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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Wednesday 21st of June 2017 06:19:56 AM
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.... 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. 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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....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. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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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". ...
New Uber blow as European legal adviser says service should be licensed like taxis image
. Uber could be forced to adhere to local licensing laws in European cities, after a top legal adviser to Europe’s highest court said the US ride-hailing app should be regulated as a transport company. ...
European court aide rules Uber is a transport company image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 11:05:00 AM
. Uber is a transport firm that requires a licence to operate, a senior member of European Union's top court has said. ...
Just Eat faces competition inquiry over Hungryhouse takeover image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 07:38:30 AM
....“Following its initial investigation into the merger, the Competition and Markets Authority has found that the companies are close competitors because of the similarity of their service and their broad geographical coverage,” the regulator said in a statement. The CMA said more recent entrants into the takeaway delivery market, such as Deliveroo, UberEats and Amazon Restaurants, represented less direct competition in the takeaway food markets as they targeted different types of restaurant, primarily dine-in ones without their own delivery services in fewer areas. ...
Uber should lose its licence if it doesn't improve workers' rights, say drivers image
. A group of minicab drivers, many employed by Uber, have joined black-cab drivers and unions in calling for improved workers’ rights to be a condition of Uber being able to renew its London licence later this month. ...
Uber faces criminal probe in US over 'greyball' code image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 08:51:04 AM
. Ride-sharing firm Uber is facing a criminal investigation by the US government. ...
HMRC steps up inquiry into employment status of Hermes couriers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 12:06:14 PM
....”. The union won a similar case against Uber last year, resulting in a ruling that the ride-hailing service should pay the minimum wage and grant drivers holiday pay and other benefits. ...
Samsung self-driving cars take fight to Apple, Uber and Google's Waymo image
. Samsung is stepping up its plans for self-driving cars to rival former Google project Waymo, Uber and Apple, bringing the key players from the battle for smartphone dominance to the brave new world of autonomous vehicles. ...
May Day report by MPs damns growing UK gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:01:13 PM
.... Given concerns about the rising number of workers classed as self-employed contractors with no access to sick benefit or holiday pay, it wants the default status for people in the gig economy to be “worker” rather than “self-employed”. In an inquiry now curtailed by Theresa May calling a snap election, the committee questioned companies including Uber, Amazon, Hermes and Deliveroo that use self-employed workers widely. ...
MPs call for end to 'bogus' self-employment image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 11:00:07 PM
. Drivers and couriers for companies like Uber and Deliveroo need full worker rights and not "bogus" self-employment status, MPs have said. ...
Uber to offer UK drivers sickness cover in return for £2-a-week fee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 12:51:55 PM
. Uber is to start offering its minicab drivers sickness cover in exchange for a £2 per week fee, in its latest bid to head off criticism over working conditions for its 40,000 drivers in the UK. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:43 PM
....As the rush hour reaches its peak, traffic grinds to a halt and a chorus of car horns rises from the increasingly irate drivers. "This is the soundtrack of Cairo," says Tino Waked, general manager of Uber in Egypt, above the din. ...
Uber's booming Egyptian market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:22 PM
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The Guardian view on Apple-Uber affair: reasons to tame Silicon Valley | Editorial image
. The taxi-hailing company Uber brings into very sharp focus the question of whether corporations can be said to have a moral character. ...
Uber plans to test on-demand flying cars network by 2020 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:28:42 AM
. Uber has unveiled plans to partner with plane manufacturers to develop and test a network of flying cars by 2020. ...
What does the business world make of Trump 100 days in? The jury is still out image
.... When Trump came out in support of Bill O’Reilly, Fox News’s fallen idol, O’Reilly still lost his job. Already some business leaders, even those with terrible reputations (that’s you Uber’s Travis Kalanick) have dropped out of Trump’s business advisory council, lest their proximity be read as approval. ...
