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US president Joe Biden: “It’s the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do,” he said of the vaccine exports. Photograph:  Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

The United States is to export an extra 20 million vaccine doses overseas, responding to calls for the US and other western countries to share more of(...)

Patrick Collison, left, chief executive and co-founder of Stripe, smiles as his brother John, president and co-founder of the Silicon Valley-based payments group, speaks during a Bloomberg interview. The company they founded is now valued at $95 billion.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In 2010, two young Irish brothers pitched to Peter Thiel, an early Facebook backer and one of Silicon Valley’s most prominent venture capitalists, on (...)

Big Tech has its hands full with antitrust investigations and complaints growing from activists and politicians. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure /AFP via Getty

Big Tech is stepping into a year where the only certainty is that there will be much unwelcome uncertainty. And with so many of the major technology p(...)

The pandemic has exposed just how vulnerable – yet critical to society – “gig economy” workers are.

The gig economy got a boost in this week’s US election, thanks to the passage of a referendum measure on California’s state ballot, Proposition 22. Th(...)

Voters in California backed a ballot proposal by Uber, Lyft and its allies that cements app-based food delivery and ride-hailing drivers’ status as independent contractors. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP

Uber and Lyft stocks soared on Wednesday after California voters endorsed the gig economy’s blistering campaign not to count drivers as employees, eve(...)

Photograph: Alan Betson

Peak Silicon Valley arrived, on schedule, in 2017 when it was revealed that US ride-hailing company Lyft was testing a grand new project. The Lyft Shu(...)

Lyft shares were up almost 9 per cent after the last-minute ruling, and Uber shares were up 6.4 per cent. Photograph: Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times

A California appeals court on Thursday avoided a shutdown of ride-hailing services in the state by halting a lower court order that would have forced (...)

Deel has recorded a 200% surge in customer growth and a 600%  rise in revenues since the Covid crisis

Deel, a fintech company that has developed a payroll platform for remote workers, has launched its solution in the Irish market, and is looking to dou(...)

Uber is to cut 3,700 jobs, roughly 14 per cent of its corporate workforce, blaming the drop in business because of coronavirus

Uber is to cut 3,700 jobs, roughly 14 per cent of its corporate workforce, blaming the drop in business because of coronavirus. In a staff memo seen (...)

When I investigated my  choices for a journey to San Francisco airport, app services like Uber were significantly more expensive  than my past costs for a shared shuttle. Photograph: Getty Images

Last December, needing to travel the 30 miles from my mother’s place to the airport in San Francisco, I did what I have done for years: booked a rides(...)

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