Instacart has taken off during the pandemic, but it looks like it’s bracing for change. The company announced it planned to lay off a portion of its in-store shoppers because several of the stores it partners with have moved toward a curbside pick-up model. A labor union that represented a group of unionized employees in Illinois said all of the unionized employees—10 in total—lost their jobs....
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Streaming Services Should Beware Becoming Like Cable Companies
About a month ago, I finally reached my breaking point with YouTube TV, the streaming service I had subscribed to years earlier as a replacement for cable TV. I didn’t think twice about paying $40 a month for it in 2018, but after years of price increases—YouTube TV now costs $73 a month—I realized my family wasn’t watching it nearly enough to justify the money. So I ditched it. More...
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