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Thursday 27th of July 2017 04:20:59 PM
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....Tech blogs went crazy over the weekend after a new self-driving car was seen rolling around Arlington, Virginia. Unlike vehicles from Google Waymo, Uber and others, the car didn’t have any obvious signs of a Lidar array, the chunky imaging technology most autonomous vehicles use to gauge the state of the road ahead. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:31:12 AM
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....In an email to the Nevada DMV, Tesla sought permission to “operate our prototype test trucks in a continuous manner across the state line and within the states of Nevada and California in a platooning and/or autonomous mode without having a person in the vehicle”, which would be one of the first tests not including a human driver in the vehicle if permitted. The correspondence and meetings with state officials show that Tesla moving forward in a highly competitive area of commercial transport also being pursued by Uber and Alphabet’s former Google car company, now called Waymo. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 10th of August 2017 10:55:23 AM
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. The next Uber CEO will be charged with sweeping up multitudes of corporate sins. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Sunday 30th of July 2017 07:00:13 AM
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. Travis Kalanick is being sued by one of Uber’s largest investors, Benchmark Capital, which accuses the former chief executive of engaging in fraud in order to “increase his power over Uber for his own selfish ends”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 10th of August 2017 11:34:40 PM
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....50 – less than half the $27 they were worth after the company went public. Snap Inc’s misfortunes are weighing heavily on Silicon Valley as more loss making tech companies, including Uber and Airbnb, consider stock market sales. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 10th of August 2017 09:38:31 PM
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....The employment judge Joanna Wade issued a damning verdict against the £260m-a-year-turnover minicab firm, ruling that it had unlawfully failed to pay the cycle courier Chris Gascoigne, 48, holiday pay and attacking its attempts to “frighten off” Gascoigne from challenging his employment status. The ruling at the central London employment tribunal that the cycle courier should be classed as a “worker” follows similar verdicts in cases brought against Uber, City Sprint, Excel and eCourier. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:39:33 PM
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....Bozoma Saint John stole the show at Apple’s annual developer conference in 2016, injecting some cool into a sea of dad-dancing during her presentation on the company’s music-streaming service. Last month she joined Uber as the company’s first chief brand officer, with a remit to “change the perception of the brand”. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Friday 28th of July 2017 12:00:21 PM
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....”. Even if protectionists could shut down outsourcing of tasks, what would the cost be? Online service platforms do need to be regulated, as early experience with Uber has demonstrated. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 11:14:47 AM
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. Uber, Deliveroo and other representatives of the “gig economy” face fresh inquiries by British MPs, which will involve their senior executives being grilled by a parliamentary committee over the companies’ working conditions. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:18:54 AM
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....But the fundamental message from today’s decision echoes what the IWGB has been at pains to emphasise: that rights without enforcement mean nothing. This is as true for the cleaner who hasn’t been paid as the Uber driver who’s told he won’t be getting any holidays because he’s actually running his own small business. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 26th of July 2017 03:41:41 PM
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. Uber will allow UK users to leave a tip and will also charge passengers for keeping cabs waiting, as it attempts to take the sting out of a long-running dispute with drivers over labour rights. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
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.... We are not pulling back from extending credit to the UK. ” He also said the bank had signed a co-branded credit card deal with Uber. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Uber to offer tipping for UK users – and introduce waiting charges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of August 2017 12:00:33 PM
. Uber will allow UK users to leave a tip and will also charge passengers for keeping cabs waiting, as it attempts to take the sting out of a long-running dispute with drivers over labour rights. ...
Battle for power at Uber as investor sues ex-CEO Travis Kalanick alleging fraud image
. Travis Kalanick is being sued by one of Uber’s largest investors, Benchmark Capital, which accuses the former chief executive of engaging in fraud in order to “increase his power over Uber for his own selfish ends”. ...
Snapchat takes another hit on Wall Street image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 09:38:31 PM
....50 – less than half the $27 they were worth after the company went public. Snap Inc’s misfortunes are weighing heavily on Silicon Valley as more loss making tech companies, including Uber and Airbnb, consider stock market sales. ...
