Pay advances can let workers receive full or partial payments for assigned (but not yet completed) jobs, which could be a compelling innovation for gig workers. In security news, Facebook prevents ad fraud with thorough advertiser vetting and automated detection systems. And, in retail, Cece’s Veggie Co. makes noodle and rice alternatives out of fresh vegetables, while voice-assisted retail ramps up as the holidays loom. All this, Today in Data.
56,750: Number of skills Alexa had in the U.S. market in early 2019.
2015: The year Cece’s Veggie Co. launched in earnest.
84.1 percent: Share of gig workers struggling to pay their bills who are interested in pay advances.
66.8 percent: Portion of paycheck-to-paycheck gig workers without savings who would rather switch to platforms that offer pay advances.
$5.8 billion: Predicted global losses to ad fraud in 2019.