Los Angeles cabbies protest ride-sharing appsJune 25, 2013 in Technology / Software
Hundreds of taxis have staged a noisy Los Angeles protest against ride-sharing services that use smartphone apps.
About 200 cabs honked their horns and circled City Hall Tuesday morning.
The protest came one day after the city's transportation department issued cease-and-desist letters to companies such as Uber that allow consumers to book rides online with limo companies and private drivers.
Cabbies contend they're "bandit cabs" that compete with LA-licensed drivers, and a City Council committee on Wednesday will consider new regulations.
He says Uber has hooked up thousands of drivers with hundreds of thousands of customers in 35 cities worldwide.
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