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Uber lays off 435 employees

The company counts nearly 100 million customers to app, but is having hard time making money. This is the second round of layoffs this year for Uber.       ...

Uber lays off 435 employees

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Uber and Lyft Pay Drivers Like Employees to Protest A Bill That Would Make Them Employees A California bill that would classify gig economy workers, such as Uber and Lyft drivers, as employees is currently winding its way through the legislature. AB5, as the bill is known, passed the House in May and is currently being debated in the Senate....
23:52 2019-07-16

Read the full email Uber CEO wrote to employees about why the company was laying off 400 workers (UBER) Reuters/Brendan McDermid Uber fired 400 marketing employees this week as the company seeks to streamline some bloated departments. Morale had been low on the marketing team for months, other former employees say, leaving few surprised by the shakeup. In an email to all company employees, CEO Dara K...
00:26 2019-08-01

Zomato Lays Off 541 Employees, Points to Automation Zomato on Saturday said that it has laid off 541 people -- 10 percent of the company's strength -- across customer, merchant and delivery partner support teams....
21:00 2019-09-07

Uber Lays Off More Staff as It Seeks a Route to Profit Uber on Tuesday said it was laying off about eight percent of its product and engineering teams as the smartphone-summoned ride service tries to map a route to profitability....
18:52 2019-09-11

The Bill That Would Make Uber And Lyft Drivers Employees Isn't Just Making Uber And Lyft Nervous It appears increasingly likely AB5, the California bill that would significantly narrow the definition of an independent contractor in the state and have potentially profound implications on the gig economy, will pass. Last weekend, Governor Gavin Newsom voiced his support of the bill, meaning he wo...
19:52 2019-09-06

Lowe's lays off thousands of store employees amid pressure to boost profits Lowe's is laying store workers who handle maintenance and product assembly as the home-improvement chain continues to cut costs to boost profits.       ...
20:39 2019-08-02

Uber: Drivers tell us through focus groups and surveys they don’t want to be employees Uber agrees workers must be protected. We’ve proposed a progressive approach to ensure security and flexibility, writes chief legal officer Tony West       ...
10:26 2019-09-17

Uber won’t reclassify drivers as employees, despite California’s AB5 ruling Uber has said it has no plans to reclassify its vast army of drivers as employees, in light of the the gig workers’ rights bill passed in the California Senate yesterday. “We continue to believe drivers are properly classified as independent, and because we’ll continue to be responsive to what the v...
15:52 2019-09-12

Uber drivers are not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman rules Transport Workers Union says the decision will be devastating for workers in the gig economyThe ridehailing company Uber does not directly employ its drivers, the Fair Work Ombudsman has said, because drivers have control over “whether, when, and for how long they perform work”.The decision comes af...
13:39 2019-06-07

Brazil court rules Uber drivers are freelancers, not employees A Brazilian high court has ruled that Uber drivers are not employees of the mobile ride-hailing company, a decision that bolsters its business model in its second-largest market....
08:26 2019-09-05

Uber claims new California law still won't force it to classify drivers as employees A top Uber executive attempted to defuse concerns about a potential existential threat to its business shortly after lawmakers in California approved a new bill that will make it more difficult for employers in the state to classify workers as independent contractors....
08:52 2019-09-12

Workers Rack Up Another Victory As California Preps to Classify Uber and Lyft Drivers as Employees Rideshare drivers in California turned out in droves in support of a state bill that would classify them as full employees. They walked away this afternoon with another victory in what is and is likely to continue to be a long and ugly fight. Read more......
05:00 2019-07-11

California passes landmark bill to make Uber and Lyft drivers employees, not contractors The Democrat-led California legislature passed legislation on Wednesday that would require gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft to stop classifying their workers as contractors rather than employees, a landmark bill that could set a precedent for an overhaul of ridesharing across the country....
02:26 2019-09-12

Uber teams up with start-up Grand Rounds to give big-company employees free rides to the doctor Companies are increasingly willing to pay for employees to go to the doctor. Uber is partnering up with Grand Rounds, a start-up that sells into the employer channel, to make it easier....
16:52 2019-06-19

Gavin Newsom signs landmark bill making Uber and Lyft drivers employees, not contractors California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed legislation intended to force "gig economy" businesses such as Uber and Lyft to classify their workers as employees, not contractors. The legislation, AB 5, upends the business model for those companies, forcing them to comply with state and federal r...
23:13 2019-09-18

Walmart employees call for walkout over gun sales Employees troubled by Walmart’s decision to continue to sell firearms, even after a mass shooting in one of it In the wake of the weekend’s deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, a pair of Walmart employees are joining a number of gun control advocates, questioning the retail chain’s sale of guns and ammunition and encouraging other employees to join in their protest. Thomas Marshall, 23, a Wa...
12:39 2019-08-08

Uber Freight is making trucking more efficient and could help Uber turn a profit The trucking industry is worth hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Uber is going after this market with Uber Freight, an online platform that matches truckers with shippers looking to move cargo from one place to another....
16:39 2019-09-14

Uber has proposed a new minimum wage for drivers after years of protests, but it comes with a catch (UBER, LYFT) Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Uber has offered a $21 minimum wage for drivers as it fights against a California bill that could devastate its business. But there's a catch: the wage floor would only apply while drivers are on a ride, which is less than half of their time. Assembly Bill 5 as it's c...
05:00 2019-08-31

See inside Uber's first passenger drone, which could eventually fly passengers at 150 mph while burning no fossil fuels (UBER) Uber Uber is unveiling its first visions for passenger aircraft. The company hopes to offer air services beyond helicopters as early as 2023. We spoke to executives about the first aircraft, a helicopter-airplane hybrid at the company's Elevate conference this week. WASHINGTON, DC — Uber has...
21:52 2019-06-11

Uber just launched an Amazon-like feature that could help it cash in on millennials' mobile-shopping addiction (UBER) Matt Cardy / Stringer / Getty Images Uber has announced a new partnership with Cargo for an in-car shopping experience. By downloading the app and scanning a QR code during your ride, you'll unlock deals on everything from AirPods to luxury suitcases and more. It could help Uber latch on to mille...
01:13 2019-07-18

Cboe Global Markets Plans Listing of Options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), on Thursday, May 16 CHICAGO – May 14, 2019 – Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, today said it plans to list options on Uber Technologies, Inc. (UBER), a ride-share company, on Thursday, May 16, once the underlying stock has been certified as meeting all ...
16:00 2019-05-21

Uber is opening massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas despite recent cost-cutting efforts (UBER) Raymond Boyd/Getty Images Uber has plans for massive new offices in Chicago and Dallas, the company has confirmed in recent weeks. The expansion could mean the ride-hailing giant's San Francisco headquarters is dwarfed by larger satellite offices. In Chicago, Uber Freight is looking to be the nex...
00:26 2019-09-10

Traders have a $1.5 billion bet riding against Uber (UBER, LYFT) Carlo Allegri/Reuters Short-sellers have ramped up their bets against Uber to $1.5 billion. Borrowing of Uber shares has surged by more than 160% in the past two weeks, to 36 million shares from 13.6 million. The value of short positions in Uber has passed the value of those in Lyft for the first t...
21:13 2019-05-28

Uber Lit $1 Billion on Fire Last Quarter Because That's What Uber Does In its first earnings as a public company, Uber posted losses of $1 billion over the previous quarter, more or less matching investor expectations, because sending the GDP of Vanuatu off a cliff every three months is Uber’s current business model, more or less. Read more......
06:52 2019-05-31

'Uber Copters': Uber will offer $200 helicopter flights in New York City this summer Uber announced that active users will get access to Uber Copter, a new service from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport.        ...
04:52 2019-06-07

DoorDash is under fire for its controversial tipping policy. We asked Uber, Lyft, Instacart and other gig-economy startups how much of your tips go directly to their workers (UBER, LYFT) Katie Canales/Business Insider DoorDash is under fire for an opaque tipping system that customers are saying is misleading. In some cases, tips count toward the company's guaranteed minimum pay for orders, instead of being added on top of the check total. A company spokesperson told Business Insi...
16:26 2019-07-23

Read the pitch deck that Uber founder Garrett Camp created for the ride-hailing giant back in 2008 – before the company became the $120 billion giant it is today (UBER) It's a big year for Uber. The first name in ride-hailing had a ton of hype around it for the first half of 2019 thanks to its IPO. And though the $8 billion valuation fell well short of speculations of $100 billion, Uber is still one of the biggest names on the market today. See the rest of the stor...
08:39 2019-08-10

Huawei lays off over 600 people in the US Huawei is laying off more than 600 workers in the United States as the Chinese technology giant continues to struggle with new restrictions from the Trump administration....
06:01 2019-07-24

8K Association lays out 'key performance attributes' for 8K TVs More manufacturers are selling 8K TVs or have models going on sale soon, and ahead of the IFA 2019 tradeshow an industry group has released its "performance specification" for consumer TVs. The 8K Association includes members like Samsung Electronics......
06:39 2019-09-01

"Will Never Be Great": After Harmison, Another Englishman Lays Into Smith Steve Smith, irrespective of his phenomenal form in the Ashes series, is still being castigated by some for his role in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa....
12:00 2019-09-13

In Iowa, Biden lays out his case against Trump Former Vice President Joe Biden, in the battleground state of Iowa, unleashes verbal attacks against President Donald Trump that felt more appropriate for the final weeks before Election Day than 17 months before voters go to the polls. (June 12)        ...
20:39 2019-06-12

Amazon Lays Off Dozens Of Game Developers During E3 Yesterday, as the video game industry’s attention was focused squarely on the final day of the E3 convention in Los Angeles, Amazon’s video game division quietly laid off dozens of employees....
21:00 2019-06-14

US Lays Down Line With China On Next Dalai Lama As Tibetans start grappling with the once unthinkable prospect of the octogenarian Dalai Lama's passing, the United States is looking to lay down a red line against China handpicking his successor....
09:13 2019-09-19

Huawei lays off two thirds of its US research division The rumors of Huawei laying off a large chunk of its US staff have come to pass. The company is cutting over 600 of the 850 jobs at its Futurewei Technologies research wing in the country in response to the "curtailment of business operations" by th......
19:26 2019-07-23

Besieged by electric scooters, Paris lays down the law PARIS (AP) — Paris is cracking down on electric scooters after an anarchic year in which 12 startups flooded the city’s streets with their vehicles. The French capital has 12 free-floating scooter operators, more than the entire United States, according to a study released Thursday, and about ...
18:39 2019-06-06

Maker Faire halts operations and lays off all staff Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire, to lay off its entire staff of 22 and pause all operations. TechCrunch was tipped off to Maker Media’s unfortunate situation which was then c...
07:00 2019-06-08

The Latest: Governor lays flowers at Pulse nightclub ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the third anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting (all times local): 5:40 p.m. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his wife have laid flowers at the gay nightclub where 49 club-goers were massacred three years ago on “Latin night.” DeSantis and his wife, ...
00:39 2019-06-13

Gawker postpones relaunch, lays off entire staff A planned relaunch of snarky news and gossip website Gawker is on hold indefinitely, The Post has learned. Bustle Digital Group, which owns Gawker, laid off the website’s entire staff Tuesday and called off its planned September relaunch, the company has confirmed. “We can confirm that we are postpo...
19:52 2019-07-31

US Lays Out Proposal To Extend Scrutiny Of Foreign Investment The US government outlined more detail on Tuesday on its plans to beef up foreign investment oversight, including a proposal to permit the blocking of some foreign purchases of real estate within 100......
11:39 2019-09-18

Trump lays wreath at tomb of unknown warrior President Donald Trump on Monday laid a wreath at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior in London's Westminster Abbey. (June 3)        ...
17:39 2019-06-03

Facebook Lays Out Challenges of Letting Users Take Their Own Data In a new white paper, Facebook outlines how mandates to protect users’ privacy and give them the right to take their data where they choose are potentially in conflict. The social network is seeking outside input on how to reconcile the two....
23:39 2019-09-04

Axe falls as Deutsche Bank lays off 18,000 in $8.3 billion reinvention Deutsche Bank laid-off staff from Sydney to New York on Monday as it began 18,000 job cuts in a 7.4 billion euro ($8.3 billion) "reinvention" which will lead to yet another annual loss and knocked its already battered shares....
18:13 2019-07-08

UN agency lays backpacks for every child killed in conflict The U.N. children’s agency has laid 3,758 school backpacks in rows reminiscent of a graveyard on the lawn of U.N. headquarters in New York — one for each child who died in a conflict zone last year...
21:39 2019-09-09

EU leader lays into Johnson after he pulls out of news conference Boris Johnson has pulled out of a joint event with the prime minister of Luxembourg due to loud anti-Brexit protests, leaving his counterpart to point to an empty podium....
19:26 2019-09-16

Photograph lays bare reality of melting Greenland sea ice Research teams traversing partially melted fjord to retrieve weather equipment release startling pictureRapidly melting sea ice in Greenland has presented an unusual hazard for research teams retrieving their oceanographic moorings and weather station equipment.A photo, taken by Steffen Olsen from t...
03:00 2019-06-18

"Smokescreen" or solutions? Britain lays out Brexit ideas Britain said on Thursday it had shared documents with Brussels setting out ideas for a Brexit deal, but an EU diplomat described them as a "smokescreen" that would not prevent a disorderly exit on the Oct. 31 divorce date....
16:00 2019-09-19

Review: On Lover, Taylor Swift Lays Down Her Armor Way back in 2010, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift released her third studio album, Speak Now. She wrote every song on the album, without any co-writers, like a response to those who might suggest she was anything other than an artist in sole control of her career. On one song, the poppy “The St...
18:26 2019-08-23

May Lays Out New Brexit Plan Seeking More Opposition Support British Prime Minister Theresa May laid out a fresh plan to get Parliament to back her Brexit divorce package, dangling the prospect of a second Brexit referendum and other concessions....
05:13 2019-05-22

