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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
Thursday, 22 January 2015 06:30

Nearly half of us to hunt for new jobs in 2015

Job loyalty? What’s that? Fully 43.5% of all employed Australians will be looking for new jobs this year, according to new research from jobs marketplace Airtasker.

Published in Recruitment

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.

Published in Mobility
Wednesday, 24 December 2014 13:26

Uber Sydney apologises for terror price 'surge'

When Uber’s prices rose dramatically during the afternoon of Sydney’s shocking terror siege, people complained, Uber promised refunds and today it has apologised again.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 18:27

Rackspace tips cloud trends for 2015

Rackspace ANZ general manager Angus Dorney told iTWire about the big trends he expects in his market during 2015.

Published in Cloud

If you’re a Virgin Australia customer who books a flight by 14 November 2014 to fly between 1 January 2015 and 7 October 2015, Uber has laid on a special deal just for you - whether you’ve used Uber before or not.

Published in Mobility
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