Out of the $100 million proposed payment, $84 million is guaranteed to drivers

Ride service Uber has agreed to pay up to $100 million to settle a class action lawsuit over whether its California drivers are employees or independ(...)

Taxi drivers protest over Uber, near the Etoile in Paris in January. Photograph:  Thomas Samson/Reuters/AFP

A US company using state-of- the-art technology sets up in France, provides work for 12,000 men and fulfils a vital public need. You might think it (...)

An  Uber Technologies  driver recruitment event in Hong Kong. Photograph: Justin Chin/Bloomberg

The chief executive of Uber Technologies said the company is burning through more than a billion dollars a year in China, where it is locked in a fier(...)

Uber’s China unit boosted its valuation to $8 billion after it raised more than $1 billion in its latest funding round. Photo: Bloomberg

Uber’s China unit boosted its valuation to $8 billion after it raised more than $1 billion in its latest funding round, although the US ride-hailing a(...)

The Boston College Eagles celebrate a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Boston last month. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Most of us merely have lunch. Powerful business leaders have luncheons. The Boston College Chief Executives Club, a networking group that considers i(...)

Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff and Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick on stage at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Photo: Jakub Mosur Photograph

Uber wants to make “transportation as reliable as running water,” its chief executive Travis Kalanick told Salesforce. com’s Dreamforce conference. Sp(...)

 Salesforce  has hired a cruise ship to serve as a floating hotel for almost 1,100 attendees at its Dreamforce conference in San Francisco. Photo: Jakub Mosur Photography

When it comes to the larger tech conferences, accommodation for attendees can often be a problem. Nowhere is this more apparent than Salesforce. com’(...)

An Uber car in New York: an article in Business Insider advised giving an extra cash tip  if you want a five-star rating. Photograph: Sam Hodgson /The New York Times

On a reporting expedition to Los Angeles recently, I realised I could stop renting cars. I would never again have to brave the LA freeway behind the w(...)

Uber has faced criticism for how it handles user and driver data

Uber and Snapchat are both trying to improve the security of their products, as the tech groups attempt to counter criticism they are not doing enough(...)

Taxi-hailing service icon:  Uber’s “negligence, fraud and other unlawful actions caused plaintiff’s sexual assault”, according to a suit filed in a US federal court. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

An Uber passenger in Delhi suffered a “horrific and brutal rape” due to the controversial taxi app company’s “inadequate and disingenuous commitm(...)