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The ACCC has promised greater scrutiny of the taxi industry after one company allegedly blocked drivers from accepting bookings via mobile phone and booking app goCatch.
The GoCatch app now rates the demand for taxis, but the company still recommends the "discriminatory" practice of offering tips for pick up.
Taxi booking app goCatch aims to help minimise weekend violence by offering cabbies a monetary reward for collection from certain areas at certain times.
The ACCC has struck down a new cab-hailing app from the taxi industry, designed to take on the likes of Uber and goCatch, saying it is anti-competitive.
After the ATO announced GST changes for UberX drivers, the ridesharing company says it shouldn't be treated like a taxi service and subjected to the same red tape.
This week the Girters take aim at Samsung's Noteworthy delays, look at the ACCC ruling about the GoCatch app and roadtest Telstra's 700MHz -- and of course discuss the new iPad range.
Angry taxi drivers vented their frustration on a London office of e-hailing app Hailo, part of a wave of discontent surrounding apps such as Uber.
A new iPhone app by a Melbourne-based start-up lets you tap into your Facebook friends for emergency roadside assistance.