The Chief Data and Analytics Officer Conference organised by Corinium took place in Melbourne last week, and iTWire took the opportunity to interview two of the speakers.
Cashback shopping platform ShopBack has introduced a ride comparison feature into its app, allowing Australians to compare prices of Uber and Ola cabs, book a ride and even get money back.
Companies involved in 14 major recent data breaches in Australia and the rest of the world — including human resources outfit PageUp People — did not even achieve a passing grade for the way in which they handled post-breach communications, the authors of a new book on breaches say.
Within just five months of launch, Ola has completed more than 1.5 million rides, garnered over 40,000 driver-partners and launched in multiple Aussie cities, including now Adelaide.
With new Frollo stats showing Australians are "spending three times more on ride-sharing services than on taxis", it follows that not keeping a close eye on in-app and tap-and-go payments can cost you.
DiDi bills itself as "the world's leading mobile transportation platform" and will officially launch its core ride-sharing service, DiDi Express, in Melbourne this month, representing "a new milestone in global growth".
I've used UberPool a few times in the US last month, and this nifty and very affordable service is finally launching in Melbourne next week, after having launched in Sydney in April.
Despite having launched a digital news initiative in Europe to "combat misinformation and disinformation, Google is one of six companies to sign up with London's Evening Standard newspaper for a £3 million (A$5.26 million) deal that promises “money-can’t-buy” positive news and “favourable” comment coverage.
Brad Kitschke, the policy head who helped Uber launch in Australia, has been appointed chief executive of FinTech Australia, the association representing fintechs in the financial services sector.
Uber is set to launch uberPOOL in Australia, following its introduction in other global markets in August 2014.
Multinational US technology companies like Google and Facebook will have to pay a 3% turnover tax in the EU, according to a draft proposal from the European Commission.
Australia’s newest ridesharing platform launches in Sydney with "free rides for customers and increased earnings potential for driver-partners".
Popular Indian ride-sharing platform Ola is revving its engines with a planned entry into Australia in early 2018, and has put out the call for driver-partners in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
There has been an unprecedented level of new cyber crime attacks worldwide in 2017 — both in number and intensity — and next year is expected to be even worse, according to global security firm MailGuard.
Global security vendor Centrify has warned that the major data breach revelations that have marked the past year would continue in 2018 as organisations struggle to recognise that “unmanaged trust is at the core of their cyber security vulnerability”.
A lone 20-year-old attacker hacked into the ride-sharing firm Uber last year and was paid by the company to destroy the data through a bug-bounty programme. The hack exposed the data of 57 million users globally, plus the details of seven million Uber drivers.
Security companies have reacted to the Uber hack that revealed the details of 57 million users with a mixture of anger and advice.
Ride-sharing company Uber has sacked its chief security officer Joe Sullivan and one of his deputies after it was found that both had played a role in hiding a data breach that exposed the personal data of 57 million users from around the globe.
Qantas Frequent Flyers can now earn points from certain Uber rides.
Uber’s blooper of not being “fit and proper” in Transport for London’s eyes has resulted in the body deciding not to renew its five-year licence, but an appeal will happen and Uber can operate until that appeal is concluded.
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