By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Amazon.com Inc. is closing its Amazon Restaurants food delivery service in the United States on June 24 amid growing competition from companies such as Uber Technologies Inc.’s Uber Eats and Grubhub Inc. Amazon will also shutter Daily Dish, its workplace lunch delivery service, on June 14. (GeekWire) A group of Hudson’s […]
By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Messina and Chief Operating Officer Barney Harford are leaving the newly public company, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced in an email to employees on Friday, saying that the ride-hailing company’s progress allows him to be more “hands on.” Uber is also combining its marketing, communications […]
By Joanna Piacenza Week in Review Regulating Big Tech House Judiciary lawmakers opened a bipartisan antitrust investigation into whether Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other tech giants have gained too much power and engaged in anti-competitive activities. The announcement comes shortly after reports that the Justice Department is laying the groundwork to investigate Google and […]
By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Walmart Inc. will revive a program that restocks the groceries in customers’ refrigerators, a service the retail giant tested in 2017 for one year, partnering with smart security company August Home and the courier firm Deliv. The service, which will now be staffed by Walmart employees wearing cameras during delivery, will […]
By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Amazon.com Inc. will start using self-piloted drones to deliver packages to customers in the coming months, although the company did not provide a specific timeline or locations where the drones will make deliveries. Jeff Wilke, head of Amazon’s retail, said the drones can fly up to 15 miles, deliver in 30 […]
By Joanna Piacenza Top Stories Facebook Inc.’s Instagram will soon allow advertisers to promote posts from social media influencers they work with, pushing branded posts into the feeds of users who may not follow the influencers or the brands. Branded content ads, which will come with a “paid partnership with” tag, will be available to advertisers […]
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