Uber and Lyft may not be pausing operations in California after all, Google releases new emergency alert tools and Airbnb bans all parties. This is your Daily Crunch for August 20, 2020. The big story: Uber and Lyft win legal victory Earlier today, Lyft announced that it would suspend operations...

Uber Technologies and Lyft were spared from having to rapidly convert their California drivers to employees after a state appeals court agreed they can keep their business models in place while challenging a judge’s order to comply with a state labor law.The decision Thursday is a big...

Lyft announced Thursday its ceasing operations in California, yanking the rug out from under its riders and drivers and ceasing operations in the region.Read...

Lyft has decided to suspend its ridesharing operations in California beginning tonight at 11:59 pm PT. “We don’t want to suspend operations,” Lyft wrote in a blog post. “We are going to keep up the fight for a benefits model that works for all drivers and our riders. We’ve spent hundreds...

Good morning. Newsletter editor Karen Yuan here, filling in for Adam.Tech predictions—they’re fun to make, but can either be eerily prescient or wildly off-base. Take Phaedrus’ classic argument against the invention of writing: Plato says that putting words to paper (or papyrus) is...

California’s rideshare behemoths Uber and Lyft are still grasping for ways to get around the state’s attempts to classify their drivers as full-time employees, and the long-play at this point very much appears to be a November ballot measure. But the two companies have reportedly explored...

Good morning, Data Sheet readers. Tech writer Danielle Abril here filling in for Adam.Uber and Lyft may temporarily shut down their ride-hailing services in California as soon as this week.The move depends on whether a state judge grants them an appeal or more time to reclassify their...

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin on Wednesday announced he filed a motion that would force DoorDash to reclassify delivery workers as employees rather than as independent contractors, a predatory wage system that greatly benefits gig economy employers at the expense of basic protections...

As Uber publicly grapples with the moral dilemma of having built an entire-ass company around exploitative wage practices, the CEO Dara Khosrowshahi now says that if California forces the company to reclassify its contractors as full-time employees, Uber will temporarily shut down in its...

Uber and Lyft were ordered to convert their California drivers from independent contractors to employees with benefits, an early loss in a court battle the gig economy can’t afford to lose.The judge’s ruling Monday won’t be the last word, as the ride-hailing companies are expected to...