Massachusetts sues Uber and Lyft for identifying drivers as contractors
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Massachusetts sues Uber and Lyft for identifying drivers as contractors

Following similar efforts in California over how ride-hailing drivers are classified, Massachusetts is suing Uber and Lyft for treating their drivers as independent contractors. State Attorney General Maura Healey contends that the ride-hailing compa… Continue Reading…

TradeDepot adds $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain services for African SMBs
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TradeDepot adds $10 million to add financial services to its supply chain services for African SMBs

Nigeria’s e-commerce startup TradeDepot, which connects international brands to small businesses in Africa, has raised $10 million in a new round of funding to expand its business into financial services and credit offerings for retailers. First launched in 2016, TradeDepot has built up a network of 40,000 small businesses in …

Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, Donald Trump's niece may speak freely as her tell-all book is published
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Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, Donald Trump’s niece may speak freely as her tell-all book is published

Unhinged Trump tweets in three, two, one… A judge on Monday released Mary L. Trump, PhD from a gag order. This means the president’s niece may speak freely about Donald and the rest of the family, and promote her book about the Trump she calls ‘The Most Dangerous Man In …

Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, allowing Donald Trump's niece to speak freely about what a monster the president is
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Judge frees Mary Trump from gag order, allowing Donald Trump’s niece to speak freely about what a monster the president is

A judge on Monday released Mary L. Trump, PhD from a gag order. This means the president’s niece may speak freely about Donald and the rest of the family, and promote her book about the Trump she calls ‘The Most Dangerous Man In The World.” Mary Trump and Simon & …

KFC closes dining rooms in Florida over coronavirus spike
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KFC closes dining rooms in Florida over coronavirus spike

The fried chicken chain KFC is closing dining rooms at the restaurants it owns in Florida because of the state’s accelerating outbreak of COVID-19. Today, Florida is reporting 12,600 new coronavirus cases. Reuters cites a letter sent from KFC to its Florida franchisees earlier today: The letter, from KFC U.S. …

You can now apply for your $25 iPhone 'batterygate' compensation
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You can now apply for your $25 iPhone ‘batterygate’ compensation

At the start of March, Apple agreed to pay up to $500 million to US consumers as part of a settlement that came out of its iPhone batterygate saga. Thanks to a website spotted by MacRumors, eligible iPhone owners can now apply to take part in the set… Continue Reading…

SiriusXM acquires podcast platform Stitcher from Scripps for $325 million
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SiriusXM acquires podcast platform Stitcher from Scripps for $325 million

Thanks to a report from The Wall Street Journal, we knew this was coming. Now it’s official: SiriusXM is buying podcast platform Stitcher from the E.W. Scripps Company for $325 million. That’s considerably more than the $4.5 million Scripps spent to… Continue Reading…

Three Ubisoft executives leave amid misconduct allegations
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Three Ubisoft executives leave amid misconduct allegations

More executives are leaving Ubisoft in the wake of misconduct allegations. The company has announced (via Kotaku) that Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascoët has resigned immediately after Libération claims he enabled misconduct by other executives, in… Continue Reading…

Get insider business school-style training from home for $34.99
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Get insider business school-style training from home for $34.99

TL;DR: Better your business with the Ultimate All-Access Business bundle ft. an award-winning business school professor for $34.99, a 98% savings as of July 9. Going to business school doesn’t come cheap. Depending on where you go, earning an MBA could set you back between $100,000 and $200,000, reports Investopedia. …

Freshworks acquires IT orchestration service Flint
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Freshworks acquires IT orchestration service Flint

Customer engagement company Freshworks today announced that it has acquired Flint, an IT orchestration and cloud management platform based in India. The acquisition will help Freshworks strengthen its Freshservice IT support service by bringing a number of new automation tools to it. Maybe just as importantly, though, it will also …