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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

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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

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Vietnam's refugees find second chance in Silicon Valley

For Road Trip 2015, CNET went to San Jose, California, to talk with Vietnamese Americans who traveled a long way to get to where they are today.

By August 2, 2015

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Uber partners with senior citizen group in hunt for new drivers

As part of a new charm offensive, the startup giant is hoping to attract more than 100,000 drivers from an unlikely place: AARP.

By July 30, 2015

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Hillary Clinton takes aim at Uber during speech on 'gig economy'

The democratic presidential candidate vows to "crack down" on companies that misclassify employees as independent contractors.

By July 13, 2015

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Amazon's handyman service expands to new cities

The company's Home Services site, which first launched in March, grows into 11 more cities and adds a new custom-jobs option.

By July 22, 2015

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Uber files motion to limit potential class action suit to three drivers

The trial that will determine whether ride-hailing drivers are employees or independent contractors is nearing. But Uber seeks to restrict the case to just three drivers, rather than a class of 160,000.

By July 9, 2015

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Save 20 percent on a Sensi Wi-Fi Thermostat

From the Cheapskate: Until you've experienced the joy that is an app-controlled thermostat, you haven't lived.

By July 22, 2015

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On-demand cleaning startup Homejoy shuts up shop

Hampered by worker-classification lawsuits, the home-service company shuts down. Google is reportedly snatching up about 20 of its engineers.

By July 17, 2015

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Uber settles lawsuit over fatal SF crash that killed girl

Crash that claimed the life of a 6-year-old raised questions about passenger safety on ride-hailing services.

By July 14, 2015