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Uber hit with lawsuit over alleged sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company is being sued after two women allege they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers. The plaintiffs say Uber needs to do more to keep passengers safe.

By October 8, 2015


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


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


Indecisive? Website uses GIFs to make choices for you

Having trouble making a decision? An amusing website called YesNo.wtf gives you a straight yes or no answer with an accompanying GIF.

By October 7, 2015


Twitter to lay off 8 percent of its staff

Jack Dorsey's first big move as permanent Twitter CEO is an unfortunate one: He's laying off more than 300 employees.

By October 13, 2015


Lyft partners with Shell, Hertz, Stripe to provide perks for drivers

The ride-hailing company aims to lure more drivers by giving discounts on gas and car rentals.

By October 8, 2015


Comcast extends low-cost Internet service to community college students

An expansion of the Internet Essentials program will offer cheap broadband to students who qualify for federal education grants. It's being tested in Colorado and Illinois.

By September 16, 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


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 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