Amazon Misses a Shopping Opportunity

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The most helpful shopping ideas right now are coming from blah big box stores like Walmart and Lowe’s. It’s surprising, yeah. And Amazon, the company that’s determined to reinvent everyth..

Amazon Angles to Grab Back Customers

As millions more Americans turned to online shopping during the pandemic, Amazon struggled to keep up with the demand, and its rivals pounced. Target’s online sales shot up 141 percent last quarter, while Walmart’s rose 74 percent. Etsy’s were up almost 80 percent in April.
Now A..

A City Locks Down to Fight Coronavirus, but Robots Come and Go

If any place was prepared for quarantine, it was Milton Keynes. Two years before the pandemic, a start-up called Starship Technologies deployed a fleet of rolling delivery robots in the small city about 50 miles northwest of London.
The squat six-wheeled robots shuttled groceries..

Where Is My Driverless Car?

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The pandemic has accelerated some long-predicted technology habits like telemedicine and online grocery shopping. But driverless car technology might be kicked into reverse.
The ubiquitou..

Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Grubhub

Uber Said to Be in Talks to Acquire GrubhubA deal would unite two large players in food delivery as more people order in meals during the pandemic.
A person delivering for Grubhub bikes through the West Village in Manhattan last month.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York TimesBy Kat..

Amazon Earnings: Sales Are Up, but Company Warns of Higher Costs Ahead

Amazon Sells More, but Warns of Much Higher Costs AheadJeff Bezos, the chief executive, said the company could spend up to $4 billion to handle the effects of Covid-19.
Amazon on Thursday reported a 26 percent increase in quarterly sales from a year earlier but a 29 percent decli..

Reliable Amazon Isn’t Anymore

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I’ve felt the disappointment. The out-of-stock messages on Amazon for toilet paper and Lysol cleaner. Delivery times quoted in weeks.
So many of us want to order online now instead of set..

When Even Amazon Is Sold Out of Exploding Kittens

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Continue reading the main storyWhen Even Amazon Is Sold Out of Exploding KittensSometimes products are in stock. Sometimes they aren’t. And delivery times vary widely. A virus-fueled surge in orders has created chaos behind the scenes, and confusion for customers.
An..

Uber and Lyft Are Searching for Lifelines

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Continue reading the main storyUber and Lyft Are Searching for LifelinesThe ride-hailing competitors started the year with optimism. Now, like most other companies, they’re trying to survive the cratering economy.
An Uber driver in Brooklyn. On Thursday, the company ..