From Boston to San Francisco, start-ups like Uber and Airbnb are facing challenge after challenge. In my opinion? I think these are necessary hoops for these companies to have to jump through. Normal cab companies, hotels, etc. have licensing costs, insurance obligations, etc. Why not start-ups as well?
“From New York to San Francisco, cities have been wrestling with the same questions and developing solutions ranging from outright bans to minimum safety requirements. At the heart, officials say, the issue is about balancing public safety and governmental oversight with the services’ growing popularity.
But technology companies point out that the push for regulation is ironic in many technology-heavy cities that have built their reputations, in large part, on being on the leading edge.”
Where do you stand?