Tech Champion De Blasio Under Fire on Plan to Regulate Uber Apps

Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York, speaks during the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC 2015 conference in New York, U.S., on Monday, May 4, 2015.

Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio presents himself as a champion of the technology industry. The industry says he’s trying to smother progress one app at a time.

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