Tesla seeking to test driver-free electric trucks on public roads image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of August 2017 10:55:23 AM
....In an email to the Nevada DMV, Tesla sought permission to “operate our prototype test trucks in a continuous manner across the state line and within the states of Nevada and California in a platooning and/or autonomous mode without having a person in the vehicle”, which would be one of the first tests not including a human driver in the vehicle if permitted. The correspondence and meetings with state officials show that Tesla moving forward in a highly competitive area of commercial transport also being pursued by Uber and Alphabet’s former Google car company, now called Waymo. ...
'Self-driving car' actually controlled by man dressed up as a car seat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of August 2017 09:31:12 AM
....Tech blogs went crazy over the weekend after a new self-driving car was seen rolling around Arlington, Virginia. Unlike vehicles from Google Waymo, Uber and others, the car didn’t have any obvious signs of a Lidar array, the chunky imaging technology most autonomous vehicles use to gauge the state of the road ahead. ...
Addison Lee suffers latest defeat in legal row over gig economy rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of August 2017 04:39:33 PM
....The employment judge Joanna Wade issued a damning verdict against the £260m-a-year-turnover minicab firm, ruling that it had unlawfully failed to pay the cycle courier Chris Gascoigne, 48, holiday pay and attacking its attempts to “frighten off” Gascoigne from challenging his employment status. The ruling at the central London employment tribunal that the cycle courier should be classed as a “worker” follows similar verdicts in cases brought against Uber, City Sprint, Excel and eCourier. ...
Populist trade policies won’t protect jobs anywhere in the world | Kenneth Rogoff image
....”. Even if protectionists could shut down outsourcing of tasks, what would the cost be? Online service platforms do need to be regulated, as early experience with Uber has demonstrated. ...
Can Bozoma Saint John repair Uber's troubled image? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 28th of July 2017 12:00:21 PM
....Bozoma Saint John stole the show at Apple’s annual developer conference in 2016, injecting some cool into a sea of dad-dancing during her presentation on the company’s music-streaming service. Last month she joined Uber as the company’s first chief brand officer, with a remit to “change the perception of the brand”. ...
Victory on employment tribunal fees: this is what justice feels like | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....But the fundamental message from today’s decision echoes what the IWGB has been at pains to emphasise: that rights without enforcement mean nothing. This is as true for the cleaner who hasn’t been paid as the Uber driver who’s told he won’t be getting any holidays because he’s actually running his own small business. ...
Uber and Deliveroo chiefs face new grilling by MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of July 2017 10:18:54 AM
. Uber, Deliveroo and other representatives of the “gig economy” face fresh inquiries by British MPs, which will involve their senior executives being grilled by a parliamentary committee over the companies’ working conditions. ...
Why my ‘gig economy’ review favours gradual change over quick fixes | Mathew Taylor image
.... This led to some false impressions. Chief among these was that the review suggests a general opt-out of the minimum wage for people who work through platforms such as Uber or Deliveroo. ...
Peak car? Driverless technology may actually accelerate car ownership image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of July 2017 06:00:12 AM
. The innovation race between car companies and tech giants like Google and Uber has seen expectations for driverless technology soar. ...
Gig economy: Financial advice for the self-employed  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 16th of July 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . They may work for global giants such as online retailer Amazon, taxi hailing firm Uber and delivery service Deliveroo, but have no rights to holiday pay, sickness benefits or redundancy cash. ...
Retirement age MUST rise or young families pay the price, pension committee head warns image
....Mr Field also raised the prospect of select committees being given the power to introduce bills where there is a need for legislation. The Taylor Review released this week said workers for companies such as Uber and Deliveroo should get extra benefits and be classified as dependent contractors. ...
British companies must have voices heard on Brexit, says MP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of July 2017 05:26:11 PM
....Reeves said as well as Brexit, she would like to follow up the Taylor review into 21st century work, published earlier this week, and ensure it doesn’t get forgotten by the government. “The government are not sure how to respond, so it’s important that the committee hear from the likes of Uber and Deliveroo, and from workers, from trades unions and from business,” she said. ...
