posted at 18:50
Author: Kia Kokalitcheva
Thu, 04 Dec 2014 02:13:13 +0000
Uber says its hired a Spotify integration team to start a mobile dev shop in Amsterdam
While it's been fighting its PR and regulation fires, Uber has apparently had time to invest in mobile technology. Uber announced the move in a blog post Wednesday evening. The team in question has been advising Uber since 2009 and is part of an Amsterdam collective of developers and designers named Moop.me. The team of 10 will become Uber employees and will set up a mobile development-focused office in Amsterdam, led by Uber's first engineer Conrad Whelan. To be clear, Uber is not acquiring or hiring all of Moop.me, only those particular developers. Although it's starting with that small team, Uber plans to build up the office to "30 people within a year and more in the years ahead," Whelan said in the blog post. Ironically, Amsterdam is one of the cities where Uber has been having regulatory difficulties. Four Uber drivers were recently arrested there for misuse of the Uber app.

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