Promising to ‘constantly improve’ its safety features for ‘riders and driver-partners’, Uber is now anonymising phone numbers.
Uber says ‘no one could have imagined how the simple act of sharing a ride could be such a powerful economic engine’ when ridesharing launched locally in 2014.
"Disruption is a force for progress... it creates opportunity," CA Technologies CEO Mike Gregoire (pictured) told the keynote audience at CA World 15 today.
TomTom is providing its ‘best-in-class location data’ to Uber on a global basis for Uber’s driver app, to be used in over 300 cities worldwide.
Armed with a new GoCatch logo and a new tagline, the taxi bookings disruptor has disrupted its own identity in a bid to own its journey.
Uber is experiencing severe growing pains – being illegal in many states, the taxi industry taking a swipe at it, and worse thing of all – it has had multiple security breaches according to Sophos Security.
Billed as ‘Australia’s largest startup conference’ with 2000 attendees and tech industry superstars, SydStart will see the debut of UberPITCH in Australia.
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.
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.
Consumer advocates Choice have welcomed the ACT’s ‘world-leading decision to legalise ridesharing’ as of 30 October 2015.
Uber has announced the ACT Government is embracing uberX ridesharing and is welcoming uberX to the nation’s capital.
The Australian Taxi Industry Association says Choice’s report on the taxi industry versus Uber is ‘superficial and inconclusive.’
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’.
Uber has teamed up with Enabled Employment to offer disabled drivers with an unconditional driving licence the opportunity to become an UberX driver partner.
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.
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”.
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.’
Uber will be dudding its customers if it raises prices by 10% just because fares are subject to GST.
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.
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.
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