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Uber Has a Union of Sorts, but Faces Doubts on Its Autonomy

“Thousands of drivers were coming to us, and we were building a mailing list we still have today,” Mr. Conigliaro said. The union approached Uber in the fall of 2015 to explore an arrangement. Continue reading the main story As ...

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Uber Said to Consider Changes to Employee Stock Compensation

Photo Uber headquarters in San Francisco. The company is said to be discussing how to make it easier for employees who leave to take their stock with them. Credit Eric Risberg/Associated Press Uber has lurched from one blow to its ...

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How Uber Deceives the Authorities Worldwide

Uber’s use of Greyball was recorded on video in late 2014, when Erich England, a code enforcement inspector in Portland, Ore., tried to hail an Uber car downtown in a sting operation against the company. Continue reading the main story ...

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State Rules 2 Former Uber Drivers Eligible for Jobless Payments

Photo Uber drivers in a staged strike in Long Island City, Queens, in February. Credit Kevin Hagen for The New York Times Two former drivers for Uber are eligible for unemployment payments, New York State regulators have ruled, finding that ...

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Prototype: Granting Shares for Fares: An Uber Rival’s Play for Drivers

The founders had conducted informal research, hitting the streets of New York to talk to Uber drivers about their experiences. They said they detected a morale problem. “If somebody can treat them better, they’ll jump ship,” Mr. Marco concluded. Their ...

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FBI probes Uber vehicle caught in Chelsea blast

FBI agents dismantle the Uber car in Manhattan on Sunday. The vehicle was struck with shrapnel during Saturday’s blast. (Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News) BY Jefferson Siegel Ginger Adams Otis NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, September 18, 2016, 7:52 PM ...

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Our Reporter Goes for a Spin in a Self-Driving Uber Car

To catch up, Uber spent $ 680 million — roughly 1 percent of the company’s value — to buy Otto and its team of robotics veterans. Based in San Francisco, Uber has also poured millions of dollars into hiring hundreds ...

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Bits: Daily Report: Uber Dominates Thursday

Photo A software engineer at work in one of Otto’s big-rig trucks. Credit Ramin Rahimian for The New York Times It was sort of a slow news week in Silicon Valley. Then along came Uber. On Thursday, the ride-hailing company ...

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Uber Builds on Self-Driving Ambitions With Otto, a Trucking Start-Up

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber, the world’s largest ride-hailing network, has long envisioned a future of self-driving cars. Now that future could extend to the trucking industry. On Thursday, Uber announced it had acquired Otto, a 90-person start-up focused on developing ...

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State of the Art: Even Uber Couldn’t Bridge the China Divide

Entrepreneurs across the globe can choose to win in China or the rest of the world. You can be Alibaba or you can be Amazon. You can be Uber or you can be Didi. But you can’t be both. Given ...

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