Slack's billing growth, a key indicator of future revenue, slowed in the second quarter and the workplace messaging app owner said it took a $11 million hit in the first half due to the Covid-19 related concessions. The company said it offered credits, payment in installments and billing duration of less than a year to help users tide over the economic downturn triggered by the health crisis, sending its shares down 18% after the bell. Slack had in the previous quarter signaled weak demand from worst-affected industries like retail and travel, prompting it to withdraw its full-year billings target. "In Q2, growth in many of our customers contracted or flattened versus normal seasonal trends. In August, growth began to trend at more typical seasonal levels," Chief Financial Officer Allen Shim said in a call with analysts. Slack's quarterly billings rose 25%, but it fell short of the 38% growth it posted in the first quarter. Billings are an important metric for growth for a … [Read more...] about Slack’s quarterly billing growth slows due to Covid-19 concessions
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The Boys season 2 episode 1 recapThe Boys season 2 episode 2 recapThe Boys season 2 episode 3 recapWhen is The Boys season 2 episode 4 released on Amazon Prime Video?The Boys season 2 episode 4 will be released on Friday, September 11. We're not certain about the exact time, but by midnight PT/8AM BST/5pm AEST, we'd expect it to be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video where you are. … [Read more...] about When is the next episode of The Boys season 2 on Amazon Prime Video?
Carl, discouraged by his father’s guarded approach to strangers, seeks out a man he ran into at a gas station a few episodes back. He finds him in the woods, and befriends him after using Rick’s infamous three-question test — the one that asks a stranger to own up to how many of the undead and how many of the living they have killed — to ensure the man’s trustworthiness. Named Saddiq, the survivor is a character from the comics who played an integral role in recruiting the all-female Oceanside community into the fight. So it’s easy to see how crucial he might prove to be here in the show, though I’m curious how long it will take for Siddiq to move beyond his role as a plot device for Carl, who’s clearly trying to emulate his father’s more virtuous traits. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 6: The King, the Widow, and Rick
That said, the show has demonstrated it can still be good when it wants to be, which is what makes the last two episodes before the mid-season break so crucial. They’re The Walking Dead’s final shots to prove that the season has been worth watching, and that the dead-ends and constant bottle episodes have been part of some grander, meaningful design. The show has been flailing ever since Negan’s introduction and Glenn’s death. If showrunner Scott Gimple wants to prove that there’s been a point to it all, then last night’s episode, “Time for After,” is the time to start doing it. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Villain Watch season 8, episode 7: Time for After
But even more important was some sense of narrative purpose. The Walking Dead has long been accused of treading water when it should be creating an engaging story and moving it forward. That sense has only become more heightened the last few seasons, as Negan was endlessly teased, before showing up and being just generally terrible. You suggested that Negan may not die in the season finale, and while that could be okay, either way the show will have to demonstrate that it is doing something with its storyline and themes that go beyond what has become a seemingly eternal back-and-forth where nobody changes, nothing evolves, and the audience is left wondering why we should be watching outside of sheer habit. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Redemption Club season 7, episode 16: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life