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Uber launches API to help improve the experience for drivers – Developer Tech

To ensure their drivers are being supported wherever possible, Uber has launched a new API which enables developers to help improve their experience. Source: Uber launches API to help improve the experience for drivers – Developer Tech

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Stride Study: Health Coverage in the Gig Economy — Stride Health Blog

Gig workers are uninsured at three times the rate of average Americans: 35% of those surveyed were uninsured while only 10.5% of all Americans remained uninsured.The majority of workers plan to get coverage: 55% of workers who are currently uninsured plan to shop for a new plan or get coverage from another source Source: Stride […]

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HRC report finds retail economic metrics are not sustainable | Chain Store Age

• Online sales growth for traditional retailers has slowed. While online sales increased 9% for specialty chains and 19% for department stores in 2015, it represented a significant de-celeration in the most recent five-year CAGR growth of 12% and 29% respectively. It is notable that Amazon’s North American merchandise growth rate is about three times […]

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AI will have bigger impact than social media: CMOs | Campaign US

A new study from Weber Shandwick finds that most CMOs in five global markets believe artificial intelligence will surpass social media’s influence in the industry. Source: AI will have bigger impact than social media: CMOs | Campaign US

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Big Brands Are Enlisting Employees to Create an Army of Social Media Mavens | Adweek

This is the rise of brand advocates for the local marketplace. If you are a marketing chief, one of the best return-on-investment channels may actually include your colleagues. Increasingly, marketers are turning their employees into social media mavens, encouraging them to promote positive, intriguing or helpful stories that are on-brand. Source: Big Brands Are Enlisting […]

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Amazon launching one-hour restaurant delivery in Brooklyn – MarketWatch

Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -0.52% said Tuesday that Prime members in Brooklyn will now have access to one-hour delivery at 130 restaurants in Brooklyn and Manhattan, including Roberta’s Pizza, Blue Ribbon Brasserie, and Momofuku Milk Bar. Users will have access by downloading the Prime Now app or visiting the Prime Now website. Amazon shares are up […]

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Google Express expands, now reaches 90 percent of U.S. | TechCrunch

Only a month after Google expanded its home delivery service, Google Express, across a wide part of the Northeastern U.S., the company is today bringing its Amazon competitor to a number of new states in both the Southeast and Northwest. As of today, Google Express is launching in portions of Alabama, Kentucky, Utah, Florida, Georgia, North […]

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New Research Finds 63 Percent of Companies Reshaping Work Strategies to Succeed in Gig Economy

CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Nearly two thirds of all businesses are actively reshaping how work is completed across the enterprise, blending a mix of contingent workers and payrolled employees to better leverage talent as a business differentiator, according to a research report released today. The report, “The State of Contingent Workforce Management 2016-2017: […]

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Hyperwallet Gig Economy Index Unveils Worker Habits, Preferences and Future Goals

The PYMNTS.com Gig Economy Index™, a HyperWallet collaboration, is designed to better understand workers in the gig economy, people who often work in short-term, ad hoc positions — who they are, what services they supply and what percentage of their overall income the gigs represent. KEY FINDINGS INCLUDE: 40 percent of respondents receive 40 percent […]

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PayPal tightens integrations with Facebook Messenger | ZDNet

PayPal said it will begin rolling out as a payment option on Facebook Messenger in the US. Source: PayPal tightens integrations with Facebook Messenger | ZDNet