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Ride-hail drivers face tough choices as US aid expires

Uber driver Johan Nijman faces a challenging decision as unemployment aid expires: risk failing to pay for groceries and even lose his home, or resume driving and catch coronavirus...

ShareChat

ShareChat in talks to raise up to $200 million capital

Indian content-sharing platform ShareChat is in early-stage talks with Sequoia Capital and some other investors to raise up to $200 million, which could value the platform business...

Platform News: Sharing Economy COVID-19 pandemic

Uber to start shipping car disinfectants to drivers

Uber Technologies will begin shipping disinfecting car spray to selected drivers in areas most affected by the coronavirus outbreak, an executive said on Thursday. 

Airbnb

Airbnb says the US coronavirus stimulus bill could offer its hosts relief

Airbnb Inc hosts in the United States could get some relief from a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill that is nearing a vote in Congress, the home-rental startup has said. 

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. 

Gojek

Indonesia’s Gojek closed $1.2 billion funding last week – internal memo

Indonesian ride-hailing and payments firm Gojek closed an additional $1.2 billion of funding last week, according to an internal memo reviewed by news agency Reuters. 

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

Uber may suspend accounts of riders, drivers who test positive for coronavirus

Uber has said it may temporarily suspend the accounts of both riders and drivers who have tested positive for the coronavirus, or been exposed to it at the direction of health auth...

Platform Industry News: Ride-sharing driver

French court deals blow to Uber by giving driver ’employee’ status

France’s top court has recognised the right of an Uber driver to be considered an employee, a ruling that could upend the US firm’s business model and potentially requi...