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The dream of the techno-utopian workplace is dead. Remote work proved that digitizing the workplace isn't liberating, it's a company-controlled nightmare.

Marianne Ayala/Insider When the pandemic hit, companies embraced remote work, especially as productivity began to increase. Instead of investing in luxury office spaces, companies are investing in employee monitoring software to maintain a sense of control. As companies put profit over workers, it is clear that technology in the workplace was never going to be liberating. Katya Schwenk is a journalist writing about tech and surveillance. This is an opinion article. The thoughts express...
Tags: Facebook, Lyft, Uber, California, New York City, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Silicon Valley, Dell, Salesforce, Jack Dorsey, Instacart, Chris Hughes, The New Yorker


Rideshare Services Like Lyft, Uber Struggle To Get Drivers Behind The Wheel

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Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, Technology, News, Local, Seen On, Syndicated Local, Sacramento, Walgreens, Elk Grove, Reed, Consumer, Sacramento International Airport, Uber and Lyft, Philip Davis


Ige to select appellate court nominee, graduation party, church services raise COVID-19 cases, lumber at a premium, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

House construction in Hawaii ©2021 All Hawaii NewsA slowdown in production compounded by high demand continues to raise building material prices through the roof in Hawaii. The Hawaii Lumber Products Association says prices are up 400% when compared to the same time in 2020. KHON2.Ige To Select Nominee For Intermediate Court of Appeals. A prominent Maui attorney and the head of the Hawaii State Ethics Commission are among the names of six nominees looking to fill a vacancy on the state’s...
Tags: Travel, Lyft, Uber, Cdc, Hawaii, House, Hud, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Hawaii Island, Kauai, Maui, Southwest, Department Of Health, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu


Despite flat growth, ride-hailing colossus Didi’s US IPO could reach $70B

Didi filed to go public in the United States last night, providing a look into the Chinese ride-hailing company’s business. This morning, we’re extending our earlier reporting on the company to dive into its numerical performance, economic health and possible valuation. Didi is approaching the American public markets at a fortuitous moment. While the late-2020 IPO fervor, which sent offerings from DoorDash and others skyrocketing after their debuts, has cooled, valuations for public companies re...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Lyft, Uber, China, US, Tech, United States, Venture Capital, Carsharing, Unicorn, Doordash, Didi, GTV, EC News Analysis


Airbnb is tapping other rental services starting with Vrbo to join on banning properties that field repeated complaints from neighbors

AirBnb Logo Yuriko Nakao/Getty Image Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up in a new crackdown on party house listings on their platforms. Both companies will have access to information about party houses banned from either site. News of the collaboration comes weeks after Airbnb extended its party ban through the end of summer. See more stories on Insider's business page. Airbnb and Vrbo are teaming up to to crack down harder on party houses listed on their platforms, according to a press re...
Tags: Lyft, California, US, Trends, Airbnb, Vrbo, Sarah Jackson, AirBnb Logo Yuriko Nakao Getty Image Airbnb, Community Integrity Program


Lyft has yet to disclose sexual assault incidents as cases grow

More than three years after ridehail companies Uber and Lyft first pledged to release safety reports disclosing incidents of sexual assault and abuse on their platforms, Lyft has yet to do so. Meanwhile, hundreds of passengers are now lining up for potential lawsuits over alleged incidents of this nature, plaintiff lawyers tell CNN Business.
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Uber Accidentally Promised Its U.S. Workers Health Care Subsidies

Last month, Uber accidentally sent an email to drivers throughout the U.S. promising to cover part of their health insurance. Just kidding, they will not do that, and they regret the error.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Labor, Companies, Online Food Ordering, Ed Burmila, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, U S Workers Health Care Subsidies


4 million Americans quit their jobs in April - a 20-year record. Many of them worked in the retail sector, which is in the middle of a massive labor shortage.

