Drivers deliver class action saying GrubHub needs to treat them as employees, not contractors | Cook County Record

A group of app-dispatched food delivery drivers have served Chicago-based GrubHub with a class action, saying the company has wrongly classified them as contractors, when they should qualify as employees under the law.

Six people who have worked for GrubHub took aim June 28 in Chicago federal court against the web-based food delivery coordinator, arguing their classification as independent contractors violated state and federal labor and wage laws.

Source: Drivers deliver class action saying GrubHub needs to treat them as employees, not contractors | Cook County Record

Grubhub delivers a new feature: detailed restaurant ratings – Chicago Tribune

The new system, launched Monday, will factor in specific feedback on order accuracy, food quality and accuracy of delivery time, said Sudev Balakrishnan, Grubhub’s senior vice president of product. Grubhub’s existing star ratings will still be available.

The Chicago-based meal ordering and delivery platform is hoping the detailed reviews will help diners make ordering decisions based on factors they care most about, Balakrishnan said.

In turn, Grubhub (NYSE: GRUB) expects the new system to help restaurant owners better understand what influences their rating.

Source: Grubhub delivers a new feature: detailed restaurant ratings – Chicago Tribune

Research Brief: US Trails UK In Retail eCommerce Web Time

Shoppers spent slightly more time visiting a retail site via their desktop or laptop device in Q1 of this year compared to a year prior.

Retail Ecommerce Site Time (Q1 2016; Minutes)

 

Q1 2016

Country

Desktop/Laptop

Mobile Phone

Tablet

UK

10.3 min.

7.5 min.

11.0 min.

Canada

10.0

7.8

8.9

Germany

9.3

7.8

10.1

US

9.3

7.5

9.6

France

8.7

6.7

8.5

Source: Demandware, June 2016

Source: Research Brief: US Trails UK In Retail eCommerce Web Time

The Internet Of Things By The Percentages 07/12/2016

As a follow to yesterday’s look at the IoT numbers from the first half of this year (The Numbers In The Internet Of Things: A Mid-Year Tally), this is a different view of the IoT market.

Here, then, are the percentages (in ascending order) around the Internet of Things, with the source of each at the end. Hope you find it helpful.

Source: The Internet Of Things By The Percentages 07/12/2016

Exclusive: On-demand legal services provider HiGrit raises seed funding | Techcircle.in – India startups, internet, mobile, e-commerce, software, online businesses, technology, venture capital, angel, seed funding

The startup provides legal services to startups, entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses and professionals through its online platform. Users also have the option to post their query and get it answered by a team of about 100 lawyers. It charges a commission of about 40% on the professional fee.

The firm plans to use the funds for product development. It is planning to launch an Android app by the end of July and start a calling facility for instant legal consultation.

Source: Exclusive: On-demand legal services provider HiGrit raises seed funding | Techcircle.in – India startups, internet, mobile, e-commerce, software, online businesses, technology, venture capital, angel, seed funding

APWorks Signs Co-Innovation Agreement with SAP for On-Demand & Streamlined Manufacturing of 3D Printed Components | 3DPrint.com

Last we checked in with SAP, and UPS, the supply chain company was getting ready to handle all phases of the manufacturing process for 3D printing orders from UPS customers in an end-to-end system. In learning about that process, we began to understand why exactly what SAP does is so important. Now, SAP will also be working with Airbus subsidiary APWorks, allowing them to manage orders better as they manufacture 3D printed components like armrests and brackets, under obligation to deliver to industries suc

Source: APWorks Signs Co-Innovation Agreement with SAP for On-Demand & Streamlined Manufacturing of 3D Printed Components | 3DPrint.com

Five ways augmented reality will transform your business | ZDNet

Augmented Reality will pioneer the mental marketplace with objects and information overlaid on reality — through your phone, so we need not wait for headsets to catch on. Think of the AR image above in a retail space. A phone user would be able to hold their phone up and see graphics of coupons or brand icons and spokespeople who interact on behalf of the supply chain feeding a local retail space. Those images are opportunities to forge online-to-offline engagements. Brands should be thinking about giving these tools to retailers to get a beachhead in Augmented Reality. A low-power beacon is all that’s necessary in the story, the rest happens on the infrastructure of the customers handset, carrier network and the internet).

From better customer service to expert help for remote workers — here’s how AR will help firms work smarter.

Source: Five ways augmented reality will transform your business | ZDNet

Amazon’s Mechanical Turkers are college-educated millennials making less than minimum wage – Recode

Data collected by Pew from February of this year say that 51 percent of Mechanical Turkers have a college degree, compared with 36 percent of the adult U.S. workforce. Additionally, 52 percent of Turkers make less than $5 per hour on a job (the federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour), and 39 percent earn between $5 per hour and $7.99 per hour.

Amazon and gig economy advocates (see: Uber, Lyft, Postmates, etc.) generally say the trade-off for making less per hour is that workers have greater flexibility over the hours they choose to work. The Pew research sort of puts a dent in that argument, showing that “almost two-thirds of these workers (63%) say they perform tasks on the site ‘every day.’”

Source: Amazon’s Mechanical Turkers are college-educated millennials making less than minimum wage – Recode

On-demand sales force Universal Avenue closes $10M Series A | TechCrunch

I think sales-on-demand is a very smart, but very challenging business.

Universal Avenue, the Stockholm-headquartered startup that lets companies access a local sales force on demand, has closed a deal of its own. The company has raised $10 million in fresh Series A funding, adding to the $5 million “extension” to its seed round a little under a year ago and bringing total funding to $17 million.

Source: On-demand sales force Universal Avenue closes $10M Series A | TechCrunch

9 Resources To Create Better B2B Buyer Personas

Here are 9 resources for building better B2B Buyer Personas for your team…

Source: 9 Resources To Create Better B2B Buyer Personas