GameStop lays off 120 corporate staffers as stock continues to tumble Brightly lit GameStop storefront. (credit: JeepersMedia / Flickr) Major video game retailer GameStop has announced layoffs for 120 corporate staffers, representing a 14% reduction of the company's "total associate base at our company headquarters as well as at some other offices." “While these cha...
16:13 2019-08-21

Mnuchin Lays Blame for Failed Trade Talks on China The Treasury secretary also said that President Trump will meet with China’s leader, Xi Jinping, at the G-20 leaders’ summit in Osaka, Japan, later this month....
15:52 2019-06-08

Newspaper Owned by Richest Man in the World Lays Off Non-Union Workers Management at the Washington Post, which is owned by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, announced plans on Wednesday to scrap the Express, a free newspaper for local commuters....
23:39 2019-09-12

Toasting Trump, Queen Elizabeth lays out state banquet welcome A four-course meal, more than 2,000 pieces of silver-gilt cutlery and a toast to the queen: Donald Trump will enjoy all the trappings of a state banquet when the U.S. president is received by Queen Elizabeth on Monday....
14:39 2019-06-03

School janitor lays on the ground to comfort girl who has autism By Rachel Paula Abrahamson, TODAY Every morning, students at Melba Passmore Elementary School in Alvin, Texas, file into the cafeteria for breakfast. For fourth grader Kenlee Bellew-Shaw, who has autism, it can be a bit overwhelming. “She really struggles with being in the cafeteria,” Kenlee’s mom, ...
04:26 2019-09-18

Trump lays the groundwork to avoid voters’ recession blame Between poor economic news coming out of China and Germany, the inversion of the yield curve, and trade negotiations with friend and foe alike that have no guarantee of ending positively, signs are mounting that next year’s economy might not be as upbeat as today’s. With the presidential election a ...
12:39 2019-08-16

'I'm not afraid of the IMF': presidential hopeful Alberto Fernández lays out plans Alberto Fernández says Argentina must 'comply' with country's debt commitments but would negotiate a way out with the International Monetary Fund if elected....
15:52 2019-05-21

Apple is having its annual event where it lays out plans for the next year — here's what to expect Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) will show how Apple is evolving the iPhone in the face of a contracting smartphone market....
16:39 2019-06-02

'The poor are punished': Dorian lays bare inequality in the Bahamas The tourist destination relies on a life support system of fishermen, hotel workers and laborers. They’ve been hardest hit Holidaymakers queuing at immigration at the Bahamas’ Nassau airport are still serenaded by three pink-shirted men playing jovial music. They are still sunbathing on the beaches ...
20:39 2019-09-14

GameStop Lays Off Dozens Of Regional Managers As It Searches For A Future On Tuesday, several GameStop employees took to Reddit to report that their regional sales supervisors had been laid off. These anecdotal reports, combined with tips to Kotaku about some layoffs, have since been bolstered by an email from GameStop management, whose authenticity Kotaku has confirmed, ...
23:00 2019-08-01

Amazon Game Studios reportedly lays off dozens in shake-up Amazon Game Studios has quietly laid off dozens of employees on the last day of E3, one of the biggest video game conferences in the world, according to Kotaku. The company reportedly told affected employees that they only have 60 days to find new po......
02:00 2019-06-16

Gatehouse Media quietly lays off newsroom staff before merger Gatehouse Media, which is planning to merge with USA Today owner Gannett, has quietly begun a round of newsroom cuts. More than two dozen newsroom staffers were reportedly laid off from at least 10 papers, including the Providence Journal and the Oklahoman, the Associated Press reported. The cuts be...
04:26 2019-08-28

GameStop Lays Off Over 100 People, Including Nearly Half Of Game Informer's Staff The struggling retail chain GameStop laid off over a hundred employees today, both at its corporate headquarters in Grapevine, Texas and at other offices including its subsidiary Game Informer magazine in Minnesota, where nearly half of the editorial staff lost their jobs in a surprise cut....
04:39 2019-08-21

Trump’s nominee for defense secretary lays out priorities at confirmation hearing Army Secretary Mark Esper is expected to face questions about time as a defense lobbyist, and his plan for dealing with Turkey’s purchase of antiaircraft system from Russia....
17:39 2019-07-16

Aussie home minister lays wreath at bombed Sri Lanka church NEGOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Australian Home Minister Peter Dutton has laid a wreath and offered condolences for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks in Sri Lanka on a visit to the South Asian island nation. Dutton visited St. Sebastian’s Church in the seaside town of Negombo, one of three churches att...
13:26 2019-06-03

Hyundai Motor lays out U.S. recovery plan, places hope on new SUV models South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co laid out its U.S. sales turnaround plan on Monday with an expanded line-up of sport-utility vehicles (SUV), after posting its biggest quarterly profit jump in seven years....
12:52 2019-07-22

Sanders lays out his vision for America: finish what Franklin Roosevelt started The 2020 presidential candidate, who has consistently ranked second in national polls, defended democratic socialism Presidential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders confronted critics of his leftwing politics in a formal speech on Wednesday that sought to explain and forcefully defend democratic socialis...
05:26 2019-06-13

Diego Maradona to Man Utd?! Argentina legend lays down the law to Paul Pogba in manager bid Argentina legend Diego Maradona has revealed he would like to manage Manchester United, insisting he is the right person to lead the club back to major silverware....
13:52 2019-06-05

Analyst lays out six reasons why the new Disney streaming service will eat Netflix's lunch Disney+ is set to launch in November. Needham said Disney's streaming customers will "mostly come" from Netflix because "US consumers have shown a reluctance to add" additional streaming services....
15:13 2019-08-07

Canada's Iamgold lays off 325 Suriname contractors after illegal miner's death Canadian miner Iamgold Corp has dismissed 325 contractors from its Rosebel gold mine in Suriname while it works to restore security after a clash between illegal miners and police, a company spokeswoman said on Tuesday....
00:13 2019-08-21

Struggling CNN lays off health unit staffers as headcount reduction moves forward Sanjay Gupta is safe, but much of the rest of CNN’s Atlanta-based staff that covers healthcare found out on Tuesday they are getting pink slips, a source close to the situation told Fox News....
02:26 2019-05-25

Bernie Sanders meets California fire victims, lays out Green New Deal Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders on Thursday unveiled a $16.3 trillion climate change strategy on a tour of northern California that included meeting families displaced by deadly wildfires and a rally in the state capital Sacramento....
06:52 2019-08-23

Loot Crate Files for Bankruptcy and Lays Off Workers But Promises to Ship Remaining Boxes Loot Crate was once the go-to company for monthly shipments of geek and gamer gear, but now its stock has run dry. The company is filing for bankruptcy and has laid off dozens of employees, on top of the 150 warehouse workers who were let go last month. Loot Crate plans to ship all remaining boxes t...
03:52 2019-08-14

'Two and a Half Men' star Jon Cryer lays out reasons to impeach Donald Trump in response to Twitter troll Actor Jon Cryer responded in detail to a Twitter user that took issue with the former “Two and a Half Men” star’s call to impeach President Donald Trump....
19:00 2019-05-28

'Fight for our lives': Fiji calls world leaders 'selfish' as it lays out climate crisis blueprint Minister says archipelago in grave situation through no fault of its own as he unveils plan for net zero emissions and village relocationFiji will introduce one of the world’s most ambitious legislative programs to tackle the climate crisis, and has labelled the global community’s decision to set as...
06:26 2019-08-07

Tottenham analysis: Harry Kane lays down a brilliant marker as Tanguy Ndombele makes an instant impact Tottenham began their pre-season tour of Asia with a dramatic and action-packed 3-2 win over Juventus in Singapore – clinched by Harry Kane's remarkable stoppage-time winner from the halfway line....
17:00 2019-07-21

Shanahan to meet Chinese counterpart at Singapore security conference as he lays out US strategy to counter China’s military expansionism SHANAHAN AT SHANGRI-LA: Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is in Singapore today, where he is scheduled to deliver a major speech announcing the Pentagon’s new strategy for the Indo-Asia Pacific. The venue is the annual international security conference known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, and S...
13:26 2019-05-31

Daily on Defense: HASC chairman lays down his mark, Republicans cry foul, US-Turkey alliance unwinds over F-35, United Technology and Raytheon join forces OFF THE MARK: House Armed Services Chairman Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., is drawing clear battle lines with President Trump’s proposed defense budget and its Republican backers in Congress with his “Chairman’s Mark” of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, released early this morning....
19:39 2019-06-10

Pence lays wreath at Arlington National Cemetery: ‘Their duty was to serve. Our duty is to remember’ Vice President Mike Pence on Monday marked Memorial Day by laying a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery and honoring fallen United States military service members, saying “this is the day that makes possible all other American days.” ...
19:39 2019-05-27

IBM is laying off 1,700 employees IBM confirmed Friday that it is laying off 1,700 employees. The layoffs, which affect one half of 1 percent of IBM’s 340,000 strong workforce — were confirmed by the tech company to CNBC. “We are continuing to reposition our team to align with our focus on the high-value segments of the IT market, a...
19:39 2019-06-07

IBM is laying off more than 1,000 employees IBM confirmed Thursday that it’s laying off a small percentage of employees. The cuts affect around 1,7000 of the company's 340,000 employees.        ...
04:52 2019-06-07

Employees circumvent IT just to do their job Employees worldwide have begun to go rogue by using unauthorized software and applications on their work devices despite being aware of the potential business risks involved according to new research from Snow Software.The company's new study surveyed 3,00 professionals in the US, Europe and As...
01:39 2019-06-01

84% of US employees have never heard of GDPR A survey of corporate employees by insider threat management company ObserveIT reveals a greater understanding of privacy laws in the UK than in the US....
21:00 2019-06-12

In California, Gig Workers Are About to Become Employees A bill would change the rules for classifying workers as employees, rather than contractors. It would affect Uber and Lyft, but also truckers and musicians....
12:00 2019-09-12

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before SAN FRANCISCO — When Liz O’Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was deve...
23:13 2019-08-26

How to Attract Generation Z as Employees Employers are planning to hire 10.7% more class of 2019 graduates than they did from the class of 2018, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers. With college hiring up, in order for employers to recruit these candidates as effectively as possible, it is essential that th...
16:13 2019-07-18

How Huawei Employees Helped Governments Spy A Wall Street Journal investigation shows that employees of Huawei, the Chinese telecom company, helped the governments of African nations intercept the communications of political opponents. Josh Chin tells the story of how Huawei technicians helped governments crack down....
02:39 2019-08-15

Harley Davidson to lay off 40 employees in Wisconsin Harley-Davidson Inc has laid off 40 employees at its general merchandise division in Milwaukee as part of a restructuring exercise, according to a company official with knowledge of the matter....
03:13 2019-09-12

Huawei Says, Without Evidence, That U.S. Pressured Its Employees The Chinese technology giant said the American government had used harassment, entrapment and cyberattacks to disrupt its operations in recent months....
18:52 2019-09-03

What Tech Companies Pay Employees in 2019 Marvel at the median income at Google and Facebook, but remember: Reducing the pay of tens of thousands of people to a single number has its shortcomings....
18:52 2019-05-21

Government to Google: Let Employees Speak Out Federal regulators have ordered Google to assure employees they are allowed to speak out on political and workplace issues, as part of a settlement of formal complaints that the search giant punishes those who do just that....
00:00 2019-09-13

Ex-NFL GM accused of targeting black employees Shortly after Brian Pope lost his job as security coordinator for the Houston Texans in May, he found out that "several players made the comment that 'they are trying to get rid of all the brothers,'" he said....
08:52 2019-06-15

Letters From Washington: Your Employees Could Be Undocumented The Social Security Administration has mailed “no-match letters” to more than 570,000 employers since March, sending shock waves through industries that rely on undocumented workers....
19:39 2019-05-21

Microchipping your employees will always be dehumanizing — and pointless You may have heard of the latest approach to authentication in businesses: inserting microchips into their employees.  While this approach has worked wonders in the pet community, helping returning lost furry friends to their owners, the use of microchips in a business environment is not only dehuma...
23:13 2019-08-18

VW employees to vote on whether to join UAW in Tenn. The much anticipated UAW vote is set for June 12-14. VW has said it has taken a neutral position on whether the Tennessee workers should unionize....
22:00 2019-05-29

JLR employees could move to a four-day working week News 12 Jun, 2019 Employees at Jaguar’s Castle Bromwich plant will sign a ballot later this week, deciding if the plant will move to a four-day schedule...
19:52 2019-06-12

Schwab Scraps Trip for Top Employees Discount brokerage Charles Schwab says it is scrapping a Hawaii vacation for top employees, citing “reputational risks” associated with award programs....
02:26 2019-07-13

Top US bosses earn 278 times more than their employees Chief executives earned an average of $17.2m each last year and their pay grew more than 1000 % since 1978, survey findsChief executives at the US’s top companies took home $17.2m in pay last year – 278 times the salary of their average worker.Between 1978 and 2018, the average pay of the bosses of ...
14:13 2019-08-14

What can employees do if their supervisor is unprofessional or abusive? Ask HR Abusive or unprofessional managers are a common workplace problem. Here's how you can resolve the problem and defuse the stress.        ...
15:13 2019-05-21

Chandler employees to use self-driving cars CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) – Dozens of city employees in the Phoenix suburb of Chandler will use self-driving vehicles at work in partnership with Waymo, an autonomous vehicle company. The Arizona Republic reports that the partnership will begin this month as Chandler evaluates whether using the aut...
11:00 2019-07-08

US Company Asked To Pay $58,000 To 2 Employees For H1-B Violations A US company has been asked to pay $58,815 to two of its employees after a federal investigation found it guilty of violating the H-1B guidelines, amidst a crackdown on the popular visa programme by......
14:26 2019-07-18

