Uber Acquires Cornershop, a Grocery Delivery Start-Up

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has acquired a majority stake in the grocery delivery start-up Cornershop for…

Uber and Lyft Drivers Gain Labor Clout, With Help From an App

When California lawmakers passed a worker-protection bill essentially requiring Uber and Lyft to treat drivers as…

This Week in Business: E-Cigarettes Take a Hit, and Gig Workers Get Good News

It was a good week for soybean farmers and a bad one for “Froopy” e-cigarettes. What…

Counter Service Tipping: Who Gives?

It was 2015 when I first began to grapple with tipping when ordering at a counter-service…

New Lawsuit Against Uber Is Set to Test Its Classification of Workers

Uber insisted on Wednesday that it may not have to reclassify its drivers as employees despite…

Uber Says It Will Not Change Driver Status Under California Gig-Worker Law

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber pushed back on Wednesday against a newly passed California bill that effectively…

California Bill Makes App-Based Companies Treat Workers as Employees

SACRAMENTO — California legislators approved a landmark bill on Tuesday that requires companies like Uber and…

California Passes Landmark Bill to Remake Gig Economy

SACRAMENTO — California legislators approved a landmark bill on Tuesday that requires companies like Uber and…

Uber Lays Off Hundreds More Workers as It Struggles to Make Money

SACRAMENTO — Uber laid off 435 workers in its product and engineering teams on Tuesday, the…

California Labor Bill, Near Passage, Is Blow to Uber and Lyft

SACRAMENTO — A pack of Teamsters fanned out through California’s Capitol building last week, marching into…

Uber and Lyft to Spend $60 Million to Maintain California Driver Status

SAN FRANCISCO — A bill in California’s legislature could soon force ride-hailing companies like Uber and…

Former Star Google and Uber Engineer Charged With Theft of Trade Secrets

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Anthony Levandowski, one of Silicon Valley’s foremost technologists on self-driving cars, was…

How Uber Got Lost

This article is adapted from the book “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber,” by Mike Isaac,…

Ride Sharing Adds to the Crush of Traffic at Airports

Been at an airport lately? Then you’ve surely been in a backup on the roadways or…

Older People Need Rides. Why Aren’t They Using Uber and Lyft?

Martin Gerstell treasures his Thursday morning volunteer stint at the National Gallery of Art, where he…