A writer for The Atlantic spent a day delivering packages for Amazon through its Flex program, which pays independent contractors an hourly wage. Her conclusion: it’s a bad deal. The Atlantic writer found that the job is hard—packages can be heavy and sometimes must be carried up flights of stairs—and that the pay came out to about $13.33 an hour after accounting for expenses. That’s less than...
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Meta’s Resistance to Sharing Ad Sales Starts to Crumble
For at least a year, one question has hung over Meta Platforms-owned Facebook and Instagram: whether the apps will introduce a way to share a cut of ad revenues with more creators, similar to how YouTube pays video-makers. Our story today by Sylvia and Kaya goes deep into the debate at Meta over introducing ad-revenue sharing, which some staff viewed as a slippery slope, and a parallel argument...
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