Zero-hours workers won’t be reassured by the Taylor review – I’ve been one | Poppy Noor image
....One idea that Taylor suggests is that workers are paid on a piece-rate basis, which can be less than the minimum wage. In the case of Uber, this would mean the “employee” is responsible if they log on at times when the platform is less busy, for instance. ...
Uber stages retreat in Russia as it merges with rival Yandex image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of July 2017 11:12:55 AM
. Uber is scaling back in Russia by spinning off its operations in the country to form a new company majority-owned by local rival Yandex. ...
Black cab turns green as all-new electric London taxi launches image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 11:50:20 AM
.... Combined with an age limit for the cabs of 15 years, that means the last diesel ones should disappear from London by 2032. LEVC thinks that the new cab will be able to compete in a world of Prius-owning Uber drivers, arguing that it offers customers a premium service. ...
May says she will help gig economy workers but fails to pledge new laws image
....May said she believed most businesses treated their workers not just fairly but well, adding the aim was “not overburdening with regulation while making sure people have the rights and protections they need”. The gig economy refers to workers for companies such as Uber and Deliveroo who are treated as self-employed and can therefore earn less than the minimum wage. ...
The Taylor review could make things worse for workers. What a surprise | Owen Jones image
.... The key problem is with a lack of enforcement of these rights. The courts have already ruled that some gig economy workers are being denied these rights: Uber was defeated in court over its classification of its workers as self-employed. ...
Uber is not morally acceptable, says shadow business secretary image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 11th of July 2017 09:29:39 AM
. Uber is not morally acceptable, Labour’s shadow business secretary has said as a major review recommends that gig economy firms be allowed to pay less than the minimum wage in some circumstances. ...
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May relaunches premiership with new protections for gig economy workers image
....However, she will promise that any action will avoid “overbearing regulation”. The review, by the chief executive of the RSA, Matthew Taylor, will suggest measures to help boost the rights of workers for companies such as Uber and Deliveroo, in particular with regard to flexibility and pay. ...
Mark Zuckerberg’s got some cheek, advocating a universal basic income | Sonia Sodha image
.... One of the beliefs that powers Silicon Valley’s fervent tech worship is the idea that artificial intelligence and automation will one day spell the end of work. This is implicit in the business plans: Uber’s growth strategy, for instance, is based on the idea that driverless technology will one day replace its drivers altogether. ...
Sexual harassment in Silicon Valley: have we reached a tipping point? image
.... He was shortly followed by Dave McClure, who left his company 500 Startups after he it was revealed he sent a Facebook message to a potential employee saying “I didn’t know whether to hire you or hit on you”. All this comes four months after engineer Susan Fowler’s viral account of facing unwanted sexual advances and discrimination at Uber sparked international outrage and led to intense scrutiny of the frat-house culture across the male-dominated industry. ...
Low-paid workers need better job satisfaction, No 10 review will say image
....He is also set to demand a “clarification” of the legal definitions of self-employed people and workers in an effort to crack down on bogus self-employment, which has affected workers in the gig economy. The minicab app company Uber is currently appealing an employment tribunal ruling that previously self-employed drivers should be classed as workers and therefore enjoy a guaranteed minimum wage, sick pay and paid holiday. ...
UK workers earning £2.50 an hour prompts call for government action image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....He also called for a more immediate “emergency intervention” to guarantee labour rights, particularly a minimum income. Several high-profile cases involving firms such as Uber and CitySprint have seen staff argue that they should be classed as workers, an official classification that carries additional rights to independent contractors, including a minimum wage and holiday pay. ...
Gig economy: there's an easy way to end abusive working conditions image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:00:07 PM
....Field and Forsey’s first report last year prompted the prime minister to appoint Matthew Taylor to review employment practices in the gig economy; the findings and recommendations are due to be published next week. The second, into Uber, encouraged Transport for London to grant the California taxi firm only a short-term licence while it consults on a new regulatory system. ...
Uber presses pause on primary taxi service in Finland until 2018 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of July 2017 09:15:32 AM
. Uber is pulling its primary service out of Finland as it waits for a law that will deregulate the taxi market to be passed. ...
