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Why My Car Costs More Than Taking Uber Everywhere

Two weeks ago, I sold my car. It was a great car: a 2002 Subaru WRX with 36,700 miles. It did 0-60 in 5.9 seconds (and I’d tested it out enough times to appreciate that). Super fun. Carried groceries and anything I needed. Good for city, good for climbing and camping trips. Worked well. Nothing wrong with it.

Good riddance.


Government Taskforce To Review Ridesharing And Taxi Industries

With the rapid growth of transport services such as Uber, it’s no surprise that the current rules need an overhaul. It’s not just ridesharing either – existing taxi regulations will be examined to ensure a more even playing field. But who will come out on top?


UberBoat Quietly Launches In Instanbul

While Parisian cab drivers took to the streets to pillage and burn Uber vehicles last week, the ever-contentious ridesharing company was quietly rolling out UberBoat across the continent in Istanbul.


Are There Any Sites Or Apps You Refuse To Use On Principle?

Many people avoid using the ride-sharing service Uber because of the company’s questionable policies, which can lead to events like multiple lawsuits, violent protests and attacks on cars carrying Courtney Love. What service do you stay away from on moral grounds?


Paris Taxi Drivers Burn Cars In Violent Anti-Uber Riot

Parisian taxi drivers have long made their anti-Uber feelings clear, normally through the medium of broken windows and slashed tires. But taxi drivers protesting against Uber this morning took things a step further, attacking passenger-carrying cars and burning other (empty) Uber vehicles.


NSW Should Embrace Uber, Not Fight It Says State Opposition Leader

Luke Foley is the Leader of the NSW Opposition, and he thinks it’s time for the State’s Government to surrender its war on Uber and embrace the so-called Sharing Economy.


Uber Has Banned Drivers And Passengers From Carrying Guns

Uber has changed it legal policies in order to prohibit the carrying of firearms by both drivers and passengers.


UberX Is Now Cheaper In Sydney Because Of Winter, But Is That A Good Idea?

Uber has cut the prices for its ride-sharing UberX tier in Sydney by 10 per cent in a bid to get the shivering masses around for cheap, but is it a good idea?


Report: Amazon Is Developing An Uber-Style Service For Package Delivery

Like Uber, but for delivering Amazon packages? In its ongoing effort to get packages to consumers as quickly as possible, Amazon may soon employ an Uber-like app that uses ordinary people as delivery drivers.


Uber's Raising A Billion Dollars To Make China Its Largest Global Market

China’s gobbling Uber up. And it’s about to see a lot more of the black cab ride-hailing service, according to a letter leaked to The Financial Times last Thursday, in which Uber CEO Travis Kalanick revealed his intentions to raise over a billion dollars to expand UberChina.