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Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level
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Uber Speeds Past Facebook as Quickest to $50 Billion Value Level

Uber reached an important milestone in valuation three years before Facebook.
Ray Hennessey
Uber Launches Car Leasing Unit, Makes Entry Into Financial Services
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Uber Launches Car Leasing Unit, Makes Entry Into Financial Services

It's an effort to sign up more drivers, injecting the fast-growing ride services company directly into the financial services sector for the first time.
De Blasio Backs Off Proposed Uber Cap -- Your Weekly News
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De Blasio Backs Off Proposed Uber Cap -- Your Weekly News

Plus: America's oldest Pizza Hut closes, teaching us the importance of changing consumer tastes.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
New York City Caves on Plan to Cap Uber Drivers
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New York City Caves on Plan to Cap Uber Drivers

Mayor Bill de Blasio faced vocal opposition to plans to stop Uber's growth in New York.
Ray Hennessey
The Celebs Who Lashed Out at NYC's Mayor Over the Uber Cap
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The Celebs Who Lashed Out at NYC's Mayor Over the Uber Cap

Ashton Kutcher, Neil Patrick Harris and Kate Upton weren't happy with Bill de Blasio's attack on the ride-sharing company.
Laura Entis
What Uber Has Learned About Expansion, Hurdles and Growing Pains
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What Uber Has Learned About Expansion, Hurdles and Growing Pains

In this video, Uber East Coast general manager Meghan Verena Joyce talks about the company's road to success.
Catherine Clifford
Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits
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Cleaning Startup Homejoy Shuts Down, Blames Worker Classification Lawsuits

The multiple worker classification lawsuits filed against the company were the 'deciding factor.'
Laura Entis
Uber Takes Swipe at NYC Regulators With Clever 'De Blasio' Feature
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Uber Takes Swipe at NYC Regulators With Clever 'De Blasio' Feature

The ride-hailing transportation giant has updated its app with a special message for residents of the Big Apple.
Catherine Clifford
Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News
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Turmoil at Reddit, and Shots of the Pluto Flyby: Weekly News

Plus: The sharing economy continues to grapple with the status of its workers.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco
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The Important Question to Ask About Classifying Workers in Light of Uber's Contractor Fiasco

Outsourcing is and will continue to be a vital way for small- and medium-sized companies to grow. But just knowing what to outsource isn't the issue.
Gene Marks
Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit
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Uber Pushes Back Against California Driver Lawsuit

The case could decide whether Uber's drivers are independent contractors or employees.
Uber Update to Make Finding a Ride Even Easier
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Uber Update to Make Finding a Ride Even Easier

The company appears to be cooking up a new feature that could offer an even better experience for riders and drivers alike.
Google Pilots Carpooling Program That Could Challenge Uber
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Google Pilots Carpooling Program That Could Challenge Uber

Israel-based, Google-owned Waze announced a carpooling app RideWith.
Catherine Clifford
Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees
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Another Peer-to-Peer Startup Just Turned Its Contract Workers Into Employees

California's ruling that an Uber driver must be classified as an employee is rippling across the sharing economy.
Claire Zillman