caption MoviePass. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider On Friday, MoviePass posted a job listing for a human resources position. The company has not had a dedicated HR department since its two-person staff was fired in November. Business Insider reported in December that some MoviePass employees had made allegations of inappropriate behavior. After trying to operate a productive workplace without a dedicated human resources department since November, MoviePass is looking for some help. On Friday, the movie-ticket subscription startup posted a job listing for a “HR Generalist” which would, according to the job description, “partner with Management team to champion our culture and values.” “Your focus will be on partnering with the members of our team, creating exciting career paths, and fostering a community of high performance, innovation, and teamwork,” the listing, which was posted on LinkedIn, continued. The … [Read more...] about MoviePass posted an HR job listing following months of turmoil and employee allegations of inappropriate behavior
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If there was ever a year for Snap to take a bite out of Instagram’s market share, it was 2018. With Instagram’s parent company Facebook besieged with one privacy scandal after another, Snap had ample reasons to convince wary Facebook users to ditch one of the company’s apps entirely for Snapchat. Yet Snapchat is on track to end the year with fewer daily active users than it had last year — it ended Q3 2018 with 186 million DAUs, compared to 187 million in Q4 2017. Its parent company Snap’s stock price has fallen from $16.21 per share last December to $5.18 per share Wednesday morning. To cap it all off, Snap is still losing money at an alarming rate, and according to at least one projection, may run out of money before it becomes profitable next year. That leaves CEO Evan Spiegel with quite a long to-do list for 2019, to say the least. He’s said in earnings calls that he still thinks Snap can turn a profit in 2019 — but it will be a serious … [Read more...] about Snap’s to-do list for 2019: Add more users before it runs out of money
Greg Sandoval, provided by Published 8:05 am PDT, Friday, August 17, 2018 Many Google employees were shocked to learn that one of their own was leaking real-time information to reporters during a company all-hands meeting on Thursday. Google managers and employees have a long tradition of not sharing what is said in all-hands meetings, known as TGIFs, but that changed on Thursday. When tweets from a New York Times reporter indicated that someone was providing her with the internal discussion, many within the company appeared to react with anger, according to sources. The result: Google managers were handed a reason not to disclose any more information about the company's controversial plans to operate again in China, founder Sergey Brin was made to look like a victim. "F--k you," said the male Google employee standing at the microphone during a pivotal moment at the company all-hands meeting on Thursday night. Recommended Video: Now Playing: … [Read more...] about Insiders say the press leaks during Google’s all-hands meeting backfired and handed Sergey Brin the moral high ground (GOOG, GOOGL)
Chinese shoppers sleep on a sofa in the showroom of the IKEA store in Beijing, China. Store management does not discourage shoppers from sleeping on Ikea furniture, even marking them with signs inviting customers to try them out. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China is clamping down on the portrayal of all kinds of "obscene" behaviors online, according to a report from The Globe and Mail. Video platforms must censor tattoos, drinking, smoking, "flirtatious dancing," and even scenes that use a bed or sofa as a prop. The censorship directive, according to The Globe and Mail report, is also targeting online content that promotes groups of people gathering, such as direct-selling networks and proselytizing. 29 years on from the Tiananmen Square massacre, The Chinese Communist Party still seems fearful of citizens gathering to protest, so it's banning entertainment that could encourage dissent to grow. The Globe and Mail. A number of sources told The Globe and Mail that a … [Read more...] about China is so adamant about crushing dissent and promoting moral values that couches are now banned from videos
After watching movies like Blood Diamond or documentaries like Food, Inc., which raise awareness of the questionable morality of certain industries, you might feel compelled to look into the background of the jeweler who sold you that engagement ring or inspired to become a vegetarian. For many of us, the thought of contributing to immorality is appalling. Luckily, we do have other options. Many musicians, celebrities, and brands have announced partnerships with charitable causes and awareness campaigns, promising to donate proceeds from purchases. Katy Perry, Starbucks, Dell, and others have joined the (RED) initiative, for example, donating money to provide medication for AIDS and HIV. Companies like TOMS promise to donate a pair of shoes for every purchase made, and the up-and-coming Brandless, partnered with Feeding America, promises to donate a meal for every order. If you’re concerned about ethical shopping, purchasing from a company or supporting a celebrity who backs a … [Read more...] about Do consumers really care about brand morals? Maybe not.