Driverless pods plot new course to overtake humans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 07:01:47 AM
.... Thorny questions of prohibition may be dodged in favour of, for example, licensing fast lanes for connected, self-driving cars, or creating urban zones where shared, autonomous, electric vehicles of some description become the only mode of transport, reshaping mass public transport. In the meantime, young people’s appetite to drive or own cars is expected to fade, with the likes of Uber and carpooling already making the motor industry revise how it will sell its vehicles in years to come. ...
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble: why ultra-low mortgage rates are dangerous | Jonn Elledge image
. If you’ve ever made the mistake of trying to debate generational inequality with a baby boomer – by pointing out, say, that they benefited from cheap housing, generous welfare and free university places, before voting consistently for governments that have denied those things to their children, all the while calling millennials lazy and entitled in an infuriatingly faux-indulgent way, as if their kids’ requests that their salaries bear some sort of relation to their actual living costs makes them the sort of spoiled divas who’d call a gold-plated Uber to take them to the lavatory . ...
Uber broke Apple’s iOS privacy rules and Tim Cook wasn't happy about it image
. Uber broke Apple’s privacy rules in its iOS app in an effort to catch Chinese fraudsters, resulting in chief executive Travis Kalanick being hauled in to Cupertino for a personal dressing down from Tim Cook, it has been revealed. ...
Electric flying car that takes off vertically could be future of transport image
....Terrafugia, based outside the US city of Boston and founded 11 years ago by MIT graduates, aims to build a mass-market flying car, while the US-Israeli firm Joby Aviation has said it is working on a four-seater drone. Google, Tesla and Uber have also reportedly shown interest in the new technology. ...
The gig economy 'slashies' risk burnout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
. In a world of Uber and Deliveroo, the gig economy is thriving – it is estimated 1. ...
Here’s how to civilise Uber, and make the other ‘death stars’ work for us too | Deborah Orr image
....Likewise, pretty much everyone who has seen Star Wars remembers the Death Star, the sinister ball of military technology developed to destroy uncooperative planets. The crisis PR expert Jeremy Robinson-Leon remarked the other day that the minicab company Uber “has cultivated this reputation as the death star. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
. When Rachel Whetstone left Google two years ago to replace David Plouffe, a former Barack Obama official, as policy and communications vice-president at Uber, it seemed like a promising Silicon Valley role. ...
Rachel Whetstone: from Tory power broker to Silicon Valley PR guru image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 03:02:53 PM
....”. Whetstone left Google to join Uber in 2015, shortly after writing an acerbic blogpost addressed to the media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, taking issue with criticism of Google in the Wall Street Journal, part of his news empire. ...
Uber allegedly used secret program to undermine rival Lyft image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:10:45 PM
. A secret Uber program internally dubbed “Hell” allegedly spied on arch-rival Lyft to determine which drivers were working double shifts for both companies, letting the cab-hire app steer more work towards them in an attempt to deprive its competitor of workers. ...
How Uber conquers a city in seven steps image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 03:19:57 PM
....The tides are turning for the poster child of the gig economy. Uber’s “disruptive” approach has up until now attracted investors like flies, leading to its valuation snowballing to $69bn. ...
Uber's head of communications quits scandal-hit cab app image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 08:49:11 AM
. Uber’s head of public policy and communications, Rachel Whetstone, has quit the troubled cab-hire app less that two years after it poached her from Google. ...
The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 05:49:09 PM
.... Rand, the magazine suggested, might just be “the most influential figure in the industry”. When the CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, had to choose an avatar for his Twitter account in 2015, he opted for the cover of The Fountainhead. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
.... The twentysomething hands me two books and asks for them to be delivered to his friend’s place 11 minutes away in the West Village. I am at Nicholas’s beck and call – and anyone else’s, if they have a smartphone – as an Uber courier. ...
Self-driving cars will only work when we accept autonomy is a myth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 7th of April 2017 08:00:05 AM
. The crash of an Uber Volvo in Tempe, Arizona has dragged a regulatory spotlight back onto self-driving cars. ...
