In a surprise decision, a California state judge on Friday struck down Proposition 22, a voter ballot initiative passed by a wide margin last fall to give gig workers more benefits without categorizing them as employees. Uber, DoorDash and many other gig-economy companies that bankrolled Prop 22 to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars will now be forced to go back to court to try to...
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‘We Just Have to Keep Winning’: A Sonos Executive With a Colorful History Goes to War Against Google
A few months into his job as chief legal officer of Sonos, Eddie Lazarus was ready to wage war. When Lazarus joined the audio hardware company in late 2018, it was facing growing competition from tech giants like Amazon and Google. Both companies were selling cheap speakers capable of multiroom audio playback, a feature Sonos had pioneered on its devices more than a decade earlier. Sonos...
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