Uber’s big changes to rules for ride-hailing drivers in California—prompted by a new “gig economy” labor law—are causing experimentation as drivers try to boost earnings while Uber product managers figure out how to keep the system balanced. Wired talked to a couple of Uber drivers in the wake of the changes, which lets them decline rides after seeing the proposed rider fares and destinations....
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The Lessons From MasterClass
Paris here. Yesterday, we published a story about MasterClass’ post-pandemic woes. MasterClass, like many startups, spent wildly when times were good, then got caught flatfooted when its pandemic-era gains didn’t continue. Its evolution says something about the position many creator economy darlings now find themselves in. For a while, it had seemed like MasterClass could be the poster...
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