Tech Executives Tap Employees for Ideas Technology teams at large companies are moving beyond their traditional role in business support as their bosses encourage them to use their skills to develop marketable products and services....
09:26 2019-08-21

This restaurant likes to tattoo its employees More than 30 of Nova Cafe’s current and former employees got tattoo of a bacon and eggs/skull and crossbone designIt’s not required that you get a tattoo with the restaurant’s logo if you want to work at the Nova Cafe in Bozeman, Montana. But that hasn’t stopped more than 30 of the cafe’s current an...
16:01 2019-08-01

Employees fear layoffs after CBS and Viacom merger The merger of CBS and Viacom has staffers bracing for layoffs — but the companies are keeping mum about when and where they’ll wield the ax. “The bigwigs are concerned for their jobs,” said a CBS source, explaining that corporate-level execs, like those with human resources, communications and ad sa...
05:52 2019-08-14

Ask The Salty Waitress: Do restaurant employees get to eat for free? Dear Salty: This doesn’t really affect my experience at restaurants at all, but it’s just something I’m curious about. When and what do servers and cooks eat during their work day? I assume you all eat before your shift, but do you get served anything from the menu? Or do you eat at different times?...
21:39 2019-08-27

Apple store veteran: We're like car salesmen or Best Buy employees now As Apple places more and more emphasis on services, is it putting more and more emphasis on store employees selling add-ons? A current store employee says it's so....
16:39 2019-09-08

Huawei reportedly plans to lay off hundreds of employees in the US The layoffs are expected to hit Huawei's U.S. development subsidiary Futurewei, according to the Journal. Futurewei employs 850 people in research labs throughout the U.S., including Texas, California and Washington state....
20:13 2019-07-14

Virginia Beach employees seek counseling Virginia Beach city employees have been seeking counseling following the deadly shooting on Friday in which twelve of their co-workers died. (June 3)        ...
08:39 2019-06-04

CBP investigating Facebook posts of 70 current, former employees U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is investigating 62 current and eight former employees connected to posts on Facebook involving derogatory, sexual and racial content....
19:00 2019-07-16

Amazon to spend $700 million to retrain a third of US employees Amazon will provide technical training to about one-third of its US workforce at a cost of more than $700 million. Amazon, which like other companies has struggled to find technically qualified US employees, said that it will provide its workers with the skills to transition into software engineerin...
16:26 2019-07-11

California Enacts Law to Classify Some Gig Workers as Employees California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation intended to classify some independent contractors as employees eligible for legal protections as companies including Uber and Lyft ramp up their resistance to the change....
05:52 2019-09-19

Google employees don't want it to work with US border agencies In a newly published petition, Google employees are demanding the search giant not bid on a recent cloud computing contract from the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency....
03:00 2019-08-15

Don’t be afraid to give your employees real autonomy A control-oriented management style doesn't work well in a knowledge economy powered by code. Let your workers set their direction, speed, and destination.Read More...
21:13 2019-08-10

Memorial set for 5 slain Capital Gazette employees ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Journalists will gather in a park in Annapolis, Maryland, for a memorial for the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot to death in their newsroom last year. Trif Alatzas, publisher and editor-in-chief of The Baltimore Sun, and Capital Gazette Editor Rick Hutzell are sche...
12:00 2019-06-28

Google Curbs Political Debate by Employees Google tightened its guidelines on how employees communicate about politics and topics not related to work, in a major shift for a company that has long prided itself on open debate....
03:39 2019-08-24

A Russian company will pay employees to wear skirts A Russian company is offering bonuses to its female staff for putting on makeup and wearing a dress or skirt to work. "Our team consists of 70% of men," a spokesperson reportedly said. "This is a great way to rally a team!"...
23:13 2019-05-30

AT&T employees bribed with $1M to unlock millions of phones AT&T employees unlocked millions of mobile phones to plant malware and remove the phones from the provider’s network — all for thousands of dollars in bribes. The details were revealed after the US Department of Justice (DoJ) opened a case against Muhammad Fahd, who has been accused of running a fra...
19:13 2019-08-07

Why Amazon Employees Are Protesting Over Climate Change On September 20, over 1,000 Amazon employees—mostly made up of staff at the company’s Seattle headquarters—will walk out of Amazon offices to protest the company’s inaction over climate change, as part of the larger global climate strike. The strike, led by 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, is a ...
03:13 2019-09-11

1,000 Employees Sacked From Home Ministry In 5 Years More than 1,000 employees have been sacked by the Home Ministry in the last five years on the grounds of lack of integrity and ineffectiveness in public interest, union minister of state for Home,......
21:39 2019-07-17

UPS to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees for the holiday season UPS plans to hire about 100,000 seasonal employees again this year to handle its expected increase in package volume throughout the holiday season, the company announced Monday....
22:26 2019-09-09

Firefox zero-day was used in attack against Coinbase employees, not its users There were actually two zero-days -- not one -- combined into an exploit used in a spear-phishing attempt. Other cryptocurrency organizations were also targeted....
16:52 2019-06-20

FCA, Renault deal could take more than one year to be finalised - CEO to employees It could take more than one year for Fiat Chrysler and Renault to finalise a proposed merger of the two companies, FCA group's chief executive told employees on Monday in a letter seen by Reuters....
11:39 2019-05-27

Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Online Nomination: Here's How To Do It EPFO nomination: It is important to nominate members to the EPF account, according to EPFO's website. In the event of a subscriber's sudden demise, only the nominated members can withdraw the EPF......
00:13 2019-05-28

How small businesses classify employees matters in a big way When companies regard so many full-fledged workers as independent contractors, without employment and pay protection, it takes a toll on our economy and society.       ...
22:26 2019-06-18

Memorial held for 5 Capital Gazette employees Journalists gathered in Annapolis, Maryland, for a memorial for the five Capital Gazette employees who were shot to death in their newsroom last year. (June 28)        ...
06:52 2019-06-29

These Food Delivery Services Keep Their Employees' Tips If you’re using an app to get food deliveries, your tip might be going right into the bank account of the company the deliverer works for, not the person’s pockets....
21:39 2019-07-22

AT&T employees took bribes to plant malware on the company's network DOJ charges Pakistani man with bribing AT&T employees more than $1 million to install malware on the company's network, unlock more than 2 million devices....
19:26 2019-08-06

Magazine giant Meredith quietly axes 60 employees Media giant Meredith — under pressure to reap cost savings from last year’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Time Inc. — quietly axed about 60 employees, or 1 percent of its workforce, in its magazine division this week. About half the cuts unveiled on Thursday came from two publications: Entertainment W...
00:26 2019-06-08

Jumia Fires Employees After Investigation of Sales Practices Jumia Technologies, the company behind the biggest e-commerce business across Africa, said it has fired employees and suspended others after investigations of improper sales practices....
03:00 2019-08-22

Google wants its employees to stop discussing politics at work Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained the tech giant's new guidelines, which now discourage workers from discussing politics on internal communication forums, in an email to employees Thursday night....
21:13 2019-08-27

McDonald's announces new anti-harassment training for US employees McDonald's said Wednesday that it will introduce new workplace training centered on harassment and workplace safety as it faces legal scrutiny over its previous handling of incidents....
00:26 2019-08-29

Bratz maker trying to lure Mattel employees to his company The battle between Barbie and Bratz dolls is getting personal. Isaac Larian, the colorful head of MGA Entertainment, the company behind Bratz dolls, tried to buy Barbie maker Mattel three times and failed. So now he’s looking to pick off his rival’s employees. “Attention #Mattel employees Mattel Inc...
04:26 2019-08-08

Walmart employees stage a walkout to protest gun sales White-collar employees in California and Oregon say they want the retailer to stop selling firearms and ammunition, after a mass shooting in an El Paso store left 22 people dead....
21:00 2019-08-08

Huawei employees reportedly helped African governments spy Well, the US now has yet another reported case of espionage-related misdeeds it can point to as additional proof of why the Huawei ban should remain in place. The Chinese consumer electronics giant is under scrutiny again, this time over a Wall Street Journal report that found some of its employees ...
23:52 2019-08-16

Two Former Hedge Fund Employees Could Get $90 Million Jury Payout Two former employees of commodities hedge fund Touradji Capital Management could receive roughly $90 million after winning a decadelong lawsuit against the firm....
20:00 2019-06-06

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 bln to employees to invest in new fund- WSJ Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to lend up to $20 billion to its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, to buy stakes in its second Vision Fund, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/307Ljih on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter....
10:39 2019-08-18

Employees Urge Google Not To Work With US Immigration Officials Hundreds of Google employees on Wednesday called on the internet titan to avoid working for US immigration officials until they stop "engaging in human rights abuses."...
03:52 2019-08-15

This company is helping pay down its employees' student debt. 'They are creating value for us' Chegg has a new program that will give its employees up to $5,000 a year to help pay off student debt. "If they borrowed money and they are creating value for us, we want to help them," says CEO Dan Rosensweig....
02:52 2019-06-07

Bratz-maker trying to lure Mattel employees to his company The battle between Barbie and Bratz dolls is getting personal. Isaac Larian, the colorful head of MGA Entertainment, the company behind Bratz dolls, tried to buy Barbie maker Mattel three times and failed. So now he’s looking to pick off his rival’s employees. “Attention #Mattel employees Mattel Inc...
12:00 2019-08-07

Thousands of employees do yoga in front of Disney castles ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Pluto wasn’t doing a downward dog, but thousands of Disney workers unrolled their yoga mats in front of castles at the company’s theme parks in Florida, California, France, Hong Kong and Shanghai. The mass yoga events around the world on Friday marked the fourth year...
17:26 2019-06-21

Barstool Sports Employees Organize To Smooch Their Boss's Ass Prompted by The Ringer’s unionization, Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy, whose site uses the tagline “By the common man, for the common man,” has spent a lot of his time yesterday and today coming out as a big anti-union guy. This was a predictable shtick from the guy who sold MAGA hats and yuks...
08:13 2019-08-14

New report claims some Snapchat employees spied on users A new report from Motherboard reveals that Snap employees in the past have abused internal tools in order to glean information about user emails, user location data, and other types of sensitive data. What’s particularly worrisome is that some Snap employees were said to have used these tools ...
01:39 2019-05-24

ARM reportedly tells employees to suspend all business with Huawei UK-based chip designer ARM told its employees to stop all their dealings with Huawei, according to the BBC. It reportedly notified its personnel in a memo to suspend "all active contracts, support entitlements and any pending engagements" with the Ch......
16:52 2019-05-22

Google has more temp, contract workers than actual employees Welcome to 2019, the era of the “shadow workforce.” A wide array of temps, contractors and contingent workers are playing an increasingly large role in offices across the globe. As it turns out, these people who work with (rather than for) Google now outnumber the company’s actual employees, The New...
23:26 2019-05-30

Welcome to a timeline in which Letterboxd needs to clarify that its employees are "not Nazi sympathizers" Like many of us, Letterboxd user SilentDawn felt compelled to revisit Inglourious Basterds—what with a new Quentin Tarantino film in theaters and all. Following what was presumably an entertaining but largely uneventful two hours and 33 minutes, SilentDawn took to Letterboxd to post their thoughts o...
20:13 2019-07-31

Why social media is key to keeping employees engaged at work When it comes to social media and the workplace, platforms like Facebook and Twitter are typically viewed as distractions, rather than assets. However, when used properly, social media can become an invaluable tool for keeping employees more engaged, happy and connected at work. While companies cert...
22:13 2019-07-11

Can't Accept Gifts Without Permission, UP Government Employees Told After banning mobile phones in meeting, asking officials to report on duty by 9 am, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now come up with another new diktat -- no officials will henceforth......
09:26 2019-07-01

Living In A Van In Google's Backyard? Some Employees Make It Work In a quiet neighborhood near Google's headquarters last month, rusty, oleaginous sewage was seeping from a parked RV onto the otherwise pristine street. Sgt. Wahed Magee, of the Mountain View Police......
10:26 2019-05-22

Amazon plans to retrain one-third of US employees as automation grows Amazon announced today that is is planning on retraining one-third of its workforce to help ease the effects of automation. The e-commerce giant is pledging $700 million that will go to providing "upskill" training designed to move people in position......
22:13 2019-07-11

Employees not the target of encryption laws: Home Affairs Australian developers really do need to relax. Cops and spooks are being told very clearly that the Assistance and Access Act isn't for dragooning you into deceiving your bosses....
03:52 2019-05-31

Google employees reportedly retaliated against for reporting harassment Dozens of Google employees claim that when they filed complaints about harassment with human resources, they were retaliated against, according to a new report. An internal document obtained by Recode shows 45 retaliation claims collected by employees over the course of two weeks in April, with most...
19:13 2019-09-10

Jeep employees, retirees say Renault's presence put them 'in the ditch' While FCA considers a merger with Renault, older Jeep employees and retirees recall their last dance with the French automaker in the 1980s, when Renault merged with American Motors Corp., which owned Jeep at the time....
23:52 2019-06-03

Waymo will test its self-driving taxis on employees in California Self-driving venture Waymo has been given permission by California authorities to transport people in its robotaxis. According to TechCrunch, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) gave Waymo the green light this week, issuing a permit tha......
01:13 2019-07-04

CEO Ian Sohn posts memo to employees: Never ‘apologize for having lives’ Ian Sohn, president of creative tech agency Wunderman Chicago, has a few choice words for employees who eschew work for other responsibilities. In an open letter that’s going viral, Sohn tells his employees that he “never” wants them to “apologize for having lives.” ...
05:00 2019-05-25

Facebook plans to double its minority employees in the next five years Facebook is more diverse than it was six years ago, but the company admits it has a long way to go. Today, Facebook released its 2019 Diversity Report, and while it employs more women and minorities than it did a few years ago, it's still predominant......
22:52 2019-07-09

