Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Uber and Lyft want more public subsidies to meet California EV mandates

California clean-air regulators want nearly all trips on Uber and Lyft ride-hailing platforms to be in electric vehicles, mandating costly measures that the companies call unrealis...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Uber, Lyft have a California playbook to fight proposed US rules on workers

Uber, Lyft and other gig-economy companies face a new challenge from the Biden administration to their use of contract workers, but as they gear up for a fight in Washington they c...

Platform News: Google

US Supreme Court backs Google over Oracle in copyright case

The US Supreme Court handed Google a major victory, ruling that its use of Oracle’s software code to build the Android operating system that runs most of the world’s sm...

Platform News: Google search engine

Google asks US judge to move states’ antitrust lawsuit to California

Google has asked a US judge in Texas to transfer an antitrust lawsuit filed by 10 states in December to a court in California, a state that has more relevant witnesses and document...

Platform Industry: Google News

California files to join US antitrust lawsuit against Google

On friday the US state of California asked to join the US Department of Justice’s antitrust lawsuit against Google, which makes the nation’s attorney general the first ...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

California likely to pass proposition to treat Uber drivers as contractors

Voters in California backed a ballot proposal by Uber and its allies who cements app-based food delivery and ride-hail motorists’ status as independent contractors, not emplo...

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Court rules that California Uber drivers could not establish ‘political coercion’

A California court has denied an application for a temporary restraining order by the nation’s Uber drivers, saying the drivers could not set the alleged “political coe...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Uber and Lyft spend big in California to oppose gig-worker law

Uber and Lyft collectively are spending nearly $100 million on a November California ballot initiative to overturn a state law that would compel them to classify drivers as workers...

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California court ruling gives voters last word over ride-sharing protections

A California appeals court avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft in the state, effectively handing a decision over gig worker benefits and cover voters in a Nov...

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Facebook wins preliminary approval to settle facial recognition lawsuit

Facebook has won preliminary approval from a national court for settlement of a lawsuit that claimed it collected and stored biometric data of millions of customers without their a...

Platform News: Uber Technologies app

Uber to operate food delivery even if ride-sharing business forced shut in California

Uber Technologies has said it would continue operating its revenue-generating food delivery company Uber Eats even if its ride-hail business should be pushed shut in California at ...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Judge blocks Uber and Lyft from classifying drivers as contractors

A California judge has granted the state’s petition for a preliminary injunction blocking Uber Technologies and Lyft from classifying their drivers as independent contractors...

Platform News: US ride-hailing services Lyft and Uber

Massachusetts sues Uber and Lyft over driver status

The US state of Massachusetts has now followed California in suing Uber Technologies and Lyft over allegedly misclassifying their drivers as independent contractors instead of empl...

Platform Industry News: Amazon

Amazon’s business practices examined by two US states

State investigators in both California and Washington are examining Amazon’s business practices, two newspapers reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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