Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has seen its losses deepen after Beijing ordered online stores not to offer the company’s app.
The firm reported an operating loss of $6.3bn (£4.7bn) for the first nine months of year as revenues in China fell by 5% in the third quarter.
The Chinese crackdown came just days after Didi made its New York stock market debut at the end of June.
This month, it said it will move its share listing to Hong Kong from the US.
In recent months, Didi has become one of the most high profile targets of Beijing’s clampdown on the country’s technology industry.
Apple has placed an iPhone factory in southern India “on probation” following protests over food poisoning and living conditions.
An audit by Apple found that remote dining rooms and dormitories used by workers did not meet requirements.
Around 250 women who worked at the Foxconn plant were affected by food poisoning, with more than 150 ending up in the hospital, local media reported.
Foxconn apologized and said it was investigating the situation.
It’s now been more than six months since the term “Great Resignation” started hitting headlines, as employees facing rising costs ventured out on a mass scale to look for better wages and better experiences. The term has taken on a life of its own, with countless articles, a Wikipedia page and even as the title of a book.
But so far, coverage of the “Great Resignation” has focused on the negative: the workers that businesses are losing. More than half a year after the start of this great exodus, it’s time for leaders to look at where employees are headed next and to get ready for the next phase of the ever-changing employment situation: “The Great Onboarding.”
The past twelve months in cybersecurity have been a rough ride. In cybersecurity, everything is broken — it’s just a matter of finding it — and this year felt like everything broke at once, especially towards the end of the year. But for better or worse, we end the year knowing more than we did before. Here we look back at the year that’s been, and what we learned along the way.
1. Ransomware costs businesses because of downtime, not ransom payments
Every entrepreneur wakes up wondering how the world views their business. For many new businesses, the main issue might be that few people even know about them. Even for veteran entrepreneurs, finding the right audience can take years and years of hard work and practice. In any case, there are ways to improve the quality of your brand and ensure that your marketing efforts actually reach the right people. So, in today’s post, we are going to take a closer look at 5 innovative ways to improve your branding!
Get Involved In High-Profile Events & Projects
As previously mentioned, getting seen and noticed is a difficult hurdle to overcome for many entrepreneurs. For this reason, getting your foot in the door of a high-profile event or project can do wonders for your visibility. Whether it’s a red carpet event or even a local community project that has attracted media attention, getting your brand associated with it can help expose hundreds or even thousands of potential customers to your business.
There are many small business opportunities out there, and you’ll inevitably run up against competitors in your field. Suppose you’ve been considering going into business for yourself or becoming a freelancer. In that case, you may want to look at a few traditional occupations that have taken on new importance and have evolved into new job opportunities.
Medical Scribe or Transcriptionist
In the past, medical transcriptionists were almost entirely work-from-home positions. The work primarily consisted of taking audio recordings from doctors and typing them verbatim into notes or reports. Transcribing was done from these recordings, usually made after the doctor had seen the patient.
There are any number of reasons why it’s sometimes a good idea to roll with a write-now-send-later approach to emails.
Maybe you’ve got a big personal announcement coming up, but it’s happening at a very specific time when you won’t be around. Perhaps you really want to rave to a friend about everything you loved in Spider-Man: No Way Home while it’s fresh in your mind, except they’re not seeing it until tomorrow.
It’s equally helpful at work. Many of our employers have people spread out in different time zones across the country, if not the world. For email-heavy jobs especially, something you send during an Australian co-worker’s overnight may get buried; but if you schedule the send, you can ensure it pops up when they’re actually awake. Sometimes, too, it’s just momentum: You’re working hard, rolling through deadline after deadline, and you want to get a jump on future business.