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Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4 p.m. ET on CNN.

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December 9th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

An 'Uber' bad week for the ride-sharing app

Uber is one of Silicon Valley's fastest growing start ups. But as the company's reach spreads abroad, so do efforts to put the brakes on the ride-sharing service.

A judge ordered a ban on all Uber operations in Spain, joining New Delhi and Thailand on a list of places to outlaw the app overseas. New Delhi put its ban in place yesterday, after a woman accused an uber driver of rape.

And while the company was recently valued at $40 billion, there are questions over whether Uber can live up to the hype if it continues to run into regulation issues not just internationally, but here in the U.S.

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May 9th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Meet the 'techies' of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

(CNN) – The New HBO comedy 'Silicon Valley' is part "Entourage," part "Revenge of the nNerds." The series reveals the scruffy side of California's famous hub of tech entrepreneurs.

CNN's Laurie Segall caught up with the cast and creators.

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January 24th, 2014
05:44 PM ET

Uber rival accuses car service of dirty tricks

New York (CNNMoney) - A rival car service says Uber has been using questionable tactics to recruit its drivers.

Gett, which allows users to order cars with a smartphone app, claims that Uber employees in New York ordered and canceled over a hundred of its cars during a span of three days last week.

The Uber employees received the Gett drivers' cell phone numbers from the order. On Tuesday, an Uber employee texted the drivers in an attempt to recruit them. In screenshots of the texts provided to CNNMoney, Uber offered Gett drivers money to come work for their company.


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