DoorDash announced today More concrete details on its updated failover policy, which the company claims to have tested this month and which should be sent to all its delivery service providers starting next month. With a recently reorganized payment model, all drivers will receive 100% of the amount of tip added by a customer via the DoorDash app, at checkout or after delivery. Drivers will be informed of this total and the breakdown before deciding to accept an order. DoorDash is also committed to increasing basic salary income for all drivers.
The company initially promised to revisit his approach to rocking last month the immense pressures exerted by the public and DoorDash drivers on its policy of Tips pock the customer to cover the basic salary of the deliveries. But after weeks of unexplained silence, recoding reported earlier this week that the drivers were still not receiving tips. The announcement by DoorDash today is designed to clarify its new policy and payment model. "We tested the new model this month and refined the details based on feedback received from Dashers," says the company. "We will continue to make improvements as we release it to all Dashers next month."
It may not be by chance that DoorDash announced these details the same day Amazon announced its intention using the advice of customers to cover the base salary of subcontracted drivers on its Flex delivery platform. Although Amazon did not make her announcement public, she sent emails to the drivers, which was initially reported by the Los Angeles Times.
"The decision to change our model was difficult. Initially, we resisted the change, even in the face of public pressure, as we built our model in direct response to Dashers' comments. When we deployed our model in 2017, an overwhelming majority of Dashers told us that they preferred it. Since then, we've seen significant improvements in Dasher's overall satisfaction and retention, "says Tony Xu, CEO of DoorDash, in the company's blog. post.
"We thought we were making the right choice for Dashers by making them complete if a guest did not leave a tip, but the comments we received recently made it clear that some of our guests who left tips felt that their tip was important. We realized that Dashers could not continue to do well, if some customers thought we were not doing it as well so that all our users had a good experience of DoorDash, we had to find a better balance. "
2 / Dashers earn more money on average – both from DoorDash and from the set.
– Tony Xu (@t_xu) August 22, 2019
4 / Dashers will continue to see the details of the order from the start, including their guaranteed earnings, so that they can make an informed decision as to which deliveries they wish to accept. More information can be found here: https://t.co/PlWocISaa0
– Tony Xu (@t_xu) August 22, 2019
Network switching policies on demand have been scrutinized over the past six months, starting with an Instacart controversy similar approach of the grocery delivery service to count the tips towards the base salary. (You can trace the origin of the outrage aroused by the platform boards on demand at Uber, which started as a platform without tipping and for years has fashioned as a feature.) Instacart made the change back in November of last year; in February, the situation was reversed due to public pressure and complaints from delivery drivers who claimed to see significant wage cuts. At the time, we knew that Amazon and DoorDash have applied similar approaches to handle customer tricksbut the two companies refused to establish a budget in the face of a violent reaction.
Now, it seems that Amazon and DoorDash are cracking under pressure and adopting a more user-friendly tipping approach for the driver. Initially, DoorDash had decided to wait today, not immediately after its promise to adjust its tipping policy in July, to announce the changes, although it is known that the company tested various pay models during of the past month. Doordash confirmed The edge in fact, he was essentially testing different approaches to basic pay and adjustments, and was also working closely with private sector representatives. Doordash Community Council recently formed for comments.
According to DoorDash, the new policy is designed to pay more drivers per order on average, through a series of changes. In addition to adding tips on the base salary, DoorDash said it was working over the next few months to improve its existing "promotion" bonus, which takes into account the fact that the DoorDash network is particularly busy. weekly challenges he uses to encourage drivers to do more. deliveries
DoorDash also states that the base salary amount is increased from $ 2 to $ 10 "per delivery, based on the estimated time, distance and opportunity of the order". DoorDash says that it will now increase the basic salary amount for Dashers who have to travel a longer distance. . DoorDash hopes that it will increase total compensation by extending basic compensation, improving promotions and providing comprehensive advice to customers.
"With our new model, Dashers will earn more money on average, both at DoorDash and overall. We know that there will be greater variability in total earnings from one order to the next. So we're taking steps to fix it to make sure the Dashers will earn more, on average, "Xu writes. "We understand the importance of consistency for those who rely on our platform to achieve their financial goals every week. We will therefore increase the average salary of DoorDash to mitigate this effect. This means that the overall benefits of Dasher will increase. We will also allow guests to tip after receiving their delivery. We hope that by maintaining transparency and increasing salaries, Dashers will have a better overall experience. "
Bungie has activated the long-awaited cross-save function for Destiny 2which means you can finally move your guardians, with all their loot, to a different platform and navigate freely between the console and the PC. Here's how to proceed, whether you want to transfer your account data between a PC and a PS4, an Xbox One and a PS4, or even (in the future) to a PC or Stadia.
First, you need to keep in mind some important warnings before enabling cross-save activation for your account:
(Note: PC players who switch from Battle.net to Steam are the exception, Bungie offers a one-time money transfer, annual pass, development, and all the rest of the account.)
And cross-backup can not be disabled on the PC platform. The move from Battle.net to Steam is irreversible since Destiny 2 will be soon be removed from the list on Battle.net.
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TCL's folding phones feature in a series of recently published patents, which were first collected by Mobile kopen (via LetsGoDigital). These patents contain renderings that describe in a fairly detailed way the taking of TCL Galaxy FoldAn ultra-fast camera and a flip-flop design that mimics a Flip phone, with a large, transparent screen once opened.
This is not the first time Folding TCL phones have made waves on our radar. As you can see in the video above, we approached as much as TCL allowed on working prototypes of its 7.2-inch device at MWC 2019. These renderings seem to match what was displayed, until 39, the vertical camera module has three camera lenses.
The company made great use of its prototype DragonHinge during the presentation of its prototype, consisting of gears and designed to flex the screen touchingly and reassuringly. Vlad Savov, formerly of The edge, was lucky to try it in camera and he was impressed.
