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If Amazon prices start going up, this is the reason why

April 14th, 2022

Amazon announced this week that third-party sellers will now pay “a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge” to use the company’s FBA fulfillment services. That new surcharge will apply to “all product types,” Amazon said in a notice to sellers seen by CNBC. It will go into effect for all units shipped from Amazon fulfillment centers …

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Chipotle is testing robots to replace some human workers

April 13th, 2022

Before you know it, that next delicious meal you order at your nearest Chipotle restaurant might be prepared by a robot. It’s an experiment that’s not showing up in any of the chain’s restaurants just yet. But it’s driven by an ongoing labor shortage that Chipotle’s executives don’t think will abate anytime soon. Accordingly, Chipotle …

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Apple study: People love these rival apps more than ours

April 7th, 2022

Apple shared the results of a study on Thursday, April 7, about the iPhone maker’s App Store which offers, among other things, an interesting finding about its customers’ preferences. One of the highlights from this Apple-funded study (which you can read about in full right here) that was conducted by economists at Analysis Group is …

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It’s time for Apple to resume an in-person WWDC this year

March 22nd, 2022

BTS, the biggest pop band in the world, performed four sellout concerts at the end of 2021, to tens of thousands of fans, at Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. There might have been isolated instances of Covid cases having been confirmed that were traced to those huge shows, but I haven’t been able to find any …

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Netflix password-sharing crackdown test prompts users to pay extra

March 16th, 2022

Once again, Netflix is cracking down on password sharing — at a time when, whether coincidentally or not, new subscriber sign-ups have slowed a bit for the world’s biggest streaming service. In an announcement on Wednesday, March 16, Netflix explained in a company press release that it’s going to start prompting password-sharers who don’t live …