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Two Uber Execs Reportedly Arrested in Paris
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Two Uber Execs Reportedly Arrested in Paris

The arrests come just days after heated protests by taxi drivers in the French capital.
Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy
Sharing Economy

Employee, Not Contractor: What the Uber Ruling Means for the Sharing Economy

When a peer-to-peer startup is forced to classify workers as employees, not contractors, what are the implications? Attorney Jaia Thomas explains.
Laura Entis
Hoverboards, Uber Protests and Taylor Swift: Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Hoverboards, Uber Protests and Taylor Swift: Your Weekly News Roundup

Taxi drivers reject an Uber service they say is unfair. Also this week, Taylor Swift takes on Apple.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Chaos Unfolds in France as Uber and Taxi Drivers Riot
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Chaos Unfolds in France as Uber and Taxi Drivers Riot

Drivers of the highly regulated taxi system in France say they are unable to compete with the peer-to-peer UberPOP model.
Catherine Clifford
Your 8-Year-Old Can Hail a Ride Uber-Style With This App
Ridesharing Apps

Your 8-Year-Old Can Hail a Ride Uber-Style With This App

San Francisco-based ridesharing company Shuddle today announced a new app that allows kids to order their own rides.
Catherine Clifford
Bill Ford Jr. Looks at the Future of Mobility and Sees It Being Built in Detroit
Mobility

Bill Ford Jr. Looks at the Future of Mobility and Sees It Being Built in Detroit

The hereditary leader of Ford Motor Co. sees cars dominating the suburbs for a long time but crowded cities will drive innovation in how we get around.
Amanda Lewan
California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups
Legal Issues

California Ruling Seen Unlikely to Dent Value of Uber, Other Startups

However, the ruling to classify a San Francisco-based driver as an employee instead of an independent contractor could potentially change how sharing-economy companies operate.
Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup
Weekly News Roundup

Are Changes Ahead at Uber? Your Weekly News Roundup

This week's headlines include Amazon's guidance for drone laws and new gaming technology at the E3 conference.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says
Labor laws

Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says

The ruling is the latest in a host of legal and regulatory challenges facing the smartphone-based ride-hailing service.
Taxi App War: Uber's Competitor in China Raises $1.5 Billion
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Taxi App War: Uber's Competitor in China Raises $1.5 Billion

Days after news leaked that Uber would be investing $1 billion in China, reports claim the newly merged Uber competitor Didi Kuaidi is raising its own, bigger round.
Catherine Clifford
Uber Has a Mobile Game to Stop Drivers Getting Lost
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Uber Has a Mobile Game to Stop Drivers Getting Lost

It's a creative solution to a common problem.
Arjun Kharpal
5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Uber on Its 5-Year Anniversary
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5 Entrepreneurial Lessons From Uber on Its 5-Year Anniversary

To mark Uber's five-year anniversary,CEO and founder Travis Kalanick spoke about his experience as the leader of the transportation technology company juggernaut. Here's a few pieces of advice owners can apply to their business.
Catherine Clifford
How Disruptive Startups Spread the Wealth by Encouraging Derivative Businesses
Business Growth

How Disruptive Startups Spread the Wealth by Encouraging Derivative Businesses

Genuinely revolutionary companies create opportunities for yet more startups. The shrewdest disruptors embrace the process to create a bigger market for everyone.
Sohin Shah
Foursquare Integrates Uber Ride-Hailing Service Directly In Its Mobile App
Apps

Foursquare Integrates Uber Ride-Hailing Service Directly In Its Mobile App

The partnership is being facilitated by Button, a New York company that strengthens deep linking between complementary apps.
Geoff Weiss