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Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators

Uber says it's threatened by Md. regulators

The popular ride-share company Uber began urging Baltimore users this month to help "save" it, declaring that "Uber's future in Maryland is in jeopardy."

Uber launched the public relations campaign as state regulators waded into the same dispute that embroiled the company in other cities as it and other technology-based ride-sharing operations disrupt the local taxi market.

The success of Uber, which launched in San Francisco in 2009 and now operates in more than 35 U.S. cities, shows consumers are smitten with summoning a ride with the tap of a screen and paying by smartphone. But regulators from coast to coast have grappled with how to make sure those...