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Uber has cherry picked from over 5,600 submissions to the NSW Govt Taskforce on point-to-point transport, highlighting supporters but staying silent on detractors.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Taxi Industry Association (ATIA) says the ACT Government’s rushed uberX ride sharing decision is ‘flawed’, is a pitch for popularity and won’t pave the way.

Published in Technology Regulation

Consumer advocates Choice have welcomed the ACT’s ‘world-leading decision to legalise ridesharing’ as of 30 October 2015.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:11

Uber starts getting its uberX ACT together in Canberra

Uber has announced the ACT Government is embracing uberX ridesharing and is welcoming uberX to the nation’s capital.

Published in Technology Regulation

The Australian Taxi Industry Association says Choice’s report on the taxi industry versus Uber is ‘superficial and inconclusive.’

Published in Home Tech

With plenty of debate over the disruptive forces of Uber, Airbnb, Apple Music and others, a Sydney-based tech innovation conference will look at ‘disruption for good’.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 23 September 2015 13:19

Uber offers job opportunities for disabled drivers

Uber has teamed up with Enabled Employment to offer disabled drivers with an unconditional driving licence the opportunity to become an UberX driver partner.

Published in Strategy
Monday, 14 September 2015 00:31

Taxi industry decries Uber X and over-regulation

The unregulated threat from Uber X ride sharing services is seeing taxi drivers and the industry decry ‘unfair regulation’ that Uber X drivers don’t abide by.

Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 11 September 2015 12:53

Taxi industry Uber ‘fear campaign’ riles CHOICE

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE is up in arms about what it says is a “fear mongering” campaign by the NSW Taxi Council claiming that ride-sharing services, like Uber, are “no safer than hitch-hiking”.

Published in Strategy

Billing itself as Australia’s largest peer-to-peer car rental service, DriveMyCar’s new business division ‘offers substantial savings and a wider choice of rental vehicles to businesses around Australia.’

Published in Mobility

Uber will be dudding its customers if it raises prices by 10% just because fares are subject to GST.

Published in Core Dump

With 15,000 out of the 20,000 ‘new jobs’ Uber wanted to generate in Australia during 2015 already created and over one million registered riders, Uber’s jubilant.

Published in Mobility

Norwood Systems has unveiled World Phone, a consumer-focused communications app for international travellers that harnesses the “sharing economy” to provide global access to high-quality low-cost telecommunications.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Uber has made it easier for deaf and hard-of-hearing riders and driver-partners to be a customer or transport service provider with the Uber app, supported by Deaf Australia.

Published in Apps
Friday, 10 July 2015 13:20

Uber buys Microsoft Bing Map Unit

In further proof that the sharing economy works Uber has bought Microsoft’s Bing Map Unit. Note that this is nothing to do with Microsoft's HERE maps licence with Nokia.

Published in Deals
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Nokia’s HERE mapping service is one that can truly compete with Google’s maps, and reports say there’s a new bidder: Uber.

Published in Deals
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UberX is one year old, celebrating one million rides in Sydney, one million in Melbourne, 100,000 in Brisbane and has lowered Melbourne UberX prices.

Published in Mobility

Yumtable’s partnered with Uber, launching #UberDINING to randomly select users each Friday to receive a free mystery CBD dining experience for two and return Uber travel.

Published in Mobility

'Digital disruption' is a fact of life for Australian businesses, according to Oracle. Few would argue with that in the light of what's happened to bookshops and music stores, plus suggestions that around half of our occupations may be wiped out by automation by 2025.

Published in CIO Trends
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 23:42

Uber plans creation of 20,000 OZ driver jobs in 2015

No, Uber isn’t increasing its own internal staff levels by 20,000 in Australia, but instead plans to create 20,000 new drivers down under this year.

Published in Mobility

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