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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism: Dec. 30, 2016

For the week ending Dec. 30, 2016

Uber and Lyft answer questions about discrimination concerns; how machines learn prejudice; plus more news…

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Pissed Off: Uber and Lyft Drivers Get No Relief

When you got to go, you got to go!

Uber and Lyft drivers have a problem of utmost urgency—they have nowhere to use the…

By Samara Lynn

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Tech Racism

This Week in Tech Racism

When racism and technology intersect; week of Oct. 30, 2016

Biased artificial intelligence; black riders wait longer using Uber and Lyft; CBC outraged with Facebook,…

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small business saturday

How to Score Free UberPOOL Rides This Small Business Saturday

Shop small, ride for free

Uber is offering a special promotion for Small Business Saturday, an annual celebration created by…

By Samara Lynn

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Uber

Study Finds Shocking Racist Practices by Uber and Lyft Drivers

Is requesting an Uber or Lyft as difficult for blacks as hailing a cab? A new study suggests that may be the case

A new study found that drivers working for the popular ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft…

By Samara Lynn

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sharing economy

The Sharing Economy w/NoirBnb and Uber

Are you a popular journalist or the neighborhood fix-it guy? You can offer classes, workshops, and rent your home for people to stay while on vacation

Ways African Americans and other people of color can benefit from launching their own sharing…

By Maryann Reid

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Uber

Get a New Side Gig; Uber is Going Driverless

Uber is adopting driverless vehicles.

Uber will soon allow customers to order a driverless car from their phones, reports Bloomberg.…

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gig economy

Refusing to Rent to Blacks: Ethics in the Gig Economy

The new sharing, or gig economy, is bound to bring into question many ethical and legal issues especially around discrimination.

“The host at first accepted her request and then messaged, “I hate niggers, so I…

By Samara Lynn

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tech

5 Tech Leaders Who Are Not All That

Technology is wonderful. Sometimes, tech CEOs and leaders, are not.

“…many successful tech leaders get passes on obnoxiousness and sometimes are even rewarded for it…”

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food

We’re Sick to Our Stomachs Over Food Delivery Apps

VCs are full from funding food delivery apps

Who doesn’t love the ease of ordering takeout with a few taps after a hard…

By Samara Lynn

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You Can Now Make Your Toyota Lease Payments by Driving for Uber

The new offering from Toyota and Uber is an innovative, new way to use income derived from the sharing economy

As ride-sharing services continue to disrupt the transportation industry, automakers have been left with little…

By Samara Lynn

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uber

The Push to Help Uber and Other Gig Economy Workers

With the amount of people working for Internet-based business such as Uber, tax laws and finances are getting complicated.

“Draft a carve-out to temporarily exempt gig-economy Internet platforms from ill-fitting labor laws.”

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Want to Get Rich? Start an Uber or AirBnB-Like Company

The tech startup you are considering had better be "an Uber" of something

Sharing economy businesses such as Uber will see revenue triple by 2020.

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Airbnb Rules the “Gig” Economy

Airbnb is poised to lead the gig economy and we can expect to see a similar "sharing" model in enterprises and in manufacturing

The next, and potentially most disruptive, sector to emerge in the sharing economy will be…

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The Uber for Private Jets Is Finally Here

Private jet sharing because car-sharing is for plebes

Think commercial flights meets private aviation.

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No Same-Day for You: Amazon and Other Examples of Unequal Access in Tech

A report shows that Amazon withholds its same-day delivery service to several zip codes in predominately black neighborhoods. It's just one example of tech racism

How unfortunate that technology advances so much faster than humans’ capacity to not be racist,…

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Filmmaker Matthew Cherry Leverages Mobile Filmmaking in ‘9 Rides’

Film shot on the iPhone debuted at SXSW

BlackEnterprise.com sat down with Matthew Cherry to get some insight into the vision behind the…

By Kali Wilder

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UberEATS

Uber Cooks Up Food Delivery App, UberEATS

UberEATS will provide fast food delivery

UberEATS will provide fast food delivery.

By Samara Lynn

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computer code

Oakland Answers White House Call to Expand Computer Science Education

Ensuring that all Oakland students have access to CS education and career pathways

Answering President Obama’s call to make computer science education available to all students as a…

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BE_Google driverless car

Safety Improves As Cars Continue to Evolve Into Wheeled Computers

U.S. Department of Transportation continues to plan for driverless, high-tech cars

Last week, the DOT announced it will not only support but encourage efforts to increase…

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