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Uber deliberately positioned itself as a tech company to avoid the regulations of the taxi industry. (Shutterstock)

The manipulation of Uber’s public image profoundly impacted the lives of taxi drivers

The Uber Files leak reveals that the company embarked on a deliberate public relations strategy that involved the media, public officials and academics.
The Bell Nexus is a full-scale vertical-takeoff-and-landing air taxi vehicle, powered by a hybrid-electric propulsion system. Bell/Cover Images

Flying taxis within five years? Not likely

CASA says we could have flying taxis operating in Australia within five years. But there are a few hurdles to clear before we see ride sharing happening in the air rather than on the ground.
Younger Americans tend to be comfortable relying on ride services and foregoing car ownership. BeyondDC

To Uber or not? Why car ownership may no longer be a good deal

Using ride-hailing services full-time would mean avoiding the hassles of owning a car. But it could cost less, too – depending on how you value your time otherwise spent behind the wheel.
Uber may open cities from taxi oligopolies, but ultimately it closes them off to the possibility of more meaningful alternatives. Scott L/flickr

How Uber opens cities only to close them

Uber actively encloses what could be a more open city in which riders and drivers work to benefit city residents.
Taxi drivers in Jakarta staged a strike over operations of app-based transportation service Uber. Reuters/Garry Lotulung

Indonesia sets new rules for ride-sharing companies

The Indonesian government recently announced it would start to regulate app-based ride-sharing services such as Uber, Grab Taxi and Gojek.

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