Louvre employees mull closing museum again over overcrowding PARIS (AP) — Employees at the Louvre in Paris are mulling whether to close the museum for a second day this week over tourist overcrowding. The world’s most visited museum was closed on Monday after employees complained they were harassed by tourists waiting to see the Mona Lisa. Pierre Zinenb...
16:39 2019-05-28

Wilhelmina modeling agency sues five employees who quit The Wilhelmina modeling agency has filed a $5 million lawsuit against the five workers who abruptly walked out a week ago, according to new Manhattan court papers. Wilhelmina International LTD. filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Saturday against a director, three agents and a scout of thei...
21:52 2019-05-28

Amazon is spending big to retrain employees – and so should you | Gene Marks While small firms can’t afford the $700m Amazon is spending, they can send workers to conferences and workshops to acquire skills – and get a tax benefitAmazon has been getting a lot of bad press lately, with workers protesting conditions and wages and the EU announcing that it is now weighing antit...
14:00 2019-07-19

VW Tennessee plant employees to vote on whether to join union Volkswagen AG and the United Auto Workers union confirmed on Wednesday that workers at the German automaker's Chattanooga, Tennessee assembly will vote June 12, 13 and 14 on whether to unionize....
21:26 2019-05-29

Three NYPD employees busted for separate crimes in 2 boroughs Three NYPD employees — including one found with drugs and counterfeit cash — were busted across Staten Island and Queens, police said Saturday. School Safety officer Iashia Glover, 29, was arrested late Friday after being caught with three pounds of marijuana, more than $17,000 in cash, and another ...
23:39 2019-09-14

Tesla CEO urges employees to 'catch up' to hit delivery record Tesla Inc has "a lot of catching up" to do but still can achieve a record quarter, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk wrote in a new email that was reviewed by Reuters....
23:52 2019-05-29

Microsoft employees spent eight weeks singing their own praises Around 150 Microsoft employees and interns got together to create a musical that will surely incite different emotions in different people. Well, at least there's a joke about Windows Phone....
20:52 2019-09-09

Employees say companies use IT for pure profit, not worker empowerment A survey of white- and gold-collar employees show they're suspicious of companies' motivations for using IT. Oddly, older employees say they believe in technology for productivity more than their younger counterparts....
22:00 2019-09-17

Congress joins debate over sending TSA employees to border WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are clashing over the Trump administration’s move to send hundreds of Transportation Security Administration employees to the U.S.-Mexico border. The TSA is asking federal air marshals, airport screeners and others to volunteer to support a buildup of federal agents...
21:01 2019-05-21

62 border employees being investigated for secret Facebook group WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants. Most are under investigation for posts that surfac...
00:13 2019-07-16

Amazon to employees: Quit your job, we’ll help you start a delivery business Enlarge / Completed customer orders are seen in their boxes, awaiting delivery, at the Amazon Fulfillment Centre on November 14, 2018, in Hemel Hempstead, England. (credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images) In efforts to fulfill orders faster, Amazon will help some employees transition to entrepreneurial li...
15:26 2019-05-21

All but 1 of the Virginia Beach shooting victims were city employees Associated Press In a press conference Saturday morning, police said that 12 people were killed and an additional four were injured when a gunman opened fire at a municipal building in Virginia Beach on Friday. Police have released the identities of the 12 victims, and all but one were city employe...
05:39 2019-06-02

Disney heiress says employees unhappy with working conditions A Disney heiress claims that she went undercover at Disneyland, and says she wasn’t happy with what she saw. In a recent interview for Yahoo’s “Through Her Eyes,” Abigail Disney described meeting with Disneyland employees to better understand their grievances about their work. What she saw, she clai...
02:26 2019-07-16

Home Depot employees build 2-year-old boy a walker CEDARTOWN, Ga. (CNN) – Employees at a Georgia Home Depot are being praised for helping out a 2-year-old boy who has trouble getting around. 2-year-old Logan has hypotonia, which impacts his muscle tone and makes walking a problem. His parents were not sure if insurance would cover a gait walke...
10:01 2019-05-28

Man threatens Popeyes employees with gun after chicken sandwich sold out News that the fast-food chain’s sandwich sold out nationwide has brought one lawsuit and at least two incidents of violenceA man pulled a gun at a Popeyes restaurant in Houston on Monday, after being told it had run out of the fast-food chain’s insanely popular chicken sandwich. Related: Bona-fried ...
19:52 2019-09-03

Kickstarter accused of union-busting after firing two employees Kickstarter has fired two employees who headed a unionization effort within the company, according to Slate. The crowdsourcing company fired Taylor Moore (its head of comedy and podcasts) on Thursday, a week after firing Clarissa Redwine (one of its......
19:39 2019-09-13

Two Apple employees among 34 dead in California boat fire Two Apple employees, one of whom was celebrating his daughter's 17th birthday, were among the victims of this weekend's Southern California scuba diving boat fire which killed 34 people, the company announced....
01:13 2019-09-05

Identity Management Sparks Friction Between Executives, Employees Hackers often attack company networks using compromised login information, a challenge for cybersecurity leaders who want to protect data and systems while allowing employees the access they need....
21:39 2019-07-15

Amazon Employees Will Walk Out Over Climate Change Inaction The planned event will mark the first time in Amazon's 25-year history that workers at the company's Seattle headquarters have participated in a strike....
16:00 2019-09-09

Google wants employees to stop talking politics at work Google CEO Sundar Pichai explained the tech giant's new guidelines, which now discourage workers from discussing politics on internal communication forums, in an email to employees Thursday night....
04:26 2019-08-28

Hundreds of Google employees urge company to resist support for Ice Petition demands that the company not provide any technical services to US immigration agencies, citing ‘system of abuse’Tech giant Google is facing a demand from hundreds of employees for an assurance that it will not bid on a government cloud computing contract that could be used to enforce US imm...
23:26 2019-08-16

How books are helping employees bond at this real estate company Sylvia Plath’s semi-autobiographical 1963 book “The Bell Jar” is most likely to be found in a sophomore English class, pored over by high-school students. But recently at Squarefoot, a commercial real estate company based in Manhattan, it was the chosen book title for the office book club. “People r...
18:13 2019-09-14

62 U.S. border patrol employees under internal investigation for Facebook posts U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said Monday that 62 current and eight former Border Patrol employees are under internal investigation following revelations of a secret Facebook group that mocked lawmakers and migrants....
08:39 2019-07-16

GoAir Responds After 2 Employees Accused Of Abetting Colleague's Suicide Two employees of private carrier GoAir have been charged for allegedly abetting the suicide of a 19-year-old employee of the airline in Maharashtra's Nagpur, city police said....
16:00 2019-08-10

Woman breaks into bar, drinks until employees show up in the morning: cops It’s five o’clock somewhere. A Kentucky woman was arrested for allegedly breaking into a closed bar and drinking there until employees showed up to open the watering hole in the morning, according to a report. Donna Martin is accused to busting into the Slainte Public House in Georgetown, Ky., early...
15:00 2019-08-20

Kentucky woman allegedly broke into bar, hung out before employees arrived There's no universal agreement on when "Happy Hour" begins, but one thing nationwide purveyors of booze can agree on is customers need to wait until the bar is actually open....
19:26 2019-08-20

Government Cuts Employees' State Insurance Contribution Rate To 4% The reduced rates will take effect from July 1, 2019, the Ministry of Labour said in a release. It would benefit 3.6 crore employees and 12.85 lakh employers....
06:00 2019-06-14

British Steel says funding is in place for all employees to be paid in full for May British Steel is continuing "to work with all parties to achieve an outcome that secures its future success", with funding in place for employees to be paid for May, a spokeswoman has said....
20:52 2019-05-21

Strong winds sweep restaurant employees off their feet during storm Zach Balogh and his roommate were sitting in their living room in Clemson, South Carolina, as winds started to howl when they heard the piercing beeps and buzzes of storm alerts....
17:00 2019-08-23

Snapchat employees reportedly snooped on users with 'SnapLion' tool A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as SnapLion. It's not clear exactly how widespread abus......
05:52 2019-05-24

Man accused of bribing AT&T employees to unlock phones, install malware A Pakistani man made an initial appearance in court on charges he bribed AT&T employees to unlock phones and install malware.       ...
04:52 2019-08-08

New research finds that “employees who have a white male advocate often end up with higher pay, and New research finds that “employees who have a white male advocate often end up with higher pay, and most of those employees are white men. Women—particularly black and Hispanic women, are the least likely to have such a lucrative connection.” Meritocracy!...
20:52 2019-08-09

Amazon Uses a Twitter Army of Employees to Fight Criticism of Warehouses They love working there. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it. It’s great. They love it....
13:52 2019-08-16

Nearly 50,000 General Motors employees go on strike after union talks break down About 49,000 General Motors employees walked off the job at midnight Monday after negotiations between their union and the Detroit car giant unraveled....
19:00 2019-09-16

Google employees refuse to be ‘complicit’ in any contracts with border control, ICE More than 600 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for US Customs and Border Protection....
23:52 2019-08-16

SoftBank to Lend Founder and Employees Billions to Invest in Fund Softbank is leaning on its employees, including its chief executive, for cash as the firm rushes to raise an ambitious technology fund amid volatile markets....
17:26 2019-08-17

SoftBank plans to lend up to $20 billion to employees to invest in new fund: WSJ Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to lend up to $20 billion to its employees, including Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, to buy stakes in its second Vision Fund, the Wall Street Journal reported https://on.wsj.com/307Ljih on Saturday, citing people familiar with the matter....
20:39 2019-08-17

Brazil Announces Criminal Charges Against Vale Employees in Dam Collapse Brazilian police announced criminal charges against Vale and its German safety auditor, TÜV SÜD, over the miner’s dam collapse in January, the world’s most deadly disaster of its kind in more than half a century....
19:13 2019-09-20

Interest Rate, Withdrawal Rules Of Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) In an EPF account, the employee contributes 12 per cent of his or her salary (basic wages, dearness allowance and retaining allowance) towards the account, and an equal amount is contributed by the......
22:52 2019-08-17

South Korean bosses can be jailed for dismissing bullied employees thanks to a new law South Korean bosses who unfairly fire workers that complain of office bullying now face up to three years in prison or a 30 million won ($25,464) fine, under a new law aimed at cracking down on the country's toxic work culture....
15:52 2019-07-16

It's not just Amazon: Google employees also listen to your recorded voice commands It seems Amazon isn’t the only company who hires people to eavesdrop on conversations you have with your voice assistant – Google has now been caught out doing the same thing, too.Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS has reported that Google hires contractors to listen and transcribe audio reco...
06:00 2019-07-12

Hundreds of Google employees call for company to avoid work with ICE and CBP The petition demands Google not provide services to ICE or U.S. Customs and Border Protection until they "stop engaging in human rights abuses.”       ...
12:39 2019-08-16

IndiGo CEO Assures Employees As Promoters Feud In Public: 10 Points India's largest airline IndiGo, a rare success story in the challenging aviation industry, is caught in a messy feud between its founders. Shares in InterGlobe Aviation - the owner of IndiGo - fell as......
12:26 2019-07-10

Sadiq Khan criticised after just 35 out of 75,000 employees take up scheme to help with childcare costs Sadiq Khan's record has been criticised after it emerged that only 35 parents had taken up a childcare deposit scheme out of more than 75,000 employees....
20:13 2019-06-16

Dozens of Google employees were reportedly retaliated against for reporting harassment Dozens of Google employees claim that when they filed complaints about harassment with human resources, they were retaliated against, according to a new report....
04:26 2019-09-10

Google Employees Say Their Careers Were Stymied After Reporting Harassment and Discrimination Last fall, news emerged that Google had issued massive payouts to executives accused of workplace sexual harassment, which prompted 20,000 employees to walkout in protest—an effort to push the company to do better. Now, nearly a year later, the degree of that “better” seems questionable. A dozen cu...
01:39 2019-09-10

'Not OK, Google': Employees, activists protest at Alphabet shareholder meeting Google employees, community activists and investors protested outside its parent company's headquarters in a show of force that coincided with a series of proposals to reform and improve the tech giant. ...
22:26 2019-06-21

Armed men tied up employees in ‘massive’ Diamond District heist The Wild West came to Midtown on Sunday when at least three armed bandits — one of whom wore what witnesses described as a cowboy hat — bound workers in a massive jewelry-store heist, according to police. The crooks coolly posed as customers at Avianne and Co. in the heart of the Diamond District, b...
09:26 2019-08-26

Employees tied up in ‘massive’ New York Diamond District heist The Wild West came to Midtown on Sunday when at least three armed bandits — one of whom wore what witnesses described as a cowboy hat — bound workers in a massive jewelry-store heist, according to police....
19:00 2019-08-26

U.S.-based engineers' body lifts curbs on Huawei employees The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) on Monday said employees of Huawei Technologies and its subsidiaries would be allowed to participate in a peer review process for its research papers, lifting previous curbs....
03:52 2019-06-03

Amazon’s FC Ready program will let employees do on-demand fulfillment work Amazon will soon begin piloting a new program at select fulfilment centers -- FC Ready -- that'll let new and existing employees sign up for extra work.Read More...
22:39 2019-06-28

Mississippi Walmart employees return to work less than one week after shooting Employees of a Mississippi Walmart are back at work after two store managers were killed by a gunman described as a disgruntled worker.        ...
18:39 2019-08-06

4 employees arrested for nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma Police arrested four employees facing federal charges in the deaths of 12 Florida nursing home patients exposed to extreme heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017, authorities said....
09:13 2019-08-27

IBM Fired 100,000 Older Employees To Look "Cool, Trendy", Claims Lawsuit In a startling revelation, a senior IBM employee has deposed in an on-going age discrimination lawsuit that the company has fired as many as 100,000 employees in the last few years in an effort to......
01:39 2019-08-02

