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California voters decide Uber and Lyft drivers are ‘contractors’ as gig...

Juliet B. Schor, Boston College Uber, TaskRabbit and other ride-hailing and delivery service companies in California can keep classifying their workers as independent contractors rather...

Why Uber Works will probably be great for businesses but not...

Shainaz Firfiray, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Uber is still best known as a ride-hailing platform but it has been branching out into other...

Buyer beware: How Libra differs from Bitcoin

Alfred Lehar, University of Calgary Facebook, the largest social network in the world, stunned the world earlier this year with the announcement of its own...

How Uber and other digital platforms could trick us using behavioral...

Abbey Stemler, Indiana University; Joshua E. Perry, Indiana University, and Todd Haugh, Indiana University Uber’s business model is incredibly simple: It’s a platform that facilitates...

Amazon and other ‘superstar’ companies could give all American workers a...

Carolin Schellhorn, St. Joseph's University The latest employment data, released on Oct. 5, point to a persistent economic puzzle: The unemployment rate is the lowest...

How ride-hailing could improve public transportation instead of undercutting it

Daniel Sperling, University of California, Davis; Austin Brown, University of California, Davis, and Mollie D'Agostino, University of California, Davis Over the last half-decade, public transit...

Why ABC reacted so swiftly to Roseanne’s racist tweet

Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University ABC Entertainment, which produced the revamped version of “Roseanne,” is the latest company to learn the challenge of doing business...

End of the gig economy? Don’t read too much into a...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon A recent California Supreme Court ruling is being hailed as a “game changer” for the gig economy. That’s...

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The womb isn’t sterile – healthy babies are born with bacteria...

Kent Willis, University of Tennessee For the last hundred years, scientists have believed that humans develop in a womb that remains sterile and completely isolated...