‘Gig workers’ already have rights – all we have to do is enforce them | Jason Moyer-Lee image
....Modern work and its protections for workers, or lack thereof, has been the subject of much debate. The rise of Uber and Deliveroo, the incessant media interest in the lives of people who use an app to manage work, recent employment status court and tribunal victories for workers, and the announcement of the Taylor review into modern employment practices have all helped generate headlines. ...
UK minimum wage law 'should cover more self-employed workers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of July 2017 06:01:33 AM
....The report said that extending the test would bring most of those who are self-employed in the gig economy and other parts of the self-employed workforce under the protection of the minimum wage for the first time. Those helped would be 170,000 self-employed workers in taxi operations, including both Uber and minicab drivers, and 40,000 postal and courier service workers. ...
Minimum wage for the self-employed, suggests think tank image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 3rd of July 2017 11:03:06 PM
....The idea has been submitted by the Resolution Foundation to the Taylor Review on modern employment practices. Mathew Taylor, the chief executive of the Royal Society for the Arts, was appointed last October by the government to lead a review into the effect of new types of businesses, such as Uber and Deliveroo, which have led to an increase in the number of people in short-term and casual work. ...
Flying high image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:09:01 PM
.... . The use of smartphone apps would make immediate reservations a possibility, in the same way that users of online taxi services like Uber can make instant cab bookings. ...
Deliveroo set to become a tech 'unicorn' as investors seek a slice image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of July 2017 11:57:55 AM
....However, while customers benefit from having pizzas, burgers and noodles from chains such as Byron, PizzaExpress and Wagamama delivered to their front door, Deliveroo’s operating model has come under fire. Like other gig-economy companies, such as the taxi-hailing app Uber, Deliveroo uses thousands of self-employed contractors rather than employees, a model saving millions of pounds in holiday pay, sick pay and tax. ...
Cyclists delivering emergency blood to NHS gain employment rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of June 2017 03:55:18 PM
.... Both admissions came after legal action backed by the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain. Other tribunals against taxi-hailing app Uber and courier firm CitySprint also both successfully argued drivers were officially “workers”. ...
Trains, planes and automobiles: the transport systems embracing smart tech image
.... You can now buy your train tickets through apps and pay with Apple Pay. In cities, you can tap your contactless bank card to pay for public transport, and of course Uber has reinvented the taxi sector. ...
Uber's scandals, blunders and PR disasters: the full list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 27th of June 2017 11:14:33 PM
. Uber has been rocked by a steady stream of scandals and negative publicity in recent years, including revelations of questionable spy programs, a high-stakes technology lawsuit, claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and embarrassing leaks about executive conduct. ...
Uber and the ‘brogrammers’ feel the consequences of changing the world image
....So Travis Kalanick finally took a one-way cab. The ejection of the founder of Uber as its chief executive last week was that rarest of Silicon Valley events: shareholders taking action to repair a tech company’s culture by removing an executive. ...
Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....The new campaign, called the Great Jobs Agenda, is targeting the millions of people in precarious work in the so-called gig economy – where, rather than having fixed permanent roles, workers tend to be given tasks as and when they are needed. That kind of work has grown hand in hand with the rise of online shopping, and platforms such as the taxi-hailing app Uber and the takeaway delivery service Deliveroo. ...
Big Mac, smaller effort: Uber to run McDonald's deliveries in UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 01:13:34 PM
....Fancy a Big Mac but just can’t be bothered to get up off the sofa? McDonald’s has finally answered your prayers– if you live in parts of London, Nottingham and Leeds at least. The fast food giant has launched its long-awaited “McDelivery” trial in the UK after teaming up with Uber’s food delivery service, UberEats. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
. The resignation of Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick is a victory for everyone who cares about the way businesses are run, about the duty of corporations to obey the law and of employers to respect and treat fairly their employees. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick should have gone years ago | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 10:01:21 AM
. Travis Kalanick has resigned as chief executive of Uber – too late and without an admission of personal responsibility for the many scandals that have engulfed the ride-hailing firm he helped to found. ...
