Fighting to stave off a bill that could force them to treat their workers as employees, Uber and Lyft last week deployed an unusual weapon: a promise of extra pay to drivers willing to lobby on their The
On many mornings, Minda Aguhob, a Harvard-educated data scientist who started driving for Uber and Lyft five years ago as she struggled to find a job, opens her Uber app around 6 o’clock, hoping to hear
After a years-long drought, a wave of technology startups — Uber, Lyft, Pinterest and more — are going public, evidence that the sector is thriving. But there’s a shadow hanging over almost all of them.
Jonathan Ive led Apple’s product design for decades, from the Technicolor iMac that revived the company’s fortunes in the late ’90s to the softly minimalist iPhone that turned Apple into one of the world’s
As public trust in Facebook’s ability to wield its power responsibly has fractured in the face of a series of privacy breaches and other scandals, the company has been facing fresh calls for regulation
Employees of the online furniture retailer Wayfair are planning a walkout on Wednesday to protest the company’s sale of over $200,000 in bedroom furniture to a detention center for migrant children in
Faced with a looming threat to their way of doing business, Uber, Lyft and other major on-demand companies are trying something they’ve historically been reluctant to do: seeking compromise. Anxious to
The war for the e-commerce shopper is fought on the battlefield of convenience. One-click ordering, same-day delivery, automatic toilet paper refills: There’s no pain point so small someone won’t pay do
Apple Inc. urged the Trump administration not to proceed with tariffs of as much as 25% on a new slate of products imported from China, saying it would reduce the tech giant’s contribution to the U.S.
As one scandal after another has chipped away at trust in his company over the past three years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has adopted a public pose of penitence, promising to take more responsibility
Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. The social network unveiled an ambitious plan Tuesday to create a new currency
Perpetual gridlock in Los Angeles and San Francisco has inspired a booming industry of on-demand electric rental scooters, now a familiar sight whizzing along sidewalks and bike lanes in cities around
On Tuesday, the insults were “clearly hurtful,” but they did not violate YouTube rules. On Wednesday, they were part of “a pattern of egregious actions,” and as punishment, the company would suspend the
The Justice Department is preparing to open an antitrust investigation into Alphabet Inc.’s Google, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move comes after the Justice Department reached agreement
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief faces accusations of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments, according to a report Thursday by a business news site.
Hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi addressed a conference Wednesday, a distorted video of the California Democrat’s conversation began spreading across the internet. The manipulated clip, slowed to
Huawei Technologies Co. said Tuesday that it’s working on its own operating system for its mobile handsets and will consider rivals to Google’s Android after the U.S. blacklisted the Chinese company, its
Although Facebook Inc. doesn’t sell robots, its researchers use plenty of them — and the company said its machines are getting a lot smarter a lot faster. The social media giant announced Friday that engineers,
T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. jumped in premarket trading as U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he would recommend approval of their $26.5 billion merger, after the companies
It was an advertisement for Lyft that convinced Chris Berry to leave his small town and head to Nashville. He could make a comfortable living driving for the ride-hailing service, the Craigslist post and
Facebook Inc. said Thursday it banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.
Facebook has more than doubled its New Mexico footprint with the purchase of more than 400 acres near its new data center. The Albuquerque Journal reports the social media giant confirmed this week that
The 2010s have been the decade of the subsidized ride. Uber and Lyft duked it out on the streets of American cities, burning mountains of venture capital to keep fares low in the hopes of winning the for
Former Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick once blamed the high cost of each ride on the “other dude in the car” — the driver. It has long been on the ride-hailing company’s road map to someday replace