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# uber - Saturday 15 August, 2015

The taxman is right to chase Airbnb hosts. Here’s why

Allowing those who rent their rooms via the sharing website to be tax exempt will simply put more professionals and students on the streets in times of severe rental crisis.

# uber - Thursday 6 August, 2015

The world's most valuable startup is losing money hand over fist

But Uber says that’s all ‘old news’.

# uber - Thursday 30 July, 2015

An Uber for helicopters? It's happening, thanks to U2's former travel booker

Want to fly from your New York hotel to the airport for around $200? There’s an app for that.

# uber - Tuesday 28 July, 2015

Controversial app Uber to create 300 jobs in Limerick

Taxi drivers have protested against the app in other countries.

# uber - Friday 17 July, 2015

'Thuggery disguised as protest': Why are so many people against Uber? Carpooling This post contains videos

'Thuggery disguised as protest': Why are so many people against Uber?

Several European countries have tried to ban the app, but where does Ireland stand?

# uber - Saturday 27 June, 2015

Why ridesharing has run into some major roadblocks in Ireland

The movement is a global phenomenon – but here it has stalled before even getting started.

# uber - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Courtney Love got 'taken hostage' during a protest in Paris

Then she gave the French President a serious talking to.

# uber - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Airbnb is about to be worth more than almost any hotel chain in the world

That’s despite the company still losing a fortune each year.

# uber - Monday 11 May, 2015

Why Uber could be about to become the most valuable startup in history

The ride-sharing company will soon be priced at over $50 billion if all goes to plan.

# uber - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Germany has banned Uber... again

Its offices in Paris were also raided this week as part of an investigation into UberPop.

# uber - Sunday 22 February, 2015

Weird Wide Web: Selfie proposals, a drone circus and the best looking console game EVER

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

# uber - Thursday 19 February, 2015

Uber thinks it can deliver your takeaway in ten minutes

In Barcelona, at least.

# uber - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

# uber - Tuesday 3 February, 2015

Google responds to Uber rumours with a cryptic tweet

The search engine giant was said to be working on its own lift-hailing service, but doubt has been thrown on the claims.

# uber - Monday 19 January, 2015

Uber has big plans for Europe, but it has some major hurdles to cross first

So far the ride-sharing service has run into roadblocks from Brussels to Madrid.

# uber - Friday 16 January, 2015

Indian woman allegedly raped by Uber driver to sue company in US

The lawyer taking action on her behalf previously represented the hotel maid who accused IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault in 2012.

# uber - Saturday 27 December, 2014

A year in red and black ink: 2014's biggest winners and losers from world of business

There was no escaping Michael O’Leary, Irish Water or Apple’s world domination.

# uber - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Uber's boss has been indicted in South Korea and is facing a possible jail term

Officials say the ride-sharing app and a local rental company have been running an illegal taxi service.

# uber - Monday 15 December, 2014

Uber offers free trips after it increased prices during Sydney siege

The company’s surge pricing model increases rates in the city by up to four times their usual cost.

# uber - Saturday 13 December, 2014

Another city is getting ready to ban Uber

Brussels isn’t a fan.

# uber - Monday 8 December, 2014

This city has just banned Uber after claims a driver raped a passenger

The 26-year-old woman had fallen asleep during the trip home.

# uber - Friday 5 December, 2014

Uber CEO plans to make company 'humble' after it reaches $40 billion valuation

The taxi company raised $1.2 billion in funding this week as it plans to expand in the Asia-Pacific region.

# uber - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Explainer: Why is Uber in such hot water right now?

The lift-sharing service has been strongly criticised after an exec said it should smear journalists who criticised it, but its problems run much deeper.

# uber - Monday 17 November, 2014

Uber and Spotify are allowing passengers to control the music during their trip

But Uber’s drivers have a few concerns about the new partnership.

# uber - Monday 3 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge Woman successfully crowdfunds her 'outrageous' $362 taxi fare Pay For My Taxi

Woman successfully crowdfunds her 'outrageous' $362 taxi fare

She claimed the fare had left her unable to pay her rent.

# uber - Saturday 25 October, 2014

The Briefcase: Everyone hates Irish Water, Nama dramas and R.I.P. Nokia

This was the week in business.

# uber - Thursday 23 October, 2014

Uber will NOT be hiring 'incredibly hot chicks' like this to drive customers around... any more

‘Who said women don’t know how to drive’… What could possibly go wrong with a slogan like that?

# uber - Tuesday 14 October, 2014

Taxi app Hailo is pulling out of North America because of a price war

The company has also lost one of its CEOs.

# uber - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Hey Uber and Hailo! There's a new rival in town

New taxi booking app Saytaxi will compete against booking giants in Dublin.

# uber - Monday 21 July, 2014

Taxi-hailing Uber app banned in South Korea over fears of unlicensed drivers

Drivers can bypass background checks, insurance and vehicle upkeep and safety.