New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for protections for gig workers during his State of the State speech on Wednesday, raising the prospect that New York State would follow California in passing a law that affects how companies like Uber, Lyft and DoorDash treat workers now classified as contractors. “A driver is not an independent contractor simply because she drives her own car on the job,”...
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Welcome back,Amid all the hype for generative artificial intelligence, some venture capitalists have refused to join the fray. These young companies need so much capital and so much computing resources, the VC skeptics say, that they’ll have little chance of competing against Google, Amazon and other big tech companies that may soon have similar products.Our recent reporting this week was a...
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