Uber eyes 2020 'flying car' launch in Dubai, Dallas

Apr 26, 2017

Uber eyes 2020 'flying car' launch in Dubai, Dallas

Uber said Tuesday it wants to launch a system of flying cars to move people around cities, with a goal of putting demonstration projects in place by 2020. The ridesharing giant announced a series of partnerships to manufacture “vertical takeoff and landing” (VTOL) vehicles ...

/ Apr 23, 2017

EU seeks uniform approach to taking down hate speech online

The European Union is considering legislative measures to harmonize how online platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google take down hate speech and incitement to violence, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. The proliferation of hate speech and fake news on social media has ...

'Taken aback' Google denies government claim of gender pay gap

Apr 12, 2017

'Taken aback' Google denies government claim of gender pay gap

Google said it’s “taken aback” by the government’s claim that it doesn’t compensate women fairly. The company said it conducts “rigorous analyses” that its pay practices are gender-blind and found “no gender pay gap” in 52 major job categories it analyzed last year. Google ...

U.S. regulators accuse Google of underpaying women

Apr 8, 2017

U.S. regulators accuse Google of underpaying women

Government investigators looking into how Google pays its employees have accused it of shortchanging women. A U.S. Department of Labor official disclosed the agency’s allegations during a court hearing in San Francisco on Friday. “We found systemic compensation disparities against women pretty much across ...