As I wrote in 2017 when Buttonsmith was a $2 million business, the company isn’t just a maker of an assortment of geegaws. Rather, it’s a software and logistics company that acquires specialized manufacturing equipment and spreads products across its devices, fed by its understanding of customer demand and expertise in leveraging Amazon’s custom-ordering system. In normal times, customers can order items that use photos they upload or text they provide, and Buttonsmith can pop them out in under a few hours and have them in someone’s hands a couple of days later. … [Read more...] about A 17-year-old’s business made millions on Amazon. Now it’s pivoting to masks
KT: I think about what I laid out to my boss as a workplace vision, it’s easily 10 years worth of work. If you think about how you affect builds and architecture, and understand people, it’s a very slow process in some ways. So for example, if I make a discovery that we should probably have less middle-sized conference rooms and more larger and smaller conference rooms . . . If i want to go back and affect every office, that’s 9-10 global offices that need to go back into construction. It’s a very long lens role that you have to be OK with that. … [Read more...] about Slack’s head of workplace design thinks open floor plans “suuuck”
The company said it has no reason to believe accounts were compromised, but in the words of my eighth-grade geometry teacher, they didn’t show their work. This is a good reminder, though: Change your passwords frequently. Here’s a list of what not to choose. … [Read more...] about Slack is finally resetting passwords 4 years after a big data breach
Both companies offer on-demand service that’s about $15 for a full day during their working hours and $10 or $15 for overnight parking. Monthly unlimited service is $300 at both firms. Prices vary by city, while Luxe sometimes engages in peak pricing when demand is tight during major events. Zirx announced on July 6 that after months of analysis, it’s rejected surge pricing in favor of variable pricing based on time of day and location. Its two examples are dropping a car off at 9 a.m. in a less-busy part of San Francisco for $12 for the remainder of the day versus $18 near the San Francisco Giants ballpark. … [Read more...] about The App Economy’s Newest Challenge: Making Parking Less Painful
Of the total 12 cases that were directed to the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Court by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in 2017, a resolution has been arrived at in six cases while liquidation orders were passed against two companies. In two companies, resolution has happened but banks have not received payment. Beside, in the case of another company, the resolution plan failed and hence the process has been restarted, a report by CARE rating agency said. … [Read more...] about What does the IBC data tell us about the state of Indian economy?