Uber contract 'gibberish', says MP investigating gig economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 06:01:33 AM
. A committee of MPs has lambasted Uber’s contracts with drivers as “gibberish” and “almost unintelligible” as the company attempts to ensure its drivers remain self-employed. ...
Deliveroo's verbal gymnastics show commonsense not on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:29:05 PM
....The legal challenges to this arrangement will keep coming, as they should. Deliveroo, like Uber, may own some whizzy technology that enables supply and demand to be matched efficiently, but its other competitive advantage seems to be a grubby form of arbitrage between the letter of the law and its spirit. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'creating vocabulary' to avoid calling couriers employees image
....In a six-page document seen by the Guardian, Deliveroo says its couriers, who deliver takeaways, should always be referred to as “independent suppliers” – self-employed workers with few employment rights – rather than as employees, workers, staff or team members. The business models of gig-economy companies such as Deliveroo and taxi app Uber are based on using thousands of self-employed contractors rather than employees – a move that saves them millions of pounds in holiday pay, sick pay and tax. ...
Uber sued by car-share stab victim image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:30:42 PM
. A woman who was attacked with a knife in an Uber car is suing the ride-sharing company. ...
Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says image
....0’ involves the integration of the physical and software in production and the service sector. Amazon, Uber, Facebook, ‘smart factories’ and 3D printing, its says, are among current pioneers. ...
Congested, polluted and with car jobs at risk, Stuttgart reaches a crossroads image
.... All the social, technological and political trends point to a rapid demise of the polluting internal combustion engine, the coming of electric cars and the end to German car dominance. In the wake of “Dieselgate”, when VW was found to have cheated emission figures, and the arrival on the car scene of digital companies such as Uber, Tesla and Google, all jockeying to introduce driverless and electric cars, the sedate German industry is waking up to the fact that it may be left behind by the US and China and that if it does nothing its cars could soon seem like antisocial relics. ...
The UK must not let this Brexit crisis go to waste. Nor must the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 01:53:07 PM
.... But so is a lack of economic dynamism. Consider the companies that have emerged from nowhere to have a big impact since the single market came into being in 1993: Google, Facebook, ebay, Amazon, Uber. ...
Hammond was right to raise tax for self-employed, inquiry to say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of March 2017 01:13:37 PM
....He also said jobseekers would not be penalised for turning down work on self-employed terms, as he warned potential gig economy workers to “have their eyes open” when signing up with companies asking for cash commitments in exchange for jobs. Hinds’ comments revealed the government’s concern over aspects of the boom in self-employed working, a trend that has come to the public’s attention largely because of the growth in companies using self-employed workers, such as the minicab app firm Uber, courier companies Hermes, DPD and UK Mail and takeaway delivery company Deliveroo. ...
China's Tencent buys 5% stake in Tesla image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:30:31 PM
....Tencent is no stranger to putting money into US companies. Recent investments have included Snapchat-owner Snap and US Uber-rival Lyft - both of which have tech at their heart. ...
Uber to shut down Denmark operation over new taxi laws image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:36:28 PM
. Uber will shut down its operation in Denmark next month following the introduction of new taxi laws, the company has said, marking the latest European setback for the US ride-booking service. ...
Uber set to pull out of Denmark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 01:01:41 PM
. Cab hire firm Uber will withdraw from Denmark in April because of new taxi laws that require drivers to have fare meters and seat sensors. ...
Deliveroo riders plan legal action over employment rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 04:37:56 PM
.... In the latest challenge to employment conditions in the gig economy, they are seeking compensation for not receiving holiday pay and for being paid wages below the legal minimum for employees. The Deliveroo move follows successful employment tribunal cases brought by cycle couriers at CitySprint and Excel and drivers for taxi app Uber. ...
Uber suspends fleet of self-driving cars following Arizona crash image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:29:44 AM
. Uber has suspended its fleet of self-driving cars while it investigates a crash in Arizona involving one of its vehicles. ...

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