Uber
Global tech

How Uber ignored the law, lobbied and exploited anger to go global

- July 13, 2022 3 MIN READ

Uber’s strategy was clear from the outset: move quickly into markets, operate with dubious legality, create a critical mass of demand, and deal with the consequences later. Now a trove of over 124,000 internal files from Uber – including messages between executives and internal briefing notes – has revealed the scope of the company’s market… Read more »

Global tech

Why Uber signed a gig economy deal with the Transport Workers’ Union

- June 30, 2022 3 MIN READ

Uber Australia has struck a historic agreement with the Transport Workers’ Union – a statement of principles that re-regulate work in the Australian rideshare and food delivery industry. This is a major shift to industrial relations in the gig economy. Uber and its rival platforms have largely treated their workforce as independent contractors, not employees… Read more »

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Global tech

Uber cops $26 million fine after admitting it misled more than 2 million Australians over its cancellation fee

- April 26, 2022 2 MIN READ

Ridesharing company Uber has admitted it misled customers when it warned them of additional fees for cancelling trips and has agreed to wear a $26 million fine following action by consumer watchdog the Australian Consumer and Competition Commission. Uber has admitted that it breached the Australian Consumer Law by making false or misleading statements in… Read more »

Global tech

The NSW government is planning to compensate the taxi industry for Uber’s arrival with another $1 billion package

- March 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

Rideshare and taxi users in NSW will be slugged with an ongoing $1 surcharge as part of a whopping $1 billion compensation package for the taxi industry being considered by the NSW government, more than six years after Uber was legalised in the state. When rideshare was legalised in late 2015, the then-Baird government announced… Read more »

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ASX

Uber gobbles up Car Next Door

- January 20, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian startup Car Next Door has sold to the US tech giant Uber after a decade in business. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed The peer-to-peer car rental platform first launched in Sydney in 2012 and now operates in all capital cities except Darwin, as well as the Gold Coast, Cairns,Launceston, and Newcastle.… Read more »

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Data

Investigation finds Uber ‘interfered’ with the privacy of 1.2 million Australians following 2016 cyber attack

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

A three-year investigation into a cyber attack that stole data from Uber belonging to 1.2 million Australia has found that the US tech company failed to act appropriately in response and paid the cyber criminals responsible a bug bounty for the breach. Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk’s review said Uber “interfered” with the privacy of around… Read more »

Topics

Your 90-second guide to the day in tech

- February 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Hello and welcome to Tuesday. Don’t forget to tune in for the Startup Daily show on Ausbiz.com.au  every weekday, 2-2.45pm. Watch online, download the ausbiz app or via 7Plus.   Eftpos taps fintech advice eftpos has launched a fintech advisory committee in collaboration with FinTech Australia to give the startups a direct say in how to access and leverage the… Read more »

Global tech

Uber’s ditched its Melbourne flying taxi project

- December 9, 2020 2 MIN READ

US rideshare company Uber has shed its flying taxi project less than six months after the company reaffirmed plans to launch Uber Air in Melbourne. Joby Aviation, a Californian startup developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger aircraft it hopes to launch by 2023, has bought the Uber Elevate project off the rideshare… Read more »

Topics

5 things you should know about tech today

- May 19, 2020 5 MIN READ

  Welcome to Tuesday and some big news globally.   1.  SoftBank posts record loss Japan’s SoftBank has posted a shocker in its annual results for the fiscal year to March 31, revealing its first annual loss in 15 years in a A$49 billion turnaround. Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma resigned from the board, just ahead… Read more »

Topics

5 things you should know about tech today

- February 24, 2020 4 MIN READ

      Happy Monday team. Here are some water cooler moments for you.   1. Uber faces US$1bn claim that it stole the idea A California jury has given the go ahead to an inventor’s plan to lodge a US$1 billion damages claim against Uber for allegedly stealing the idea from him. Kevin Halpern… Read more »

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Opinion

Uber’s biggest disruption is to job security

- November 28, 2019 4 MIN READ

Peter Fleming, University of Technology Sydney; Carl Rhodes, University of Technology Sydney, and Kyoung-Hee Yu, University of Technology Sydney The effective exclusion of Uber from London, one of the digital platform’s most lucrative markets, adds to a small but significant list of places putting up roadblocks to “uberisation”. Governments in Bulgaria, China, Denmark, Hungary and… Read more »