How privatization could spell the end of democracy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 08:00:25 AM
.... The playbook is simple: take a public service and build a private, app-powered version of it. The most obvious examples are Uber and Lyft, which aspire not merely to eliminate the taxi industry, but to replace public transportation. ...
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns following months of chaos image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
. Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick has resigned from his position as chief executive of the $68bn ride-hailing app following a tumultuous six months of scandal. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....”. The rise of platforms including Uber, Deliveroo and online retailers, most of which say their drivers and riders are independent contractors, has led to growing concern that millions are stuck in insecure and stressful work in the gig economy. ...
Street wars 2035: can cyclists and driverless cars ever co-exist? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....And in the US, legislation to allow the testing of driverless cars has been introduced in 35 of 50 states, and adopted in six. Google, Lyft, Uber, Ford and Volvo recently formed the Self Driving Coalition for Safer Streets to lobbying for more favourable federal standards. ...
Embattled Uber CEO Travis Kalanick takes indefinite leave of absence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 06:36:50 PM
. Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, has announced that he will take an indefinite leave of absence as the embattled company released a damning report on its workplace culture that called on the company to “review and reallocate” Kalanick’s responsibilities. ...
Our leaders have lost touch with reality – just like the banks did | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... To be a young graduate is to be saddled with debt, compelled to move to a major city, tout for unpaid internships, land a temporary job and have no hope of ever buying a house or retiring before 70. Go up the demographic tree and you see young and even mid-career university lecturers whose jobs have been Uber-ised. ...
Travis Kalanick's future as Uber CEO under threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 02:40:53 PM
. The future of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is hanging in the balance after the embattled cab company’s board voted to adopt a portfolio of recommendations to fight sexual harassment in the firm. ...
Uber silent on CEO’s future as it adopts Holder proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 07:04:16 AM
. Uber’s board of directors has adopted a series of recommendations about the company’s corporate culture from the former US attorney general Eric Holder, but it was silent late on Sunday on whether it would approve a leave of absence for the taxi-hailing app service’s embattled chief executive. ...
Leaked Uber sex memo throws new spotlight on frat-house culture image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 11:21:33 AM
. A leaked memo sent by Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick set guidelines for 400 staff on when it was and wasn’t acceptable to have sex at a company event in Miami in 2013. ...
How low does Uber have to go before we stop using it? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 01:27:04 PM
. There’s a pattern that’s becoming clear: a news story breaks revealing Uber to have been engaged in illegal, unethical, or just downright gross behaviour. ...
Why Uber's latest scandal shows the need for a whole new board image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 12:37:02 PM
. The latest revelations about behaviour at Uber are the most shocking in a long series. ...
Uber executive 'had no reason to obtain rape victim's medical records' image
. An Uber executive who reportedly obtained the medical records of a Delhi woman who was sexually assaulted by one of the company’s drivers would have had no legal reason to access the documents during the investigation or trial, according to the police officer who oversaw the case. ...
Could growth hacking be the low-cost key to business success? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 06:00:19 AM
....Hackers push the boundaries and experiment extensively in the search of an approach that yields the best results. For smaller businesses, the main focus is on marketing tools, such as search engine optimisation (SEO), social media and email marketing, but for giants like Facebook, Airbnb, Uber and Dropbox, the approach can touch every area of the business. ...
Uber fires more than 20 employees after sexual harassment investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 03:52:01 AM
. Uber has fired more than 20 employees after a company investigation into sexual harassment claims and workplace culture. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
. Uber has fired more than 20 people, and is taking other actions against staff, after a harassment investigation. ...
Rise of the machines: who is the ‘internet of things’ good for? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 04:30:13 AM
.... But more important than the degree of similarity they bear to one another is how different they are from everyone else. Internet-of-things devices are generally conceived by people who have completely assimilated services such as Uber, Airbnb and Apple Pay into their daily lives, at a time when figures from the Washington DC-based Pew Research Center suggest that a significant percentage of the population has never used or even heard of them. ...
Berkeley duo's plan to solve traffic jams: hyper-fast lanes for self-driving cars image
....Sensors in the road would evaluate traffic density, weather hazards, accidents and other changes, prompting the system to adjust vehicle speed as necessary. Like Uber’s pricing structure, fees for Hyperlane would be based upon demand. ...
