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Someone Just Tried To Citizen's Arrest An UberX Driver In Sydney

It’s no secret that established taxi operators have a thorn in their paw put there by app-based transportation service, Uber. One man took his fight against the app’s ride-sharing service UberX a bit too far this afternoon, attempting a citizen’s arrest of a driver. We’ve now spoken to the man at the centre of the arrest movement, and he promises to arrest a Sydney UberX driver every single day for the forseeable future.


Uber Has Helicopters In Australia Now

Ordering a fancy Uber car with your phone and starting out at the plebs on in their normal cabs is already a pretty #firstworld experience, but Melbourne Uber users are about to take it to the next level on the weekend: you can order a helicopter with your phone to take you to the races.


These Concepts Show What Apple Watch Apps Will Look Like

The Apple Watch won’t be released onto our unsuspecting wrists until early next year, but developers are obviously already hard at work writing apps for the tiny screen. A group of designers have put together some ideas for what popular apps might look like when they land.


Uber Sydney Is Giving You Supercar Rides Today With This Code

Feel like taking a ride around Sydney in a Lamborghini or Ferrari today? Go download Uber, fast.


UberPool: Uber Wants To Double Down On Ride-Sharing In Sydney With This New Feature

Uber’s low-cost UberX ride-sharing service is just step one in a plan to introduce new transport options into Sydney, according to a new report.


Government Panel Says Australia's Laws Can't Keep Up With Technology Like Uber

Aussies love tech, so much so that when new apps and services enter the marketplace, it can be hard for our reactive legal system to keep up. That’s what we’ve seen with the entry of companies like Uber into the country, as State Governments and taxi lobbies try to squash it before it takes root. A new review into competition policy says that our legal competition framework just can’t keep up the Ubers of the world, and change is needed if Australia wants to be a forward-thinking economy.


Uber Is Currently Fighting The Battle That Jitneys Lost 100 Years Ago

The mid-1910s saw an explosion of people driving unlicensed cabs. They were called jitneys (slang for a nickel, which was also what they typically cost) and cities across the US scrambled to regulate them. Today, cities around the world are struggling to regulate modern-day jitney coordination companies — ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft. But unlike the ragtag cabs of a century ago, the modern day jitney company is well-financed, and plans on throwing plenty of money around to make sure it’s not regulated out of existence.


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.


Jaime King Took An Uber To The Hospital To Give Birth

When Jaime King was home alone and thought she was about to give birth, she didn’t want to make a fuss. So instead of calling for an ambulance or getting a friend to give her a ride she… got an Uber.


Uber Officially Opens Its API In A Bid To Be Everywhere

Briefly: It’s official: Uber wants to be everywhere in your phone. The rideshare company has unveiled its rumoured API, which at launch will be integrated into apps including those from Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, OpenTable, Starbucks, Time Out and TripAdvisor.


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