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'Gut wrenching': Sydney delivery rider deaths spark anger
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'Gut wrenching': Sydney delivery rider deaths spark anger

Two Sydney food delivery riders have been killed within one week of each other, prompting fresh concerns over the gig economy's work safety practices.

  • by Nick Bonyhady and Tom Rabe

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Flying cars in five years? Uber Australia head says it is possible
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Flying cars in five years? Uber Australia head says it is possible

Although the pandemic has delayed their plans, the head of Uber in Australia insists the company is on track to launch an air service in the next five years.

  • by Stuart Layt
Social media platforms won't protect our children unless we force them to
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Social media platforms won't protect our children unless we force them to

The propagation of dangerous, damaging content is a feature not a bug of these networks.

  • by Peter Lewis
Ride share giants mandate mask selfies
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Ride share giants mandate mask selfies

Facial recognition technology is being used by ride share companies to ensure drivers are wearing masks and passengers may soon have to follow suit

  • by Cara Waters
Uber plans to require that passengers provide face-mask selfies
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Uber plans to require that passengers provide face-mask selfies

Mask slackers will now have to provide photographic proof they're wearing a face covering before boarding an Uber in America.

Uber tells states regulating the gig economy is not their domain
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Uber tells states regulating the gig economy is not their domain

The ridesharing giant is facing the threat of regulation in Victoria, but wants the issue handled nationally.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
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'Brazen act': Tech star who crossed Google sentenced to 18 months in prison
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'Brazen act': Tech star who crossed Google sentenced to 18 months in prison

Self-driving pioneer Anthony Levandowski had once been feted by companies such as Google and Uber for his engineering expertise. But his ego and greed led to his spectacular fall from grace, and turned him into a Silicon Valley cautionary tale.

  • by Kate Conger
Ridesharing limited in Melbourne as Uber and Didi turn to delivery
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Ridesharing limited in Melbourne as Uber and Didi turn to delivery

Ride-share services in Melbourne will be restricted under stage four lockdowns prompting Uber and Didi to sharpen their focus on delivery offerings.

  • by Cara Waters
Major Twitter accounts hacked in suspected bitcoin scam
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Major Twitter accounts hacked in suspected bitcoin scam

Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos Twitter were the target of organised hacks.

  • by Rachel Lerman, Cat Zakrzewski and Joseph Marks
'Tale of two cities': Uber data sheds light on Sydney, Melbourne amid COVID-19
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'Tale of two cities': Uber data sheds light on Sydney, Melbourne amid COVID-19

Sydneysiders swung back to social life faster than Melburnians, who were more cautious to travel post-lockdown, according to rideshare giant Uber.

  • by Tom Rabe
Uber buys rival for $3.8b as it makes 'everyday' delivery push
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Uber buys rival for $3.8b as it makes 'everyday' delivery push

Uber has announced it has acquired Postmates for $US2.65 billion to expand its food delivery market share and significantly increase the business of supplying everyday goods.

  • by Subrat Patnaik and Tina Bellon