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Researchers find racial discrimination in ‘dynamic pricing’ algorithms used by Uber, Lyft, and others

A preprint study published by researchers at George Washington University presents evidence of social bias in the algorithms ride-sharing startups like Uber, Lyft, and Via use to price fares. In a large-scale fairness analysis of Chicago-area ride-hailing samples — made in conjunction with the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) data — metrics from tens …

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Starbucks’ plan for ‘new normal,’ Layoffs at Boeing, Lyft and Norwegian Cruise Line, and SEO tips during COVID-19

Starbucks’ plan for ‘new normal,’ Layoffs at Boeing, Lyft and Norwegian Cruise Line, and SEO tips during COVID-19

Hello, communicators:  Family farm Dutch Daffodils and travel blog Tulips in Holland recently shared a message from the tulip fields in The Netherlands: Due to Covid-19 travel plans have changed. Many of you were planning to travel to The Netherlands to see the flower… Posted by Dutch Daffodils on Sunday, April 19, 2020 As you respond …

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DriverChatter App Lets Uber and Lyft Drivers Connect to Each Other

An Uber and Lyft driver from Chicago has launched a new app designed to enable drivers to connect with colleagues on their own social site. The app is known as DriverChatter and is available to download to Uber and Lyft drivers. DriverChatter has successfully launched in Chicago and aims to develop its userbase in cities …

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What happens to me as an Uber passenger if an accident occurs?

Public transportation should be safe for commuters. The people who drive buses, taxis, and private cars should possess solid credentials and a sound record of safety. Without these things they are a danger to other drivers and to the passengers they carry. Unfortunately, Lyft drivers tend not to have the kind of qualifications and expertise …

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Uber, Lyft decline to appear before Congress

Both Uber and Lyft decided not to send representatives, however, according to company and Transportation Committee officials. That prompted Transportation Committee Chairman Peter A. DeFazio (D-Ore.) to say that the panel will press ahead with legislation that could encompass safety and labor for transportation network companies, or ride-hailing companies, with or without their cooperation, according …

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Lyft follows Uber in suing NYC over cruising time caps

FILE PHOTO: A Lyft sticker is seen in a car windscreen in Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 20, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Reuters) – Lyft Inc, following its rival Uber’s move, has sued New York City seeking to nullify a new rule limiting the time its drivers are allowed to spend cruising in Manhattan without …

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Hotly Debated – California Uber and Lyft Drivers will Soon be Employees

A bill that has passed the California State Senate promises to reclassify some gig workers as full time employees. Assembly Bill 5 The consequences of Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) becoming a law could have far reaching effects on small businesses using these types of contract workers. First and foremost, business costs could skyrocket. As expected, …

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Uber and Lyft fight a new California Senate bill that would make drivers employees

California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon endorses a bill that would limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors during a rally July 10 in Sacramento. (Rich Pedroncelli/AP) Faiz Siddiqui San Francisco-based tech reporter covering automation and the future of transportation, including Tesla, Uber and Lyft August 30 Uber and Lyft are floating a new …

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Uber and Lyft pledge $60m to ensure drivers don’t become employees

California politician Lorena Gonzalez criticised the companies for pledging tens of millions of dollars when they previously claimed they could not pay drivers minimum wage. On Thursday (29 August), Uber and Lyft took a significant step to ensure that drivers using the platforms would remain as contractors, rather than become recognised as employees. The companies …

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