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California governor signs law making gig workers employees

Sep 19, 2019 - 9:56 AM

The law challenges the business model of the rideshare platforms and others which depend on workers taking on 'gigs' as independent contractors.

UBER. The Uber logo is displayed on a car on March 22, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Gig economy challenged as California lawmakers approve landmark bill

Sep 11, 2019 - 6:07 PM

Under Assembly Bill 5, workers in California must be designated as employees if their work or performance is controlled by the company, and part of that company's regular business

RALLY FOR RIDESHARE DRIVERS. Ride-share drivers and supporters with the Independent Drivers Guild protest outside New York City Hall as they rally for wage enforcement and a drivers' bill of rights, on September 10, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

After Lyft, here are 6 other tech companies planning for an IPO

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:57 AM

It's a big year for tech IPOs

Lyft revs up for an IPO seeking to raise $2.4 billion

Mar 18, 2019 - 8:30 PM

(UPDATED) Lyft's launch is the first of what is expected to be a wave of IPOs from venture-backed startups worth more than $1 billion, known in Silicon Valley as 'unicorns'

LYFT. The Lyft logo is displayed on a car on March 11, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Uber filed paperwork for IPO, says report

Dec 08, 2018 - 2:28 PM

The move, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes a day after Lyft launched the process to take the company public with a stock offering

UBER. This file photo taken on March 10, 2017 shows Uber signage outside the entrance of the ride-hailing giant's office in Hong Kong. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Uber, Lyft implement monthly subscription plans in U.S.

Oct 31, 2018 - 11:45 AM

The ride-sharing rivals try to lower monthly travel costs for passengers with a new subscription model

UBER. Uber and US rival Lyft are trying new ways to make rides cheaper. File photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

WATCH: Joe Jonas, DNCE surprise passengers on 'Undercover Lyft'

Jun 01, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Joe and his fellow DNCE members JinJoo Lee Cole Whittle and Jack Lawless disguise themselves as they go on a ride with unsuspecting passengers in LA

In U.S., Uber skids have rival Lyft steering for passing lane

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:57 AM

A socially responsible and driver friendly reputation buoys Lyft as Uber faces questions about its culture

LYFT. An 'Amp' sits on the dashboard of a Lyft driver's car. The apparatus lights up in a color assigned specifically to one passenger for easier ride identification. Sullivan/Getty Images for Lyft/AFP

WATCH: Demi Lovato surprises fans as undercover Lyft driver

Sep 02, 2016 - 5:56 PM

Nobody knows their Lyft driver is Demi Lovato until the big reveal

Screengrab from YouTube/Lyft

Google, Uber in coalition to promote self-driving cars

Apr 27, 2016 - 2:35 PM

The tech giant and the ride hailing company join Ford Volvo and start up Lyft as founding members of the Self Driving Coalition for Safer Streets

A Google self-driving car is seen in Mountain View, California, on May 13, 2014. A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. AFP PHOTO/Glenn CHAPMAN / AFP PHOTO / GLENN CHAPMAN

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Industry calls for fast lane for self-driving cars in US

Mar 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM

If every state is left to go its own way operating self driving cars across state boundaries would be an unworkable situation says Google s Chris Urmson

The Google self-driving car maneuvers through the streets of in Washington, DC May 14, 2012. The system on a modified Toyota Prius combines information gathered from Google Street View with artificial intelligence software that combines input from video cameras inside the car, a LIDAR sensor on top of the vehicle, radar sensors on the front of the vehicle and a position sensor attached to one of the rear wheels that helps locate the car's position on the map. As of 2010, Google has tested several vehicles equipped with the system, driving 1,609 kilometres (1,000 mi) without any human intervention, in addition to 225,308 kilometres (140,000 mi) with occasional human intervention. Google expects that the increased accuracy of its automated driving system could help reduce the number of traffic-related injuries and deaths, while using energy and space on roadways more efficiently. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER / AFP / KAREN BLEIER

Singapore moves to regulate taxi booking apps

Nov 21, 2014 - 3:42 PM

Singapore s Land Transport Authority says the apps will have to apply for a three year certificate of registration starting from the second quarter of next year

UBER RIDE. Uber car driver. File Photo/Rappler