Google’s new policy forbids employees from having ‘raging debates’ over politics Google used to be the epitome of young, smart, techy culture. Its offices have always been lauded as a workplace where free expression, thinking outside of the box, and challenging the status quo were valued more than the ability to keep your head down and meet quotas. Those days are over. The Mount...
10:52 2019-08-27

Amazon employees will reportedly walk out over climate change inaction More than 900 Amazon employees plan to protest the company's lack of action around climate change. In an internal petition, the employees have pledged to walk out on September 20th at 11:30AM PT. They've outlined three demands: that Amazon stop donat......
06:52 2019-09-10

"Painful Decision": Zomato Sacks 541 Employees As Automation Improves Food delivery platform Zomato on Saturday said that it has laid off 541 people -- 10 per cent of the company's strength -- across customer, merchant and delivery partner support teams. The reason......
03:13 2019-09-08

Employees sour on Tesla amid cost-cutting, layoffs Tesla Inc’s rankings at two high-profile job websites have declined, suggesting that job dissatisfaction at the electric car company is intensifying amid layoffs, strategy shifts and executive turnover....
15:01 2019-06-10

Snapchat employees reportedly spied on users' data A report says Snapchat employees use internal tools to access user data including locations, email addresses and saved photos.        ...
19:26 2019-05-24

Federal employees soon will have more options to withdraw money from their retirement accounts The Thrift Savings Plan is on schedule for a September launch of new account withdrawal options that will remove restrictions many investors long have been sore about....
20:39 2019-05-30

Rapper Fetty Wap arrested after allegedly assaulting 3 hotel employees Police in Las Vegas say rapper Fetty Wap was arrested after allegedly assaulting three employees at a hotel.        ...
03:00 2019-09-03

NBA notebook: Magic denies mistreating employees during Lakers' stint Reacting to an ESPN report earlier Tuesday that described a toxic culture in the Los Angeles Lakers' front office, Magic Johnson denied mistreating any employees during his stint as team president that ended last month....
11:39 2019-05-29

Adidas Sells Diversity. Black Employees Say It Doesn’t Practice It. Fewer than 4.5 percent of the workers at the company’s North American headquarters identify as black. Members of that small group say they feel ignored and sometimes discriminated against....
11:13 2019-06-19

Wayfair Furniture Employees Walked Out Over Sales to Migrant Facilities Some 500 Wayfair employees signed a letter asking the furniture giant to end business with a government contractor that operates shelters for migrant children....
23:00 2019-06-27

Huawei employees reportedly worked with Chinese military on AI projects Huawei Technologies Co employees worked on at least 10 research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel over the past decade, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, collaborations the Chinese company said it was not aware of....
21:52 2019-06-27

Customer pulls gun on Popeyes employees over chicken sandwiches, police say Police in Houston say a man pulled a gun on employees at a Popeyes restaurant after they ran out of their popular chicken sandwiches.       ...
03:13 2019-09-04

The Lupe vacuum by ex-Dyson employees could be the ideal cordless cleaner Cordless vacuums were once considered useful for little beyond cleaning small messes, but in the past few years, they’ve come to replace many full-fledged vacuums altogether. But handheld cordless vacuums often can’t hold a candle to their corded brethren, with lackluster cleaning performance or mid...
20:52 2019-05-30

If Uber Wants It, It's Bad If you are negotiating with someone, and they are willing to make concessions as long as they keep one, single, big thing, then that is the thing that is important. Duh. Today, that thing is “your ability to live with human dignity.” Read more......
17:00 2019-06-14

Walmart Asks Employees To Remove Violent Video Game Signage For the past couple of days, Walmart employees have been receiving memos instructing them to remove “any signing or displays that contain violent images or aggressive behavior.” Principal among the suggested items are demos and signs promoting violent video games....
10:52 2019-08-09

70 current, former CBP employees under probe for sexist, racist social media posts U.S. Customs and Border Protection said it is investigating 62 current and eight former employees who are connected to racist, sexist and derogatory posts on Facebook groups....
08:39 2019-07-16

Huawei employees worked with China’s military on tech research projects A report that Huawei employees worked on research projects alongside Chinese military personnel for at least 10 years can’t be good news for Huawei right now. The company’s ability to conduct business has been seriously hindered this year, as Trump’s recent ban prevents the company...
18:52 2019-06-27

Employees speak up at Wayfair, Google. Have Millennials killed being afraid of the boss? Employees, especially millennials, feel increasingly emboldened to publicly criticize their employers. Case in point: Wayfair, Google and Amazon.       ...
17:52 2019-06-28

Wayfair employees plan walkout over sales to migrant detention centers Employees at online home furnishings retailer Wayfair have planned a walkout to protest the company’s decision to sell $200,000 worth of furniture to a government contractor that runs a detention center for migrant children in Texas. More than 500 employees at the company’s Boston headquarters signe...
20:00 2019-06-27

Hospital C.E.O. Resigns and 23 Employees Are Fired After Ohio Doctor Is Charged in Murders The chief executive of Mount Carmel Health System announced his resignation one month after Dr. William Husel was charged with overprescribing fentanyl to 25 patients....
07:13 2019-07-12

Glassdoor survey: Employees give top rating to VMware's CEO, but Zuckerberg plunges Tech company CEOs were the most popular among employees, and they dominated the annual Top 100 CEO list, but not everyone did well, with many large tech companies failing to make the list....
15:26 2019-06-29

Health insurer Anthem has hired a bunch of Apple employees to help it modernize Tech companies like Apple are chasing the $3.5 trillion health care market that has been slow to adapt and change.Traditional health companies, like health insurers and hospitals, are striking back....
22:13 2019-07-09

Firecracker 'prank gone bad' leaves 2 Detroit city employees who tried to use toilet injured Two city workers in Detroit, Mich., were reportedly injured on Wednesday after firecrackers exploded when they tried to use the toilet in a bizarre "prank gone bad."...
15:13 2019-07-11

Tesla employees say they took shortcuts to meet aggressive Model 3 production goals Tesla employees working in the company’s open-air “tent” factory say they were pressured to take shortcuts to hit aggressive Model 3 production goals.       ...
13:52 2019-07-16

Spain Court Rules Food-Delivery Couriers Are Employees, Not Freelancers A Madrid court has ruled that couriers for online food delivery group Deliveroo are company employees, not just freelancers, clearing the way for workers to demand a formal contract and corresponding......
19:26 2019-07-24

Looking to hire good employees? Kim Kardashian West has the answer | Gene Marks The celebrity turned law student’s prison reform work is a reminder employers shouldn’t overlook released prisonersThe economy is growing, the unemployment rate is at historically low levels and most companies – particularly small businesses – are struggling to find workers to fill vacancies. The so...
11:26 2019-06-21

Fox & Friends co-anchor says friendly fast food employees “make a lot of money” As the debate over a national $15 minimum wage continues, one of the primary rhetorical battlegrounds in recent months has been the restaurant world. Between the general U.S. standard of paying less than standard minimum wage with the expectation that tips will supplement that base income, and publi...
05:13 2019-07-25

Alphabet investors and employees are planning a joint demonstration at shareholders' meeting The groups will try to pressure investors to vote on proposals that ban NDAs in harassment and discrimination cases and tie executive compensation to diversity goals....
23:39 2019-06-14

Taco Bell employees praised for helping stranded elderly customer Three Taco Bell employees are being praised for stepping up to help someone in need. The workers at a Sugar Creek, Mo., Taco Bell reportedly went out of their way to help a customer whose car ran out of gas in the drive-thru. The customer was an elderly, disabled man who had just gotten out......
22:26 2019-06-18

Local labor laws apply to Ryanair employees: Belgian court Belgium's labor laws can apply to Ryanair employees based in the country, a local court ruled on Friday, in a case that could set a precedent elsewhere in Europe and upholds a 2018 agreement reached between the airline and Belgian unions....
21:26 2019-06-14

Taliban kills eight election commission employees in south Afghanistan-officials Taliban fighters killed eight election commission employees on Saturday night inside a district center in Afghanistan's southern province of Kandahar, officials said....
13:39 2019-06-30

Microsoft Bans Employees From Using Slack, Has AWS and Google Docs on a 'Discouraged' List PC giant Microsoft has informed its staff not to use popular chat app and competitor Slack, adding it to a list of “prohibited and discouraged technology” comprised of software and services that it does not want employees using outside of specific circumstances, Geekwire reported on Friday. Read mor...
07:26 2019-06-23

Google unveils advanced G Suite protection for high-risk employees Google is levelling up its security for businesses. The company unveiled a host of new protections for its G Suite, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Cloud Identity customers at the Next Tokyo summit. G Suite Enterprise admins can choose to enroll high......
02:39 2019-08-01

Firecracker toilet ‘prank’ leaves two Detroit city employees injured These pranksters are real ball busters. Two Detroit city workers on a bathroom break were reportedly injured when firecrackers exploded as they sat down on toilets inside their fire truck repair shop Wednesday. The stunt left one of the men with injuries to his leg and scrotum, according to the Detr...
09:39 2019-07-11

Huawei employees reportedly caught helping African governments spy on opposition Well, the US now has yet another reported case of espionage-related misdeeds it can point to as additional proof of why the Huawei ban should remain in place. The Chinese consumer electronics giant is under scrutiny again, this time over a Wall Street Journal report that found some of its employees ...
05:00 2019-08-15

Tesla employees' morale suffers amid cost-cutting, layoffs Tesla placed 16th on LinkedIn's annual "Top Companies 2019" list published in April, compiled from billions of actions taken by its over 600 million users that indicate job interest and demand. It held the fifth and sixth spots in 2018 and 2017, respectively....
20:39 2019-06-10

CORRECTED-Employees sour on Tesla amid cost-cutting, layoffs Tesla Inc’s rankings at two high-profile job websites have declined, suggesting that job dissatisfaction at the electric car company is intensifying amid layoffs, strategy shifts and executive turnover....
18:52 2019-06-10

Exclusive: Some big tech firms cut employees' access to Huawei, muddying 5G rollout Some of the world's biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in response to the recent U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech firm, according to people familiar with the matter....
06:39 2019-06-10

Factbox: Victims slain in Virginia Beach rampage mostly city employees All but one of the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Virginia Beach were municipal employees. They were named on Saturday at a news conference by Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen. They are:...
17:26 2019-06-01

Microsoft employees protest climate change 'complicity' in open letter Employees at Microsoft have published a new letter that calls on the company to stop working with oil companies. "Microsoft makes millions of dollars in profits by helping fossil fuel companies extract more oil," states the letter, referencing a part......
03:26 2019-09-20

More states are trying to protect black employees who want to wear natural hairstyles at work In 2017, at a gala luncheon hosted at the opulent Cipriani 42nd Street in New York, Minda Harts found herself seated next to a recruiter for corporate board positions. Over cocktails and a plated fish......
09:26 2019-09-20

2 Reagor Dykes employees plead guilty in $23M 'check kiting scheme' The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas said the employees admitted that "the dealer group had an entire team at its headquarters specifically designated to kite checks."...
06:00 2019-09-21

Wendy's is launching breakfast nationwide in 2020 and will hire 20,000 new employees Wendy's is taking its breakfast menu nationwide in 2020 and will hire 20,000 new employees to support the morning meal, the company announced Monday.       ...
01:39 2019-09-10

Tech CEO tells employees he’s obligated to accept any government contract regardless of morality “I do not believe that it is appropriate, practical, or within our mission to examine specific government projects with the purpose of selecting which U.S. agencies we should or should not do business.” Barry Crist, CEO of Chef, in an email to employees. “And to be clear: I also find policies such a...
04:39 2019-09-21

The war inside Palantir: Data-mining firm’s ties to ICE under attack by employees So far, Palantir has stood firm in its support of the government, even as employees and activist groups say there is growing evidence that Palantir lends support to ICE agents whose work violates the civil liberties of undocumented immigrants. A workplace raid resulting in the arrest of 680 migrant ...
21:39 2019-08-22

Tech news roundup: WWDC, dangerous employees and prescriptive analytics This weeks TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories, include highlights from WWDC, a warning to employers regarding employee security and what you need to know about prescriptive analytics....
21:13 2019-06-05

California Senate passes bill to define more gig economy workers as employees California lawmakers voted to pass AB5, a bill that, if signed, would define more gig economy workers as employees rather than independent contractors.Read More...
21:39 2019-09-11

Tech news roundup: WWDC, dangerous employees, and prescriptive analytics This weeks TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories, include highlights from WWDC, a warning to employers regarding employee security and what you need to know about prescriptive analytics....
21:52 2019-06-05

Hedgie plundered own fund to avoid giving $90M bonus to employees: suit A vengeful hedge fund manager looted his own fund to avoid paying two former employees their bonuses, according to new bombshell complaint. Paul Touradji has been moving hundreds of millions of dollars out of his eponymous fund to keep it out of the hands of two former staffers who have been after h...
03:26 2019-08-21

BetterUp, a career and life coaching platform for employees, raises $103 million BetterUp, a career and life-coaching platform for employees, has raised $103 million in a series C round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.Read More...
15:26 2019-06-12

Hong Kong Protests Force Companies to Choose: Their Employees or China Employers early on supported their workers’ desire to protest but have started to shift under pressure from Beijing. “Every company in Hong Kong is in a delicate situation.”...
01:52 2019-08-26

Businesses, don't shut the door on prospective employees who ghost you | Gene Marks Not showing up after accepting an offer is unacceptable, but if you have a chance to hire someone again don’t shut them out – they may have beneficial skillsA disturbing and growing behavior in this country is affecting countless small and large businesses: prospective employees are turning into gho...
17:52 2019-05-26

St. Louis Blues surprise team employees with trip to Stanley Cup Final St. Louis Blues line up charter to take front office staffers and players' families to first two games of Stanley Cup Final vs. Boston.        ...
23:13 2019-05-27

