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Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees

Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees Uber, After Buying Postmates, Lays Off More Than 180 Employees SAN FRANCISCO — Uber on Thursday laid off roughly 185 people from its Postmates division, or about 15 percent of Postmates’ total work force, said three people with knowledge of the actions, as the ride-hailing giant consolidates its food delivery …

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Uber Jettisons Flying Car Project

Uber Jettisons Flying Car Project

Uber Jettisons Flying Car Project Uber Jettisons Flying Car Project A day after Uber handed its autonomous car project to a Silicon Valley start-up, the company is doing the same with an ambitious and money-intensive effort to build flying cars. Uber is handing its flying car project, Uber Elevate, to the air taxi start-up Joby Aviation, the two companies said …

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Uber Is Giving Self-Driving Car Project to a Start-Up

Uber Is Giving Self-Driving Car Project to a Start-Up

Uber Is Giving Self-Driving Car Project to a Start-Up Uber Is Giving Self-Driving Car Project to a Start-Up In 2016, Uber acquired the autonomous trucking start-up Otto, led by Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. When Google first tested its self-driving car on public roads a decade ago, Mr. Levandowski and Mr. Urmson, who had played a key role in …

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Uber and Lyft Go Legit. Now What?

Uber and Lyft Go Legit. Now What?

Uber and Lyft Go Legit. Now What? Uber and Lyft Go Legit. Now What? This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Two questions hung over millions of people who worked for Uber, Lyft and other app companies: Should it be legal and was it fair for them to be …

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Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent

Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent

Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent Uber and Lyft Drivers in California Will Remain Independent OAKLAND, Calif. — Drivers and other workers for so-called gig economy companies in California will not become their employees. California voters carried Uber and Lyft to victory, overwhelmingly approving Proposition 22, a ballot measure that allows gig economy companies to continue treating …

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Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers

Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers Seattle Passes Minimum Pay Rate for Uber and Lyft Drivers The Seattle City Council approved a minimum pay standard for Uber and Lyft drivers on Tuesday, becoming the second city in the country to do so. Under the law, effective in January, ride-hailing companies must pay a sum roughly equivalent, …

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An Uber Wage Experiment Worked

An Uber Wage Experiment Worked

An Uber Wage Experiment Worked An Uber Wage Experiment Worked This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Seattle and California are among the places trying to ensure higher pay for Uber and Lyft drivers. But the companies and some drivers have said that proposed regulatory changes might put many …

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Uber Can Continue Operating in London, Judge Rules

Uber Can Continue Operating in London, Judge Rules

Uber Can Continue Operating in London, Judge Rules Uber Can Continue Operating in London, Judge Rules LONDON — Uber scored an important victory on Monday when a judge restored the company’s transportation license in London, one of its most important global markets, where regulators had threatened to ban its cars from the road over safety concerns. A deputy chief magistrate, …

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Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment

Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment Uber and Lyft Could Gain From U.S. Rule Defining Employment The Labor Department on Tuesday announced a proposal that could deem millions of janitors, construction workers and gig workers to be contractors rather than employees, its most ambitious step toward blessing the business practices of companies like Uber and Lyft. …

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Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack

Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack

Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack Former Uber Security Chief Charged With Concealing Hack OAKLAND, Calif. — Uber’s former security chief was charged on Thursday with attempting to conceal from federal investigators a hack that exposed the email addresses and phone numbers of 57 million drivers and passengers. The criminal charges filed in U.S. District Court in San …

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