The food service industry has struggled to find workers to fill roles in recent weeks. Photo by Sergei Karpukhin\TASS via Getty Images About 4 million workers in the US quit their jobs in April - a 20-year record. There were 9.3 million job vacancies at the end of April, another 20-year record. Job vacancies rose most in the accommodation and food-service sectors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Job vacancies rose to a 20 year-high in April, a Labor Department survey show...
Tags: Lyft, US, Trends, Companies, TASS, Labor Department, US Chamber of Commerce, Sergei Karpukhin, Getty Images About, COVID, Anna Cooban, National Community Pharmacists Association Read


The Station: Aurora gets closer to a SPAC deal, Spin’s new strategy and Waymo One app numbers

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello and welcome back to The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We are days away from TC Sessions: Mobility 2021, a one-day virtual event scheduled for June 9 that is bringing together some of the best and brightest minds in transportation. I’ll...
Tags: Google, Transportation, Lyft, Apps, Europe, New York, London, Australia, Washington, Russia, Berlin, Milwaukee, Singapore, India, America, San Francisco


United’s Supersonic Jet Sustainability Claims Sure Sound Suspect

United Airlines has agreed to purchase 15 jets that fly faster than the speed of sound from Boom Supersonic, with options to purchase 35 more. The purchase means United is on track to reintroduce the first commercial supersonic flights since the retirement of the Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde in 2003.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Lyft, Science, Environment, Articles, Renewable Energy, Ars Technica, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Concorde, Boom, Sustainable Development, United, Titan, United Airlines, Hydrogen Vehicle, Occidental Petroleum


The US labor shortage could last months, the Federal Reserve said. It's already causing some companies to limit production and slash operating hours.

A Publix supermarket cashier bagging groceries. Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images The Federal Reserve said labor supply was likely to remain "constrained" over the next few months. Businesses blamed the shortage on unemployment benefits, childcare, transport issues, and low wages. Companies including McDonald's and Uber and private health firms are scrambling to find workers. See more stories on Insider's business page. The US labor shortage...
Tags: Lyft, Florida, Texas, New York City, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Dallas, Philadelphia, Federal Reserve, Cleveland, Illinois, Fed, Publix, McDonald, CLEVELAND Ohio


Uber, Lyft, DoorDash and other gig companies said California's Prop 22 would create opportunity for workers of color. A new study says it 'legalized racial subordination.'

Drivers in California sued Uber and Lyft, claiming the companies owe them $630 million in back wages. Mario Tama/Getty Images Gig companies said labor law exemptions would create better opportunities for workers of color. Instead, California's Prop 22 "legalized racial subordination," a new research paper argues. The law worked like 1930s "wage codes" that paid workers in mostly minority industries less. See more stories on Insider's business page. Last year, Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Politics, News, Labor, Congress, California, Washington, San Francisco, Trends, Racism, Retail, Jfk, Naacp, Donald Trump


Ford-owned Spin shakes up scooter business with new CEO, e-bikes and city strategy

Spin, the Ford-owned micromobility operator, has added a new CEO, launched a new strategy to capture market share and announced a plan to get back into bike share, although this time with an electric twist.  The flurry of moves suggest that Spin is still trying to figure out the best path forward to push past its rivals and become profitable. Under the changes announced Thursday, co-founder and CEO Derrick Ko is moving to a strategic advisory role, along with the other two co-founders Zaizhua...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Europe, Washington, Milwaukee, New York City, Tech, Atlanta, Ireland, Ford, Paris, Portugal, Bird, Bear, Seattle, Citi Bike


Lyft’s new ebike has better battery capacity and more safety features

Today’s Word Bicycle Day and we can celebrate it by taking a look at Lyft’s new ebike that will join its bikeshare electric fleet in the US. Lyft‘s next-gen ebike is a refined and updated version of its previous battery-based models, with a clear focus on accessibility, durability, and safety improvements. Credit: LyftThe new ebike is dressed with retroreflective paint that makes the riders more visible The battery has doubled in capacity from 500Wh to 1,000Wh — enough juice, Lyft says, for up t...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, US, Shift


Rideshare drivers gather in NYC in hopes of unionizing

Protesters gathered in bright red t-shirts and matching masks bearing the Independent Drivers Guild logo. Placards bearing slogans like “Freeze Hiring, Reactive Workers Now!” and “Unlock Uber” were being handed out at a table toward the entrance. What the gathering lacked in sheer numbers, it made up with enthusiasm. A wide range of speakers approached the podium — IDG members, drivers, local and prospective politicians. Nearly every speech was followed by a spirited call and response from the c...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Lyft, Uber, Apps, New York, Labor, California, Tech, Union, Brian, Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge, Albany, Ahmed, Ridesharing


Taking Lyft’s new e-bike for a spin

The bike had none of the usual signage when I took it for a spin around the chaotic and construction-filled streets of Manhattan. It very much looked like a prototype, with visible soldering on the joints and a not-quite-complete AV system. But it handled well, when merging in and out of traffic — and at the end of the day, that’s the most important thing. Pilots for Lyft’s new e-bike begin this month. The ride-hailing service will begin offering units in cities where it operates, starting with ...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, New York, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Manhattan, Bikesharing, e-Bike, Micromobility, Pilots for Lyft, Gary Shambat


