Slack's billing growth, a key indicator of future revenue, slowed in the second quarter and the workplace messaging app owner said it took a $11 million hit in the first half due to the Covid-19 related concessions. The company said it offered credits, payment in installments and billing duration of less than a year to help users tide over the economic downturn triggered by the health crisis, sending its shares down 18% after the bell. Slack had in the previous quarter signaled weak demand from worst-affected industries like retail and travel, prompting it to withdraw its full-year billings target. "In Q2, growth in many of our customers contracted or flattened versus normal seasonal trends. In August, growth began to trend at more typical seasonal levels," Chief Financial Officer Allen Shim said in a call with analysts. Slack's quarterly billings rose 25%, but it fell short of the 38% growth it posted in the first quarter. Billings are an important metric for growth for a … [Read more...] about Slack’s quarterly billing growth slows due to Covid-19 concessions
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The most significant portion of the episode’s final stretch centers on Rick, who returns to the Hilltop alongside Morgan. Rick looks fittingly despondent. He knows he betrayed Carl’s dying wish, and despite taking out a good number of Saviors, he seems to realize that all he really did was senselessly murder people desperate for a way out of their own hopeless situation. He did the exact opposite of what Carl would have wanted him to. The final scene shows Rick at last reading the letter Carl left behind, tears in his eyes. The show doesn’t reveal what Carl wrote, but it’s clear Rick is reckoning with the violent, morally repugnant side of himself — an aspect of his personality he knows he has to resist if he’s ever going to pursue Carl’s vision for a better, and more peaceful, future. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 14: Still Gotta Mean Something
The Boys season 2, episode 4: September 11, 2020The Boys season 2, episode 5: September 18, 2020The Boys season 2, episode 6: September 25, 2020The Boys season 2, episode 7: October 2, 2020The Boys season 2, episode 8: October 9, 2020Why is The Boys season 2 releasing weekly this time?This was a decision by the people making the show, according to a Collider interview with creator Eric Kripke, to avoid the 'sugar rush' element of binge watching. It's why most episodes this season will end on a cliffhanger. … [Read more...] about When is the next episode of The Boys season 2 on Amazon Prime Video?
Last night’s episode, “The King, the Widow, and Rick,” unfortunately falls back on the show’s obsession with fragmented storytelling, and that means no Negan in the episode. It’s a shame, because it suggests The Walking Dead‘s creative team is unwilling to even address Negan short of devoting an entire standalone episode to him. It’s hardly the most satisfying experience for a series that is ostensibly an ensemble show. That said, there is still plenty to dissect in “The King, the Widow, and Rick.” As its title suggests, the episode focuses on the three community leaders and their struggles to maintain a strategic edge over the Saviors, but there is still room for a couple of surprise — including the introduction of a new character pulled straight from the comic book. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 6: The King, the Widow, and Rick
Rick and Jadis redux Last week Rick found himself trapped again by Jadis and her group of garbage dump-dwellers, and “Time for After” checks in with the pair throughout its running time. Rick is routinely trotted out half-naked from a shipping container to be photographed by Jadis for “sculpting” purposes, and is flatly ignored when he offers her a deal. The situation comes to a head when Jadis finally decides to execute Rick by putting him up against another gladiator-style walker with a spike-ridden helmet, similar to the battle he faced last season. It’s another effective Mad Max-style sequence, building on Jadis’ cult-like ritualism and offbeat linguistic quirks. Rick, of course, manages to turn the walker against Jadis to coerce her into negotiating, and she finally agrees to help — on the condition that she get one-fourth of the Saviors’ supplies. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 7: Time for After