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Government’s refusal to recognize the rise of independent contractors is hurting the economy

David Schweikert Crunch Network Contributor Congressman David Schweikert is a three-term representative of Arizona’s Sixth District. He serves on the House Financial Services Committee. How to join the network The workforce of the 21st century has been changing for years.  Government, only recently perceiving the movement from a traditional workforce to an independent contractor model, is stifling innovation and hurting workers in the process. From …

Evercar mashes up car sharing and ride hailing

Say you’d like to make a few extra bucks by driving for ride hailing services Lyft and Uber or on-demand delivery services like Postmates, but your old car won’t pass muster with these companies. Or maybe you don’t want to put the miles on your personal car. Or maybe you don’t even have a car of your own. That’s where Evercar comes in. It maintains …

Instacart’s app has changed grocery stores for good

Instacart, the grocery-ordering app, is getting creative about picking, packing and delivering food on-demand. TechCrunch got an aisle-side view of how the company’s people and technology come together on location at CostCo in San Francisco. And one thing’s clear, the San Francisco startup has changed grocery stores for good. According to the company’s Chief of Operations Ravi Gupta, one of Instacart’s primary innovations isn’t all …