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Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Amazon's HR chief Beth Galetti talks about Peccy, a blobby orange internal mascot that is universally recognized by the company employees   —  First of all, he is—I mean this as a statement of fact, not a criticism—a dumpy little blob.  His arms are jointless, fingerless nubs.
Apr 13, 2019, 2:20 AMIn context
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Profile of Amazon's HR chief Beth Galetti, the highest-ranking woman at the company and the only woman on the 18-person “S-Team” that reports directly to Bezos   —  Amazon's HR chief, former engineer Beth Galetti, is hiring hundreds of people a day.  As the company's workforce swells, so do her challenges.
Apr 13, 2019, 2:00 AMIn context
Ruth Reader / Fast Company:
In its S-1, Uber says it will make a report public in 2019 on sexual assaults and other safety incidents claimed to have occurred on its platform in the US   —  As it prepares to go public, Uber says it is committing to more transparency around sexual assaults that happen on its platform.
Apr 11, 2019, 7:15 PMIn context
Steven Melendez / Fast Company:
Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion gather “alternative” credit data like rental payments to expand credit to more people, but it may hurt those same people, too   —  Take a look at a credit report from one of the big three credit reporting agencies, and you're likely to see certain types …
Apr 8, 2019, 8:30 AMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Source: Intel has missed deadlines for the development of a 5G modem for the 2020 iPhones; Apple has 1,000-1,200 engineers working on modems for future iPhones   —  [Updated with Intel comment Wednesday 11:30 p.m. Pacific Time]  —  As of now Apple plans to release a 5G iPhone in 2020.
Apr 3, 2019, 7:50 PMIn context
Fast Company:
A list of 121 data brokers operating in the US, available due to a new Vermont law requiring companies who buy and sell third-party personal data to register   —  You've probably never heard of many of the data firms registered under a new law, but they've heard a lot about you.  A list, and tips for opting out.
Mar 3, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Katharine Schwab / Fast Company:
A look at Facebook's Analog Research Lab, which makes posters for the company's offices, and how its messaging has changed since Facebook's recent scandals   —  The Analog Research Lab has evolved its messaging, from “Be the nerd” to “What matters is what you do next.”
Feb 22, 2019, 1:35 AMIn context
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Facebook engineers on how they developed intelligent video framing for Portal devices by combining computer vision tech with expertise of Hollywood filmmakers   —  Facebook's Portal home camera has its drawbacks-privacy concerns not least among them-but it does have one undeniably cool feature …
Feb 16, 2019, 10:40 AMIn context
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
DoorDash says 15% of customers leave no tip, the next 45% contribute less than half of “guaranteed amount”, and 80% of contractors are happy with the pay system   —  In its ideal world, food-delivery service DoorDash would pay its contractors almost nothing-relying on customer tips to cover most of the fee quoted for a job.
Feb 12, 2019, 11:20 PMIn context
Sean Captain / Fast Company:
Instacart says it will roll out a $3 batch minimum fee for drivers over the coming days after Instacart inadvertently paid a driver 80 cents for a delivery run   —  In the algorithm-driven gig economy, it's sometimes hard for workers to know how much they're actually getting paid.
Feb 1, 2019, 9:55 PMIn context

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