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Instacart offers some contractors part-time employment

The grocery delivery startup is making the change as fellow on-demand service Uber faces regulatory scrutiny for not classifying its drivers as employees.

By June 22, 2015


Uber driver is an employee not contractor, says California

California Labor Commission rules that a driver for the ride-hailing service is an employee and not an independent contractor. The decision could have ramifications for Uber's business model.

By June 17, 2015


Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.

By September 29, 2015


California: Former Uber driver was an employee

In the battle over whether its drivers are independent contractors or employees, Uber has lost another skirmish.

By September 10, 2015


Uber appeals class-action status ruling in drivers' lawsuit

Ride-hailing service requests appeal of class status ruling that expanded employee vs. independent-contractor case from three drivers to thousands.

By September 15, 2015


UberX arrives in Brussels amid backlash

The more expensive of Uber's services -- it uses professional drivers -- expands options for fans of the ride-hailing service, but rival taxi drivers won't be as cheery.

By September 3, 2015


Uber suffers loss as judge grants drivers' suit class action status

A California judge rules that the employee vs. independent-contractor case that was limited to three drivers can now be expanded to thousands of drivers.

By September 1, 2015


To stop next spam king, Facebook program helps firms share security info

The company's ThreatExchange program hopes to break longstanding barriers to companies talking about the cybersecurity threats they face. Early indications show they're willing to play along.

By August 29, 2015


How a superfast network and 3D printing come together in one city

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET digs in to the 3D printing startup culture in Chattanooga.

By August 22, 2015


Uber and Lyft: 9 things to consider before your first ride

Ride-sharing is rapidly edging out taxis in major cities, and here's everything you should know about these apps that are shaking up transportation.

By August 16, 2015