Uber resists California gig worker bill – gpgmail

[ad_1] The Daily Crunch is gpgmail’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Uber plans to keep defending independent contractor model for drivers Despite California lawmakers passing a bill designed to turn gig […]

Gig worker bill AB-5 passes in California – gpgmail

[ad_1] Assembly Bill 5, the gig worker bill opposed by the likes of Uber, Lyft and DoorDash, has passed in the California State Senate. This comes shortly after California Governor Gavin Newsom officially put his support behind AB 5 in an op-ed. The bill needed 21 votes to pass in the State Senate. It passed […]

4 Automakers Agree to Cleaner California Air. Now They May Be Sued.

[ad_1] Is this crazy, or what: Four automakers face a Department of Justice investigation and possible lawsuit because they possibly conspired to, uh, build more fuel-efficient cars and help make California’s air cleaner. BMW, Ford, Honda, and Volkswagen are the reported targets of a Justice Department investigation into whether they skirted federal competition laws by […]

Tesla Autopilot was engaged before 2018 California crash, NTSB finds – gpgmail

[ad_1] A Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode —the company’s advanced driver assistance system — when it crashed into a fire truck in Southern California last year, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. Reuters was the first to the report on the contents of the public documents. […]

Southern California athletic brand, Vuori, raises $45 million from Norwest Venture Partners – gpgmail

[ad_1] The four-year-old, Southern California athletic brand Vuori has picked up a $45 million growth equity investment from the investment firm Norwest Venture Partners. The company, which says it’s profitable, will now join a stable of consumer startup brands that includes Birdies, Casper Sleep, Grove Collaborative, Jolyn, Kendra Scott, Madison Reed and Topo Athletic. Founded […]