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Promising to ‘constantly improve’ its safety features for ‘riders and driver-partners’, Uber is now anonymising phone numbers.

Published in Apps

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.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 19 November 2015 08:48

Ride the waves of change, says CA CEO

"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.

Published in Apps
Friday, 13 November 2015 14:32

VIDEOS: GoCatch rebrands to own your journey

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.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 19 October 2015 13:39

Uber is not Uber secure - yet

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.

Published in 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.

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

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