Uber and Lyft delay their plans to leave Minneapolis after officials push back driver pay plan

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — The ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said they will delay their planned exit from Minneapolis after city officials decided Wednesday to push back the start of a driver pay raise by two months. The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to implement the ordinance on July 1 instead of May 1. Some council … Read more

Here’s what we know about Uber and Lyft’s planned exit from Minneapolis in May

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — The future of Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis has garnered concern and debate in recent weeks after the City Council voted last month to require that ride-hailing companies pay drivers a higher rate while they are within city limits. Uber and Lyft responded by saying they would stop serving the Minneapolis area … Read more

Here’s what we know about Uber and Lyft’s planned exit from Minneapolis in May

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — The future of Uber and Lyft in Minneapolis has garnered concern and debate in recent weeks after the City Council voted last month to require that ride-hailing companies pay drivers a higher rate while they are within city limits. Uber and Lyft responded by saying they would stop serving the Minneapolis area … Read more

NYC’s AI chatbot was caught telling businesses to break the law. The city isn’t taking it down

[ad_1] NEW YORK — An artificial intelligence-powered chatbot created by New York City to help small business owners is under criticism for dispensing bizarre advice that misstates local policies and advises companies to violate the law. But days after the issues were first reported last week by tech news outlet The Markup, the city has … Read more

US prosecutors try to send warning to cryptocurrency world with KuCoin prosecution

[ad_1] NEW YORK — A top U.S. prosecutor announced criminal charges Tuesday against a once-ascending company in the cryptocurrency world and two of its founders in a bid to send a message to other players in the industry to follow U.S. laws. U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said conspiracy charges against KuCoin and two executives should … Read more

Strippers’ bill of rights bill signed into law in Washington state

[ad_1] OLYMPIA, Wash. — Legislation in Washington state known as the strippers’ bill of rights, which advocates say includes the most comprehensive statewide protections in the nation, was signed into law on Monday. Gov. Jay Inslee signed the measure, which creates safer working conditions for people in the adult entertainment industry and makes it possible … Read more

Lyft and Uber say they will leave Minneapolis after city council forces them to pay drivers more

[ad_1] MINNEAPOLIS — Lyft and Uber said they will cease operations in Minneapolis after the city’s council voted Thursday to override a mayoral veto and require that ride-hailing services increase driver wages to the equivalent of the local minimum wage of $15.57 an hour. Lyft called the ordinance “deeply flawed,” saying in a statement that … Read more

US lawmakers say TikTok won’t be banned if it finds a new owner. But that’s easier said than done

[ad_1] U.S. lawmakers are threatening to ban TikTok but also say they are giving its Chinese parent company a chance to keep it running. The premise of a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is that TikTok fans in the U.S. can keep scrolling through their favorite social media app … Read more

US lawmakers say TikTok won’t be banned if it finds a new owner. But that’s easier said than done

[ad_1] U.S. lawmakers are threatening to ban TikTok but also say they are giving its Chinese parent company a chance to keep it running. The premise of a bipartisan bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday is that TikTok fans in the U.S. can keep scrolling through their favorite social media app … Read more

European regulators want to question Apple after it blocks Epic Games app store

[ad_1] LONDON — European Union regulators said they want to question Apple over accusations that it blocked video game company Epic Games from setting up its own app store, in a possible violation of digital rules that took effect in the 27-nation bloc Thursday. It’s a fresh escalation of the high-stakes battle between the two … Read more