Shopify: We Are Arming The Rebels
Shopify: We Are Arming The Rebels

Shopify President Harley Finkelstein says the rebels―the entrepreneurs and the small business owners―are the heroes of the Shopify story… and the rebels are winning.

Disney Accelerating Pivot To a DTC-First Business Model
Disney Accelerating Pivot To DTC-First Business Model

During yesterday’s earnings call Disney CEO Bob Chapek said it has accelerated the company’s pivot towards a DTC-first business model.

Democrats Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again
Congress Out To Kill Uber and the Entire Gig Economy Again

Democrats, in a political payoff to unions, have again introduced legislation in Congress to effectively make gig economy jobs like Uber, Lyft, DoorDash, etc. illegal.

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57% of Small Businesses in US Are Now Fully Open

As restrictions ease around the country, a new reports shows that 57% of all small businesses are fully open.

Amazon’s Italy Workers Go On Strike
Amazon’s Italy Workers Go On Strike

Amazon’s workers in Italy are going on a 24-hour strike to protest working conditions.

WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model
WSJ: Tripadvisor Adopting Hybrid Work Model

Tripadvisor CFO, Ernst Teunissen says that the company is going to hold the line on adding back costs. Trip Advisor reduced expenditures by a staggering 32 percent in 2020 as governments worldwide banned and restricted travel.

Postscript
Postscript Raises $4.5 Million to Turbocharge Shopify SMS Marketing

Postscript announced it has raised $4.5 million in seed funding to help bring turbocharged SMS marketing to Shopify and e-commerce stores.

Blockchain App Factory Develops Futuristic DeFi Exchange Platform
Blockchain App Factory Develops Futuristic DeFi Exchange Platform

Blockchain App Factory announced that it developed a deFi exchange platform that offers security, speed, and transparency for every exchange with the power of distributed ledger technology.

SoftBank Announces Settlement With WeWork Founder Adam Neumann
SoftBank Announces Settlement With WeWork Founder Adam Neumann

WeWork co-founder and former Chief Executive Adam Neumann is set to reap an extra $50 million windfall and other benefits as part of an agreement.

Best Buy
Best Buy Lays Off 5,000 Employees, Will Shutter More Stores

Best Buy has laid off some 5,000 employees and plans to close additional stores as customers turn to online shopping.