Jeff Bezos: the 'obsessive' Amazon founder and world's next richest man image
....Bezos has used the fortune built from Amazon to buy the Washington Post and invest in space travel through Blue Origin, a company he founded in 2000. The Amazon chief executive also invests in businesses through Bezos Expeditions, an investment fund that has bought shares in other successful internet startups, such as Airbnb, Business Insider and Uber. ...
Another Uber executive quits but losses improve image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 11:41:41 AM
. Uber's head of finance, Gautam Gupta, is leaving the company, the third senior executive the ride hailing firm has lost this week. ...
Uber fires self-driving car engineer amid legal fight with Google image
. Uber has fired the engineer accused of stealing secrets from Google-owner Alphabet after he failed to assist with an investigation related to the lawsuit. ...
Uber CEO Kalanick's mother dies in boat accident image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:55:51 PM
. The mother of car hire company Uber's co-founder Travis Kalanick has died in a boating accident in California. ...
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Spotify hopes going public will cement streaming as music's future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of May 2017 10:00:25 AM
....If approved, the Swedish streaming service could go public later this year, marking the first tech listing since the disappointing launch of Snap Inc, which lost $2bn in value after releasing disappointing results earlier this month. If the IPO is successful, other hot startups, such as Airbnb and Uber, could follow swiftly in Spotify’s wake. ...
Uber's London licence renewed for only four months image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 05:21:36 PM
. Uber’s licence to operate in London has been renewed but only for a period of four months, as transport authorities continue to deliberate whether to grant it a five-year licence. ...
Ford names Jim Hackett as new CEO in push to build self-driving cars image
....That’s not much in the context of more than 1bn cars worldwide, but represents rapid progress from a standing start just a few years ago. In the US, the race pits traditional auto firms such as Ford and General Motors against technology-focused newcomers, such as Uber and Google, through its Waymo spinoff company. ...
Just Eat and Hungryhouse merger faces competition probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 06:54:56 AM
....Earlier this month, Just Eat noted that the CMA intended to begin an in-depth investigation and said it was "committed to demonstrating to the CMA that the market is, and will remain, competitive following completion of the proposed transaction". The home delivery sector is a hotbed of competition, with Uber and Deliveroo also active in the sector. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
.... People are working flat out in the gig economy but still struggling to make ends meet. The labour market has, for want of a better word, been Uberised. ...
Uber faces legal threat from union over London licence image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:27:11 PM
. Uber has come under further pressure in London after a union threatened legal action if the capital’s transport authority renews the taxi app’s licence without guaranteeing more rights for drivers. ...
Manchester United reports £3.8m loss but revenue rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:46:12 AM
.... Commercial revenues were slightly higher, while matchday income edged lower. Two global sponsorship deals were signed during the quarter, with ride-hailing service Uber and Singapore firm Aladdin Street. ...
Uber must return 'pilfered' Waymo files image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 07:27:22 PM
. Uber has been told to return thousands of "pilfered" files to Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car division. ...
Lyft strikes self-driving deal with Google's Waymo image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 08:23:51 AM
....US ride hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with the Google owner's self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles. Lyft is Uber's biggest rival in the US. ...
Toyota 'backs flying car project' in Japan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 10:33:46 AM
....Jet-propelled sky taxi tested in Germany. Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020. ...
Royal Mail firm launches review after admitting it denied courier benefits image
....Other major gig economy employers who together rely on tens of thousands of workers who do not benefit from sick pay, holiday pay and the right to a minimum wage are fighting similar claims that self-employed workers should have employment rights. Uber, the US taxi app company that has 40,000 drivers in the UK, will this September appeal against an employment tribunal verdict that some of them should be classed as workers. ...
Deliveroo overhauls controversial courier contracts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 06:19:40 PM
....In the new supplier agreement, Deliveroo specifies that freelance couriers can work for other businesses and do not have to wear Deliveroo-branded clothing. The company has also shortened its contracts to four pages after the Work and Pensions Committee labelled those offered by Deliveroo and others such as Uber to be "unintelligible". ...

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