Agent Ari Emanuel, left, and musician Justin Timberlake, center, are seen before Game 1 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks second-round NBA playoff basketball series in Los Angeles in 2011. (AP File Photo/Matt Sayles)
Google “Ari Emanuel” and “uber,” and you’ll find frequent references to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother as the “Hollywood uber-agent” for many of the world’s most popular entertainers. What’s far less known is Ari Emanuel’s ownership interest in Uber Technologies Inc. Uber is the fast-growing technology company locked in a high-stakes dispute in places across the country, including Chicago. Critics here say the Emanuel administration favors Uber and similar companies offering ride-sharing phone apps, at the expense of century-old taxi and car-service industries.