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Move over Uber -- Aussie taxi-hailing app GoCatch has launched into ridesharing with the arrival of GoCar, and it has fired a salvo at taxis that are dragging their feet on adapting to the "new world order."
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 proposed scheme would see NSW ridesharing insurance calculated based on trip frequency, but it's unclear whether passengers will eventually end up footing the bill.
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.
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.