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Alison Griswold / Quartz:
Amazon says it got 850k applications for hourly US jobs in Oct. 2018 after announcing its $15 minimum wage, more than doubling its previous monthly record   —  One of the most important takeaways from Amazon's 2018 fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report, released Jan. 31, had little to do with the usual financial results.
Feb 1, 2019, 11:15 AMIn context
Alison Griswold / Quartz:
The GOP-majority National Labor Relations Board voted that van drivers for Texas-based SuperShuttle are independent contractors, a win for companies like Uber   —  Buried by news of the US federal shutdown ending was a government decision that has staggering implications for Uber and companies like it.
Jan 27, 2019, 9:30 PMIn context
Emilie Filou / Quartz:
Madagascar's data processing and call centers for international clients flourished after it built out cable internet in 2009 with speeds exceeding those of UK   —  In a large, open-space office, employees are busy processing promotional coupons for a well-known supermarket chain …
Jan 13, 2019, 1:55 AMIn context
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
Netflix has released about 345 original series, movies, and other productions in 2018, which comes to an estimated 90,000 minutes or 1,500 hours of content   —  Netflix released a ridiculous amount of original programming in 2018.  How ridiculous?  By Quartz's measure …
Jan 6, 2019, 5:20 PMIn context
Echo Huang / Quartz:
China-owned spacecraft maker CASIC launches first of 156 satellites intended to provide internet service by 2022 to rural China and then to developing countries   —  Over the weekend, China launched a satellite into low-earth orbit, the first step of a plan to provide global satellite internet …
Dec 31, 2018, 11:55 AMIn context
Aria Thaker / Quartz:
Aadhaar, India's biometric ID program, had its constitutional status upheld in a year of breaches, food rations being denied due to scanning failures, and more   —  After almost a decade since its launch, India's controversial biometric identity programme, Aadhaar, finally got a measure …
Dec 31, 2018, 2:25 AMIn context
Devjyot Ghoshal / Quartz:
Inside Grab's efforts to map roads in 100 cities across Southeast Asia by next year; Grab's mapping team has grown to 250, of which 100 are based in India   —  In 2017, many months before its merger with Uber made it Southeast Asia's biggest ride-hailing app, Grab realized it had a “rendezvous” problem.
Dec 17, 2018, 8:25 AMIn context
Aisha Hassan / Quartz:
How MindGeek, a company that dominates online porn with sites like Pornhub Network and Brazzers, uses big data to track what users watch and produce its videos   —  The biggest and perhaps best source of data about what people like to watch on the internet and what they would pay for doesn't come …
Dec 15, 2018, 7:05 AMIn context
Mike Murphy / Quartz:
Behind Microsoft's Airband Initiative as it partners with small ISPs, like Michigan's PackerLand, to deliver internet to rural homes using existing TV towers   —  “You see that hill over there beyond the tree line?  That's Canada."  —  Pointing northwest, Steve Mason leads me and Cory Heigl …
Nov 25, 2018, 8:05 AMIn context
Simone Stolzoff / Quartz:
Profile of Asana, a provider of collaboration software for teams that has roots as a popular task management tool for Facebook's engineering department   —  There's work, and then there's the work that goes into doing your work.  And a lot of workers spend more time on the latter.
Nov 1, 2018, 11:40 PMIn context

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