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    French Uber Drivers Launch Rival Service

    They’re trying to steer the industry. Uber’s had its share of troubles in France — UberPop, the equivalent of America’s UberX, was banned by the French courts — but now the drivers themselves are rebelling. While some are unionizing, others are trying to beat Uber at its own game. One group has created an app called VTC Cab that operates as a nonprofit, charging membership fees to drivers rather than collecting hefty 20 percent commissions. So far, 1,500 drivers have signed up, and they’re hoping to have 5,000 by New Year’s Day.

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