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Beginning of the end for Uber?

Video Image Ride services company Uber is thrust deeper into turmoil with the departure of company president Jeff Jones. Ryan Brooks reports. Uber is embroiled in multiple crises at once. Picture: Seth Wenig/AP TO PUT it mildly, Uber is going through a bit of a rough patch. The global ride-sharing …

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Airfare wars hits Flight Centre profits

FLIGHT Centre has cut its full-year profit guidance after suffering a 36 per cent fall in half-year net profit as “unprecedented” airfare discounting, economic uncertainty and foreign exchange fluctuations hit its bottom line. The travel bookings company’s shares had fallen more than six per cent to $28.30 on Thursday morning, …

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Ridiculous Uber trip costs passenger $752

Video Image We put Uber under the earnings microscope and look at what you could expect to earn as an Uber driver in Australia. Uber passenger taken on 386km round trip for 13km journey. A LONDON man hoping to quickly travel 13km home ended up making a five-hour journey when …

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Uber’s sexism crisis deepens

Top Uber exec Amit Singhal has been sacked. Picture: Jeff Chiu A TOP engineering executive at ride-sharing giant Uber, Amit Singhal, is out five weeks after his hire was announced. According to a report in the tech blog Recode, Mr Singhal failed to disclose that he’d left his previous job …

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Dashcam footage shows Uber driver’s rage

Video Image A heated discussion over Uber pricing between Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and one of his Uber drivers. Courtesy: Bloomburg Video footage has surfaced of Uber boss Travis Kalanick yelling at a driver. Picture: Money Sharma HE’S WORTH more than $8 billion, but Uber boss Travis Kalanick is not …

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Be careful what you say in an Uber

Dance instructor and mother of two Angela Hill drives for Uber in her spare time. WATCH what you do or say the next time you jump into an Uber: Your back seat phone calls, make-out sessions or drunken arguments could be recorded. That became very clear this week, when Uber …

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Be careful of this travel company

Video Image Check out the highlights from World Venture’s ‘A View From The Edge’ weekend in Sydney, 2016. Courtesy: WorldVentures WorldVentures is holding a three-day motivational seminar in Brisbane. FORGET Flight Centre. Forget Webjet. The travel agent of the future is a friend, family member, work colleague or random acquaintance …

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‘Greyball’: Uber’s secret weapon

Uber has been wielding a secret weapon to thwart authorities who have been trying to curtail or shut down its ride-hailing service in cities around the world. Picture: Eric Risberg/AP UBER on Friday acknowledged the use of a secret software program to steer drivers away from trouble, including sting operations …

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Town that won’t let the ’80s die

Video Image In this episode of Undunn, Matthew Dunn asks: “Do you remember these retro tech products from the 80s and 90s?” Video stores, which had their heyday in the 80s and 90s, are closing across Australia. But not in Gympie. Picture: Josie Hayden Retro tech from the 80s and …

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Trump Tower disappears from Airbnb

President Donald Trump. Picture: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP A TRUMP Tower apartment rented out on Airbnb had gotten rave reviews before the listing was taken down last week. The New York Times says the listing was removed after it contacted Airbnb for comment about the rental in the building that’s home …

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