As technology grows it inevitably makes its way into different business arenas. The latest to not take an I.T introduction too lightly is the taxi industry. The vehicle-booking app ‘Uber’ has been making its way around the world, splitting opinion wherever it introduces itself. Where many see it as a modern and revolutionary avenue to book taxis, others (especially the French) see it as an encouragement to kill the ‘hail-and-ride’ trade. Many taxi drivers rely on flag down fares, with un-booked rides making up the majority of their income. With customers now having access to these pre-booked taxis, traditional drivers have become greatly angered. The French government supported the angry drivers to some extent, imposing a minimum 15-minute wait between the time a customer can book and be picked. However, hail-and-ride drivers are demanding the waiting time be increased to 30 minutes as well as a minimum €60 fare for each pre-booked taxi. Yesterday saw Parisian taxi drivers take to the streets on a rampage, attacking Uber taxi’s that had passengers in. Uber confirmed the incident in a statement on its website saying : 'That taxis chose to use violence today is unacceptable, that they chose to strike is their business'. 'However, Parisians also have a choice when it comes to moving around in their city, and today's incident certainly discourages Parisians from choosing a taxi for their next ride.'