Uber “fights dirty” trying to lure drivers, black car rival Gett says

While Uber may be the dominant player in the tech-fueled, smartphone-driven black car sector (a more upscale cousin to the quasi-taxi firms like Lyft and Sidecar), it’s clearly concerned about upstarts encroaching on its turf.

On Friday, Gett, a new black car player in New York City that has thus far been operating in European and Israeli cities, publicly accused Uber of conducting what it described as a physical denial-of-service attack last week by making “nearly two hundred Gett” requests to drivers, only to immediately cancel them.

Because Gett texts the driver’s number directly to the customer anyway, it appears that Uber was simply using this tactic as a way to then lure Gett drivers to come work for Uber.

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via Ars Technica http://ift.tt/1fiTUB1

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