Author: Tomi

09
Mar

Amazon ousted thousands of merchants with no notice — showing the danger of relying on the shopping platform

One week you’re an Amazon vendor. The next week: “Goodbye and good luck.” Thousands of merchants that sell on Amazon woke up to a rude surprise Monday morning, March 4: a message that Amazon was no longer placing orders for their products and, in some cases, that their account was being shut down. The out-of-nowhere move left some vendors reeling, searching for answers on why their business with Amazon changed drastically overnight. In some instances,…

09
Mar

Pressure is mounting on food delivery app DoorDash to change its controversial tipping policy

Tech workers are pledging not to work for the company, and San Francisco is launching a labor investigation into how it handles workers’ tips. For a moment, it seemed like the food delivery app DoorDash would get away largely unscathed over allegations that it was pocketing its workers’ tips. Now, with an official investigation and a tech worker boycott, there’s a growing problem for the company over its tipping policies. Last month, DoorDash — along…

09
Mar

Inside Twitter’s ambitious plan to change the way we tweet

Twitter wants to limit snark and get “healthy.” So far, it’s gone nowhere. There are few things the internet loves more than a vicious Twitter dunk. Whether it’s a celebrity ripping on President Donald Trump or a politician roasting her political rivals, Twitter is the perfect forum for the kind of wisecracks, sarcasm, and snappy one-liners that can go viral just like a LeBron James windmill slam. In many ways, Twitter was built for this….

08
Mar

Sinemia’s new plan offers movie ticket discounts without a subscription

The world of movie ticket services has been undergoing quite an upheaval over the past year. Yesterday, MoviePass announced a strategic “refocus.” Today’s Sinemia news is decidedly less dramatic, however — as has been the case with most of the company’s recent announcements. It has been toying with ways to tweak its subscription offering, and Sinemia Limitless finds it offering discounts for users outside of the service. Rather than a recurring fee with a set…

08
Mar

We want your feedback on our new membership service

We built Extra Crunch from the ground up to solve your toughest challenges as a builder and founder, ranging from deep dives on successful startups to addressing key issues that startups face. And now that we’ve launched, we want to know what you think. Is there a specific topic you would like for us to cover? Are there certain product features that you would like to see improved? New features you would like added? How…