Stripe CEO Patrick Collison pushed back on allegations that the company had used unethical methods to get information from rival Plaid when it launched a new financial services product that gives Stripe customers access to their users’ financial data, similar to what Plaid does. In an email to staff Friday, Collison defended his team’s launch of its new product Financial Connections, but said...
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Why Amazon Is Giving Employees Record Amounts of Stock, Even as It Trims Head Count
At a moment when Amazon’s overall workforce is shrinking, the company is awarding stock to employees at a record-breaking clip to keep top talent from heading for the exits. Amazon granted 138 million restricted stock units to employees in the second quarter, as the chart above shows—an 82% increase from the number of restricted shares for employees it issued during the same period...
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