>> A London court has ruled that Uber will be allowed to remain in the city after all. But it will be on a short leash for now. The city had stripped the taxi company of it's operating license last September over safety concerns, like its failure to report crimes involving its drivers.
Although they were allowed to keep driving while the company went through the appeals process. It's a big win. The court ruled that reforms made by the company in the months since are adequate, although its new license will only be valid for 15 months before another review. It now has a 24 hour support line and proactively reports incidents to police.
It's also changed a number of its executives. And in a surprise move, Uber told the court that the city was right to remove its license last year. A total reversal from the tone it took in September when it alleged that the city had caved to critics. London is Uber's biggest market in Europe, and it's critical to sustaining its operation there after retreats from several other countries and legal fights.