There are four main products, starting with DashPass for Work, where employers can fund employee memberships to DashPass, a program that eliminates delivery fees on orders from thousands of restaurants. In fact, DoorDash says it already worked with Mt. Sinai to offer free DashPass subscriptions to 42,000 healthcare employees, and that other DashPass for Work customers include Charles Schwab, Hulu and Stanford Research Park.
DoorDash for Work also includes the ability for employers to provide credits for meal orders — there are options for day and time restrictions, so employers can be sure they’re paying for food while someone is working. For teams that are working in-person, there’s the ability to combine individual meal orders into a larger group order. And the service also includes employee gift cards (Zoom, for example, is providing these on employee birthdays).
In a blog post, Broderick McClinton, the head of DoorDash for Work, noted that COVID-19 has had “a profound impact on our daily routines, including the way we eat.”
“Instead of meeting our favorite barista on the way into the office or socializing with our colleagues in the lunch room, we’re spending a lot more time in the kitchen and eating solo at home, missing out on those moments to engage with peers and support our favorite restaurants,” McClinton wrote. “In this new normal, companies are adapting and looking for ways to support their employees’ wellbeing and productivity through new work-from-home corporate wellness benefits, including food perks.”
While free food might seem relatively low on the list of priorities during the pandemic (at least for those of us who have been fortunate enough to keep our jobs), DoorDash says it conducted a survey of 1,000 working Americans last month and found that 90% of them said they miss at least one food-related benefit from the office.
So DoorDash for Work is designed to help employers continue offering benefits in this area, and also it opens up a new source of revenue for DoorDash.
enVerid Systems unvield a new high-efficiency filtration product that has been shown to capture 99.99% of viruses including a surrogate for the COVID-19 virus. The enVerid Air Purifier combines a high-efficiency filter with built-in ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technology to capture and inactivate viruses. enVerid’s solution is one of the only integrated high-efficiency + UVGI filtration products to have undergone independent lab testing for a surrogate virus for SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID-19.
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Morphisec Labs has tracked a massive maldoc campaign delivering the QakBot/QBot banking trojan, starting earlier this month. Qakbot leverages advanced techniques to evade detection and hamper manual analysis of the threat. In this post we will mention two of those interesting techniques.
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Hardware startup Level introduced their first product earlier this year, and now they’re already following it up with a brand new smart lock. The original Level Lock broke new ground in the smart lock category with an invisible design that works with a range of standard doors and existing deadbolt external hardware, but the new Level Touch is the full package, with Level’s own thumb-turn and exterior key plate – and upgraded internals that add new smart capabilities into the mix.
The new Level Touch is available starting today direct fro Level’s own website, and is priced at $ 329. For that, you get a smart lock that comes in a range of finishes, including Satin Chrome, Satin Nickel, Polished Brass and Matte Black, and that includes smartphone control for lock and unlock, along with optional automatic geofenced unlocking, touch to lock/unlock, and programmable NFC-based keys that allow you to easily grant and revoke access on demand.
Level’s ex-Apple team hardware design chops are on full display with this new product. The outside design is definitely the most sleek and subtle smart lock you can find on the market – lacking even Level’s own branding, except for the smartly placed logo on the very end of the deadbolt itself (which doubles as the CR2 battery compartment for the lock, by the way). It’s a fantastic-looking product that should blend seamlessly into any decor, thanks to the various finishing options.
This is a huge improvement over most smart locks, which wear their smarts on their sleeve either with huge keypads, or bulky turners that house all the intelligent components. Level’s approach here builds on what it created with the Level Lock, housing smarts inside the door – but adds new capacitive surfaces that make the entire lock touch-sensitive for added convenience features. You can touch to lock, for instance, which makes it really easy to lock your door on the way out, and set it to touch to unlock when you have your smartphone in your pocket for added peace-of-mind.
In the box, you’ll also find two NFC-enabled keycards that can be programmed with access to your Level Touch (or more than one). Programming them is as easy as tapping your phone to the cards when directed to do so in the Level app, and you can revoke access to the cards remotely at any time if you need to. The built-in NFC in the locks can work with any programmable NFC device, so you can create your own keys using the readily available, inexpensive tags that you can pick up from Amazon, too.
Level says you’ll get over a year of battery life out of a single standard CR2 battery, and installation requires just one Phillips-head screwdriver. It’s also HomeKit enabled for Siri voice control and other smart home automation features.
We’ll be taking the Level Touch for a test ride to see if it lives up to how good it looks on paper, but this is a hardware startup that’s clearly thinking deeply about how to better integrate smart home devices into our daily lives.
Cortex XSOAR Marketplace enables organizations to discover and share orchestration innovations contributed by an ecosystem of experts, extends the ROI of security investments, and rapidly addresses new automation use cases – New content packs will be available from launch partners, including Code42, Google Chronicle, Illusive Networks, Infosys, Recorded Future, RiskIQ, SafeBreach, Sixgill, Tufin and Wipro. – Palo Alto Networks is sponsoring the largest ever SOAR hackathon, which runs Aug. 4 to Oct. 30 and awards $ 60,000 in prizes.
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As the countries across the globe learn to live with lockdown, there’s an unexpected surge in biking. Be it a daily dose of exercise or as a means to get around the city, biking is emerging as a resilient way.
Right now, there are numerous startups offering bikes on rent. One of the subscription bike services that has revolutionised the bicycle industry is Swapfiets.
Netflix of bikes
This Dutch startup was founded in 2014 by three young entrepreneurs – Richard Burger, Martijn Obers, and Dirk de Bruijn while studying at Delft University. From renting out a handful of bikes in the garage to the biggest cycle owner, Swapfiets brilliant rise has impressed everyone in equal measures.
Swapfiets Power 7 e-bike with latest tech and design
Recently, Swapfiets introduced a new version of its Swapfiets Power 7 e-bike with the latest technologies and an adapted design. According to the company, e-bikes have become a popular alternative to the car and other public transports.
As a result, Swapfiets has seen a sharp increase in the number of pre-orders for the new e-bike in recent months. The Dutch scaleup has therefore increased production and has also considerably increased the number of cities where the e-bike will be available.
Available in 26 cities in Europe
Swapfiets now offers the Power 7 e-bike in 26 cities in Europe. In the Netherlands, the electric Swapfiets is now available in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, Arnhem, Den Bosch, Groningen, Nijmegen and Maastricht.
Ideal for long-distance
With a maximum speed of 25 km/h and a range of 145 km, the new Swapfiets Power 7 is ideal for long-distance traveling and people who live outside the city. It also has a removable and easy to charge battery setup as well.
With an aluminum frame and anti-puncture tires, Swapfiets offers the e-bikes in subscription form at €75/month. Later this year, the company is also planning to expand its service to Milan, Paris, and London.
Marc van Pappelendam, general manager of Swapfiets: “With the introduction of the improved Power 7 and the accompanying subscription, we are meeting the daily mobility needs of residents in the main cities in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, and Denmark and later this year in London, Paris, and Milan. ”
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