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.
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.
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.
Nokia’s HERE mapping service is one that can truly compete with Google’s maps, and reports say there’s a new bidder: Uber.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Uber expects to deliver over 2 million rides tonight in what it expects will be its ‘busiest night ever’, so expect surge pricing and consider splitting your fare.
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