Gig Economy

Platform News: Ride-hailing app Uber Technologies

Uber narrows loss on food-delivery growth, cost cuts, but ride-hail demand flat

Uber Technologies has said its food-delivery business continued to grow despite signs of US recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, but ride-hail bookings were flat from the previous ...

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: Delivery Services across the world

DoorDash aims to double valuation in much-awaited IPO

DoorDash Inc said on Monday it’s aiming to raise up to $2.8 billion in an IPO, which could double the worth of their US food delivery start-up and also be one of 2020’s...

Ride Hailing

US tech firms can compensate gig-workers with equity under SEC proposal

The US securities regulator has proposed a pilot program to allow tech firms such as Uber and Lyft to pay gig workers up to 15% of their yearly compensation in equity rather than c...

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...

Platform News: Sharing Economy COVID-19 pandemic

Continued coverage: COVID-19 exposes US Uber, Lyft drivers’ lack of safety net

As independent contractors, US ride-hail drivers for Uber and Lyft benefited from soaring trip demand and flexible work hours. 

Uber CEO

Uber urges White House to include gig workers in coronavirus stimulus

Uber’s CEO has called on US President Donald Trump to include independent drivers and delivery workers in the country’s planned $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus package...