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South Korea Has Charged Uber's CEO With Operating Illegal Taxi Rings

Almost 30 people associated with Uber — including its CEO Travis Kalanick — have been charged in South Korea on suspicion of operating illegal taxi services in the country.


NYC Taxi Medallion Prices Have Fallen Almost 25% Since Last Year

The New York Times’ Upshot blog reports that regular New York City taxi medallion prices have fallen about 23 per cent since last year’s peak. A medallion now sets taxi drivers back about $US805,000. Why are prices plunging? Uber. Well, probably.


Taxi Software Makes $5.2 Million In Extra Tips Per Year 

Taxi drivers already have to contend with a lot of crap. Drunk passengers, angry passengers, passengers who insist on eating tuna casserole in the backseat, Uber, criminals… the list goes on. Add this to the list of grievances: Some cab drivers are making more money for doing the same job as others in NYC, even if riders tip the same.


The Best Times To Find An Uber Tonight

Last New Year’s Eve, I ordered an Uber car from the Sydney casino not long after midnight and it arrived in minutes (to the amazement of my tipsy friends). But the service is much more popular now, and will be tonight — surge pricing be damned. Interestingly, Uber Australia has posted this graph of expected NYE demand. These are the best times to ride tonight.


Uber Riders File 'Safe Rides Fee' Class Action Lawsuit

Two people have filed a class action lawsuit in San Francisco over Uber’s $US1 “Safe Rides Fee.” And shockingly, it wasn’t because they got lumped up by their driver with a hammer. They just think it’s a BS fee.


How A Portuguese City Turned Its Buses And Taxis Into Wi-Fi Hotspots 

In Porto, Portugal, picking up a free Wi-Fi signal is as simple as hopping into a bus or taxi. The city recently launched a Wi-Fi program that serves 70,000 people a month by offering free internet connections in more than 600 buses and taxis.


Adelaide And Uber Are At War

The mudslinging in the Australian hire car/taxi business continues afresh, with Uber’s limited rollout in Adelaide facing criticism from local politicians. Uber’s not exactly sitting quietly on this score either.


99 Per Cent Of Melbourne's Taxi Drivers Fail New Taxi Test

There’s a push to improve taxi drivers in Melbourne via a test that mimics the infamous “knowledge” test that London cabbies undertake. The only problem is that all but one of the candidates so far has failed the test.


See How Much Of New York City A Taxi Driver Sees In A Single Day

Everybody’s wondered what it’s like to be a taxi driver. Whether riding in the back of a cab contemplating your existence or watching a Robert De Niro movie, we’ve all contemplated how many passengers it takes to make a day’s wages. Now, thanks to some clever code, you can watch it play out before your very eyes.


Uber's Ride-Sharing: Victoria's Taxi Commissioner Is Not Afraid To Prosecute

While NSW transport minister Gladys Berejiklian is maintaining an open mind regarding Uber’s new ride-sharing service, which recently became available in several of the country’s major cities, Victoria isn’t so enthusiastic. On Friday, the state’s transport minister Terry Mulder announced that the Taxi Services Commission is investigating the operation.


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