Bay Area families furious as Good Eggs fails to deliver Thanksgiving meals

A system failure left some Bay Area customers of the San Francisco grocery delivery startup Good Eggs incensed that no one told them their Thanksgiving deliveries weren’t coming.

In a long Twitter thread, Good Eggs CEO Bentley Hall explained that early Wednesday morning, the company “experienced a multi-hour warehouse system outage.”

“On Tuesday, we fell behind on picking orders. This resulted in delivery delays early in the day, and a driver shortage later. To address this, we pushed some deliveries to early Wednesday morning,” Hall explained in a statement. “Early Wednesday morning, on our biggest batch of the year, we experienced a warehouse system outage for several hours. This created a cascading set of more material challenges during the day. We were unable to recover fully from them.

“I made some poor decisions earlier in the day that led to a lack of timely, clear communication. We left many

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The biggest tech fails of 2020

If there’s anything this year has taught us, it’s that we’re more divided than ever. Whether it’s fanboy arguments over Android versus iOS, Republicans versus Democrats, or shutdowns versus opening the economy, we seemingly can’t agree on anything. Well, except for one thing: 2020 is a dumpster fire that we all can’t wait to see in our rear view mirror. 





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The coronavirus pandemic, which has infected 60 million people around the world and led to roughly 258,000 deaths in the US alone, forced an economic shutdown that eliminated more than 22 million jobs in March and April. It’s also forced a shift in how we live our lives, which we’re largely spending at home out of fear of either contracting or spreading the disease. That’s led to a particularly hard Thanksgiving holiday, with millions of people unable to spend time with their loved ones. 

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Mission to launch Spain’s first Earth observation satellite fails after rocket veers off course

El cohete que transportaba el satélite español Ingenio se desvía de la trayectoria y la misión se pierde

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The Vega mission VV17 to launch Spain’s first Earth observation satellite, SeoSat-Ingenio, failed on Tuesday after the rocket transporting it deviated off its trajectory. The rocket was launched from the Guiana Space Station in Kourou in French Guiana at 2.52am (Spanish mainland time), but malfunctioned eight minutes after liftoff, following the first ignition of the engine of the Avum upper stage, said experts at the space station in a transmission broadcast by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Before the transmission ended, the experts said that they were waiting to obtain more data to find out what went wrong. The rocket was also transporting the French satellite TARANIS. The Vega is a rocket developed by the Italian Space Agency and ESA to put satellites into orbit. Its first

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European Vega rocket fails for the second time during launch in the last two years

Late Monday night, a European rocket carrying two satellites failed during flight, leading to the loss of the payloads on board. It was the second major failure of this particular type of rocket within the last two years.

The rocket that failed is called Vega, one of the primary rockets developed by European launch provider Arianespace. The vehicle took off last night from Europe’s primary spaceport in French Guiana. On board the rocket was a Spanish Earth-imaging satellite called SEOSat-Ingenio, which would have been operated by the European Space Agency, and another imaging satellite from France called TARANIS.

At about eight minutes into the flight, the engine on Vega’s upper stage ignited. Right after that occurred, the rocket started to veer off course, and its altitude began dropping. After noticing the deviation, Arianespace tried to establish a signal with the rocket

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The worst ever marketing fails from smartphone brands

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Smartphone manufacturers are no stranger to questionable marketing tactics. Some of these practices are so iffy that we were able to make a list of ones to look out for earlier this year.

Nevertheless, there are questionable practices and then there are downright bad public relations blunders. We thought it would be a fun idea to round up some of the worst smartphone marketing fails ever. Do note that we’re looking at PR faux pas rather than failed products. That means no Fire Phone, Red Hydrogen One, or Galaxy Note 7.

Let’s get into some cringe.

Microsoft holds a funeral for the iPhone (2010)

It takes a special kind of brash to hold a funeral for your competitor’s mega-popular product. Even so, that’s exactly what Microsoft did to mark Windows Phone 7’s release to manufacturing. That’s right, phones shipping with the new mobile platform weren’t even out yet when Microsoft

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Second Cable Fails at Arecibo, Causing Even More Damage to Famed SETI Dish

Damage to the dish as a result of the August cable failure.

Damage to the dish as a result of the August cable failure.
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Another cable has fallen onto the reflector dish at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, in yet another frustrating setback for this beloved facility.

