Uber Promises Investigation After Former Engineer Blogs About Rampant Sexual Harassment | The Huffington Post

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said Sunday that the ride-sharing company will investigate new allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination in its workplace. After former Uber engineer Susan Fowler published a nearly 3,000-word blog post Sunday describing a nightmarish workplace culture in which male superiors solicited her for sex and human resources officers shrugged off her […]

Real Estate Is Latest Target for Would-Be Disrupters – WSJ

A real-estate startup called Compass Inc. has hired hundreds of sales agents away from older rivals, collected $225 million from marquee investors and amassed a valuation of over $1 billion, all with the pitch that its software can make brokers more efficient. Real-estate veterans say they’re baffled by how the four-year-old firm, active in only […]

Something in the Airbnb: hosts anxious as New York begins crackdown | Technology | The Guardian

A war of words between Airbnb and New York, its largest market, has escalated with the first fine issued by the city in what is expected to be a crackdown on “hosts”. Tatiana Cames, a host who advertised “shabby chic” apartments in Brooklyn to tourists and business travelers, was fined $5,000. Penalties will escalate if […]

Uber Responds To Immigration Ban

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has voiced out his thoughts about President Donald Trump’s immigration ban in an email to his employees. More U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration ban is affecting Uber drivers, so co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick is reaching out to those affected and is promising them with financial support trough pro bono compensation. […]

Looking for a Left/Libertarian Alliance Against Trump? Maybe Rethink Reflexive ‘#DeleteUber’ Reactions – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Constantly looking for people to punish doesn’t square with a commitment to liberty. Everything went to hell over the weekend for the immigrants and refugees who had been legally approved to live and travel in the United States but were then caught up in President Donald Trump’s terrible executive order banning them from returning back […]