Stemma launches with $4.8M seed to build managed data catalogue

As companies increasingly rely on data to run their businesses, having accurate sources of data becomes paramount. Stemma, a new early stage startup, has come up with a solution, a managed data catalogue that acts as an organization’s source of truth. Today the company announced a $4.8 million seed investment led by Sequoia with assorted individual tech luminaries also participating. The product is also available for the first time today. Company co-founder and CEO Mark Grover says the product i...
Tags: Startups, Open Source, Lyft, Enterprise, Funding, Tech, Sequoia Capital, Data Management, Cto, Sequoia, Grover, Dorian Johnson, Amundsen, Recent Funding, Stemma, Mark Grover


The US labor shortage is 'national economic emergency' getting worse by the day, the Chamber of Commerce said. In some states, there are more job vacancies than available workers.

A worker at a restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, cleans a table at a restaurant after it was allowed to reopen in May. Andy Lyons/Getty Images The US Chamber of Commerce called the current labor shortage an "emergency." The Chamber described the shortage, hitting multiple industries, as a threat to US economic recovery. In South Dakota, Nebraska, and Vermont, there are more job vacancies than available workers, it said. See more stories on Insider's business page. The current US labo...
Tags: Lyft, New York City, US, America, Trends, Bank Of America, Chamber of Commerce, Vermont, McDonald, Louisville Kentucky, Andy Lyons Getty, US Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Clark, Chamber, South Dakota Nebraska, Grace Dean


Uber and Lyft experiment with labor practices amid driver shortage

Hector Castellanos has a locked-in schedule. Every Monday morning he wakes up well before sunrise to get ready for his day driving for Uber and Lyft. He’s usually on the road by 5 a.m., works nearly nonstop until about 5 p.m., goes home, sleeps, and then does it all over again every day until Saturday. On weekends, he allows himself time off. In all, after expenses, he nets about $500 per week. It’s tiring, he said, but he has a system and it works for him. It did, that is, until a month ago, wh...
Tags: Startups, Lyft, Shift, Hector Castellanos, Next Featured


You Can Now Ditch Uber for a Driver-Owned Rideshare App in New York City

The thank-you banners are down, but New York City residents have a real opportunity to show their appreciation for a population of low-paid, primarily immigrant frontline workers. New York City residents can help now by ditching Uber and Lyft for a competing driver-owned alternative app called “Co-op Ride,” created by…
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, California, New York City, Social Issues, Transport, Waze, Doordash, Business Models, Erik Forman, States Of The United States, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Lyft And Uber Drivers Strikes, Michael Ugwu


Flight attendants have become 'punching bags' over mask rules and some are being assaulted by passengers, a union said. Authorities fined one passenger $52,000 for multiple violations.

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky Passengers have to wear masks on flights - but some are refusing to comply. The FAA has received about 1,900 reports of "unruly" passenger behavior related to masks since January 1. A union leader said attendants had become "punching bags for the public." See more stories on Insider's business page. More than a year into the pandemic, some Americans are still refusing to follow mask rules on public transit, leading to an uptick in "unruly behavior" on flights inc...
Tags: Lyft, US, America, Trends, New York Times, Tsa, Airlines, Faa, Jetblue, Nelson, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Dickson, Steve Dickson, Sara Nelson, Transportation Security Administration TSA, Nicholas Calio


Uber and Lyft fares surge by up to 40% as the ride-hailing apps struggle to find enough drivers

Rideshare driver Teresa Mercado raises her fist in support as app-based gig workers held a driving demonstration with 60-70 vehicles blocking Spring Street in front of Los Angeles City Hall urging voters to vote no on Proposition 22 on Oct. 8, 2020. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Uber and Lyft are hiking up fares amid a driver shortage. Uber prices were up 40% in April compared to the same time last year, data showed. But the labor shortage and surging demand means that earnings fo...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, News, US, San Francisco, Trends, Bank Of America, The Times, The New York Times, Times, Zimmer, Gig Economy, John Zimmer, Los Angeles City Hall, Dara Khosrowshahi


Uber's Prices and Wait Times Are Up Because There Aren't Enough Drivers To Go Around

If you’ve used an app to call a cab in the past few weeks only to find a smoking crater where your bank account used to be, you’re not imaging things: Prices on ride-hailing apps are surging as the coronavirus pandemic recedes, and companies like Uber and Lyft acknowledge that a shortage of drivers is to blame.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Articles, Transport, Rakuten, Wait Times, John Zimmer, Dara Khosrowshahi, Dynamic Pricing, Business Finance, Gig Worker, Human Activities, Location Based Software, Legality Of Ridesharing Companies By Jurisdiction, Ridesharing Company


[Ends Today!] Donate $5 To Lyft Fund A Vaccine Ride And Earn 2,000 Hilton Points, 250 Delta Miles, And Earn 10 Points Per Dollar Spent, Plus Pay Yourself Back!

