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As Democratic candidates target big tech, ‘the honeymoon is over’ for Silicon Valley

In a sharp turnaround from past elections, the country's largest tech firms have emerged as some of the biggest boogeymen of the 2020 Democratic primary, with candidates vowing to crack down on or even break up companies that the party's past White House hopefuls once pointed to as icons of American ingenuity.

Uber drivers’ lawsuit asks if London congestion charge is racist

London’s Uber Technologies Inc drivers can bring a racial-discrimination lawsuit against the city’s mayor Sadiq Khan, a judge ruled April 4, as a new front opened in a long-running battle between those working for the ride-hailing firm and the city’s traditional cabbies.

In North America’s biggest Uber holdout, it pays to know Chinese

The white BMW luxury sedan glides up to a Taiwanese noodle shop in a Vancouver suburb, hailed courtesy of a Chinese-language app. The eight-minute ride in its spotless leather interior is smooth, cheap – and utterly illicit.

Facebook removes online network in Philippines over ‘inauthentic behaviour’

Facebook Inc said on March 28 the company removed 200 pages, groups and accounts on Facebook and Instagram in the Philippines, citing "coordinated inauthentic behaviour".

Puerto Rico lures tech developers as hurricane season looms

Young tech developers are roving Puerto Rico with laptops, transmitters and drones to test new systems that might help survivors communicate with authorities after a natural disaster and speed up response times to minimise deaths.

Union accuses Amazon of breaking US law by firing activist

A union organising Amazon.com Inc employees in New York has filed a complaint accusing the company of illegally firing one of the labour group’s most prominent supporters.

Airbnb loses major fight over California city’s rental law

Airbnb Inc and Expedia Group Inc’s HomeAway failed to persuade a US court of appeals to strike down a Santa Monica law that makes the companies liable for illicit rentals in the Southern California beach city.

Paris region to boost cycle commuting with bike parks and e-bikes

The Paris region wants to boost the number of people who cycle to work by investing in new cycle lanes and infrastructure and a subsidised electric bike rental scheme.

From videogame to day job: How ‘SimCity’ inspired a generation of city planners

Jason Baker was studying political science at UC Davis when he got his hands on SimCity. He took a careful approach to the computer game.

Bezos, Gates and Buffett still top the world’s ultra rich: Forbes

Jeff Bezos remains the world’s richest person, ahead of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, according to the latest Forbes list of the ultra wealthy, while far behind US President Donald Trump jumped 51 spots in the ranking.