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Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
California Supreme Court adopts much stricter standard for classifying workers as contractors and not employees, a ruling that may affect many gig economy firms   —  Companies that want to classify their workers as contractors and avoid paying them wages and benefits that state law requires …
Apr 30, 2018, 9:50 PMIn context
CNNMoney:
Investigation finds that 103 Uber and 18 Lyft drivers have been accused of sexual assault or abuse over the past four years   —  A first Uber ride ends in sexual assault charge  —  After an evening of cocktails in San Diego, a woman got into the back of an Uber for a ride home.
Apr 30, 2018, 7:15 PMIn context
Reuters:
Didi announces an industry alliance for electric and autonomous vehicles with 31 firms, including Renault and Toyota; sources: a dedicated Didi fleet is planned   —  Norihiko Shirouzu, Paul Lienert  —  BEIJING/DETROIT (Reuters) - China's Didi Chuxing, already disrupting the global ride-hailing market …
Apr 30, 2018, 9:35 AMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Grab's deal for Uber's Southeast Asian business faces issues with regulators and, sources say, disgruntled employees, as rivals swarm to recruit Uber talent   —  The long-rumored Grab acquisition of Uber's Southeast Asia business may be official now, but it's far from complete.
Apr 29, 2018, 10:25 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Uber is updating its bug bounty policies and clarifies what it does and does not mean by “good faith” vulnerability research   —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber on Thursday plans to announce changes to how it rewards cyber researchers who report flaws in its software …
Apr 26, 2018, 11:30 AMIn context
Aliya Ram / Financial Times:
Sources: SoftBank to move $20B+ of investments in ride-hailing services like Uber, Ola, Grab, and Didi Chuxing into the Vision Fund within months   —  Japan's SoftBank is planning to swap more than $20bn of investments in some of the world's largest ride hailing groups including Uber, Ola …
Apr 25, 2018, 12:30 AMIn context
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNNMoney:
Uber's second annual global diversity report shows women in technical roles up to 18%, from 15% in 2017; black representation is up in tech but down overall   —  Uber says it will go public in 2019  —  CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is “just getting started” when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion.
Apr 24, 2018, 12:10 PMIn context
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
In pilot program debuting soon, Uber says it will start obscuring the log of rider pickup and drop-off locations given to drivers, instead showing general areas   —  In a pilot program launching soon, Uber will begin obscuring riders' exact pickup and drop-off locations in the trip history displayed to drivers.
Apr 23, 2018, 2:45 PMIn context
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
China-based Didi Chuxing launches in Mexico in its first organic international expansion, following acquisition route into Brazil and franchise model in Taiwan   —  China's ride-sharing leader Didi Chuxing has continued its global march after it officially launched in Mexico, expanding its battle with Uber to a new front.
Apr 23, 2018, 2:35 PMIn context
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Middle East Uber rival Careem says data of 14 million drivers and riders stolen in cyberattack   — Careem, the Middle East rival to Uber, had the data of its 14 million customers and drivers stolen in a cyberattack, the company said on Monday.  —  Careem, the Middle East rival to Uber …
Apr 23, 2018, 10:50 AMIn context

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