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. "
The capture of John MacDougall in portrait of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson – taken at a press conference in Berlin on Wednesday, where intense discussions on Brexit continued – works a bit like an entrance. He transports He flirts with memory, tests knowledge. This is an image of many images. In general, I would say that the photos fall into two distinct categories. There are those who carry a density of self, images of such a presence and such a posture that the viewer adds very little to their overall importance. The second type, on which is the photo of MacDougall, bears a hollow charm. These are simple but superimposed configurations; that is, they help us to see more than we see in front of us. It is not that they are vacant a narrative. Instead, they wish additional stories, pyramid-shaped, one on the other.
For me, the first parallel that came to my mind was John Woo's 1997 identity-swap film-thriller poster. Face / off. I can taste the moment. I am 11 years old, shy, curious and awkward, in front of the theater of Marina del Rey and contemplating a poster covered with glass. His elegant black background calls me; the possessed faces of Nicolas Cage and John Travolta, looking as if they could blend one into the other. An almost perfect metaphor for the film, which involves a real exchange of surgical face and a complex game of cat and mouse between an FBI agent and a criminal brain. Our family was keen on cinema, and almost every weekend we escaped the theater to discover the lives of others, people we had seen such great and exciting lives, people we could not wait to become friends with. . I have eaten every minute.
The beauty of MacDougall's photo is his desire to give even more space, even if memories and stories pile up. The movie posters have an obvious appeal: Merkel and Johnson seem to have been thrown into the latest spy thriller about misleading foreign diplomats or a B-level romantic comedy about stubborn widowers who refuse to brag each other. This is a photo that causes the analogy. He looks for a related story, even if he has his own. The aesthetics of the photo – the layers, the depth, the symmetry – also appeal to me. Christopher Nolan's 2010 sci-fi blockbuster Creation was an immediate touchstone. More precisely, how his brain cities moved and stacked and redone themselves. The photo of MacDougall suggests such a result; the way Merkel's head jostles towards the center, as if it might eclipse or collapse on Johnson's.
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This can definitely be a very useful feature when, after installing a program or a system update, it is necessary to restart the computer so that the process is complete and we have no problem. not to close or reopen everything we have opened in this folder. moment.
However, this function can also make our team it takes a lot longer to get started when it's active and we had several applications open on our desktop, since Windows 10 will start each of them on the next boot. This will make the whole start of the team take a lot longer than usual.
Fortunately, as you can see on the screen of the Windows 10 configuration page that will contain this new feature, this feature disabled by default and it will be the user who will choose to activate it or not. Perhaps, for many users, it will be better to disable it and in case you need to reboot the system at some point, we could enable it so that at the time of rebooting the system, everything is as before.
To enable or disable this new feature that Windows 10 Insider program users can already test in the Quick Ring, simply open the Windows 10 Setup Page and navigate to the option Accounts> Login Options.
Once there, we will find the desired parameter in the Privacy section. This is a new switch in which the following description will appear, "Use my login information to complete my device's automatic setup and reopen apps after an update or reboot". By default, the switch will be in the OFF position. Just drag it to activate this new option. WE.
Written by Roberto Adeva
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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Most spaceships in science fiction are ridiculously spacious, but real life is far less luxurious. The International Space Station (ISS) has only 388 cubic meters of living space, and future missions in deep space could have astronauts on much longer missions. NASA partnered with Sierra Nevada Corporation to explore ways to make spacecraft a little less cramped, and the company has completed a prototype of inflatable housing module with almost as much living space as the entire ISS.
NASA originally funded the NextSTEP-2 program to develop technologies for long-term missions such as the Lunar Gateway station and a trip to Mars. The current plan is to make the Lunar Gateway a smaller modular station that will initially only have small life support areas and a docking for lunar landers. The inflatable habitat presented at the Johnson Space Center this week could possibly add many more living spaces to the bridge and other missions.
This is not NASA's first look at inflatable habitats. The agency has partnered with Bigelow Aerospace to deploy a small inflatable prototype module on the ISS called the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM). The volume of 16 cubic meters of BEAM is far from the model of Sierra Nevada.
The habitat measures approximately 26 out of 26 (8 x 8 meters) with a total internal volume of 984 cubic feet (300 cubic meters). It is one third of the total pressurized volume of the ISS and more than three quarters of its living space. The multilayer fabric can be zipped for launch, allowing NASA to send the entire module into a standard rocket such as Falcon Heavy, ULA's next Vulcan booster, or NASA's Space Launch system.
Once in space, the module can extend over three levels and leave room for all necessary activities. The Sierra Nevada Corporation has no specific goal, but the prototype has a greenhouse, science facilities, a gym and more
Sierra Nevada hopes to impress NASA and other potential partners with its initial design, but a space-ready habitat could be modified as needed. With all the changes made to the proposed Lunar Gateway, the company does not know when or if NASA will want a large inflatable housing module. The calendar for sending human beings to Mars is also very preliminary. Sierra Nevada does not create Mars-specific habitats until NASA has defined the parameters of the mission. However, an inflatable habitat like this could make the multi-month trip to Mars a lot less stressful for the crew.
Google has assigned each major Android update a dessert code name but this tradition is coming to an end. When released, Android Q will not have a name, unlike previous versions of the platform. This is version 10 and its official name: Android 10. This is a major redesign of the brand for Android which, according to Google, will have a more universal appeal.
The Android naming tradition dates back to 1.5 Cupcake, which was the first major update and the third version of Android. Versions 1.0 and 1.1 (presumably A and B) did not have public names. Android fans clung to dessert names as a symbol of all that is fun and innovative in the OS. We have all speculated endlessly on the following name and on how it would be described in the new Google Campus statue provided with each publication. It's over now.
Google is updating the Android brand as a whole. You can see the new logo above – it uses a simpler font in black (instead of green), and the mascot "Bugdroid" is just a head. The color of Bugdroid is also a little more muted. The company says that it has become increasingly difficult to find good dessert names for each version, and that Q would have been particularly difficult. The team also began to worry that the names are not clear to everyone. People from some countries might not know what nougat is, for example. When trying to find out which version of the software is on a phone, The use of numbers is easier than the code names.
So why change now? It is obvious that it is difficult to find a good name Q. Google also seems less interested in the naming show. The latest unveilings were made after the fact and the statues boring. Years ago, Google commissioned the creation of thematic versions of Bugdroid that looked like a giant ice cream sandwich or KitKat bar. More recently, it's just the Bugdroid that stands next to the named treatment. The KitKat connection has been the subject of contests and giveaways, but Google has barely recognized the Oreo brand. Yawning With the weakening of Google's interest, version 10 is a place as good as any other for a break.
Google plans to have a statue commemorating the launch of Android 10. So, at least this part of the tradition is alive and well. However, it will be just a giant number "10". Maybe it will be more exciting than it looks when the statue will appear on Google campus. This should happen when launching Android 10, which we expect in the coming weeks.