Uber has just taken another detour on the way to an inevitable legal showdown. The ride-hailing service, valued at more than $60 billion in its latest funding round, on Thursday settled two class-action lawsuits claiming drivers in California and Massachusetts are employees rather than so-called independent contractors, agreeing to pay up to $100 million. But the Silicon Valley darling is only buying time.
The European Union charged Google on Wednesday with abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system, opening a second front against the U.S. technology giant that could lead to large fines.
A product and graphic designer in Hong Kong has fulfilled a childhood dream by building a realistic humanoid robot that is a dead ringer for Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson and was created with 3D printing technology.