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Australia: Uber first raises rates, then offers free rides during Sidney siege


Yesterday the San Francisco-based online car service Uber decided to swing around and offer free rides out of downtown Sydney after a powerful initial public backlash over fare increases. The initial price increases appeared as a hostage drama was unfolding in a city café, where a person held numerous people at gunpoint – the crisis was resolved in the mean time, ...
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