Uber Expands in India, Making It the Second Largest Market After the U.S.

Uber is going after Indian customers in a big way, announcing Thursday it would be expanding its service to seven new cities on the subcontinent, despite regulatory bumps along the way. The move makes India Uber's second largest market after the U.S in terms of cities served. The company also announced its president of Uber India in late May, Amit Jain. The Indian foray hasn't come without cost to the tech heavyweight. In February, Uber added an SOS button to its app that calls local law enforcement for Indian users. The move came after a woman was allegedly raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi in late 2014. In response, government officials questioned the effectiveness of Uber's background checks on drivers, as well as the service's legality.