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A district court judge has ruled that Grubhub properly classified a California delivery driver as an independent contractor (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

A few months after hearing closing arguments in the Lawson v. GrubHub case, Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley has ruled Raef Lawson, the plaintiff, was indeed an independent contractor while driving and delivering food for GrubHub. “We’re extremely satisfied with today’s ruling in Lawson v. Grubhub, which validates the freedom our […]

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Nvidia reports Q4 revenue of $2.91B, up 34% YoY and up 10% from Q3, fiscal 2018 revenue of $9.71B, up 41% YoY; stock up 12%+ after hours (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Nvidia used to be synonymous with graphics chips for game machines. But now it is using those same chips to drive artificial intelligence calculations, and that is taking the company into new markets from servers to self-driving cars. For the fourth fiscal quarter ended January 31, the Santa Clara, California-based […]

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Hired data: on average, white tech workers ask for $130K salary, receive $136K offer; Hispanic and black and workers ask for $124K, receive ~$130K offer (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

Pay discrimination and discrepancies based on gender and race are nothing new. Unfortunately, it seems that little has changed over the years. In the tech industry, white people on average make $136,000 a year, which is about $6,000 more than black people with the same level of expertise. It also […]

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Pinterest says there are 600M+ monthly visual searches across its products, up 140% YoY; ability to add Lens images to any text search coming to iOS next week (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)

Pinterest shared insights into its Lens visual search tool today, one year after the social media platform launched the tool in beta for its Android and iOS apps. Together with Pinterest browser extensions and Pin searches, Lens is now used to complete 600 million visual searches every month, with people […]

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Everipedia, a rival to Wikipedia that plans to use tokens to permit editing and reward users, raises $30M from investors including Galaxy Digital (Jeff John Roberts/Fortune)

Do we need a more lively Wikipedia for the Snapchat generation? The founders of a fast-growing site called Everipedia, which is based on a lively design and incorporates blockchain technology, say we do—and just raised $30 million to expand their mission. On Thursday, Everipedia announced the new investment from Galaxy […]

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After using DMCA notice to remove iOS 9 “iBoot” code leak on GitHub, Apple says “the security of our products doesn't depend on the secrecy of our source code” (Alfred Ng/CNET)

The leaked source code originally came out in 2015, and wouldn’t affect users on new devices, Apple said. James Martin/CNET Apple has responded to security concerns surrounding leaked iPhone source code, pointing out that any potential vulnerabilities would be outdated. “Old source code from three years ago appears to have […]

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Sources: WhatsApp is testing person-to-person payments in beta in India for a limited set of users ahead of expected wider rollout (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

WhatsApp has begun testing a new payments feature in India that will allow people to send money to other WhatsApp users, excluding merchant accounts. The feature is currently in beta, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans, but hasn’t been publicly announced because it’s not widely available at this […]

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SEC filing: T-Mobile paid about $325M for Denver-based Layer3 TV, to help launch T-Mobile’s new TV service later this year (Jeff Baumgartner/Multichannel News)

Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News: SEC filing: T-Mobile paid about $325M for Denver-based Layer3 TV, to help launch T-Mobile’s new TV service later this year  —  Will use acquisition to launch ‘disruptive’ OTT TV service later this year  —  T-Mobile paid about $325 million to acquire Layer3 TV, the Denver-based […]

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The Internet Association, representing Facebook, Google, and other internet firms, pushes for a Senate vote to reverse FCC repeal of net neutrality laws (Harper Neidig/The Hill)

A trade group representing internet giants including Google and Facebook is throwing its support behind a bill that would reverse the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules. The Internet Association (IA) on Thursday sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDems confront Kelly after […]