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Protesting US president Donald Trump’s executive order travel ban curbing immigration in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Most US corporate bosses have stayed silent on president Donald Trump’s immigration curbs, underscoring the sensitivities around opposing policies tha(...)

“As multibillion dollar companies took hold in our world, many people naively assumed – for no real reason – that tech companies would always do with “right” thing.” From left are, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Alphabet chief executive Larry Page, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, US vice president-elect Mike Pence, and president-elect Donald Trump. Photograph: Evan Vucci/AP Photo

The ongoing farce that is Donald Trump’s series of “transition” meetings at his penthouse palace in Manhattan featured a meeting on Wednesday made up (...)

Disruption: A court in London recently rejected the claim that Uber in London was “a mosaic of 30,000 small businesses”. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

It’s called the gig economy by some, and Victorian-era exploitation of vulnerable workers by others. Driving a car for Uber is “work that puts you (...)

 Visitors trying new virtual reality goggles during the second day of the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Adre Kosters

If you were expecting diversity at the Web Summit, you certainly wouldn’t be disappointed. The event played host to everyone from sports stars to Wiki(...)

Dream Football founder and former soccer player Luis Figo (right) together with his Brazilian team colleague Ronaldinho at the Web Summit in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA

“Web Summit is never perfect. But if we find something wrong we fix it,” the tech conference’s chief executive and cofounder, Paddy Cosgrave, said on(...)

Uber app: Uber had previously considered buying Lyft in 2014, and the two San Francisco companies have discussed the prospect informally, a source said. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

As Lyft was gauging interest from prospective acquirers, executives from Uber Technologies told investors in the past few weeks that the company would(...)

Winners: Pamela Newenham of GirlCrew, Luuv’s Tim Kirchner  and Michael O’Dwyer of SwiftComply  at the Startup Europe Summit in Berlin. Photograph: Ralf Rühmeier

Irish start-ups SwiftComply and GirlCrew took silver and bronze respectively at the Startup Europe Summit pitching competition in Berlin. The competi(...)

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(...)

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