Edward Ongweso Jr

uber

Judge Denies Uber and Lyft Delay in Classifying Drivers as Employees

As it stands, Uber and Lyft now have one week until they are forced to stop misclassifying their drivers.
Edward Ongweso Jr
5 hours ago
uber

Uber Will 'Shut Down' in California If It Must Classify Drivers as Employees

Uber's PR push reminds us that Uber's business model relies on mistreating its drivers, and now it's threatening to leave California 'for a while' if it has to make them employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
a day ago
big tech

Tech Companies Report Huge Profits as 40 Million Americans Face Evictions

A day after a congressional antitrust hearing, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, and Facebook reported a combined $28.6 billion in profit this quarter.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.31.20

Gig Economy Researchers Want Corporations to Stop Influencing Research

“In an open letter released on Thursday, dozens of academics proposed a set of principles to stop companies from influencing research with proprietary data and influence.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.30.20
Antitrust

Tech CEOs Invoke the American Dream to Obscure the Nightmare They Created

The CEOs talked a lot about America and its possibilities, but it is undeniable that their actions are undermining what they claim to celebrate.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.30.20
Antitrust

Yale Antitrust Scholars Resign Because Director Advises Apple, Amazon

A leading antitrust crusader revealed she was getting paid by companies facing antitrust scrutiny by federal and state authorities, as well as her own antitrust research project.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.27.20
amazon

America’s Largest Unions Are Calling on the FTC to Stop Amazon

On behalf of millions of workers, the unions are calling on the FTC to investigate the company’s dominance over workers and markets.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.24.20
Silicon Valley

As Mass Evictions Loom, This Startup Wants Trailer Parks for Gentrifiers

Kibbo has a dream that one day you will rent everything from them.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.24.20
uber

Uber Drivers Sue to Gain Access to its Secret Algorithms

Uber’s power lies In information asymmetry. This EU court case could help end it.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.22.20
Strike for Black Lives

Protesting AT&T Workers Question Company’s Commitment to Racial Equality

Their protests want to focus on AT&T’s statements about the Black Lives Matter movement and its treatment of workers before and during the pandemic.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.21.20
Facebook

You Can’t Boycott a Monopoly

The #StopProfitForHate is a noble campaign, but Facebook won’t permanently change unless we break its monopoly.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.9.20
george floyd protests

This Map Crowdsources Police Brutality Data

They’re hoping to help shed light on police violence nationwide.
Edward Ongweso Jr
7.7.20
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