Taiwan asks Apple and Google to ditch Uber

Taiwan asks Apple and Google to ditch Uber 0

Taiwan wants Google and Apple's help to get rid of the Uber app.

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The government of Taiwan asked Apple and Google to step into its ongoing dispute with ride-hailing service Uber on Wednesday.

Taiwanese officials want the two Silicon Valley tech giants to remove Uber from the App Store and Google Play respectively, according to Reuters. It is also seeking the removal of UberEATS, the company's food delivery service, which launched in Taiwan on Tuesday.

Uber operates within Taiwan as a technology company, but the government has said that this is a misrepresentation of its service. It believes that instead Uber should be classified as a transportation company, which would mean it should have been paying more taxes.

Uber has caused many a ruckus around the world as it disrupts existing models and regulations in countries it launches in. The company told Reuters that it is discussing the situation with the Taiwanese authorities and complies by all local regulations.

Uber, Google and Apple did not respond to requests for comment.

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