The hinge creates a visible space between the two sides of the folded display and the patent filing makes it difficult to know if TCL has progressed in reducing what has become more practical, like the Galaxy Fold. But having a blank space can be a shortcut to make sure that a device like this stores shelves without similar hiccups.
TCL's flip-flop phone is showing up in our first review of upcoming devices, but it does not work. One of the patents seems to show more angles to this phone, including what it will look like when it is opened. And that looks a lot like an ordinary smartphone.
There are not many other details in the two patents, but who is leaking Evan Blass posted an image that seems to detail the roadmap of TCL products. The company's large foldable phone has a name – Flextab – that could come out at the end of 2020.
TCL has announced its intention to launch a more affordable foldable phone, unlike the $ 2,000 price that Samsung will charge next September. his brief Galaxy Fold. He sits at $ 1,299, which converts to about $ 1,441. It's cheaper, of course, but it may not be cheap enough to convince people to opt for TCL, which is a trusted name on TVs and not on phones. We still do not know when the clamshell model could be released.
This morning, August 22nd, United Launch Alliance will host the latest mission of its Delta IV Medium rocket, a single-engined aircraft launched in space since 2002. This flight corresponds to the 29th mission of the Delta IV. Medium The vehicle is now out of service as ULA works to consolidate its technology and develop a new generation of rockets.
The Delta IV is the latest descendant of the Delta rocket family, a long line of vehicles that dates back to the birth of the modern space age. The original Deltas, built by the Douglas Aircraft Company (now part of Boeing), were derived from a former Air Force ballistic missile called Thor. Delta's first successful launch took place in 1960, putting into orbit a communications satellite for NASA. Since then, the vehicles have been modified and updated dozens of times, allowing the Delta IV to fly today.
ULA, a partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has been operating two main versions of the rocket for two decades: the Delta IV Heavy, the company's most powerful vehicle, consisting of three rocket cores attached together, and the Delta IV. Medium, defined by a single main vehicle. Although it is based on a single core, the Medium has many features, including smaller strap boosters for extra thrust. In fact, this final mission will include two of these thrusters located on either side of the rocket.
The Delta IV Medium has a flawless track record and has been tasked with launching numerous national security payloads for the military, as well as satellites essential for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is therefore fitting that the latest mission of the rocket is to launch a satellite for the US Air Force called GPS III Magellan. The satellite will join the first GPS III satellite already in space, launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December. These new GPS satellites aim to modernize the entire GPS constellation and improve its accuracy of location on Earth.
After this flight, the Delta IV Medium hangs up, ULA focuses on the preparation of its next rocket, the Vulcain Centaur. The new vehicle is designed to take advantage of the capabilities of the first Delta IV rocket and the first ULA rocket, the Atlas V. Vulcan already has some payloads for launch, but it is not expected to fly until 2021 as soon as possible. So, in the meantime, ULA will continue to fly the Atlas V and the larger Delta IV Heavy in order to maintain access to the space.
The final flight of the Delta IV Medium is scheduled for takeoff in a 27-minute launch window, between 9 am and 9:27 pm EST on August 22nd. The vehicle will fly off the ULA launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base in Florida. Live coverage should begin around 8:30 am ET, so check back this rocket one last time.
Samsung knows that some people do not buy its phones because it means engaging in becoming a green bubble person in the texts of their iPhone friends. Samsung feels for these people, so he launched a whole Giphy page filled with return GIFs that they can send to selfish iPhone users.
For the unknown green bubble, many iOS users do not like to send SMS to Android users Apple processes SMS, MMS, and RCS messages differently than iMessages messages. All kinds of iMessage features act when someone sends an SMS to an Android user – indicated by a green bubble – so many times, iOS users will leave Android users out of the discussions of group or stop talking to them. It's a pity.
In addition to GIFs, Samsung also seems to reach out to Instagram same pages and asking them to share GIF files with the #GreenDontCare hashtag. At least four partners have tried to create memes with GIF on Instagram. They all fail. The two that I have included below also suggest that people in the green bubble have money? And therefore, are we worth a text message? I do not understand!
The whole situation makes me sad, but let's take a look at the GIFs because many of them are confusing. The general message seems to be that green bubbles can defeat blue bubbles? And that the green bubbles are higher?
These GIFs also have a slight violent connotation that I do not appreciate. Blue bubbles do not want to hurt people in the green bubble; they simply do not want to deal with a compromised messaging product. I guess leaving them out of group discussions is hurtful.
This should probably be self-evident, but sending an SMS to a user of any of these GIFs probably will not help solve the problem. The only solution, in reality, is to get an iPhone, and Samsung does not want that to happen. We ended up with these GIFs.
Google will let G Suite customers continue to use Hangouts until next yeardelay a stop of the service it was supposed to start in October. Hangouts will now remain for business customers until at least next June.
This shutdown will allow Google's G Suite business customers to turn to two new chat services: Hangouts Chat, a Slack competitor; and Hangouts Meet, a video conferencing service. Although services usually include the same features (and more), users are more used to Hangouts. Google says companies' IT teams said they "would like more time to migrate (from their organizations) from classic Hangouts to Hangouts." Chat. "
Google says it is now considering starting the transition of all G Suite users to the new services by the end of next year.
To ease the transition, Google says it's going to work to add more features to the classic Hangouts. For now, Hangouts users can only send messages directly to a live chat user. In the future, Google suggests that conventional users can also view or participate in group discussions.
For now, none of this has an impact on consumer accounts: these changes only affect business users. "No changes will be made to the mainstream version of Hangouts Classics," Google wrote in a support document. "We continue to support consumers."
Since Google has constantly changed its messaging strategy, it's quite possible that it will change later.