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Alison Griswold


Mountain View, CA, United States

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Past articles by Alison:

There’s an Obvious Problem With Joseph Gordon-Levitt Playing Uber’s Founder

Showtime's Super Pumped may valorize white-collar crime, but this is worse. → Read More

This online grocer stopped selling bottled water to deliver to 6,000 additional homes

Efficiency is king in online grocery, and delivering cheap, heavy stuff often doesn't pay. → Read More

Record grocery sales are coming at a cost for supermarkets

The pandemic-fueled boom in grocery shopping hasn’t necessarily translated into greater profits. → Read More

An Amazon executive quits over the company’s firing of activist employees

"Remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised. So I resigned." → Read More

Europe is turning to an age-old German work scheme to protect jobs from Covid-19

The goal is to help companies preserve jobs, making it easier for them and the broader economy to recover later. → Read More

The month the entire world signed up for delivery

In the wake of Covid-19, delivery companies like Grubhub, Uber Eats, Ocado, and Amazon have been presented with an unexpected and overwhelming opportunity. → Read More

Instacart shoppers deserve better from all of us

Your Instacart shopper is an essential coronavirus worker. Tip them like it. → Read More

FEMA’s reasons for a major disaster declaration don’t mention a pandemic

American Samoa is now the only US territory not under a major disaster declaration. → Read More

Amazon is acting like an independent nation in its battle against the coronavirus

Amazon is building its own testing facilities to screen workers for Covid-19. → Read More

What Uber should do now

Uber and other ride-hail companies should stop all but essential rides immediately, and focus on delivery. → Read More

The companies that are hiring even as the global economy grinds to a halt

Groceries, healthcare companies, and remote work firms are gearing up for the coronvirus pandemic. → Read More

Coronavirus has killed off public transportation across the Western world

Subway, bus, and train rides have plummeted. → Read More

The UK led the world in online grocery delivery—until coronavirus happened

Pressure on grocery stores has never been higher. → Read More

Uber is suspending shared Pool rides in North America to slow the spread of coronavirus

"Packing five strangers in a pooled ride is a bad idea right now." → Read More

Apple finally admits you can use disinfectants to clean your iPhone

Phone screens are gross. → Read More

How the crash in oil prices is playing out around the world

Global markets could soon be dripping in oil supply, even as demand for energy plummets. → Read More

Budget hotel chain Oyo already had problems in China. Then Coronavirus happened

SoftBank-backed Oyo is laying off 30% of its Chinese workforce, or around 3,000 employees. → Read More

British online grocer Ocado warns of “exceptionally high demand” as coronavirus spreads

In terms of public health, it is safer to receive a delivery than go to the supermarket. → Read More

Global stock markets are hurtling toward their worst week since the financial crisis

Coronavirus fears are making global stock markets ill. → Read More

The cost of American health care could help coronavirus spread in the US

Far too many Americans have delayed or skipped treatment for fear of high medical bills. That's bad in general, and especially during an outbreak. → Read More