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After warning Uber that its planned launch would violate city regulations, Oregon's largest city files a lawsuit to shut down the ride-sharing service's operations there.
A Portland transportation official says the ride-sharing service is operating illegally in the city and warns that drivers could face fines or even jail time.
The search giant's 1-gigabit fiber network will arrive in 18 new cities across four metro areas. The company also hopes to expand to cities including San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix.
Uber says that it has applied for a taxi fleet license and will only work with drivers who have had "re-verification" of their police clearance to improve rider safety.
The ride-sharing service says the data, compiled in a way that protects driver and rider privacy, can be used to reduce congestion, expand transportation options and even identify potholes.
While the ride-sharing service is entering 2015 with plans for worldwide expansion, it's also dealing with mounting resistance from regulators.
CEO Travis Kalanick is named in the indictment, which accuses the ride-sharing service of violating public transportation law.
But coffee drinkers who live in Portland, Ore., can already take advantage of Starbucks' Mobile Order & Pay system.
The South Korean capital says it will give up to 1 million won, or a little more than $900, to anyone who reports cases of Uber drivers carrying paying customers.
Taiwan and China mega-city Chongqing are questioning whether Uber has the right to operate its service -- regardless of Uber's new agreement with Chinese search engine Baidu.