Netflix has helped change the way we watch television and film, further weakening our reliance on traditional TV schedules and providing a cheaper alternative to a cinema trip.
It invested massively in shows such as The Crown, Stranger Things and House of Cards to drive subscriber growth. It is now spending money on locking in talent, including Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes and Ryan Murphy, the producer behind American Horror Story, to try to ensure its supply of high-quality content.
The app-based ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify are to suspend their operations in Barcelona from Friday after the Catalan government announced new rules requiring vehicles to be booked with at least 15 minutes’ notice.
ITV has signed up Uber Eats as the new sponsor of Love Island in a record-breaking deal that highlights the value advertisers place on targeting the increasingly hard-to-reach millennial TV audience.
The Transport Workers Union of Australia has condemned the federal government’s plans to crack down on Uber drivers and Airbnb hosts who avoid paying tax.
Master of the rolls, Sir Terence Etherton, along with Lord Justice Bean, backed an October 2016 employment tribunal ruling that could affect tens of thousands of workers in the gig economy. A third judge, Lord Justice Underhill, dissented, leading to a 2-1 majority decision.