Edward Ongweso Jr

uber

This Case Will Decide If Uber’s Surge Pricing Is Illegal

Four years have passed since an antitrust lawsuit was first filed against Uber. It still has the potential to disrupt the company’s business model.
Edward Ongweso Jr
44 minutes ago
Neuralink

Azealia Banks Not-So-Subtly Imagines Elon Musk’s ‘Public Execution’ in New Song

A soon-to-be-released song imagines the AI-led public execution of a Neuralink inventor named ‘Alon Dust,’ which ratchets the Musk-Banks feud to previously unseen heights.
Edward Ongweso Jr
5 days ago
uber

1,000 Protesting Uber Drivers Brought NYC Traffic to a Standstill

To skirt around paying drivers a livable minimum wage, Uber and Lyft will block drivers’ access to the app.
Edward Ongweso Jr
5 days ago
Epstein

Famed Computer Scientist Richard Stallman Described Epstein Victims As 'Entirely Willing'

Stallman, a pioneer of the free software movement, argued about the definition of "sexual assault" on an MIT email listserv about the university's connections to Jeffrey Epstein.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.13.19
uber

Uber Became Big by Ignoring Laws (and It Plans to Keep Doing That)

Uber says it will not comply with AB5, a new California law that would require it to classify drivers as employees.
Edward Ongweso Jr
Jason Koebler
9.11.19
labor

Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash Plan to Spend $90 Million to Undo a Law That Protects Their Workers

App-based employees will have to take on Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash in what will surely be a nasty fight.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.11.19
mystery

Someone Just Moved a Billion Dollars in Bitcoin and No One Knows Why

This is one of the largest bitcoin transactions ever.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.10.19
widget

If This Picture Is Blurry, Your Posture Sucks

By blurring the screen when you're slouching, this site wants to help you fix your posture.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.9.19
WeWork

WeWork Just Halved Its Valuation and Might Cut It Again

WeWork is losing $5,197 per customer per year, indicating that it might not really have a business model.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.9.19
mystery

A German Environmental Observatory Vanished Without a Trace

Researchers have no idea how the observatory could have disappeared.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.6.19
deepfakes

Thieves Used Audio Deepfake of a CEO to Steal $243,000

The heist is just a preview of how unprepared we are for AI-powered cybercrime.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.5.19
amazon

Former Amazon Employees Helped Make a Hotline to Report Unsafe Working Conditions

A new project wants to help Amazon workers report unsafe working conditions.
Edward Ongweso Jr
9.3.19
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