“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

London will remain an innovator despite the Uber crisis - according to those running the capital

One News Page Staff Wednesday, 25 October 2017
London will remain an innovator despite the Uber crisis - according to those running the capitalby

It’s been a bit of a controversial year for taxi-hailing app Uber. The firm has come under fire for allegations of inappropriate conduct behind the scenes as well as having been at the center of a number of legal storms. The country of Italy in its entirety banned the service in the interest of fair competition earlier this year – and following in their footsteps was London, UK, who advised that they would not be renewing Uber’s licence to operate in the capital as a result of problems relating to the firm’s corporate responsibility. It was a decision that was met by strong feelings on both sides of the debate – London axing Uber has put many jobs at risk and has cut convenience for thousands of travellers and businesspeople – but at the same time, it is a firm which has been battling against several allegations simultaneously.

In light of the Uber removal, London’s digital officer Theo Blackwell has taken to the press to advise that the city will still remain a leader in technological innovation and growth. His statement comes as some still remain sceptical over London’s position as a tech enabler having cut Uber out of the game – though Blackwell as all too keen to dispel such talk, and has outright advised that the city will remain a hub for growth in a number of different domains.

“I want to work with boroughs and other public institutions to trial new technology and do them in a way that’s right for London,” Blackwell states. “You’ve got to plan for future growth and needs. There are technologies that are being trialled in other parts of the world and we have to leave our door open to how they could be deployed appropriately here.”

The spokesman’s words echo what many are feeling despite the Uber ban – that London remains a hotbed for technological growth and a city with a very young audience – and Blackwell has also denied that the Uber ban was enacted in order to quash such innovation in future. “London has 50 tech clusters, life sciences, fintech, loads of start-ups. Tell them that London is not open for innovation.”

Uber’s ban in London is the latest in a series of very public mishaps and problems to have befallen the still-popular service – and with the initial CEO having resigned in recent history, it remains to be said that the firm may yet turn itself around – while London remains to grow as a technological investor and home for innovation.

Source: Wochit News - < > Embed
News video: Trump's Opioid Speech Falls Short on Promises

▶ Trump's Opioid Speech Falls Short on Promises 00:43

On Thursday, despite declaring the opioid epidemic in the U.S. a public health emergency, Donald Trump's designation diverges from an announcement in August that he planned to declare the crisis a national emergency. According to USA Today, the public health emergency designation will free up money...

You Might Like

Recent related news

USD expected to pick up pace in the next months – Danske Bank

Morten Helt, Senior Analyst at Danske Bank, sees the greenback gathering further traction towards end of 2018. *Key Quotes* “*USD* strength failed to... - Markets

Bankers downplay Brexit impact on London’s hub status

LONDON (AP) — Leading bankers have sought to downplay the immediate impact of Brexit on London’s position as the hub of the financial services industry in...
Seattle Times - Front Page | No bail for Uber driver in airport parking row tragedy

The Uber driver now accused of the murder of a 71-year-old man following a row over parking will remain in custody until his next appearance.
News24 - World

Roubini warns: Next crisis and recession could be even more severe than the last

Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, affirmed that the next economic downturn will be more severe than... - Markets

Tweets about this

Other recent news in UK

County CHAMPIONSHIP: Northants on top over Gloucestershire as Brett Hutton shinesBEN STOKES AND ALEX HALES charged with bringing game into disrepute
Inter Milan 2-1 Tottenham: Pochettino angry at media 'disrespect' after CHAMPIONS LEAGUE lossPorn star Stormy Daniels likens DONALD TRUMP's penis to Toad from Nintendo game

Recent related videos

Apple CEO Remains Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Dispute [Video]Apple CEO Remains Optimistic About U.S.-China Trade Dispute

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that he remains optimistic that the United States and China will eventually be able to work through their trade differences. In an..

Wochit -   00:44

Patrick Stewart to Join 'Charlie's Angels' as Bosley [Video]Patrick Stewart to Join 'Charlie's Angels' as Bosley

Patrick Stewart to Join 'Charlie's Angels' as Bosley Patrick Stewart is in final negotiations to assume the role in the reboot. But wait — didn't director and producer Elizabeth Banks already..

Wibbitz Top Stories -   01:13

Emilia Clarke Joins New Paul Feig Project [Video]Emilia Clarke Joins New Paul Feig Project

Universal Pictures shares that Emilia Clarke and “Crazy Rich Asians” star Henry Golding will star in Paul Feig’s next film “Last Christmas,” According to The Wrap “Last Christmas” is a..

Wochit -   00:44

Wall Street Bounces Back Despite Renewed Tariff Talk [Video]Wall Street Bounces Back Despite Renewed Tariff Talk

According to Reuters, US stocks rallied after two days of uncertainty over tariffs. Led by gains for Apple and Amazon, tech and consumer stocks helped the New York Stock Exchange rebound, after the..

Wochit -   00:47

•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter   FIND us on Google+  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest