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?
Moving the Needle: It can’t be said enough how severely The Walking Dead suffers by Gimple’s insistence on telling stories with tunnel vision, as if viewers can’t possibly digest a complex, interconnected narrative. It’s not that we need to check in on every character every week, but the show would be better served by focusing on theme and concept, and weaving the most vital characters around those concepts into something that feels like a coherent tapestry. What we have now is grab-bag TV, with far too many storylines and far too little focus resulting in a show that varies wildly from week to week. The only thing consistent about The Walking Dead is the theme song, and the fact that viewers have no idea whether it will be worth tuning in on any given week. … [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
The show decides to go for a strong one-two knockout by slamming the Jadis betrayal up against the big Sasha reveal. Given that the character was rolled out in a coffin — for dramatic effect (maybe?) — it was only natural that when Negan pried the door open, a zombified Sasha leaps out. (Thanks Eugene’s poison!) In the chaos of the moment, Carl decides to start shooting and the whole scene devolves into a messy gun fight. It wouldn’t be a finale of The Walking Dead if there wasn’t a frenzied shootout, and I have to admit that it’s this kind of wild scrambling that reminds me that this show is at its best when it channels its inner action movie. … [Read more...] about The Walking Dead Redemption Club season 7, episode 16: The First Day of the Rest of Your Life