Home / SmartTech (page 21)

SmartTech

Carpoolers host caravan protest against Uber’s work practices – TechCrunch

Around 100 Uber and Lyft drivers host a caravan protest at Uber Headquarter in San Francisco urges Uber to comply with Gig-Workers Protection Act AB-5, pay into state unemployment insurance, and drop the proposed election initiative, along with Lyft and DoorDash, to classify Gig-Workers as independent contractors . “Uber, Lyft and other gig companies continue to abuse and fully exploit …

Read More »

Slack now removes location data from images – TechCrunch

Relaxed has started to remove uploaded photos of their metadata. What seems like an unimportant change in the way the technology giant handles storing files on its servers will make it much more difficult to trace photos back to their original owners. Almost every digital file – from documents on your computer to photos taken on your phone – contains …

Read More »

Why Uber and Lyft got together last week – TechCrunch

On the way to the result This season you might have expected Uber and Lyft to suffer. After all, worldwide travel traffic slowed towards the end of the first quarter. So how could these companies have performed well? Continue the same mindset as both are unprofitable and value growth rather than lagging profits. When growth slows down, is there much …

Read More »

Former Tesla President and Lyft COO Jon McNeill on what both companies understood right and wrong – TechCrunch

We interviewed recently Jon McNeill to learn more about his latest project, a startup studio called DeltaV Ventures. But we also wanted to know what it was like to work in Tesla and Lyft. McNeill was president of the automaker for two and a half years, leading global sales, marketing, delivery, and government affairs before joining Lyft At the beginning …

Read More »

Twitter to add labels and alerts to controversial and misleading COVID-19 information – TechCrunch

Twitter on Monday announced Alerts and labels are added to tweets that provide controversial or misleading information about COVID-10. The labels guide users who read these tweets a page curated by Twitter or to external resources that offer additional information and connections to the information provided in the tweet. The warnings cover the tweet and require an additional click to …

Read More »

Tesla sued Alameda County – TechCrunch

Tesla We’re turning to litigation to reopen the California factory. We’re reviewing Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 and Mount Sinai Hospital uses Nest cameras to monitor patients. Here is your daily crisis for May 11, 2020. 1. Tesla is suing Alameda County to force the reopening of the California factory Tesla filed a lawsuit on Saturday voiding orders that prevented the …

Read More »

Bradley Stewart, former CEO of XOJet – TechCrunch

Another chapter opens for Fair.com, the auto subscription startup that is backed by hundreds of millions of dollars with support from SoftBank and others: Today, the company announced that Bradley Stewart, who was CEO of aviation startup XOJet from 2013 to 2018 (when it was acquired by Vista Global) joins as CEO. At the same time, Stewart confirmed in an …

Read More »

Facebook and Instagram start a week with events and functions related to graduates – TechCrunch

Facebook announced today its plans to celebrate 2020 graduates this week on both Facebook and Instagram. The series of events, which begins today on May 11, includes the company’s previously announced plans to air a virtual graduation ceremony on May 15 with celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Awkwafina, Jennifer Garner, Lil Nas X, Simone Biles and Miley Cyrus Others. Facebook will …

Read More »

Facebook and Instagram offer new features to help you find and support local businesses – TechCrunch

Facebook announces a handful of new features to help users demonstrate their support for small businesses and get the latest updates as these businesses cope with the economic and other consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The social network is introducing a new section called “Nearby Businesses”, where you can view the latest posts from businesses within a specific geographic area …

Read More »