Khosrowshahi v. Musk

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the future of mobility is electric and autonomous, but the arrival of driverless robotaxis will be “quite a few years” beyond 2020.

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Lyft Loses

New York Supreme Court ruled today to uphold New York City’s minimum wage for drivers working for ride-sharing services, shooting down a challenge to the rule from Lyft. The ruling will maintain the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) minimum wage requirement of $17.22 per hour after expenses, which is one of the first wage floors for ride-share drivers in the country.

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Sums it up nicely

Uber skirted laws and cut corners to trample over regulators and competitors. It accelerated the start-up industry’s misogynistic and reckless hustle culture. And it pushed a frightening new picture of labor — one in which everyone is a contractor, toiling without protection, our hours and our lives ruled by uncaring algorithms in the cloud

What the hell happened?

I missed the part of the story where the regulators that let them break the laws that other companies followed left the public sector and went to work for them….

Great Read

Instead, the VC industry and the cash-burning startups it favors waste money and human capital—resources the rest of America needs to grow.

Cui bono

The 737 Max’s gruesome death toll has already alarmed at least one auto industry executive. Dieter Zetsche, chief executive at Daimler, told a conference in China on March 24 that Boeing’s crisis hints at what will happen if autonomous algorithms go awry