We need to see uberisation in the context of all forms of precarious and insecure work becoming more acceptable.
Uber's London licence has been a political football for several years, but that's not really the point.
In major cities around the world, dockless scooters and bikes are everywhere, yet the companies themselves are often breathtakingly short-lived. Basic economic concepts give us clues why.
An upcoming study on workers in the gig economy suggests the future of work may be a lonely and uncertain one for many workers.
Uber Works is the next step in the evolution of the gig economy.
Some initiatives aim to develop more ethical and equitable models.
Flexibility is just a euphemism for exploitation.
SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Adam Neumann both controlled and managed the co-working company he founded in 2011. A finance scholar explains why that can be a serious problem in venture capital-backed startups.
WeWork's uncertain future reflects how investors have wised up to the hype around Silicon Valley start ups.
Recent revelations about the lack of privacy protections in place at the companies on Libra’s foundation raise concerns about how much trust users can place in Facebook's new cryptocurrency.
New technologies and services aren't creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
A growing number of jobs are becoming less stable, with fewer benefits and stagnating wages. This is taking a significant toll on the psychological health of workers.
Uber's expansion has become a global epic with regional episodes, but the legal conflict in Argentina has even higher stakes.
We go back to the basics and look at what Libra is, how it compares to other cryptocurrencies and whether you should be concerned about using it when it eventually arrives.
Tech giants like Facebook are at risk of joining the ranks of Compuserve and MCI Mail to be replaced with the next generation of organizing designed for new models of distributed trust.
As a researcher in unmanned aerial systems, I was asked recently if I would ride on an Uber Air taxi. After a brief ponder, my answer is "yes".
Many Uber drivers do their job because the alternatives are worse. It's an unhappy work choice faced by an increasing number of Australians.
Astronomic valuations for non-profitable companies are popular in Silicon Valley but how are they calculated and what do they reflect?