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U.S. judge gives Uber drivers class action status

SAN FRANCISCO - A U.S. judge said on Tuesday Uber drivers are entitled to class action status in litigation over whether they are independent contractors or employees, part of a case that could have wide implications for the sharing economy.

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Indian woman who sued Uber over rape accusation ends lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO - A woman who sued Uber after accusing one of its drivers of raping her in India has voluntarily ended her lawsuit against the company, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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LVMH hires former Apple executive as digital director

PARIS - LVMH has hired as its new head of digital Ian Rogers, from Apple, as part of the luxury group's drive to more fully embrace the Internet.

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer expecting twin girls in December

- Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said she was pregnant with identical twin girls, likely due in December, but promised she would take limited time away as she works toward turning around the company's struggling online ad business.

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Law firm targets Google foes for private damages claims

BRUSSELS - U.S. law firm and class action specialist Hausfeld launched a platform on Tuesday to help pursue claims against Google, posing a potential headache for the world's No. 1 Internet search engine amid its regulatory troubles in Europe.

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LinkedIn rolls out overhauled messaging service

- LinkedIn Corp on Tuesday rolled out a revamped messaging service along the lines of modern chat apps, departing from its unpopular design that resembled email.

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