YC-backed Tablevibe’s customer surveys help restaurants reduce their reliance on delivery apps – Stock Market Pioneer

YC-backed Tablevibe’s customer surveys help restaurants reduce their reliance on delivery apps – TechCrunch

Food delivery apps offer convenience for customers, but a host of headaches for restaurants, like commissions as high as 40% and very few tools to build customer loyalty. Based in Singapore, Tablevibe wants to help restaurants reduce their reliance on third-party delivery apps and help them get more direct orders and returning customers. The startup … Read more

Takeaways from Gartner’s 2021 Hype Cycle for Cloud Security report

Takeaways from Gartner's 2021 Hype Cycle for Cloud Security report

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Gartner predicts worldwide public cloud services will grow 26.2% in 2021 in the group’s latest Forecast: Public Cloud Services, Worldwide, 2019-2025, 2Q21 Update. In 2020, the cloud kept IT roadmaps and initiatives moving forward while supporting growing virtual workforces and a record-breaking pace … Read more

Airbnb, DoorDash report earnings as COVID threatens to slow the IRL economy (again) – Stock Market Pioneer

Airbnb, DoorDash report earnings as COVID threatens to slow the IRL economy (again) – TechCrunch

Home-stay giant Airbnb and on-demand delivery concern DoorDash reported their quarterly results today after the bell. Both companies were heavily impacted by the onset of COVID-19. Airbnb saw its revenues collapse in 2020 during early lockdowns, leading the company to raise expensive capital and batten its hatches. The company recovered as the year continued, leading … Read more

Amid Black Widow lawsuit, Disney boss defends its pandemic release strategy

Amid Black Widow lawsuit, Disney boss defends its pandemic release strategy

Following a high-stakes lawsuit over Disney’s day-and-date release of Marvel’s Black Widow on its Premier Access streaming platform and the company’s compensation of the film’s star Scarlett Johansson, the head of Disney today defended both the company’s payouts to talent as well as its decisions around various pandemic movie releases. During the company’s third-quarter earnings … Read more

Disney+ beats expectations to reach 116 million subscribers in Q3 – Stock Market Pioneer

Disney+ beats expectations to reach 116 million subscribers in Q3 – TechCrunch

Disney’s streaming service is seeing improved growth, after initially seeing slower numbers of subscriber additions in Q2 as Covid lockdowns and mask mandates came to an end. Today, Disney+ beat analyst expectations for subscriber growth in Disney’s blowout third quarter, reaching 116 million paid subscribers — above the 114.5 million Wall Street had expected — … Read more

Activision Blizzard QA and customer service employees say they’re underpaid and overworked

Activision Blizzard QA and customer service employees say they’re underpaid and overworked

“Use, dispose, repeat.” Activision Blizzard has a problem keeping its quality assurance (QA) testers and customer service representatives around. That’s partly by design; workers are contracted on a temporary basis. But the work that QA and customer service workers at Activision Blizzard do, in offices in California, Texas, and Minnesota, is very demanding, employees said, … Read more