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Uber drivers “employees” for unemployment purposes, NY labor board says
"New York City’s largest taxi driver advocacy group is hailing a legal decision by the New York State Unemployment Insurance Appeal Board, which ruled last Friday that three out-of-work Uber drivers can be considered employees for the purpose of unemployment benefits. The decision was first reported Thursday by Politico."
policy  labor  new  york  uber 
july 2018 by jonerp
As Uber and Tesla struggle with driverless cars, Waymo moves forward
"The last few months have had a lot of bad news for fans of self-driving cars. Last December, after news that Volvo and Ford might not achieve ambitious early goals, Wired wrote that self-driving cars were entering a "trough of disillusionment." Events over the last six months have only deepened that trough."
cars  cruise  self  driving  uber  waymo 
june 2018 by jonerp
Uber just ensured that their toxic culture will persist - by @jbernoff
"Uber’s culture is aggressive with questionable ethics. Yesterday they announced the reforms they will make, and also said CEO Travis Kalanick would take a leave. Kalanick’s leave will ensure that none of the proposed cultural changes will happen."
about  corporate  culture  emil  michael  travis  kalanick  uber 
june 2017 by jonerp
Uber president quits, says firm’s values are incompatible with his
"Uber's president Jeff Jones, a marketing expert who joined just six months ago to help soften Uber's abrasive image, has quit because his "beliefs and approach to leadership" were incompatible with what he "saw and experienced at Uber."
cars  technica  ministry  of  innovation  uber 
march 2017 by jonerp
Uber, Lyft helped facilitate slow death of San Francisco’s largest taxi company
"The taxi industry as a whole has been under massive pressure from startup newcomers such as Uber, Lyft, and the recently defunct Sidecar. Those companies are regulated under California’s “transportation networking company” (TNC) law, which is separate from traditional taxi law."
law  &  disorder  ministry  of  innovation  taxi  uber 
january 2016 by jonerp
How Docker Turbocharged Uber’s Deployments - by @jkriggins
"Now Uber is about a third Dockerized but looking toward one hundred percent soon. Why? While the transition was painful, the end result was what they had hoped for, getting rid of their three greatest pain points that stifled continuous deployment. With Docker, they no longer had to:

Wait for the infrastructure team to write service scaffolding.
Wait for IT to locate services.
Wait for infrastructure team to provision services."
case  study  events  technology  top  stories  containers  devops  docker  dockercon  sharing  economy  uber 
november 2015 by jonerp
Tesla World – @TomRaftery’s keynote on the Convergence of IoT and Energy (replay)
"Tom Raftery was invited to deliver his talk on the Convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Energy at the 2015 Tesla World event in Antwerp. Tom’s talk focussed on how the combination of IoT and new open standards can help automated demand response make the electricity grid more stable, and so enable the penetration of a higher percentage of renewables onto the system."
conference  talks  demand  response  energy  internet  of  things  iot  open  standards  openadr  renewable  tesla  uber 
october 2015 by jonerp
Transaction Costs in the New Economy – WTF? - by @freecloud
"“The Internet is nothing less than an extinction-level event for the traditional firm”

Is true, but is qualified – If:

The traditional Firms cannot digitally transform themselves sufficiently to compete well enough, soon enough.
The UberFirms can avoid a levelling of employment & regulatory conditions, and afford to undercut long enough, to drive the traditional Firms out of business."
digital  disruption  strategy  airbnb  ronald  coase  tim  o'reilly  uber  wtf 
september 2015 by jonerp
Uber’s Desperate Fight to Avoid a Massive Class Action Suit
"The hearing comes as on-demand companies like Uber, Lyft and Postmates surge in popularity and reach, creating a vast pool of cheap, flexible labor. According to the nonprofit Freelancers Union, 53 million Americans now work as freelance contractors. That’s about one in three US workers. And the American Action Forum says independent contractors account for nearly 29 percent of all jobs added between 2010 and 2014."
lawsuits  on-demand  economy  uber  1099  business 
august 2015 by jonerp
Corporate Activism: The Uber Edition - by @jeffnolan
"What is different about Uber fighting City Hall versus WalMart or an energy company, is that Uber has user experience on their side. This is where De Blasio fatally erred in taking on Uber. He attempted to use worn our arguments about safety and employee rights to define Uber as a threat to the public welfare when anyone who has ridden in a yellow cab – anywhere – will tell you it is quite the opposite. The data didn’t back up De Blasio’s claim, on the surface or at that level that we just intuitively know."
uncategorized  de  blasio  fhv  gig  lyft  regulators  ride  sharing  taxis  uber  yellow  cabs 
july 2015 by jonerp

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