Tag: UBER

Texas abortion law: Lyft, Uber to defend drivers sued under Texas abortion law

Lyft Inc. and Uber Technologies Inc. pledged to pay legal fees for drivers who are sued under Texas’s new restrictive abortion law, which threatens to...

Judge shoots down law that kept Uber and Lyft drivers from being employees

A judge late Friday shot down a law that would have allowed app-based companies to continue treating drivers as contractors instead of employees in California,...

UK to offer shopping vouchers, pizza discounts to boost youth vaccinations

From shopping vouchers and pizza discounts to Uber reminders, the UK is planning a so-called “vouchers for vaccines” scheme to encourage greater uptake of COVID-19...

Uber showed drivers lower fares than passengers, blames California law it supported

Uber Technologies Inc. acknowledged Friday it had been showing drivers lower fares than what riders actually paid and promised to change the practice, which it...

Uber and Lyft drivers strike, seek passage of PRO Act

Ride-hailing drivers across the country executed a strike Wednesday, calling on the U.S. Senate to pass the PRO Act, a bill that would allow them...

Why I didn’t invest in the Zomato IPO

The Zomato initial public offering (IPO) was not as much about the prospects of an internet food delivery platform as much as it was about...

How Big Tech created a data ‘treasure trove’ for police

When U.S. law enforcement officials need to cast a wide net for information, they’re increasingly turning to the vast digital ponds of personal data created...

Opinion: 5 smart ways to shift your investments as the Fed gets ready for a big move

Fed policymakers surprised a lot of investors on Wednesday by signaling that tapering and interest-rate hikes are finally on the way. Investors sat up and...

Uber, Facebook, Instagram and other apps that are slowly killing your smartphone

A recent study analyzed 100 of the most popular apps to determine which ones are the most demanding on a smartphone’s battery and memory. They...

Conor McGregor tops the list of highest-paid sports stars

The COVID-19 pandemic did not slow the earnings of the elite sports stars over the past 12 months. According to an annual list released by...

Opinion: Uber investors finally see the costs of treating drivers as employees, and the stock is falling

Uber Technologies Inc. has spent and fought to keep its drivers from becoming classified as employees instead of contractors, and investors finally got a glimpse...

Uber and Lyft expect ride-hailing to make a sharp recovery, but there are some potential roadblocks

As more people get vaccinated against COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions ease, the ride-hailing industry is gearing up for a comeback, but is facing potential roadblocks....

Netflix and Uber support U.S. voting rights, while fighting their own investors’ pushes for more democratic practices

Netflix Inc., Uber Technologies Inc. and some of the hundreds of big companies that signed a statement Wednesday speaking up against voting-rights restrictions oppose shareholder...

Wow, Google, Show Us How You Really Feel About Wear OS

Photo: Victoria Song/Gizmodo Google’s smartwatch platform, Wear OS, hasn’t received a whole lot of love from the company, but frankly, the neglect is starting to...

PRO Act, called ‘most important labor legislation in several generations,’ passes House

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the PRO Act, which supporters called the most significant labor legislation in decades and opponents characterized as...

Safir Anand: Safir Anand on game-changers & new investment opportunities

It is not only about being tech-enabled though that is of utmost importance. Businesses new or old, can be multi-baggers, also by innovating to preserve...

Uber rides recovering and delivery bookings rise 128%, but revenue misses expectations

Uber Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter and full-year results that showed a continued recovery from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but it continued...

Lawsuit seeks to throw out California measure that protects ‘gig economy’ business model

Ride-hailing drivers and the Service Employees International Union filed a lawsuit against California on Tuesday that asks the state Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 22...

California post-Prop. 22: Gig workers to see pay changes, customers to see higher prices

Californians this week will start to see the effects of Proposition 22, the ballot measure that 58% of the state’s voters passed in November. The...

The pandemic has more than doubled food-delivery apps’ business. Now what?

Zachary Davis, owner of The Glass Jar restaurant group in Santa Cruz, Calif., said he intentionally avoided working with food-delivery apps before the COVID-19 pandemic...

Big business spent millions to sway Californians’ votes, and received billions in return

California voted on a dozen propositions in Tuesday’s election, with two receiving large corporate financial commitments. Getty Images Large public companies proved Wednesday that spending...

Companies try to avoid Election Day earnings, but there are still plenty of numbers coming

The week ahead brings another packed earnings slate, but it’s likely to get overshadowed by far bigger events.  Even with companies largely trying to avoid...

Uber: Uber investors are pressuring CEO to revamp the self-driving division

By Lizette Chapman With deep pockets, some of the best brains in robotics and its hallmark hustle, Uber Technologies Inc. was once a serious contender...

Uber: US charges former Uber security chief in hack cover-up

SAN FRANCISCO: US prosecutors on Thursday charged Uber‘s former security chief with covering up a hack that compromised the personal information of 57 million users...

Uber, Lyft drivers in limbo as judge hears arguments in case brought by California

Uber and Lyft on Thursday defended against a lawsuit, brought by California and San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego, accusing the companies of not...