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'Start-up Darwinism in action': Girt by CNET podcast 44

Uber's "disruptive" ride-sharing gets rubber-stamped in Canberra, the NBN shoots for the stars and Google gets a little over-excited and accidentally launches five new products.

Look out ACT taxi drivers! UberX is coming right for you! This week saw the ACT Government announce plans to legislate and legalise ride-sharing ahead of the arrival of UberX at the end of October. This means licensing for UberX driver and the cutting of traditional taxi license fees.

On the other side of the spectrum, this week saw the NSW Road and Maritime services issue 40 suspension notices to UberX drivers. Still, baby steps, right?

Or not, if you're the NBN which took one giant leap for mobile broadband the launch of the Sky Muster satellite. Promising 25Mbps down and 5Mbps up it should connect 400,000 homes by 2016 and is, by any mark, an impressive accomplishment.

Also trying to impress is Google which decided that two Nexus phones wasn't enough and just chucked out two new Chromecasts and a new Pixel Android Tablet as well. It's a solid lineup, and quite a coup for new hardware partner Huawei, which built the 5.7-inch flagship Nexus 6P.

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