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On-demand startups get more heat over using contractors

Startups in the so-called “on-demand economy” that act as taxi and delivery services are slowly starting to give employee status to their contract workers. But the reason may be more about legal threats than kindness. 392 more words

Tech

The Uberization of the Economy

During my recent San Francisco trip, I had the pleasure of practicing the French language with a fellow traveler from France, who was discussing with me some of the changes that are taking place in the economy as a result of the internet and the horizontal entrepreneurial models that it’s brought into existence. 761 more words

Economics

Uber Donating $1 To MADD For Every Pledge Not To Drive Drunk

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The organization Mothers Against Drunk Driving is joining with Uber to try and stop people from getting behind the wheel drunk this July 4th weekend. 159 more words

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UberX Cancels Free Fourth of July Rides, Blames Taxicab Commission's Rules

UPDATE: An Uber spokeswoman told KMOX News late Wednesday that it would not operate in St. Louis this weekend and that it would not test whether the MTC has jurisdiction over free rides. 572 more words

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Uber Austin provides 2.5 million rides in first year

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Ride-sharing company Uber has released statistics on their first year in Austin and the number of rides given is well over two million. 40 more words

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Stupid Questions Uber Passengers Ask Me, a Female Uber Driver

Contrary to the common saying, there are stupid questions—often asked by equally stupid people. Every day, while driving for Uber, I get asked at least one stupid question, and I do my best to answer it without popping a blood vessel. 396 more words

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