By Tim Higgins The Wall Street Journal Marc Vartabedian Christina Rogers Tues., Aug. 21, 2018 Tesla Inc.’s tumultuous year has fueled concern among some of its suppliers about the auto maker’s financial strength after production of the Model 3 car drained some of its cash, according to industry executives and documents. A recent survey sent privately by a well-regarded automotive supplier association to top executives found that 18 of 22 respondents believe that Tesla is now a financial risk to their companies, according to the document reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Separately, several suppliers in interviews said Tesla has tried to stretch out payments or asked for significant cash back. And in some cases, public records show, small suppliers over the past several months have claimed they failed to get paid for services supplied to Tesla. Tesla has improved its on-time payments to production-related suppliers to about 95% from 90% last … [Read more...] about Some Tesla suppliers fret about getting paid
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Esports and game videos are driving explosive growth in livestreams, according to study by game research firm SuperData Research and payment company PayPal. But the company also found a gender imbalance in pay. Female streamers are less likely to be paid for their content compared to male streamers. PayPal said that 34 percent of livestream viewers in the U.S. have spent more than $50 on livestream content in the past few months. But despite the growth in spending, almost half of women content creators (43 percent globally, 47 percent in the U.S.) don’t get paid for what they create. The U.S. had the largest gender pay gap of the countries surveyed: almost half as many men (24 percent) do not get paid for content they create. The gender imbalance was a surprise, and it’s something that should be addressed, said Adriana Bello, head of cross-border trade at PayPal, in an interview with GamesBeat. Globally, active paying gamers polled shop across 14 … [Read more...] about Paypal: Game livestreaming explodes, but female streamers are less likely to get paid
Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press Updated 10:41 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Photo: Seth Wenig, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, walks along a sidewalk in New York. The company that publishes the National Enquirer paid a former doorman at one of Trump’s New York skyscrapers $30,000 during the presidential campaign for a tip about Trump it never ran. Dino Sajudin signed a contract with American Media Inc. that barred him from discussing his tip with anyone. Cohen acknowledged to the AP that he had discussed Sajudin’s story with the magazine when the tabloid was working on it. He said he was acting as a Trump spokesman when he did so and denied knowing anything beforehand about the Enquirer payment to the ex-doorman. less In this Wednesday, April 11, 2018, photo, … [Read more...] about $30,000 rumor? Tabloid paid for, spiked, salacious Trump tip
Julie Bort, provided by Published 5:06 pm, Monday, April 9, 2018 Chasing Grace Tuesday is Equal Pay Day and it's traditional to wear red to work in solidarity. Tech companies, for all their hand-wringing about attracting more women to the industry, still don't pay women equally to men, new research finds. A documentary called Chasing Grace by a former Linux Foundation exec is sharing women's stories about discovering they were getting paid less. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Working for free. That is effectively what women in the UK have been doing so far this year because of the country's gender pay gap. Because they are paid less, only now does the average woman start earning compared to the average man, according to Britain's Trades Union Congress. On International Women's Day, it is a bitter pill to swallow. "It is a big let down for women in this country because it is 100 years since some women got the vote, not all women," TUC Policy and Campaigns … [Read more...] about Women in tech share painful stories about getting paid less than the guy working next to them
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader The Switch Perspective Perspective Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Geoffrey A. Fowler by Geoffrey A. Fowler Email the author April 5 at 12:32 PM Email the author Allie Ghaman for The Washington Post Let’s play the Price is Right. What’s a Facebook membership worth? $7 per month? $5? $1? It’s a trick question, because Facebook has always been free. But what if there was a way you could pay to remove the eerie targeted ads, stop it from tracking every little thing you do and make your data … [Read more...] about What if we paid for Facebook — instead of letting it spy on us for free?