Bird has begun laying off 23% of its roughly 600 employees, TechCrunch reported on Tuesday. A Bird spokesperson told TechCrunch the scooter and bike rental company’s desire to speed up its effort to become profitable drove the layoff. Bird is also cutting “all non-critical third party spend,” the spokesperson said, without specifying which items that category included. Employees who are let...
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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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