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Thursday July 25th, 2019 morning edition

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As DoorDash grew to become the biggest on-demand food delivery app in the country, it began doing something unconventional with customers’ tips: It used them mostly to subsidize its payments to delivery workers.

Even as it faced blistering criticism for the policy in February, DoorDash stuck with it.

DoorDash announced Tuesday night that it was dropping its tipping policy, which had effectively meant customers’ tips were going to DoorDash rather than the person who delivered their meal.

The decision followed another round of outrage and customer complaints about the policy after a New York Times reporter described in an article what it was like to work as a food-app deliveryman.

DoorDash’s reversal comes amid a broader debate about jobs and fair pay in the so-called gig economy, where workers have more flexibility but less stability and fewer benefits. »

DoorDash Says It’s Very Sorry You Noticed Its Tip-Skimming Scheme

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DoorDash offers its delivery drivers a guaranteed payout for each order, upfront—a flat $1 per order plus additional compensation calculated by some kind of malign algorithm.

In other words, DoorDash customers were essentially conned into tipping DoorDash, not the driver.

Gizmodo has reached out to DoorDash for comment, and we’ll update this post if we hear back. »

A Brief History of Citröen, Part 1: Ignoring War and Sabotaging Nazis on Their Way to Producing Funky, Iconic Cars

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That's why, when Allied victory came in late 1918, Citröen was ready to roll out a car just four months later.

The lightweight, relatively affordable 18-horsepower Citröen Type A was a success, and by 1920 the Parisian factory was producing 100 per day.

But as Citröen developed the B2 into the B10 (below) in the mid-1920s, they shifted towards modern-day all-steel construction. »

Rutger Hauer, ‘Blade Runner’ Co-Star, Dies at 75

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Related Guillermo del Toro and More Celebrities Remember 'Deep,' 'Genuine' Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer: Five of the 'Blade Runner' Star's Essential Performances.

The show proved wildly popular, and Hauer reprised the part in a 1975 revival of the series, “Floris von Rosemund.”.

He is survived by his second wife of 50 years, Ineke ten Cate, and a daughter, actress Aysha Hauer, from his marriage to Heidi Merz. »

Richard Deitsch auf Twitter: "Via sources: TNT will no longer air the Players Only NBA broadcast. Turner Sports will likely do some Players Only content but as far as games for the 2019-20 season, the

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