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Gig platforms in California won’t have to treat their workers as employees

$13 billion: Approx. how much Uber and Lyft’s market cap increased yesterday after Californians voted to approve Prop 22.
$13 billion: Approx. how much Uber and Lyft’s market cap increased yesterday after Californians voted to approve Prop 22.
Photo illustration, source: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images


Number of the Day

The ride-hailing giant is falling behind Tesla and Waymo at developing self-driving technology

$2.5 Billion — How much Uber has spent on its self-driving car technology over the last 5 years. Source: The Information
$2.5 Billion — How much Uber has spent on its self-driving car technology over the last 5 years. Source: The Information
Photo illustration, source: Angelo Merendino/AFP/Getty Images


An examination of more than a dozen companies reveals the nuances between gig platforms and their workers

Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the $72 million home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest unfair wages.
Uber and Lyft drivers demonstrate outside the Beverly Hills home of Uber co-founder Garrett Camp to protest the first day of an “IPO cash out” and discriminatory wages on November 6, 2019. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images


Food delivery is a losing game — so why is the most aggressive unicorn on the planet betting everything on it?

A Uber Eats courier rides a bike through the city center.
A Uber Eats courier rides a bike through the city center.
Photo: Matthew Horwood/Getty Images News


The arch-rivals must join forces to survive

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Illustration: Mica Warren

Why the flimsy business models of Uber, Airbnb, and ClassPass are starting to crack under pressure.


Self-driving cars have to be part of both companies’ endgames

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Under Analysis

We asked Wall Street’s biggest bull analyst to explain Uber’s stock price comeback

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Founder Stories

By making our employees W-2 workers with full benefits, we’ve helped them succeed and benefited our business

A photo of Marcela Sapone at Collision 2019.
A photo of Marcela Sapone at Collision 2019.
Marcela Sapone, co-founder & CEO of Hello Alfred, on Startup University Stage during day three of Collision 2019. Photo: Sam Barnes/Getty Images

The sad reality of this moment is that…


Lawless startups exploiting the seams of regulation are suddenly feeling the heat—and getting burned

Four illustrated characters representing WeWork, Juul, Tesla, and Uber are in various poses, with smirks on their faces.
Four illustrated characters representing WeWork, Juul, Tesla, and Uber are in various poses, with smirks on their faces.
Illustration: Mica Warren

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