing service has seen nothing but struggles in the country, and with the recent announcement that service in Frankfurt is now suspended, the road is looking pretty bumpy for the company’s German endeavors. …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Strict Regulations Lead Uber To Pull Out of Three German Cities

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you are planning a trip to Hamburg, Frankfurt or Düsseldorf, forget about opening that Uber app to hail a cab as the popular ridesharing sharing service announced last Friday that they would be suspending service in those three cities, putting blame on recent regulations. Earlier this year, a Frankfurt court …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Uber Hits Another Roadblock in Germany, As Court Bans uberPOP Service

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It has been a long battle, but Uber’s ride-hailing service uberPOP has been hit with another setback as the Frankfurt Regional Court ruled the service illegal and instituted a country-wide ban on Wednesday. Because uberPOP connects users of the Uber app with private drivers who use their own cars, fees can …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Regulations May Not Be Uber’s Demise In Germany, But the Quality of Vehicles

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Uber hasn’t had the best luck breaking into the German market with its low-cost taxi service, but the countless suits against the American company for not adhering to the country’s regulations may not be its biggest concern. The quality of the cars its drivers use may be the real reason for …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Frankfurt Court Lifts Recent Uber Ban in Germany

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Two weeks after placing a ban in Germany against popular car-sharing service Uber, a Frankkfurt court decided to overturn what was one of the American company’s most severe legal setbacks on Tuesday. Taxi Deutschland filed suit against Uber in August, claiming that the service did not abide by taxi regulations and …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Frankfurt Court Places Nationwide Ban On Ride Sharing Service Uber

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since entering into the German market earlier in the year, the popular US-based ride sharing service Uber has seen quite its share of criticism and legal threats from established taxi companies in the country, and has now faced its largest legal hurdle after a Frankfurt court placed a nationwide ban …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Taxis Block German Streets In Protest Against Uber and Other Competing Services

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Upon its introduction in 2009, the California-based chauffeur/taxi car company Uber has slowly taken marketshare away from taxi drivers in major cities across the world. It has led to a surge in these “black car” services, with new startups following suit, but the traditional and much more regulated taxi companies are beginning …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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