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Uber, Lyft face landmark trials that could change their business

Facing two separate lawsuits, the companies must convince juries that their drivers aren't employees -- and don't merit insurance and other benefits.

By March 12, 2015

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San Francisco mayor signs landmark law making Airbnb legal

Tech-friendly Mayor Ed Lee approves bill that amends local zoning laws and legalizes short-term rentals. But, not everyone is happy.

By October 28, 2014

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Airbnb: Let us pay hotel taxes in New York

The service for peer-to-peer home rentals sends a letter to all members of the New York State Legislature asking for the law to be changed to allow it to collect taxes on behalf of its hosts and guests.

By April 15, 2015

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'Sharing economy' apps to boom with their lure of cheap and easy

Global revenue from sharing economy companies like Uber and Airbnb will grow from $15 billion annually today to $335 billion in 2025.

By April 14, 2015

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'Dallas Buyers Club' wins access to pirates' information in iiNet case

The Federal Court of Australia has handed down its judgement in a landmark piracy case between the makers of Oscar-winning film "Dallas Buyers Club" and one of Australia's largest service providers, iiNet.

By April 6, 2015

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Everything you need to know about the Ellen Pao gender discrimination trial

The potentially landmark Silicon Valley trial nears its end, with closing arguments expected Tuesday.

By March 23, 2015

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Kleiner Perkins partner who pushed for Ellen Pao firing to leave firm

General partner Matt Murphy, who testified that he recommended firing Pao, expects to move to a smaller venture firm.

By April 6, 2015

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​The chaebols: The rise of South Korea's mighty conglomerates

They are cornerstones of the economic, political and social landscape: Part one of a series looks at how these conglomerates -- like Samsung, LG and Hyundai -- saved South Korea from crushing poverty and defined a country's role on the global stage.

By April 6, 2015

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Uber fights back in Europe, files complaints against governments

The ride-hailing company says France, Germany and Spain broke European Union laws by trying to ban its service.

By April 1, 2015

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Google loses ruling in Safari tracking case

The floodgates are now open for UK users to sue Google over privacy violations tied to tracking cookies.

By March 27, 2015