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Uber squints, makes room for another probe: This time it's bribery

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Probe related story?

We should start calling them Moon River stories, after that scene in Fletch.

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Another day,

another Uber Scandal. Is there anything that company hasn't tried that's shady?

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Re: Another day,

Is there anything that company hasn't tried that's shady?

Please let's not make it easy for them and provide a pick - list... providing we can actually think of anything, that is.

PS; I think you meant to type "has tried that isn't shady" but your intent was blindingly obvious anyway. :)

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Devil

Just ordered a big box of popcorn from

Uber eats

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The question

.. is not whether,

but "how badly"

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Either Uber isn't paying it's moles in the DoJ enough

Or Lyft has paid the DoJ more...

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This is what happens when a company sets all this stuff up but because it is "Techie", "App-Based" and has no real assets, the originators believe that the are completely above any laws. This is compounded by the idiotic venture capitalists that provide the money because it is a way of making a quick buck.

If someone came up with real, hard engineering ideas then it would be stifled by regulation, lack of funding and indifference.

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I moan about my time at IBM quite a bit, but one thing IBM had nailed, was this compliance lark. We all had to re-certify each year, taking little courses on Business Conduct Guidelines, export regulations, etc.

Having said that, it shouldn't take a course to inform staff that bribery is wrong.

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The FCPA forbids American companies from bribing foreign officials to secure or maintain a business in a foreign country.

Hm, OK, how do American Oil and Gas companies do it, then ? I cannot believe they ALWAYS get the gov tp send the Marines in, do they ?

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Hm, OK, how do American Oil and Gas companies do it, then ? I cannot believe they ALWAYS get the gov tp send the Marines in, do they ?

Why not? Doing exactly that worked so well in the Banana Wars, after all... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banana_Wars

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Not even slightly surprising

Companies like Uber who have to operate worldwide very soon realise that in half the world, it's really is only possible to do business if you bribe: very sad, but still true. Oh, normally it goes via an "agent", but the local customs / police / monopolies can literally block you from operating very easily, and there's no recourse: they are the powers that be :-(

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Khosrowshahi already had enough on his hands

No sympathy here. Isn't that what he gets the big bucks to do?

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