The tensions between platforms and their workers can be better understood by studying the mutual expectations of both parties.
The sharing economy is often romanticised as a shift away from the evils of capitalism to a more communal and socially conscious way of life. But is this simply clever marketing?
There are a lot of similarities between the state of tech companies today and when the 2000 dot-com bubble burst.
Companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Airbnb and Tesla are redefining key aspects of daily life such as work, mobility and leisure, using our cities as laboratories for their innovations.
Investment is pouring into urban technology, much of it into innovative ventures that aim to transform how we get around our cities.
Huge progress has been made, but safety issues and environmental concerns mean plans are still up in the air.
The rise of superstar companies that dominate their industries may be partly to blame for the lack of wage growth in the US in recent years. It could also suggest a solution.
Canada is simply a consumer of ride-hailing services, and has not established any of its own Ubers or Lyfts, even as tiny countries like Estonia get in on the game. That needs to change.
The allegations raised in a book on the Trump administration by Bob Woodward and an anonymous op-ed would be enough to get most CEOs fired.
Discussions with Uber riders bring out a wide range of opinions about the platform, especially when it comes to ethics.
This could be the start of a new era where regulation of the gig economy allows for the right balance between flexibility and sustainability.
More people are choosing to work in shared spaces, and there are many benefits of this to the local economy, as well as downsides. Local governments should work with both.
As Canada’s federal government sends mixed signals on digital taxation, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a historic precedent and paves the way for other countries to tackle the digital economy.
In many US cities, ride-hailing apps are luring riders away from public transit and increasing traffic congestion. But with the right rules, they could enhance public transit instead.
South Africa needs to harness its service sector into an innovative and export orientated way to push back poverty, unemployment and inequality.
Incidents that may have been mere hiccups a few years ago can go viral in an instant today. ABC seems to have learned from the mistakes of others.
A damning report lists a number of questionable design decisions that appear to greatly increase the risks of a crash.
It is well known that modern multinationals such as Google can derive substantial revenue and profits from Australia without significant physical presence here.
The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
Drivers for online ride-hailing services face several social conditions that may challenge their efforts to transform collective action into a solid union.