The taxis in Amsterdam work for both taxi companies and Uber (interview with Travis Kalanick the co-founder). In Paris the taxi drivers burn down the streets protesting Uber. This is a good example of what I mean by my statements above. Also it seems funny to me since the idea for Uber was conceived in Paris.
The Dutch taxi driver asked me a good question:
Why did I not invent Uber?
I asked him what will happen in Paris when Uber starts using autonomous cars instead of drivers?
The following video discusses these topics with experts and is very interesting.