The end of gig work? Inside Uber’s fight to preserve its DNA

The end of gig work? Inside Uber’s fight to preserve its DNA

For Uber, the vanguard of the app-driven gig economy, regulation that classifies drivers as employees is an existential threat and the freedom afforded by its model is fundamental. By Jo Constantz Uber Technologies Inc. is facing tectonic shifts as governments around...
Uber’s sustainable future is a long way off

Uber’s sustainable future is a long way off

By Jo Constantz While Uber has declared itself “on the road to zero emissions,” that road apparently has no end in sight. In the meantime, Uber will continue to contribute to climate change and an increasingly intolerable status quo as world leaders and activists push...
“Buy now, pay later” apps invite younger consumers to overspend

“Buy now, pay later” apps invite younger consumers to overspend

By Jo Constantz Melanie Logue, a college student in Portland, Oregon, has a love-hate relationship with Klarna and Afterpay.  “Buy now, pay later” (BNPL) apps like Klarna and Afterpay allow users to pay off purchases in installments rather than upfront. Most market...
Uber says it could reach a key profit metric ahead of schedule

Uber says it could reach a key profit metric ahead of schedule

By Jo Constantz Uber Technologies Inc. said it may reach a key metric of profitability by the end of the third quarter, earlier than it previously expected. In a filing submitted with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Sep. 21, Uber said it expects...