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My Uber Eats account was hacked and I was charged, but it won’t listen

I recently received an email from Uber Eats telling me I’d made a £40 takeaway food order and that my PayPal account had been charged. The only problem is … it wasn’t me. It soon emerged that my Uber account had been hacked and, to make matters worse, the hackers had managed to set up…
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April 5, 2021 0

How past tech floats fared, and upcoming IPOs in London

Amazon listed on the Nasdaq at $18 a share with a market value of $438m in 1997, when it was just an online bookseller, with 256 employees. The share price rose gradually over the years, but started to rocket in 2015 after the firm posted substantial profits. Three years later, it became the world’s second…
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April 3, 2021 0

Uber ordered to pay $1.1m to blind passenger who was denied rides 14 times

Ride share giant Uber must pay a blind passenger $1.1m following a discrimination claim that its drivers unlawfully denied her rides on 14 occasions, an arbitrator decided Thursday. This arbitrator rebuffed the company’s position that it wasn’t liable for drivers’ behavior given their status as contractors, according to news website Insider. San Francisco Bay Area…
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April 2, 2021 0

Covid should have been a boon for Deliveroo – but it still hasn’t turned a profit| Jonathan Nunn

In a year when entire industries have collapsed, food delivery apps seem to have had an easy ride. The revenues of Uber Eats overtook those of the company’s taxi service; Just Eat merged with the Dutch firm Takeaway.com, and then bought the US app Grubhub; and Deliveroo snagged a $575m Amazon investment, managing to squeeze…
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March 31, 2021 0

Under cover of Covid, British workers’ rights are being quietly stripped away | Polly Toynbee

There will be no end-of-lockdown bank holiday, as the prime minister says people have had enough “days off” and must get “back into the office” immediately. That shows how remotely Boris Johnson works and thinks. “Days off” is not how most would describe their pandemic year. Parents working from home struggled to hold down a…
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March 30, 2021 0

Ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition Australian car fleet to electric

Australia may take another small step in the switch to electric cars if an ambitious $40m plan by the ride-hailing rental startup Splend to transition its fleet takes off. The company has said it will swap its petrol-driven cars in the UK for 1,000 electric vehicles by the end of the year, with half the…
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March 30, 2021 0