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Instacart shopper ratings won’t affect access to orders during COVID-19 pandemic

As a way to try to ease some of the pressure and low ratings gig workers may face from panicked customers, Instacart has made some changes to its app. The first is that shopper ratings won’t affect their...

Amazon limiting shipments to certain types of products due to COVID-19 pandemic

Amazon’s ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’ (FBA) program, through which it provides warehousing and shipment services for products from third-party sellers, was well as its larger vendor shipment services, are being partially suspended through April 5 due to the global...

Robinhood’s third outage may point to deeper problems in its tech stack

After suffering its third outage in two weeks, Robinhood’s founders may need to take a deeper dive into the technology stack that powers their business. That’s because the outage the mobile asset-trading platform experienced yesterday was unrelated to previous issues...

Nvidia acquires data storage and management platform SwiftStack

Nvidia today announced that it has acquired SwiftStack, a software-centric data storage and management platform that supports public cloud, on-premises and edge deployments. The company’s recent launches focused on improving its support for AI, high-performance computing and accelerated computing workloads,...

Chargify acquires Keen to bring event-based billing to its platform

Chargify, the subscription billing platform, announced today that it has acquired event streaming company, Keen for an undisclosed amount. One interesting aspect of this deal is that both companies are part of the Scaleworks private equity firm’s stable of...

Zendesk’s latest tools designed to give fuller view of the customer

Like many technology companies, Zendesk made the tough decision to cancel its Zendesk Relate customer conference this week in Miami amid Covid-19 health concerns. That doesn’t mean the announcements didn’t happen though, even if the conference didn’t, and...

WellSet is doing a limited launch in Los Angeles of its alternative medicine booking platform

Alternative and holistic healthcare seekers in the Los Angeles area have a new service they can turn to in WellSet, the listing platform that launched on Tuesday.  Through the service, customers coming off the company’s existing waitlist can access its...

Alipay owner Ant Financial takes minority stake in Klarna

Some big moves in the payments platform space: Ant Financial Group, the owner of China’s Alipay payment platform has announced it’s taking a minority stake in Swedish payments platform Klarna — which has a strong European...

iPrice, a platform for comparison shopping in Southeast Asia, raises $10 million Series B

iPrice Group, which helps comparison shoppers in Southeast Asia by pulling together prices from different e-commerce platforms, has closed a $10 million Series B. Led by ACA Investments, the round also included participation from Daiwa PI Partners and returning...

mParticle raises $45M to help marketers unify customer data

mParticle, which helps companies like Spotify, Paypal and Starbucks umanage their customer data, is announcing that it has raised $45 million in Series D funding. Co-founder and CEO Michael Katz told me that the company has benefited from broader shifts...
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Facebook creates coronavirus prevention maps with data from its users

Facebook creates coronavirus prevention maps with data from its users The network will offer users in the US to participate...

Smart toilets, the first screening to detect diseases

Toilet of an aeroplane.  A group of Stanford researchers create a system capable of finding diseases in the urine and faeces 3.0 toilets are ready to...

TCM classic film festival can be enjoyed at home due to coronavirus

"This is a remote and 'please stay home' celebration of some movies and moments from the past decade at the TCM Classic Film Festival,"...

These migrants could save Trump, but he insists on deporting them

Thousands of migrant doctors work in the US, the epicentre of the pandemic, sheltered by a program that Donald Trump recently interrupted. Now they face...