Driver protests, strikes cast shadow on Uber IPO

Rideshare drivers in major US cities were set to stage a series of strikes and protests Wednesday, casting a shadow over the keenly anticipated Wall Street debut of sector leader Uber.

Swiss court declares driver an Uber employee

A Swiss court has ruled that a former Uber driver was an employee of the ride-sharing firm, not an independent contractor, in a potentially landmark decision, the driver's lawyer said Monday.

Uber sets IPO in motion, seeks to 'ignite opportunity'

Uber filed documents Thursday for its much-anticipated public share offering expected to be the largest in the tech sector in years, and a bellwether for other venture-backed startups eyeing Wall Street listing.

App-based delivery men highlight India's growing gig economy

Suraj Nachre works long hours and regularly misses meals but he treasures his job as a driver for a food delivery startup—working in a booming industry that highlights India's expanding apps-based gig-economy.

Q&A: Will New York's Lyft, Uber driver salary changes spread?

Lyft, Uber and companies like them have rewritten what transportation looks like in the 21st century. They've been living in a four-wheeled wild west, though, without many restrictions on what they do and how they do it.