In The Driver's Seat: On The Road With Uber's Ice Cream Delivery Drivers

10:03am. Briefing time. We’re running three minutes late because we decided to combine some dry ice with washing-up liquid in a coffee cup at HQ. Three minutes of watching smoke and foam pour onto a kitchen bench later, and six Uberees are gathered around a table full of Uber-branded hats, t-shirts and phones. Today they’re on a crack mission to deliver delicious tubs of happiness to Uber customers in the form of Gelato Messina ice cream, and I’m along for the ride.

Uber Is Delivering Ice Cream All Over Australia Today

If you have a sweet Friday craving, Uber is in the business of helping you out today: it’s once again delivering delicious ice cream to cities all over Australia today.

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.

Delta Put The Most Useful Ad Ever Inside Uber Cars

To promote the fact that Delta has added USB ports to every seat on its long-haul international flights, the airline installed these clever ads — as spotted by Laughing Squid’s Scott Beale — in New York Uber taxis, giving them powered USB ports too so that passengers can recharge their phones.

Uber User 'Held Against Will In High Speed Chase'

When poor old Ryan Simonetti booked a ride on Uber on Tuesday, he was hoping for a quiet journey to his company’s new offices in Washington DC. Instead, he got more than he bargained for.

Optimus Prime Spent Time As An Uber Driver Last Week

Optimus Prime, the head of the Autobots and part-time ostentatious truck, is done shooting his new movie, so before it comes out he decided to chauffeur people around a few cities in the US last week as an Uber driver.

Perth Taxi Drivers In Revolt Over Uber

What would you do if you found one day that your expensive taxi license was at risk from a bunch of upstarts at a software company? That’s what Perth-based drivers are lashing out about, as Uber begins to move into the Western capital.

Uber Tried To Fob Off The Press Over The UberX Melbourne Fines

It’s one thing to talk about fobbing off the press between your start-up colleagues. It’s another thing to forward that correspondence to the guy you’re talking about in a bid to down-play a story. That’s exactly what Uber Melbourne did by accident when responding to Fairfax over the UberX fines that broke overnight.

UberX Drivers Fined In Melbourne

State transit authorities are less than pleased with Uber and its new ride-sharing option, UberX. The NSW Government put the hard word on UberX drivers not to use the service or risk a fine. But now, an UberX driver has revealed he’s one of the first to be fined for using the service in Melbourne.

Uber Sydney Gives The Bird To The NSW Government, Officially Launches UberX To Everyone

Uber is a taxi app that’s making waves all around the world. It mainly operates on an “ask forgiveness, never permission” model when launching in a new city. Uber Sydney has been trialling low-cost UberX ride-sharing services for a few weeks, and the New South Wales Government has reminded them that it’s against the law. Uber Sydney is now giving said government the bird, taking UberX live to the whole city and rubbing the bureaucrat’s noses in it.