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Bankers’ car perks set to drive pollution spike in London’s financial districts

Pollution levels in London’s financial districts are set to soar as the world’s biggest finance firms offer car perks to workers to commute to the office amid the coronavirus crisis, according to the government’s ‘clean air’ tsar and the Square Mile’s governing body. Professor Martin Williams, one of the UK’s ‘clean air champions’, told Financial…
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November 28, 2021 0

Uber drivers to launch legal bid to uncover app’s algorithm

Minicab drivers will launch a legal bid to uncover secret computer algorithms used by Uber to manage their work in a test case that could increase transparency for millions of gig economy workers across Europe. Two UK drivers are demanding to see the huge amounts of data the ride-sharing company collects on them and how…
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November 28, 2021 0

Lyft sparks uproar after opening store to sell masks to its drivers

The ride-hailing platform Lyft has opened an online store to sell masks and other protective gear as the Covid-19 pandemic intensifies, enraging drivers and labor organizers who say the company should be providing these free. The tech company’s move to sell drivers protective gear rather than provide it resurfaces the debate of whether drivers are…
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November 28, 2021 0

Twitter accounts of Biden, Musk and other prominent figures apparently hacked in bitcoin scam

The Twitter accounts of major public figures and corporations, including Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Apple appear to have been hacked as part of a bitcoin scam Wednesday. Twitter said it was looking into the situation. The apparently compromised accounts, which count tens of millions of followers, sent a…
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November 28, 2021 0

Thousands of taxi drivers, cleaners and shop workers will be tested for coronavirus

Thousands of taxi drivers, cleaners and shop workers will be tested for Covid-19 as part of a new trial — even if they have no symptoms. Department of Health chiefs announced the asymptomatic swabbing scheme today, revealing it will launch tomorrow. Firms included in the trial include taxi firm Addison Lee, BT, services firm Mitie…
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November 28, 2021 0

Uber Eats teams up with Asda for fast-track grocery deliveries in UK

Uber Eats has joined up with Asda in the US tech firm’s first step into fast-track grocery delivery in the UK. The supermarket chain, which has previously tested takeaway and limited grocery deliveries via the Just Eat app in a handful of stores, said the new service would start in two outlets and could be…
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November 28, 2021 0

Uber to launch London commuter boat service with Thames Clippers

Uber is to extend its reach in London by taking to the water, with the Thames Clippers commuter service to be rebranded Uber Boat and bookable through the US company’s app. A formal partnership will be launched this summer, allowing Uber users to book a Thames river journey through the app, and board using a…
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November 27, 2021 0

Commuters ready to switch to car travel, finds Addison Lee

More than half (56%) of commuters into London will change the way they travel for the return to work, including through switching to travelling by their own vehicle. The Green Flag research finds a third (32%) of Brits will consider buying either a new or used car in a bid to avoid public transport A…
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November 27, 2021 0