Uber Won't Get Out of Its India Mess Any Time Soon

Students protesting the alleged assault by an Uber taxi driver in New Delhi Photographer: Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Less than a week ago, Uber Technologies Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick crowed about the company’s growth potential in Asia. Uber’s latest $1.2 billion financing round, Kalanick’s wrote on his blog, “will allow Uber to make substantial investments, particularly in the Asia Pacific region.” The same day, Uber announced its launch in Vietnam and celebrated with a lavish party at the Hanoi Opera House, featuring a 16-person orchestra.

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