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The NYC Taxi Industry Finally Has An App, Only Four Years Too Late

Uber-haters of New York, rejoice! The city’s yellow and green cabs finally got their shit together and launched an app that lets you hail and pay for taxi rides, just like Uber. Except there’s one big bonus: no surge pricing or harassment from a terrible CEO.


If You Want Better Public Transport, You Probably Shouldn't Use Uber

I’m writing this from a train. Without access to a car, I had to make a plan this morning for how to get to an interview: rent a car, ride a bike, take a train and a bus, use an on-demand ride service. I chose the train for a few reasons. But mostly because I believe that choosing public transportation is the best way — the only way — to make it better.


SA Opposition Leader Is Pushing The State For An UberX Trial

UberX is getting a price hike, thanks to the whole “GST on fares” thing, but at least those on Australia’s east coast can hire an UberX. South Australia’s not so fortunate, where the service is illegal, though the state’s opposition leader, Steven Marshall, believes it should at least be given a “trial”.


Look Forward To A 10% Hike On UberX Fares

It was only a matter of time before the Australian Taxation Office caught up with Uber (or more accurately, its drivers). With the department now demanding GST be applied to the ride-sharing service’s fares, Uber has acquiesced somewhat by upping the price on its UberX trips by 10 per cent.


Study Suggests Uber Reduces DUI Deaths

You can have your own argument about Uber’s value as an industry-changing technology (just please don’t torch anyone’s car in the process). But one recent study looked at a particular effect of Uber: namely, when it started in California, did it reduce drinking and driving deaths?


The Little-Known Robot Taxi That Could Outrun Google And Uber

By 2020, visitors landing in Tokyo for the Summer Olympics could be greeted by a fleet of self-driving taxis.


Uber Is Recruiting Bored Old People As Drivers 

First Uber came for the taxi industry. Now, for our grandmas.


This Video Of Protestors Trashing Uber Cars Makes Me Feel Bad For Uber 

I don’t like Uber. It’s an apparently evil company that overcharges people and eschews accountability as often as possible. However, seeing an angry mob of cabbies descend upon and destroy a number of Uber cars in Mexico City actually made me feel bad for Uber drivers.


Uber Is Faking Us Out With 'Ghost Cabs' On Its Passenger Map

If you use Uber, you’ve seen the map that comes up when you want a ride. The map shows little car graphics hovering adorably around your location and the wait time for a pickup. Once you request a ride, you can watch a little car creep closer to your destination as you wait. It’s a marvel of technology! Except it’s bullshit.


Xiaomi's Going To Start Uber-ing Smartphones To People

In another piece of evidence for the overwhelming argument for me to never leave my couch, Xiaomi announced that it’s going to partner up with Uber to hand-deliver smartphones. Yep, this couch is real comfortable.


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