Snapchat employees abused data access, spied on users: report Snapchat employees have been using internal tools — which offer them privileged access to user data — to spy on people’s pages, a report says. Two workers who are no longer with the app’s parent company, Snap, spoke to Motherboard about the alleged abuse of power– which...
07:13 2019-05-24

6 unique ways companies are helping employees pay off crushing student debt JGI/Tom Grill/Getty Images National student debt is at an all-time high of nearly $1.6 billion. While many companies provide student-loan assistance, some businesses have found more creative ways of keeping their employees out of debt. Some of these policies include trading vacation days for studen...
21:39 2019-06-13

Philly refiner defers retirement fund payments to employees: letter Philadelphia Energy Solutions will defer retirement payments to union members until next year, the company said in a letter to the union last week, the latest sign the refiner is struggling to find......
15:00 2019-05-21

Report: Sony employees caught off guard by Microsoft cloud partnership Enlarge / The kinds of Azure server racks that could soon play host to Sony content under a recent cooperation deal. Following Microsoft and Sony's surprising announcement of a cloud gaming partnership last week, Bloomberg has a bit of behind-the-scenes analysis that uses unnamed insider sources ...
14:52 2019-05-21

California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees Legislation near final approval would affect drivers for ride-hailing services, food-delivery couriers, janitors and others now viewed as contractors....
23:39 2019-09-11

Employees' Provident Fund: Interest Rate, Withdrawal Rules, Key Details Employees' Provident Fund or EPF, a government-run pension scheme, fetches an interest at the rate of 8.65 per cent. It is a mandatory contribution from the salary of an individual that every......
14:52 2019-05-23

An Iowa agency director emailed Tupac lyrics to 4,300 employees. He was asked to resign Iowa Department of Human Services Director Jerry Foxhoven routinely sent messages to employees lauding the late rapper Tupac Shakur.        ...
18:26 2019-07-17

Read the email from Elon Musk to Tesla employees, pushing them to hit aggressive goals Tesla CEO Elon Musk sent out another email to his employees, pushing them to aim for a record number of vehicle deliveries to end the second quarter of 2019....
18:39 2019-06-27

Tesla employees claim shortcuts on Model 3 production, poor conditions, report says Tesla denies claims made in a CNBC report by current and former workers, who cited poor working conditions and quality shortcuts at the California GA4 factory....
20:26 2019-07-17

Government reportedly orders Google not to restrict employees' rights to free speech The National Labor Relations Board has ordered Google to strike community guidelines that ban employees from discussing political and workplace issues, the Wall Street Journal reported....
17:00 2019-09-12

Wayfair employees hold walkout to protest sales to migrant detention centers Hundreds of employees at Boston-based online furniture retailer Wayfair staged a walkout Wednesday over the company's decision to sell furniture to shelters for detained migrant children....
18:52 2019-06-27

Tesla Is Blocking Its Employees From Accessing an Anonymous Social Network for Workplace Complaints Blind is an anonymous social network that has been used by tech workers to speak freely about grievances related to the workplace, among other concerns. Thousands of Tesla employees have signed up for the service, but now the company is reportedly trying to suppress its workers from joining the netw...
23:26 2019-06-04

Google’s Shadow Work Force: Temps Who Outnumber Full-Time Employees The tech company has long used contractors, but some employees worry that a growing reliance on them represents a shifting, less admirable work culture....
10:39 2019-05-28

Jeff Bezos recently told Amazon employees why he's 'very excited' about the auto industry right now Bezos's comments give a rare glimpse into his interest in the auto industry, in which Amazon made its first entry recently through two investments in auto startups, Rivian and Aurora....
20:26 2019-05-21

Magic Johnson denies allegations in ESPN story that he mistreated Lakers employees Hall of Famer Magic Johnson refutes allegations in ESPN story that he created a hostile work environment in the Los Angeles Lakers front office.        ...
11:52 2019-05-29

These USDA employees face a stark choice: Move to Kansas City or be fired Agriculture Department officials have told workers at two agencies that they have two choices: relocate to the Kansas City area or face firing. With many declining relocation, the move will seriously disrupt the work of the department's Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food an...
14:39 2019-07-01

Bridge the disconnect: 3 strategies to make your home-based employees feel less remote Working from home works best for highly self-motivated employees with the right mindset and excellent communication skills.        ...
16:26 2019-05-29

Snapchat Employees Allegedly Misused Internal Tools to Snoop on Users: Report Existing online today means giving over a wealth of data. The hope is that the companies safeguarding it are doing so securely, but thousands of people work for these companies, and all it takes is a few bad actors with the right access to peep at some of your most intimate personal details. And, ac...
03:39 2019-05-24

USDA Agencies Brace for Major Hit After Two-Thirds of Employees Refuse Sudden Relocation When Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced he planned to pack up two Agriculture Department agencies from their D.C. offices and relocate them to Kansas City, critics warned there’d be fallout. And that brain drain’s extent became all too clear Wedn, the Washington Post reported, as the USDA ...
08:00 2019-08-09

Some employees call on Walmart to stop selling guns in wake of mass shootings Some Walmart workers are joining a growing of people calling for the nation's biggest retailer to stop selling guns in the wake of two mass shootings       ...
18:52 2019-08-07

Riot Employees Say Company Has Made Real Progress Fixing Its Sexism Issues In the year since Kotaku’s investigation into sexism at Riot Games, the 2,500-person company behind League of Legends, the company has crafted and self-injected its proposed antidote to its so-called “bro culture.”...
06:13 2019-08-08

As Police Investigate Threats To Twitch Offices, Employees Told To Work From Home After multiple threats were sent to Twitch’s offices in San Francisco, California, the company has asked employees to work from home for the day. Police are investigating....
21:52 2019-08-07

JPMorgan Chase settles case with male employees over paid parental leave JPMorgan Chase reached a settlement with male employees who accused the company of denying them paid parental leave.        ...
18:52 2019-05-31

Google employees implore leaders to stop working with U.S. border, immigration agencies The petition, which has garnered more than 1,000 signatures, is the latest example of pushback from increasingly vocal employees against Google leaders....
23:39 2019-08-19

Walmart asks employees to pull violent video game signage from stores Walmart Inc said on Friday it has asked employees at its stores across the United States to take down signs and playable demos of violent video games but has made no changes to its policy on selling firearms....
18:26 2019-08-09

Uber will now kick you off its app if your rating is too low According to an app researcher Jane Manchun Wong with a history of impressive scoops that come from her constant reverse-engineering of popular mobile apps, it seems that Uber may be testing a feature that would represent a significant change to the ride-sharing business. Uber is apparently testing ...
00:39 2019-05-30

Uber And Lyft Don't Have A Right To Exist On Wednesday, Uber and Lyft released a new petition against Assembly Bill 5, the California bill about to be debated in the Senate that, if passed, would almost certainly result in gig economy workers being designated as employees in the state rather than independent contractors. Uber and Lyft fear ...
19:52 2019-08-30

Uber says IRS looking at its 2013-14 tax returns The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is currently looking at Uber Technologies Inc's taxes for 2013 and 2014, and the ride-hailing company said it expects unrecognized tax benefits to be reduced within the next year by at least $141 million....
14:26 2019-06-04

Uber Cuts More Than 400 Jobs Uber cut 435 technical employees in the company’s latest downsizing as it faces market pressures to turn a profit and the possibility of higher driver pay....
09:39 2019-09-11

Uber And Lyft Take A Lot More From Drivers Than They Say In July, an Uber driver we’ll call Dave—his name has been changed here to protect his identity—picked up a fare in a trendy neighborhood of a major U.S. metropolitan area. It was rush hour and surge pricing was in effect due to increased demand, meaning that Dave would be paid almost twice the re...
20:13 2019-08-26

Is the Uber of babysitting safe? Need a babysitter? There’s an app for that. Uber-esque babysitting services, including the popular Bambino and UrbanSitter, are gaining traction among harried local parents, who love that they can hail child care as easily as a car. Of course, when it’s your kid — or pet — the stakes are high: Walke...
06:13 2019-08-15

Should Uber Bar Felons From Becoming Drivers? The tight U.S. labor market is pushing more employers to consider hiring nontraditional candidates, including some with criminal records. That is intensifying debates about safety, fairness and likelihood of success....
09:26 2019-05-22

Uber To California: Make Us AB5, the California bill that would codify a state Supreme Court ruling putting in place a strict test for whether a worker classifies as an independent contractor and has potentially profound implications on the ridehail industry, is awaiting Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature to become law. But th...
23:13 2019-09-11

In Hong Kong, Employees Hide Their Political Leanings as Beijing Forces Companies to Take Sides By day, Lucy is a flight attendant. Dressed in a neat uniform, she politely offers passengers meals and drinks while they cruise at 35,000 feet. Recently though, she’s been switching shifts to make sure that she’s in town to join the protests that have rocked Hong Kong for the last 15 we...
12:13 2019-09-16

Jeff Bezos Wouldn’t Even Come On Stage to Listen to His Employees Who Want Amazon to Address Climate Change At Amazon’s shareholder meeting today, employees and investors voted on a wide-ranging spate of proposals, from banning the practice of selling facial recognition technology to adopting a serious plan to address climate change. Each of the proposals ultimately failed, but they were undeniable signs ...
02:26 2019-05-23

New Jersey snack stand employees find bag of 'suspected human remains' dangling from doorknob A bag of “suspected human remains” was found hanging on the door of a snack stand in northern New Jersey Monday morning when employees arrived for work, prosecutors said....
12:00 2019-07-02

Trump administration tells federal agencies to use ‘rigorous’ performance standards in rating employees Administration officials said the move will help the government compete with the private sector. Federal unions argue that ratings are often tainted by favoritism....
18:14 2019-07-17

Ex-Texans Employee Claims Fired GM Brian Gaine "Targeted" And "Replaced" Black Employees USA Today has obtained a copy of a discrimination complaint filed by former Texans security coordinator Jeff Pope against recently fired GM Brian Gaine with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in which Pope alleges he was one of several black employees singled out and let go by Gaine....
06:26 2019-06-14

Rabies warning issued near Disney's Epcot theme park after employees scratched by feral cat Vacationers visiting Walt Disney World's Epcot theme park may want to keep an eye out for feral animals after the Florida Department of Health in Orange County issued a rabies warning in the area....
18:26 2019-07-10

Google employees accuse Border Patrol of 'torturing' immigrants, refuse to work with agencies Google employees are circulating a petition urging the tech giant to forgo any opportunities to work with several federal agencies “engaged in caging and torturing vulnerable people.”...
13:26 2019-08-16

Google employees donate heavily to Warren, Sanders despite calls for tech giant's breakup Google employees are donating heavily to Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, despite the fact that both 2020 presidential candidates are leading the charge to break up Big Tech....
23:26 2019-07-31

As Amazon Fires Rage, Brazil’s Government Employees Warn of ‘Collapse’ of Protection System Hundreds of environmental protection professionals in Brazil warn that budget and personnel cuts set the stage for a rise in deforestation and fires....
16:52 2019-08-28

Deutsche Bank reportedly ignored employees' calls to report Trump transactions to federal watchdog Trump's relationships with Deutsche Bank have drawn scrutiny in Congress and elsewhere. Trump sued the bank last month to prevent it from complying with Congressional subpoenas....
16:26 2019-05-21

No employees were harmed in the making of Netflix's new prank show starring 'Stranger Things' actor Netflix clarified the premise of its "Prank Encounters" show starring "Stranger Things" actor Gaten Matarazzo after massive internet backlash. The company said all participants came in with the expectation this was a one-day, hourly gig....
21:13 2019-06-18

Exclusive: French Open organizers ask employees to fill empty seats on main court French Open organizers asked employees to fill empty corporate seats for Saturday's men's semi-final and start of the women's final, demanding they stay 'discreet' and take off their accreditation once seated, Reuters learned on Sunday....
19:00 2019-06-09

Hundreds of Google employees say they won't be 'complicit' in cloud computing work with Customs and Border Protection More than 590 Google employees are refusing to "be complicit" in any potential cloud computing work the tech giant might do for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)....
07:26 2019-08-15

Walgreens cuts long-time health benefit for retired employees in 'unusual' move Walgreens said in a letter reviewed by CNBC it would no longer subsidize medical benefits for former employees who hadn't turned 64 by March 31....
19:26 2019-06-08

Uber will deactivate riders with low ratings Rude behavior or leaving trash behind could get you booted from Uber. The company has added "ratings-based rider deactivations" to its safety policy. Users can now get kicked off the app if they develop a "significantly below average rating."...
18:00 2019-05-29

Bad riders could be banned under new Uber policy Badly behaving Uber passengers can be banned from using the ride-sharing service if their rating score falls below a certain threshold, the company said in a policy update Wednesday....
19:52 2019-05-29

Uber Freight HQ opens in Chicago Uber today announced the opening of its Chicago-based Uber Freight HQ, which it says will be one of the engineering hubs for its transport business.Read More...
20:26 2019-09-09

Uber's IPO Was Just a Bump in the Road, Top Executive Says Uber staff remain focused on global expansion following last month’s initial public offering, said Brooks Entwistle, the company’s chief international business officer....
15:26 2019-06-14

Uber reports $5.2B net loss in Q2, revenue up 14% The loss reflects $3.9 billion of stock-based compensation expenses tied to the ride-hailing company's initial public offering, slower revenue growth and competition in Latin America and elsewhere that required high rider subsidies and driver incentives. ...
18:52 2019-08-09

How the Promise of a $120 Billion Uber I.P.O. Evaporated Uber’s offering was supposed to be a crowning moment for the ride-hailing company. But it suffered setback after setback and ultimately resulted in pointed questions for all involved....
15:52 2019-05-21

