Gig Economy Workers Must Be Protected From 'Appalling' Practices, Urge MPs

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK

Drivers employed in the so-called gig economy should have worker status to protect them from the “appalling” practices they face, MPs have urged. ...

Uber Has Made It Much Easier To See Your Rating – Here Are Five Tips To Get Five Stars

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Tech

Uber has put ratings front and centre in the latest version of its app in a bid to encourage “better rider behaviour”. Previously, users had to na...

Plus-Size Model Tess Holliday Boycotts Uber After Claiming Driver Fat-Shamed Her

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Tess Holliday has revealed she won’t be using Uber again, after one of their drivers fat-shamed her. The 31-year-old slammed the service on Instagra...

Uber Reveals The 10 Weirdest Items Of Lost Property Left In Their Cars

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Tech

We’ve all had that moment where we step out of a taxi only to realise we’ve left our valuables on the back seat as it speeds away into the sunset....

Revealed: The 'Intimidating' Gig Economy Contracts Condemned By MPs

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK

Contracts in the so-called gig economy that prevent people challenging their employment status, and even make them liable for court costs if they do s...

We Are In Danger Of Creating A Culture Where People And Businesses Have An Ever-Diminishing Stake In The Future Of Society

Tim Connor | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK
Tim Connor

It was the 18th century philosopher Edmund Burke who argued that private property was the basis of social order, an incentive to hard work and a route to national prosperity. Burke also believed that widespread access to acquiring property would act as powerful check on the power of the state and elites. 

Uber Driver Catches Her Boyfriend Cheating After Driving Mistress To His Apartment

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

An Uber driver found out her boyfriend was cheating on her, after the other woman got in her taxi to be dropped off at his place. The 24-year-old, kno...

Uber Now Has A 'Loyalty Card', But There's A Catch

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech

It’s probably fair to say that Uber has had a pretty tough start to 2017. Well amid the chaos that’s brewing in the US there’s a glimmer of good...

How Do We Protect Ourselves Against The Rise Of The Machines?

Phil Chambers | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech
Phil Chambers

For those on the other side, they argue that robots can create more jobs by increasing productivity. They also point out a close correlation between robot density and high employment in industrial nations, such as Germany.

How Connected Cities Are A Platform For Innovation

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In the UK, we have largely built our towns and cities, so a better question might be: 'How could we enhance our cities by overlaying a digital layer?' This layer, spread over the physical, helps us to understand our cities better and create services that allow citizens to interact with the city - and each other - differently.

Shocking Video Shows Uber CEO Berating Driver Over Pay

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has been forced to apologise after dashcam footage emerged of him berating one of his company’s drivers. In the video, abov...

Google Has Accused Uber Of Stealing Its Self-Driving Car Technology

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Google has filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging the firm stole trade secrets and technology in an act of “calculated theft”. Waymo, Google’s se...

Uber Sent This Message About Its Sexual Harassment Claims To Some Users Who Deleted Their Account

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Tech

Uber told a small number of users who deleted their accounts that it is “deeply hurting” after being embroiled in allegations of sexual harassment...

Why My Children Won't Have Driving Licences

Marko Guček | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Marko Guček

For millions of people around the world, for much of the 20th Century, one of the most important skills they ever learnt was how to drive. Today, we see tremendous strain on our transport infrastructure, with roads handling many more vehicles than they were designed for.

Wage Against The Machine: Why We're Destined To Fight AI For Our Jobs

Dan Rogers | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

When it comes to AI and jobs, there's two theories on how things will end up. Optimists will tell you that man and machine can coexist, be better together and live harmoniously. Others say new tech will leave millions unemployed.

The Fourth Revolution Is Underway And You Are Leading The Charge

Dave Labuda | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Tech
Dave Labuda

Mass adoption of the Internet introduced the Third Industrial Revolution, which completely upended the ways in which we live and work. Now, experts are starting to weigh in on the Fourth Industrial Revolution - the rise of digital lifestyles and the new ways in which technology becomes embedded within societies, business and even the human body.

Robots Could Replace 250,000 Public-Sector Jobs By 2030

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech

A quarter of a million public sector jobs could be replaced by computers over the next 13 years, according to a new report from a right-wing think tan...

Uber Drivers Forced To Pay For Sweets For Customers, MPs Told

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics

Uber drivers told MPs they had been forced to pay for sweets and water for customers in order to compete for ratings. They told the Commons Work and P...

8 Kind Responses To Trump's Muslim Ban That Will Give You Hope

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK

Many were horrified by the executive order signed by Donald Trump on Friday banning refugees from entering the US from seven predominantly Muslim coun...

Will AI Bless Us With A 15 Hour Work-Week, Or Turn Us Into Paperclips?

Dan Rogers | Posted 20.01.2017 | UK Tech
Dan Rogers

Technology-driven unemployment is no longer just an ailment of low-income households. No job is safe. There are now AI lawyers, AI accountants, and AI financial advisors. Even AI hedge fund managers. So much money is now being spent on technology that Gartner estimates many companies spend more on marketing technology than they do on actual marketing.

Are We Looking After The Gig Economy?

Rich Wagner | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK
Rich Wagner

So the next time you're booking a long weekend away, taking a taxi ride or getting some shelves fixed, make sure you play your part to ensure this exciting and evolving industry continues to spearhead the UK economy for years to come.

Uber Accused Of Cashing In With x4.5 Fares During London #Tubestrike

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK

As the capital’s Underground system ground to a halt today, taxi firm Uber has been accused of reaping the rewards of commuter misery. During peak t...

Do Democratic Practices Stunt Technological Growth?

Duncan Kenyon | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Tech
Duncan Kenyon

Politicians cannot ignore their voters to this extent and cannot embrace advantages of this. It is the mass unemployment issue that will cause most concern to politician's short-lived careers. Donald Trump cannot promise the Rustbelt States that voted for him that he would bring back jobs from foreign countries and replace these unskilled workers' jobs with machines.

Why Uber's Self-Driving Car Service Was Suspended Just Hours After It Launched

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Tech

Uber’s self-driving cars have been suspended in San Francisco after two vehicles were seen running red lights hours after the service launched. The ...

Uber Staff 'Used God View To Spy On Celebs And Exes'

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Tech
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Uber employees regularly used the firm’s “God View” feature to track politicians, celebrities and ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, according to a ...