Wednesday, September 23, 2020

How COVID-19 transformed the way Americans spend online – TechCrunch

Ethan Smith is founder and CEO of Graphite, an SEO and growth marketing agency based in San Francisco. Ethan has served as a strategic advisor to Ticketmaster, MasterClass, Thumbtack and...

Silicon Valley can fight systemic racism by supporting Black-owned businesses – TechCrunch

As the United States sees its second week of large-scale protests against police brutality, it’s painfully clear that the country’s racial divide requires significant short- and long-term action. But most...

Amazon Air adds 12 new aircraft to its cargo fleet, expands its ground operations...

Amazon announced today it has added 12 new cargo aircraft to Amazon Air, bringing its total fleet to more than 80 aircraft, in part because of increased demand for shipments...

Amazon expands use of SNAP benefits for online grocery to 11 more states –...

Amazon customers in nearly a dozen more U.S. states are now able to use their SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to purchase groceries online, the retailer announced on Thursday....

To fight fraud, Amazon now screens third-party sellers through video calls – TechCrunch

Amazon is piloting a new system aimed at validating the identify of third-party sellers over video conferencing, the company announced on Sunday. The technology is a part of a...

Marijuana delivery giant Eaze may go up in smoke – TechCrunch

The first cannabis startup to raise big money in Silicon Valley is in danger of burning out. TechCrunch has learned that pot delivery middleman Eaze has seen unannounced layoffs, and...

Jumia, DHL and Alibaba will face off in African e-commerce 2.0 – TechCrunch

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but e-commerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen...

US online shoppers already spent $50B in November, holiday season on track for $143.7B...

Facing a shorter holiday shopping season this year, U.S. retailers started rolling out their Black Friday deals earlier than usual. That move has paid off, according to new e-commerce data...

Vistaprint left a customer service database unprotected, exposing calls, chats and emails – TechCrunch

A security researcher has found an exposed database on the internet belonging to online printing giant Vistaprint. Security researcher Oliver Hough discovered the unencrypted database last week. There was no password...

Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and Tencent’s new fuel – TechCrunch

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world....

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