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Uber and Lyft defeated again in court – TechCrunch

A California courtroom weighs in as Prop. 22 looms, Google removes well-liked apps over knowledge assortment practices and the Senate subpoenas Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg. That is your Day by day Crunch for October 23, 2020.

The massive story: Uber and Lyft defeated once more in courtroom

A California appeals courtroom dominated that sure, a new state law applies to Uber and Lyft drivers, that means that they should be categorized as staff, moderately than unbiased contractors. The decide dominated that opposite to the rideshare corporations’ arguments, any monetary hurt doesn’t “rise to the extent of irreparable hurt.”

Nevertheless, the choice won’t take impact for 30 days — suggesting that the actual figuring out issue will probably be Proposition 22, a statewide poll measure backed by Uber and Lyft that might maintain drivers as contractors whereas guaranteeing issues like minimal compensation and healthcare subsidies.

“This ruling makes it extra pressing than ever for voters to face with drivers and vote sure on Prop. 22,” a Lyft spokesperson informed PJDM.

The tech giants

Google removes 3 Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, over data collection violations — Researchers on the Worldwide Digital Accountability Council discovered {that a} trio of well-liked and seemingly innocent-looking apps aimed toward youthful customers have been violating Google’s knowledge assortment insurance policies.

Huawei reports slowing growth as its operations ‘face significant challenges’ — The total affect of U.S. commerce restrictions hasn’t been realized but, as a result of the federal government has granted Huawei a number of waivers.

Senate subpoenas could force Zuckerberg and Dorsey to testify on New York Post controversy — The Senate Judiciary Committee voted in favor of issuing subpoenas for Fb’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey.

Startups, funding and enterprise capital

Quibi says it will shut down in early December — A newly revealed assist web page on the Quibi website says streaming will finish “on or about December 1, 2020.”

mmhmm, Phil Libin’s new startup, acquires Memix to add enhanced filters to its video presentation toolkit — Memix has constructed a sequence of filters you may apply to movies to vary the lighting, the main points within the background or throughout the entire display.

Nordic challenger bank Lunar raises €40M Series C, plans to enter the ‘buy now, pay later’ space — Lunar began out as a private finance supervisor app however acquired a full banking license in 2019.

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All the pieces else

France rebrands contact-tracing app in an effort to boost downloads — France’s contact-tracing app has been up to date and is now referred to as TousAntiCovid, which suggests “everybody towards Covid.”

Representatives propose bill limiting presidential internet ‘kill switch’ — The invoice would restrict the president’s capacity to close down the web at will.

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Anthony Ha