The main support cable of the Arecibo Observatory failed and fell onto the dish below at 7:30 p.m. Puerto Rico time on Friday November 6, reports UCF Today. The extent of the damage is not yet known, but the dish was damaged further, as were some nearby cables. No one was hurt, but a safety zone has been set up around the facility as a precaution. With two failed support cables in three months, it’s imperative that response teams now find a way to stabilize the structure.

File photo showing the observatory as it appeared in the spring of 2019.

File photo showing the observatory as it appeared in the spring of 2019.
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The first incident happened on August

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Biden Fails to Win Any of the 31 Iowa Counties Trump Flipped From Obama in 2016

Voters came out strong for President Donald Trump in Iowa and the president kept his hold on every county he flipped red in 2016.



a man sitting at a table: A voter marks his ballot at a polling place in Dennis Wilkening's shed on Tuesday in Richland, Iowa. Unofficial results from Iowa's election show Trump secured victories in all 31 counties that he flipped from President Barack Obama in 2016.


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A voter marks his ballot at a polling place in Dennis Wilkening’s shed on Tuesday in Richland, Iowa. Unofficial results from Iowa’s election show Trump secured victories in all 31 counties that he flipped from President Barack Obama in 2016.

In 2016, Iowa voters flipped 31 counties from blue to red. And one, Howard County, was the sole county in America to vote for both Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump by at least 20 points.

Accounting for about 26 percent of the state’s total population, the 31 pivot counties helped give Trump the 10-point victory over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, who only won five counties.

Looking toward election night, Dennis Goldford, a professor of Political Science at Drake University, told Newsweek

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Bayer Fails to Settle Roundup Suits, Risking a Restart of Trials

(Bloomberg) — Bayer AG failed to settle outstanding U.S. Roundup lawsuits by Monday, the deadline set by a judge who has said he’ll resume federal trials over claims the weedkiller caused consumers’ cancer.



a close up of a bottle: A bottle of Bayer AG Roundup brand weedkiller concentrate is arranged for a photograph in a garden shed in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Bayer vowed to keep defending its weedkiller Roundup after losing a second trial over claims it causes cancer, indicating that the embattled company isn't yet ready to consider spending billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits.


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A bottle of Bayer AG Roundup brand weedkiller concentrate is arranged for a photograph in a garden shed in Princeton, Illinois, U.S., on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Bayer vowed to keep defending its weedkiller Roundup after losing a second trial over claims it causes cancer, indicating that the embattled company isn’t yet ready to consider spending billions of dollars to settle thousands of similar lawsuits.

Ahead of its release of an earnings statement Tuesday, Bayer disclosed in a court filing that 1,861 cases out of about 3,787 lawsuits aren’t controlled by agreements with plaintiffs’ lawyers. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco, who is overseeing all Roundup suits filed in federal courts, warned the

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Exclusive: In fight with Amazon, India’s Future Retail sees liquidation if Reliance deal fails

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Future Retail Ltd (FRL) will go into liquidation if its deal to sell assets to Reliance Industries fails, the group told a Singapore arbitrator while arguing against Amazon.com Inc’s bid to scupper the deal, a legal order seen by Reuters showed.

A shipment moves on a conveyor belt at an Amazon Fulfillment Centre on the outskirts of Bengaluru, September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo

Amazon on Sunday won an injunction from a Singapore arbitrator to halt FRL’s deal to sell assets to Reliance. Amazon alleged FRL had breached certain contract provisions it entered into last year in a separate deal with the U.S. firm.

The dispute centres around FRL’s decision in August to sell its retail, wholesale, logistics and some other businesses to Reliance for $3.38 billion, including debt.

Amazon argues that a 2019 deal it had with a Future unit had clauses saying

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The 25 most spectacular branding fails of the last 25 years

Advertising and marketing have always been ripe for missteps and pop-culture absurdity, but the emergence of the internet, followed by the rise of social platforms, created seismic changes in how we consume and enjoy media, products, and even communicate with each other. That has made for some historically fertile ground for brand failure, and here’s our tour through the most notable failures since Fast Company‘s birth in 1995—with lessons that endure for those wise enough to heed them.

Calvin Klein ‘kiddie porn’ campaign (1995)

In a campaign shot by fashion photographer Steven Meisel, the young models, combined with the basement-amateur-porno vibes, sparked enough backlash that it forced the Justice Department to open an investigation. Ultimately, the brand to take out a full-page New York Times ad basically to declare it wasn’t child porn. Not exactly the image you want to sell jeans and underwear.

McDonald’s Arch Deluxe (1996)

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