After months of quiet hiring in Edinburgh and Glasgow, Uber is finally ready to take on Scotland. The company is launching first in Glasgow, although we suspect it won't be long before it enters the Scottish capital too. That means if you're based in Glasgow's bustling port city, you'll be able to download the app and request uberX rides starting yesterday. Uber has already launched in most of England's major hubs, including Newcastle, Birmingham and Leeds, so Scotland is an obvious target for further UK expansion. The company is still, however, in the middle of a legal dispute with the UK's Licensed Taxi Drivers Association, so we're curious to see how Glasgow's cabbies react to their new competition.

This article by Nick Summers originally ran on Engadget, the definitive guide to this connected life.

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