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Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Apple, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft did not sign a letter from 145 CEOs, including Lyft, Twitter, Airbnb, and Uber CEOs, urging Senate action on gun violence   —  “Doing nothing about America's gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable," the corporate chiefs urged senators in a letter.
Sep 12, 2019, 11:45 AMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says drivers will remain contractors under AB5, as they aren't core to its business which serves as a platform for several types of digital marketplaces   —  The ride-hail company shrugs off a new bill in California, but legal challenges loom  —  Uber won't be reclassifying its drivers …
Sep 11, 2019, 6:15 PMIn context
New York Times:
California passes landmark bill that requires gig economy workers to be treated as employees, going into effect Jan 1, affecting companies like Uber and Lyft   —  SACRAMENTO — California legislators approved a landmark bill on Tuesday that requires companies like Uber and Lyft to treat contract workers …
Sep 11, 2019, 12:57 AMIn context
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber says it has laid off 170 people from its product team and 265 people from its engineering team   —  Uber has laid off 435 employees across its product and engineering teams, the company announced today.  Combined, the layoffs represent about 8% of the organizations …
Sep 10, 2019, 2:43 PMIn context
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber says it will spend $200M to grow its Uber Freight trucking venture, with a headquarters in Chicago, where it plans to hire 2,000 engineers over three years   —  The ride-hailing company is losing billions of dollars every quarter, but it sees room to grow in trucking
Sep 9, 2019, 12:15 PMIn context
Ari Levy / CNBC:
SoftBank is $600M+ underwater on its early-2018 Uber investment as the stock hits an all-time low; because of a CFIUS review, it may not get board seats   —  KEY POINTS  — SoftBank backed Uber in early 2018, buying shares from existing investors for $48.77 a piece and purchasing new shares at just under $33.
Sep 3, 2019, 4:33 PMIn context
New York Times:
A look at the growing tensions between food delivery apps like Zomato and Swiggy in India and restaurants frustrated by their steep commissions and discounts   —  Frustrated by the steep commissions and discounts that apps like Zomato and Uber Eats push on restaurants, thousands have started a movement to #Logout from them.
Aug 31, 2019, 7:05 AMIn context
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Uber and Lyft pledge $60M for a CA ballot measure declaring their drivers non-employees, if AB 5 bill, which hinders classifying drivers as contractors, passes   —  - Ballot proposal would counteract proposed California rule  — Deal offers drivers some perks, keeps contractor status
Aug 29, 2019, 7:25 PMIn context
Faiz Siddiqui / Washington Post:
Sources: despite an expensive PR campaign, Uber's internal metrics tracking consumer sentiment show it languishes near its #DeleteUber lows   —  The ride-hailing giant launched a half-billion dollar marketing campaign last year to rebuild its image.  It didn't pay off.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has a reputation problem.
Aug 29, 2019, 12:00 PMIn context
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
US government charges Anthony Levandowski, a former star engineer at Google and Uber, with 33 counts of theft and attempted theft of Google trade secrets   —  SAN JOSE, Calif. — Anthony Levandowski, one of Silicon Valley's foremost technologists on self-driving cars, was charged …
Aug 27, 2019, 1:33 PMIn context

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