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Is Google's New Ride-Sharing Service An Uber Killer?

Google is launching what’s being called an Uber competitor in San Francisco, according to a new Wall Street Journal report. Google is focusing on carpooling (and not a taxi service) that will let commuters share rides for an even cheaper rate than Uber does.

Would Fixed Taxi Fares Lure You Away From Uber?

Ingogo recently announced its new “fixed fares” platform for taxis, which is available from today. The bookings company says that uncertainty about cost is a major factor for passengers utilising ride-share services instead.

Uber (and Lyft) Finally Bankrupted San Francisco's Favourite Taxi Company

Here’s one we probably saw coming. San Francisco’s largest taxi company is filing for bankruptcy, citing competition from Uber and Lyft. But it’s not too late for Yellow Cab yet.

Taxis Want To Remind You That They Won't Have Uber's Surge Pricing Over New Year's

The recent legalisation of UberX in Australia was welcome news just before the New Year shenanigans, even if it came with a $1 temporary levy and a public $250 million handout to taxi drivers. And while it’s come at an opportune time, that’s not forgetting the fact that being legalised won’t stop Uber’s famous surge pricing from hitting over New Year’s.

Understandably, the taxi association is rather proud of this fact and would like to crow about it.

Uber Australia New Year's Eve Pricing Is Set To Surge

UberX was just legalised in NSW, which is great news for anyone who doesn’t like paying through the nose. But Uber’s surge pricing is set to make New Year’s Eve a costly night.

Taxi Owners Sue NYC Because Uber Is Ruining Their Business

There’s so many bullshit arguments thrown around surrounding Uber, it’s refreshing to hear the real reason that taxi drivers hate the company: it’s killing their revenue, and the value of medallions (or taxi licences).

Aussie Taxi Companies Just Can't Get Any Love From The ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission doesn’t like iHail, the Aussie taxi-booking app proposed by a consortium of local taxi companies including Cabcharge. First, the app was rejected on grounds that it would be anticompetitive, unifying several of Australia’s tightly regulated large taxi providers and giving them extra power against smaller competitors. (To say nothing of a level playing field with Uber.) Now, iHail’s in hot water over payment methods and credit card surcharges.

Uber Shocked By NSW Crackdown, Will Keep Fighting

In a sudden crackdown on ride sharing services like UberX, Roads and Maritime Services NSW announced on Sunday that it has issued 40 suspension notices to owners of vehicles found to be involved. Any suspended vehicle found on the road after October 1st will be considered unregistered and fined accordingly.

Uber Vs Taxis: Choice Says UberX Is Cheaper And Safer

Weighing in on the ongoing UberX vs taxi debate, consumer advocacy group CHOICE today released the results of a report that pits both services against each other. Looking at factors like price, reliability and safety, CHOICE came out with a clear winner that will be entirely unsurprising to anyone living in the 21st century. UberX was found to be just as safe and reliable as your average taxi, and on average came out to be 40% cheaper.

Melbourne Taxi Strike Backfires Predictably

Uber drivers are taking our business so we’re going to respond by… giving them more business? Taxi drivers in Melbourne held an ill-considered strike today to protest ridesharing apps like Uber, hoping to spur the government into taking action on this issue. Uber responded brilliantly by offering free rides, which can be redeemed by new users across Australia with the cheeky promo code “KEEPOZMOVING”.

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