Ocado customers complain as Christmas delivery slots book up within hours- Tempemail

Ocado customers have taken to social media to complain that they’re unable to find a delivery slot for the Christmas period, which is more than two months away. On Twitter, shoppers have been avidly sharing their struggles, with several people claiming they tried to book a slot the morning after Continue Reading

Uber narrows loss as hunger for food delivery business grows during pandemic | Uber

Uber’s thriving food delivery business, aided by a bump in home deliveries during lockdowns, helped the company counteract a slow quarter for ride-hailing bookings amid the pandemic. The company announced better-than-expected earnings in its first quarter of 2021, despite reporting its ride bookings were flat from the previous quarter and Continue Reading

NSW food delivery taskforce ignored riders safety concerns, advocates say | Australia news

A taskforce set up to improve safety after five delivery riders died on the job in the space of two months has suggested only minor changes to the industry, according to a draft of its report to be released next week. The action plan has been criticised for “caving to Continue Reading

Leaked memo shows Amazon knows delivery drivers resort to urinating in bottles | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter Amazon caused an uproar on Thursday when it denied reports that its delivery workers have been forced to urinate in bottles due to lack of access to bathrooms, but a leaked internal memo shows the company has been aware of the problem Continue Reading

14-hour days and no bathroom breaks: Amazon’s overworked delivery drivers | Amazon

Sign up for the Guardian Today US newsletter James Meyers worked as a driver for several Amazon delivery service providers in Austin, Texas, for about one year until he quit in October 2020 citing the immense workloads and poor working conditions. Fourteen-hour shifts were common because delivery service providers wouldn’t Continue Reading

Jumia to Expand Food Delivery Service in Africa – Tempemail

Jumia is set to expand its eCommerce offering to include food delivery. According to the company’s co-CEO, Sacha Poignonnec, 20% of all transactions across the Jumia platform is already made up of food and this is growing quickly. He also revealed that the service will expand to Egypt following the exit Continue Reading

Agent Tesla Malware Spotted Using New Delivery & Evasion Techniques – Tempemail

Security researchers on Tuesday uncovered new delivery and evasion techniques adopted by Agent Tesla remote access trojan (RAT) to get around defense barriers and monitor its victims. Typically spread through social engineering lures, the Windows spyware not only now targets Microsoft’s Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI) in an attempt to defeat Continue Reading

Uber Eats accused of using new contract to exploit Australian delivery riders | Industrial relations

A new contract sent to Uber Eats delivery drivers, which requires them to have an ABN and take out their own insurance, appears aimed at stopping claims the riders should be treated as employees. The new contract, sent out on Wednesday and seen by Guardian Australia, stated drivers who signed Continue Reading

Google Plans to Help Speed Up Delivery of Vaccines – Tempemail

Image sourced from Pymnts Google revealed that it will be giving $150 million to promote vaccine education and making it easier to find locally relevant COVID-19 information. The company is also going to use its technology to improve vaccine distribution. “The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on communities worldwide. Continue Reading

Tesla almost hits 500,000-car delivery target for 2020 despite pandemic | Tesla

Tesla reported record deliveries of its electric cars in the last three months of 2020, coming within a whisker of achieving the half-million target for the year set by its chief executive, Elon Musk. The California-based manufacturer’s annual sales rose by 36% after a final quarter that exceeded analysts’ expectations, Continue Reading