Uber sues NYC over vehicle caps Uber isn't about to sit quietly while New York City extends its caps on ridesharing. The company has sued NYC in a bid to halt rules that both freeze the number of new for-hire licenses and limit the amount of time drivers can spend cruising Manhatt......
03:39 2019-09-22

Lyft and Uber Earnings: What to Watch The ride-hailing competitors are set to report their second quarterly earnings since their initial public offerings this week. The reception thus far hasn’t been great: both companies are trading well below their IPO prices....
12:52 2019-08-07

Uber executive reshuffling drops its COO and CMO In an email that went out to employees on Friday, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said that because of progress made over the last two years, he now has more time to oversee day-to-day operations. Post-IPO, that will mean some reassigning of roles, and as......
01:26 2019-06-08

Two Top Uber Executives Out Amid Shakeup Uber’s operating and marketing chiefs are both leaving the ride-hailing giant, less than a month after its disappointing initial public offering, as Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi says he wants more direct control....
23:52 2019-06-07

Uber says IRS probing its 2013-14 tax returns The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is auditing Uber Technologies Inc's taxes for 2013 and 2014 and the ride-hailing company expects unrecognized tax benefits to be reduced within the next year by at least $141 million....
22:52 2019-06-04

Uber threatens to withdraw from Austria U.S.-based ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc threatened on Tuesday to withdraw from Austria if a new law that would subject it to the same price regulations as taxis is adopted....
15:52 2019-06-18

Uber Lost Another Billion Dollars, NBD Uber’s first quarterly earnings report as a publicly-traded company tells us much of the same as every other report the company has ever released about its finances: they can’t stop, won’t stop losing so much freaking money....
01:26 2019-05-31

NYC extends its cap on Uber and Lyft vehicles New York City will cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on its streets for another year. Today, the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) voted to extend the cap it approved last summer, which limits the number of for-hire-vehicles that can ope......
03:26 2019-08-08

Uber loses $1B in Q1 as revenue rises 20% Uber’s loss in its first quarterly report as a public company affirmed the challenges the company faces while spending heavily to fend off ride-hailing and delivery rivals. Uber's CFO said the company also had begun to see "less aggressive pricing" by competitors....
00:52 2019-05-31

The New Provence: From Quaint to Uber-Chic Need proof this beloved vacation spot is evolving? An influx of design-savvy hotels and modern cuisine is reinvigorating the region. So long bouillabaisse....
21:52 2019-07-11

Two Top Uber Executives Are Out as C.E.O. Consolidates Power A month after Uber’s rocky I.P.O., its chief executive laid off two members of his executive team: the chief operating officer and the chief marketing officer....
00:52 2019-06-08

Two Uber Board Members Step Down Two Uber directors—including entrepreneur Arianna Huffington, who had been vocal about changing the ride-hailing firm’s culture—are resigning from its board....
09:39 2019-07-25

The Legal Argument That Could Destroy Uber Days after Uber began selling stock, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer gave the company a huge gift. In an advice memo, the general counsel’s office determined that Uber’s drivers are independent contractors, not employees. If drivers are legally determined to be employees, it would t...
16:13 2019-05-21

Uber loses more than $1bn in first quarterly report since IPO Company said it now had 93 million customers who are active on a monthly basis, 33% higher than the same period last yearUber lost more than $1bn in the first three months of the year, the ride-sharing company announced on Thursday.Releasing its first quarterly report since it became a public compan...
23:26 2019-05-30

Parents, would you let your kid ride an Uber or Lyft by themselves? Uber and Lyft state that kids under 18 can't ride without being accompanied by an adult. Some do anyway, even with parental permission.       ...
22:00 2019-09-04

Rude Uber Riders Could Be Booted From The App Uber riders prone to rude behavior such as leaving trash or urging drivers to speed may be booted from the app under a policy change that took effect here Wednesday....
04:00 2019-05-30

No Ride for You? Uber's Risky Ratings Uber says it will start banning riders in the U.S. and Canada with “significantly below average” ratings. “Respect is a two-way street,” Uber said, noting that riders and drivers should meet a minimum rating threshold....
15:52 2019-06-04

Uber suspends XL service in Istanbul U.S.-based ride-hailing service Uber will suspend its UberXL services in Istanbul from Friday, it said, though passengers in Turkey's largest city will still be able to call smaller yellow taxis through its app....
16:52 2019-05-31

A bad Uber rating could get you banned from the service If your Uber rating is too low, you could be banned from using the car-riding service. Uber announced it was refreshing its guidelines.        ...
02:26 2019-05-30

Uber Ruthlessly Prioritizes 435 People Out of a Job Uber has laid off 265 engineers and 170 members of its product team because it is a successful company based on sound financials that is not badly in need of a drastic overhaul.Read more......
03:39 2019-09-11

Employees on Jeffrey Epstein's private island compound say they had to stay out of sight of the financier and were never allowed in his office AP Photo/Gianfranco Gaglione Jeffrey Epstein, who was charged with sex trafficking on Monday, bought Little St. James Island off of St. Thomas more than two decades ago. Locals on St. Thomas called it "Pedophile Island," according to the Associated Press. One former worker said that staffers were ...
04:39 2019-07-14

Read Tesla CEO Elon Musk's latest email urging employees to improve vehicle deliveries On Wednesday, a new email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to all employees asked them to focus on making end-of-quarter deliveries better than they have been, and called for new meetings with delivery teams every two days "to understand what's needed."...
00:13 2019-05-30

Florida nursing home employees charged with aggravated manslaughter in patient deaths during Hurricane Irma Four employees of a Florida nursing home where 12 patients died after Hurricane Irma knocked out power have been taken into custody on Monday and face charges of aggravated manslaughter and tampering with evidence, according to lawyers tied to the case....
03:13 2019-08-27

Rabies alert issued for Disney World's Epcot area after infected cat scratches employees Florida's Department of Health issued a rabies alert for Disney World's Epcot Center after two employees were scratched by a rabid cat.       ...
22:26 2019-07-11

The medical examiner said a man died of natural causes. Funeral home employees found stab wounds in his neck A medical examiner in Georgia ruled a man died of natural causes. Then funeral home employees found stab wounds in his neck.        ...
04:26 2019-07-25

Google employees weighed free speech concerns before the 2016 elections, internal emails show In September and October 2016, a chain of emails on an internal Google mailing list showed workers had concerns about free speech and content moderation tactics three years before these issues erupted into mainstream political discourse....
21:52 2019-08-08

California county fair employees squandered tax dollars on illegal travel, lavish meals: audit California county fair employees squandered hundreds of thousands of taxpayers’ dollars on unofficial travel, extravagant meals and alcohol, an audit report shows....
19:39 2019-08-21

Barcelona Burger King's ban on facial hair violates employees' constitutional rights, labor union says Burger King employees in Barcelona will finally be able to grow the beard of their dreams - if they so choose - after Catalan authorities ruled that the fast-food company’s prohibition on facial hair violated employees’ constitutional rights....
21:26 2019-07-31

Uber drivers and other gig workers in California could get better pay under proposed law Uber, Lyft in the crosshairs as California lawmakers look to redefine part-time job rules to boost pay, benefits for drivers.       ...
19:00 2019-07-17

Former Uber Employee Says 'Safe Rides Fee' Was the Rip-Off You Always Suspected Uber has, across its 10-year history, been the subject of any number of public scandals—from workplace sexual harassment and data privacy to labor strikes and myriad other controversies. But thanks to a forthcoming book on the beleaguered company, employees had a chance to reminisce about one some o...
19:00 2019-08-24

Uber Takes Texas Taxpayers For A Ride Uber, the ride-hailing company that has lost $16.2 billion over the last two and a half years, got a bit of good news thanks to the generosity of Texas taxpayers....
19:13 2019-08-22

Uber has more than 100 million users, but is still losing money Uber might seem ubiquitous, but the ridesharing company is still growing, it reported in its quarterly earnings. In July, more than 100 million people took Ubers or used the company's services. That's the first time it hit that monthly milestone. Tri......
17:13 2019-08-09

Uber Is Latest Firm to Flounder Post-IPO Many of the most anticipated technology IPOs in the past decade have disappointed investors after reporting their first quarterly results as public companies....
18:52 2019-08-09

Uber Posts Its Largest Quarterly Loss Uber reported its largest-ever quarterly loss, weighed down by heavy competition in Latin America and elsewhere, as well as a large expense related to its initial public offering....
05:39 2019-08-09

Uber CEO says it 'sure looked like' Levandowski took Google's files Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said: "I wasn’t here when we brought Anthony on board but what I do know is that we went to incredible depths to make sure that any information that Anthony might have acquired from Google -- and it sure looked like he did -- didn’t make it over to our company."...
22:26 2019-08-29

Dutch minister: I did not have contact with Uber on tax plan The top Dutch tax politician has denied meeting representatives of Uber Technologies , in answer to questions from parliament about why the company has been allowed to claim a provisional $6.1 billion tax write-off in the Netherlands....
16:13 2019-09-02

The Legal Argument That Could Destroy Uber Is About To Be Tested On October 23, an arbitrator will sit down in Uber’s New York office and hear arguments in a case that could determine the ride-hail giant’s future. It is not about the employment status of a single driver, but rather the very legality of Surge Pricing, Uber’s flagship feature that adjusts the price...
20:26 2019-09-19

Mike Isaac’s Uber Book Has Arrived In “Super Pumped,” Mike Isaac describes the incredible rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of the world’s most infamous ride-sharing app....
17:52 2019-09-06

Uber is sued over resistance to California 'gig' employment law A driver for Uber has sued the company for misclassifying its drivers as independent contractors, hours after California legislators voted to help thousands of those workers become, and enjoy the benefits of being, employees....
21:39 2019-09-12

Uber's RideCheck safety feature goes live across the US When Uber laid out a roadmap for safety features last year, one of the things it promised is RideCheck -- a feature that can help drivers and passengers get help in case of a crash or any other accident. Now, the ridesharing giant has released RideCh......
18:26 2019-09-17

Uber driver fired for kicking gay couple out of car Uber has fired a New Jersey driver for kicking out two female passengers for being gay, according to a new report. Kristin Michele and Jenn Mangan had grabbed a ride-share car from their home in Oaklyn to a concert in Camden on Friday night when Michele leaned over and gave Mangan a kiss on the......
00:26 2019-09-10

How Uber is turning everyone in the company into a data scientist Uber has built internal tools and platforms that others in the company can leverage, bringing cutting-edge expertise to anyone within the company.Read More...
17:52 2019-07-31

New Lawsuit Against Uber Is Set to Test Its Classification of Workers A class-action suit on behalf of drivers in federal court in California, filed on Wednesday, accused Uber of wrongly classifying drivers under the state’s employment test....
00:00 2019-09-13

Uber and Ola hail interest in Addison Lee deal Uber Technologies and Ola, the Indian ride-hailing app, have expressed an interest in acquiring Addison Lee Group, potentially opening a new competitive front in one of the world's largest private taxi-hire markets....
14:13 2019-07-24

Uber Warns It's Under Investigation by the IRS Over Past Tax Returns Uber—the unicorn whose disastrous initial public offering last month launched a thousand think pieces—has revealed that it is currently under investigation by tax authorities over past returns, a revelation that certainly doesn’t seem like it’ll do the rideshare company any favors.Read more......
19:13 2019-06-04

Uber will start banning riders with low ratings Uber said Wednesday that it will start banning riders with low ratings, a significant change to the company’s previous policies. The ride-sharing giant said that riders who have “significantly below average” ratings may lose access to Uber if they don’t heed the company’s advice on how t...
06:52 2019-05-30

Uber to ban riders with low ratings: will you pass the test? Failure to tip, a refusal to chat … even where you sit could influence how drivers rate you and under a new policy could see you bannedWill your Uber rating be docked if youdon’t tip? What side of the car should you sit on? Small talk or silence?Since Uber first began to allow users to check their r...
08:39 2019-06-01

The Morning After: Amazon drones and Uber Copter Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. In the lull between WWDC and E3 (remember to tune in for Google's Stadia announcement at noon ET), Amazon's showing off new delivery drones, Uber Copter is ready to take flight and there's some very exciting new......
15:39 2019-06-06

Uber upgrades its Jump scooters and bikes Uber has revealed its second-generation Jump electric scooters, which will feature bigger wheels and improved brakes. The rideshare giant showed off its new scooter at its third-annual Elevate conference, along with a new user swappable battery syste......
10:39 2019-06-13

Government To Order Uber, Ola To Go Electric: Report Some taxi players, like Ola, have previously tried to operate electric cars in the country, but with little success given inadequate infrastructure and high costs....
17:26 2019-06-06

Uber unveils its vision of flying taxis Uber presented a grandiose vision of flying vehicles whisking people around cities at its annual flying car conference Tuesday in Washington, DC, a day after a fatal helicopter crash raised safety questions about plans for increased air traffic over cities....
02:00 2019-06-13

Uber rolls out next-generation self-driving Volvo At an event in Washington, Uber unveiled a fleet of redesigned self-driving cars that it expects will hit public roads in the coming months.Read More...
21:00 2019-06-12

They Got Rich Off Uber and Lyft. Then They Moved to Low-Tax States. Meet the semiretired millennials who left California for low-tax, low-stress places like Texas, as their former start-ups stampede toward the stock market....
22:26 2019-05-21

Uber Copter's $200 flights launch in NYC on July 9th Uber's autonomous flying taxis aren't ready to take flight yet, but according to a report in the New York Times, it will offer air transit starting July 9th. Uber Copter will be available in New York City first, to Uber Rewards members who've obtaine......
11:26 2019-06-06

Uber Gets Sell-Side Green Light The ride-hailing firm has a stamp of approval from nearly every large research group despite the fact that it has yet to prove its business model can turn a profit....
21:39 2019-06-04

