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[ Ride-Hailing Companies in the Fight Against California’s new Labor Bill ]

   

While California's new labor bill aims to protect "gig" workers' rights, new ride-hailing technologies such as Uber and Lyft are fighting the substantial changes. This new bill defines a 3 part outlined test that creates diversity among independent contractors who are not entitled to minimum wage and benefits. In contrast, the ride-hailing technologies argue that this model contradicts the ability to create a flexible employee-work relationship. Despite the opposition, multiple key...

Posted: 10/16/19 [ Read More... ]

[ Walmart Picking up the Pace in the Race against Amazon ]

Taking notice of the successful third party vendor relationships Amazon has managed to profit from, Walmart has decided to get on board. This is the retailer's first attempt at outsourcing products and looks at Amazon's technical skills to enhance their product fulfillment through this new endeavor. They are titling this fee-based service "Fulfillment by Walmart," and anticipate it to move more items from outside merchants- specifically, those...

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[ Equinox vs. Peloton in the Evolution of at-home Exercise ]

The demand for a convenience-based lifestyle is quickly emerging, and luxury exercise companies- such as a competitors Pelaton and Equinox- are rising to the occasion. An article recently published by FastCompany debriefs Equinox's plans to diverge into the world of at-home equipment and streaming classes. In the $14B market of on-demand home fitness, top competitors in the industry are looking to introduce their presence through expanding portfolios and products...

Posted: 08/10/19 [ Read More... ]

Modern virtual workplace challenge HUB Consulting

[ How to create connections at work in the age of isolation ]

Modern virtual workplace challenge HUB Consulting If you are feeling isolated at work, even in the midst of a busy office, you are not alone. A recent survey of more than 2,000 managers and employees found that employees depend on technology to communicate with their colleagues. The methods are led by e-mail (45 percent) and followed by text messaging (15 percent) and instant messaging (12 percent). Of those who cited e-mail, more than...

Posted: 04/28/19 [ Read More... ]

Silicon Valley Bank Startup Report HUB Consulting

[ US Startups Optimistic Business Conditions will Improve ]

Silicon Valley Bank Startup Report HUB Consulting In its recently released Startup Outlook Report, Silicon Valley Bank shared the results of its survey of 1,400 founders and executives of global startups. The survey found these entrepreneurs upbeat about their business prospects. "The 2019 report series finds that despite economic and political uncertainty across the globe, startups are generally optimistic about their business opportunities, and they plan to raise capital...

Posted: 02/28/19 [ Read More... ]

Daimler BMW Ride Sharing Venture

[ Daimler and BMW bet on Ride-Sharing Services as the Future ]

Daimler BMW Ride Sharing Venture Daimler AG and BMW AG have forged an agreement into which they will pour more than 1 billion euros ($1.13 billion) into a car-sharing and ride-hailing businesses. They plan to take on established players like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc.

Is Ride-Sharing the Future for the Auto Industry?

The new venture was first announced almost one year ago. It will combine Daimler’s Car2go and BMW’s DriveNow...

Posted: 02/23/19 [ Read More... ]

Innovation Job Markets HUB Consulting

[ Who Are the World’s Most Innovative Countries? ]

Innovation Job Markets HUB Consulting Bloomberg has released its seventh annual Innovation Index. It ranks 200 countries by analyzing a range of criteria using metrics like research and development spending, education scores, manufacturing capability and concentration of high-tech public companies. "South Korea retained the global crown in the 2019 Bloomberg Innovation Index, though improvements by Germany in research and education brought Europe’s largest economy to near-parity in the annual ranking," Bloomberg...

Posted: 01/31/19 [ Read More... ]