A couple of days go, Uber French executives got arrested, on the ground of illegal taxi practices. Two days before, François Hollande declared he wanted Uberpop dissolved (sic). Everything happens as if Uber had no chance in France: the local biggest taxi company has some kind of monopoly and pressures the government to enforce the status quo. The thing is, in only in couple of days, the advertising for Uber couldn’t be better. The government and the French taxi lobby can threaten anybody they want. The truth is, even if they don’t realize it, they already lost.