Update, 5/31: This offer ends today! Update, 4/15: My 2,000 Hilton points, 250 Delta miles, and 50 Chase points have posted to my accounts for my $5 donation: Originally posted on 3/17: Lyft Fund A Ride allows you to donate funds for people to get to a vaccination site for free. You can also take […]
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The dream of the truly driverless car is officially dead

This May 13, 2014 file photo shows a row of Google self-driving Lexus cars at a Google event outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. AP Driverless technology has been heralded as a way to save costs and save lives. But driverless does not mean humanless. Technology still requires human oversight. This often means increased, not reduced, costs for business and consumers alike. Ashley Nunes is Director for Competition Policy at the R Street Institute. This is an opinion ...
Tags: Google, Lyft, UK, England, London, US, Trends, Disneyland, Zimmer, John Zimmer, Mountain View Calif, David Mindell, Mindell, Rachel Maclean, Ashley Nunes, R Street Institute This


A New Worker-Owned Cooperative Starts Competing With Uber and Lyft

The New York Times reports that for years, Uber and other ride-hailing companies "offered the promise of entrepreneurship to drivers" to drivers eager to set their own schedules. "But some drivers never received the control and independence they had expected." They struggled with the costs of vehicle maintenance, loans and insurance, and they questioned whether Uber and Lyft paid a fair wage. Legislative efforts to grant them employment benefits were thwarted. Now, dissatisfied drivers and la...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, Tech, New York Times, Times, Limousine Commission, The Drivers Cooperative, Drivers Cooperative


An urban planning expert explains how President Biden's plan to invest $85 million into mass transit systems would help revitalize American cities

New York's MTA says it will require an additional $8 billion through 2024 to avoid service cuts and layoffs. Joey Hadden/Insider Joe Biden's American Jobs Plan includes $85 billion for city transit agencies to improve their systems. Many systems are deteriorating physically and seeing rider decline from ride shares and COVID-19. The investment would go towards new buses and train cars as well as maintaining subway stations and tracks. See more stories on Insider's business page...
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Unionized but impotent? Row erupts over gig workers’ labor proposal

New York bill would give gig workers path to unionize but at steep price, opponents say, as bill wouldn’t define them as employeesA huge controversy has erupted among labor unions after several unions joined with Uber and Lyft to develop legislation in New York State that would deliver on one of labor’s major goals: giving many gig workers a quick path to unionization.The legislation would make good on another labor objective: allowing industrywide bargaining for gig workers, specifically the ro...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Business, New York, Technology, US news, US unions, New York State, Gig Economy


Most executives say they want more contract and temp workers. A majority of those workers say that's not good enough.

Jorge Vargas joins other rideshare drivers in a demonstration in November 2020 urging voters to vote reject Proposition 22, a ballot measure that exempted companies like Uber and DoorDash from California's AB-5 law. Al Seib /Los Angeles Times/Getty Images Contract workers "overwhelmingly" want to be permanent employees, according to a new McKinsey-Ipsos survey. But executives say they plan to rely more heavily on contract labor, McKinsey previously found. The findings reveal a huge div...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Facebook, Lyft, Uber, Twitter, Politics, New York, News, Media, Labor, California, US, America, Trends


The pandemic almost killed UberPool, one of Uber's cheapest ride services, and it will never be the same

Mario Tama/Getty Images Company is debating the future of its shared ride service after suspending it when Covid-19 hit When it returns, UberPool will be almost unrecognizable, with no big discounts and limited routes Uber was once burning almost $1 billion a year on UberPool, while CEO targets profitability now See more stories on Insider's business page. The fate of Uber's popular shared ride service, UberPool, is in the balance and even after the pandemic subsides the product w...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Australia, US, San Francisco, Trends, Travis Kalanick, Kalanick, Jared, Cairo, Uberpool, Kiev, Financial District, Marina District, Jared Fogle, Fogle