Tag Archives: Service industries

03Feb/22

The delivery apps making gig work a ‘digital wild west’

– Glovo riders say third-party apps left them jobless

– Italian unions say bots rig the delivery system

– Developers say apps provide useful service to gig workers

Feb 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – For about a year during the pandemic, Marco made a living cycling up and down the cobbled streets of Rieti in Italy, delivering meals for Spanish app company Glovo. Then all of a sudden, his orders dried up.
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20Jan/22

In Historic First, Misclassified Truck Drivers File for Union Election in Los Angeles, San Diego

Port and rail truck drivers working for XPO Logistics across Southern California filed for an election to form a union Wednesday, setting up the first-ever National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election involving misclassified port and rail truck drivers. Continue reading

17Jan/22

Accor welcomes 2022 with a diverse array of spectacular new properties

Accor is pleased to reveal some of its newest properties and upcoming destinations that guests and world travelers can look forward to visiting in 2022 and beyond. Many of the world’s most exciting destinations – such as London, Doha, and Moscow – will welcome multiple new Accor hotels this year, while several Accor brands have sought out exotic, unexpected or new horizons to explore, such as Pangkalan Bun in Indonesia; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Casco Viejo in Panama City. Continue reading

20Aug/21

ALYI Building Diverse Electric Motorcycle Fleet For Global Taxi Market Starting In Africa

Alternet Systems, Inc. (USOTC: ALYI) (“ALYI”) has undertaken an initiative to transition the millions of motorcycles deployed as taxis (boda boda) in Africa from combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles (EV). From Africa, ALYI plans to expand into the motorcycle taxi market globally. The global motorcycle taxi market was valued by Verified Market Research at $16 billion in 2018 and expected to grow to over $29 billion by 2026. Continue reading

15Jul/21

Boubyan Bank proudly launches the world’s first Islamic international digital bank

Boubyan Bank Group today announces the launch of Nomo, a fully licensed and regulated UK Islamic digital bank catering for customers with a global financial outlook. Nomo has launched as a brand name of the UK-based Bank of London and The Middle East (BLME), in which Boubyan Bank is a majority shareholder. Continue reading

07May/21

Wix Acquires Rise.ai to Extend Native Wix eCommerce Platform Offering

Wix (Nasdaq: WIX), a leading global SaaS platform to create, manage and grow an online presence, today announced the acquisition of Rise.ai, the gift card and customer re-engagement solution for online brands. The acquisition will extend the Wix eCommerce platform, providing a full solution for merchants to manage customer re-engagement activities aimed at increasing customer spending and repurchases, including gift cards, loyalty programs, rewards and referrals. Continue reading

18Aug/20

eToro helps retail investors access cloud computing with new portfolio

Multi-asset investment platform eToro has today launched a new cloud computing portfolio to give retail investors access to some of the most exciting tech companies in the world.

Cloud computing underpins many of the technologies we use daily, including email, video streaming and social media. As the world retreated into lockdown this year, cloud services became increasingly important for companies big and small, and the sector is forecast to grow 17% worldwide in 2020 as a result. That growth is expected to continue, with analysts targeting a 14% compound annual growth rate for the sector globally over the next five years. Read more

20Mar/17

Google apologises to ad clients for YouTube content fiasco

Google apologises for allowing ads to appear alongside offensive videos on YouTube as more high-profile firms such as Marks & Spencer and HSBC pull advertising for British markets from Google sites.

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