Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Doing business in France

Bloomberg:

In November, France banned Amazon.com from delivering books for free, saying the company risked driving the country’s independent bookstores out of business.

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When Uber, the taxi app, was launched in Paris (where taxi service is a perennial gripe), the government imposed a 15-minute minimum wait time on its orders in an effort to protect the medallion cab companies.