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‘This is why people are so angry’: Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Uber built their empires on the backs of contractors. A pandemic is showing just how horrifically that model failed American workers.

Over the course of the last decade, the tech industry has spurred the rise of the gig economy. “Gig economy” has since become something of a catch-all phrase to describe many sorts of non-standard work: independent contracting, temping, or working for a third-party contract firm. Most companies in the tech […]
‘This is why people are so angry’: Tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Uber built their empires on the backs of contractors. A pandemic is showing just how horrifically that model failed American workers.
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Facebook is taking a page from Amazon, Walmart, and IKEA

Facebook is launching a new home-services feature for Marketplace. It looks a lot like other existing services that offer vetted professionals for hire, like Angie’s List and Amazon Home Services. Users can enlist professionals to do things like plumbing, cleaning, or performing home renovations. Facebook has partnered with Handy, HomeAdvisor, […]
Facebook is taking a page from Amazon, Walmart, and IKEA