Uber will start booting riders with low ratings Better be nice to your Uber driver and keep those stars up. Beginning Wednesday, the ride-hailing app will start to boot the worst of its boorish riders off the platform. “Respect is a two-way street, and so is accountability,” Kate Parker, Uber’s head of safety brand and initiativ...
17:52 2019-05-29

Uber driver pulls out sex toy on cops who feared it was a gun A Connecticut Uber driver was tackled to the ground by police who believed he was reaching for a gun — only for him to whip out a sex toy, authorities said. Eliot Buenano-Andrade, 48, was allegedly caught masturbating in his white BMW sedan, which was pulled over with foggy windows in Monroe on Tues...
10:26 2019-07-02

UPDATE 3-Uber says IRS probing its 2013-14 tax returns The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is auditing Uber Technologies Inc's taxes for 2013 and 2014 and the ride-hailing company expects unrecognized tax benefits to be reduced within the next year by at least $141 million....
18:52 2019-06-04

Uber could give you the option to ‘favorite’ drivers Uber might be developing a feature that lets riders add drivers as a "favorite" so they can ride with them again in the future. App researcher Jane Manchun Wong revealed the potential app addition on Monday, noting that Uber was apparently testing th......
18:00 2019-05-29

Uber's Jump will take on Lime's e-bikes in London Londoners have seen multiple bikeshare companies come and go -- including ofo, oBike and Urbo. When Lime introduced its e-bikes in December, it seemed like the tide could be changing. Now, Uber's Jump will give it a go. As part of a pilot program, Ub......
19:39 2019-05-24

Uber experiment allows Eats orders from the main app Uber has started rolling out an experimental version of its app that was made to persuade its main service's customers to try its food delivery business. The company has confirmed to TechCrunch that it has embedded a webview version of Eats into the......
09:01 2019-06-05

Bajaj Qute Launched On Uber XS In Bengaluru Bajaj and Uber have partnered to launch the Qute quadricycle for the Uber XS ride category in Bengaluru. This is a pilot project and it will be offered in certain parts of Bengaluru, to begin with....
17:52 2019-06-13

Off-duty officer stabbed after argument in Uber BARTLETT, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Bartlett officer has been stabbed in the face, neck and leg by a person still being sought by police. Memphis police tell news outlets that the officer was sharing an Uber with a man early Sunday when the two began arguing. A police report says t...
15:13 2019-06-04

Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car as it works to deploy vehicles without drivers under limited conditions. Uber said the production-ready XC90s will have factory-installed steering and braking systems designed for computer control rather than human control....
20:52 2019-06-12

Uber launching helicopter service to JFK this summer Uber is finally ready to take to the skies — and has chosen the Big Apple for its helicopter-sharing debut. The ride-hailing giant said Thursday its aerial division, Uber Elevate, will launch a luxe service called Uber Copter on July 9 that will fly passengers from Lower Manhattan to JFK airport in ...
22:13 2019-06-06

Uber-rich: the wealthy people who will get even wealthier from IPO Ride-hailing app valued at $80bn, below its initial target – but it will still make billions for some early investorsUber on Thursday priced its shares at $45 each on its Wall Street debut, valuing the company at a disappointing $82bn.While its value could rise on the first day of trading, the figur...
15:52 2019-05-21

Top executives leave Uber after internal shakeup NEW YORK (AP) — Uber is parting ways with two of its top executives less than a month after the company’s rocky initial public offering. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told employees in an email Friday he plans to be more involved in day-to-day operations now that the IPO has passed. Khosrowshahi says ...
00:52 2019-06-08

Ari Lennox Went From Uber Driving to Headlining Her Own Tour The R&B singer Ari Lennox spoke to GQ about her debut album, 'Shea Butter Baby,' and why she really wishes people would stop comparing her to Erykah Badu....
06:26 2019-06-18

Uber promises a bottomless well of money to investors … but not yet Expect a barnstorming debut at the latest tech company listing, yet there is no sign of any profits in the near futureWho wants to invest in a company that has never made a profit, admits it may never do so and is on the brink of war with its global workforce? Probably a fair old chunk of Wall Stree...
15:52 2019-05-21

Uber reports $1B loss as revenue rises Car sharing giant Uber has met its first quarter forecast, with a loss of $1 billion but increasing revenue and users. The losses were the result of big spending in the lead-up to its IPO earlier in May....
08:00 2019-05-31

Uber trying to put brakes on Florida salon app’s trademark A single mother from Florida is gearing up for battle with ride-hailing behemoth Uber over an app she is building. Carolina Vengoechea, 45, tells The Post that Uber has demanded she give up the name of her beauty salon app, called “BeauBer.” But she has refused, arguing that the name is the combinat...
04:13 2019-08-22

Uber Copter Is Here For People Worth $400 an Hour Uber is a modest company with modest goals. It simply wants to change how people get around and also get New Yorkers from Manhattan to John F. Kennedy Airport in less than half an hour. I’m still not entirely sure how it plans to accomplish the former, but Uber’s plan for the latter is pretty straig...
03:26 2019-06-07

Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne Uber has chosen the third test city to join Dallas and Los Angeles for its flying taxi trials: Melbourne, Australia. The third location was supposed to be Dubai, but negotiations fell through and prompted the company to look for another site for tria......
14:26 2019-06-12

Top Uber executives pushed out in shake-up after IPO launch Two of Uber’s top executives were pushed aside last week in a management shake-up at the ride-share company following its lackluster initial public offering. Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina left the company, according to an Uber regulatory fil...
00:13 2019-06-09

Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions....
15:26 2019-06-12

An Uber riddle, a cat caper and a character called Tim It’s all happening on book club nightTwo days before book club, my wife comes to find me in my shed.“I’m going over the road to look at the kittens,” she says. Continue reading......
08:52 2019-06-22

Uber launches helicopter service in New York The new service transports passengers from Manhattan to the John F. Kennedy International Airport for about $200.       ...
22:39 2019-07-10

Uber COO, marketing chief step down - memo Uber Technologies Inc Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford and Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina are leaving the company, Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said in an internal memo seen by Reuters....
10:26 2019-06-08

Uber's First-Quarter Loss Tops $1 Billion The ride-hailing company’s loss topped $1 billion in its first quarterly report as a public company, affirming its continuing challenge of spending heavily to fend off ride-hailing and delivery rivals....
23:52 2019-05-30

Trump administration's update of policy on citizenship for certain children of government employees born overseas sparks confusion The Trump administration on Wednesday briefly sparked confusion when it issued updated policy guidance saying some children of U.S. government employees and service members who live abroad may not be considered to be residing in the U.S. for the purposes of automatically acquiring citizenship....
13:13 2019-08-29

Report: ESPN Reminds Employees Of Craven No-Politics Policy In Wake Of Dan Le Batard's Criticism Of The Network And Trump It was only a matter of time before ESPN decided to do something in response to Dan Le Batard very correctly calling the network’s anti-politics stance “cowardly,” after he denounced the “send her back” chants that Trump’s racist supporters decided to hoot and holler on Thursday. Surprisingly, howev...
20:52 2019-07-21

UPDATE 1-Dutch minister: I did not have contact with Uber on tax plan The top Dutch tax politician has denied meeting representatives of Uber Technologies , in answer to questions from parliament about why the company has been allowed to claim a provisional $6.1 billion tax write-off in the Netherlands....
03:26 2019-09-03

Uber braced for bumper tax bill as IRS and other countries investigate Taxi app firm’s ‘transfer pricing positions’ under examinationUS, UK, Netherlands and India reviewing company’s taxesUber is under investigation by US and foreign tax authorities, the company confirmed on Tuesday, saying it could face charges in key markets including the UK. Related: The gig is up: ...
19:00 2019-06-04

Uber posts $1B loss in its first quarter as a public company Uber Technologies reported a $1 billion loss in its first quarterly report as a public company on Thursday, despite a 20 percent rise in revenue, posting results in line with its forecasts but underscoring the challenges the ride-hailing service faces to become profitable one day. Revenue of $3.1 bi...
00:13 2019-05-31

Uber’s no-good, terrible-rotten bad Q2 loses more than $5 billion Enlarge / Headquarters of ride-sharing technology company Uber in the South of Market (SoMa) neighborhood of San Francisco on October 13, 2017. (credit: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images) Uber lost more than $5 billion dollars in the second quarter of the year. This is the latest in a long seri...
02:00 2019-08-09

Uber's next business idea: Lending money to drivers Uber is reportedly looking into offering loans directly to drivers, according to a report from Recode. The ride sharing company recently sent out an in-app survey to some drivers that indicated the company is starting to build a "new financial produc......
16:13 2019-09-07

Uber and Lyft's poor performance is a 'big advantage' for IPO investors, says pro Uber and Lyft's trajectories as newly public companies are a boon for the buy side of the IPO market, says Renaissance Capital's Kathleen Smith....
17:26 2019-09-08

WSJ: Facebook's cryptocurrency finds backing from PayPal and Uber Facebook has secured some pretty big backers for Project Libra, according to The Wall Street Journal. PayPal, Uber, Visa and Mastercard are reportedly investing around $10 million each in the social network's cryptocurrency. Other investors include S......
10:26 2019-06-14

How to market uber-luxury travel to the super wealthy CEO of Half Moon Bay Antigua, William Anderson, explains to CNBC's James Wright how to sell $25M plots to the super rich, when the resort hasn't even been built....
21:39 2019-05-31

Uber, Indian Oil To Offer Fuel Discounts To Drivers Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced it is partnering with state-run Indian Oil Corp Ltd (IOCL) to offer discounts to drivers on petrol, diesel and CNG at IOCL petrol pumps across India....
10:13 2019-05-31

People hate Uber, but it's because of quality control, not politics Uber is reportedly in “crisis mode" as it works to piece back together its disintegrating reputation. But a Washington Post article from late last month gives every indication that it’s a lost cause....
11:39 2019-09-06

Uber sees biggest-ever quarterly loss: $5bn in three months Second earnings report shows worse-than-predicted losses and revenue growthUber lost $5.24bn in the last three months, its largest-ever quarterly loss, news that sent the ride-hailing company’s shares sliding 10%.The company was reporting earnings for only the second time following its share sale in...
00:13 2019-08-09

Uber Rides Get Cheaper With New Bajaj Qute Car on UberXS Uber has launched a new ride-hailing service in Bengaluru that will use miniature gas-powered cars called Qute to win over commuters stressed out by the sprawling city's heavily-congested streets....
11:39 2019-06-14

Off-duty officer stabbed in Memphis after argument in Uber BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an off-duty Bartlett officer has been stabbed in the face, neck and leg by a person still being sought by police. Memphis police tell news outlets that the officer was sharing an Uber with a man early Sunday when the two began arguing. A police report s...
11:39 2019-06-04

Man accused of fatally shooting Uber driver and another passenger A Maryland man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of his Uber driver and another passenger, the Prince George's County Police Department said Wednesday....
22:52 2019-08-29

U.S. denies Tesla, GM, Uber 25% Chinese tariff relief The Trump administration is expanding efforts to block the use of Chinese technology in advanced vehicles, denying additional requests by Tesla Inc for tariff relief on key components of its electric vehicles, and rejecting ride-hailing company Uber's petition to waive tariffs on electric scooters a...
00:52 2019-06-14

Students: Know the rules of the road before your Uber or Lyft summer gig Driving for Uber or Lyft could be an ideal way for college students to earn some summer cash. Here are some rules of the road they should know first.       ...
13:52 2019-06-13

UPDATE 2-Uber unveils next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions....
02:13 2019-06-13

Volvo and Uber unveil autonomous production XC90 Volvo’s self-driving ready XC90 is ready for deployment in Uber’s future driverless ridesharing service Volvo has presented the fruits of its ongoing collaboration with ride-hailing firm Uber: a production ready XC90 capable of self-driving.  Fitted with “an array of sensors” (not detailed in depth...
22:00 2019-06-12

De Blasio plans to make NYC’s cap on Uber, Lyft permanent City Hall is putting the cap on Uber and Lyft — again. With the daily app-based for-hire vehicle trips nearing 800,000 per day, Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided to permanently suspend the issuance of new licenses, a limit passed by the City Council in August. The city also wants to reduce the amount...
20:39 2019-06-12

Volvo unveils first fully self-driving vehicle for Uber Uber and automaker Volvo on Wednesday unveiled a new self-driving sport-utility vehicle they say is the next step in reaching autonomous rideshare transportation....
18:52 2019-06-12

Proposed rules in India could force Uber to go electric Uber has been trying to get more electric vehicles to join its fleet for a while now, but it might have to find a way to speed things up if India passes a set of proposed rules for clean mobility. According to Reuters, Indian officials are planning t......
11:13 2019-06-10

UPDATE 1-Uber to unveil next-generation Volvo self-driving car Uber Technologies Inc on Wednesday will unveil its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions....
18:39 2019-06-12

Uber Names Melbourne as First Non-US City for Flying Car Programme Uber has selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambitious initiative....
12:52 2019-06-12

Uber contradicts own research with London congestion ad claim Poster displayed near two TfL offices said car-pooling service helped reduce trafficAn Uber advertising campaign in London has claimed that its car-pooling service reduces traffic, contradicting the findings of the US ride-hailing app company’s own research.A large billboard poster displayed in Lond...
19:52 2019-08-26

Dad claims he caught Uber driver raping his daughter A father claims he caught an Uber driver raping his daughter after he tracked her on a new app when she didn’t come home. The horrified dad allegedly found his 25-year-old daughter being attacked in the backseat of the ride-share car in Baltimore, Maryland. According to CBS, the dad exchanged ...
02:52 2019-06-08

Volvo and Uber's self-driving production car hits the road Volvo and Uber have whipped the wraps off their first production car capable of full self-driving. The Volvo XC90 SUV base vehicle is kitted out with Uber's self-driving tech, meaning it'll be ready to take to the streets by itself in the future as part of Uber's ride-hailing service....
14:39 2019-06-13