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Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Apple in talks with payments industry partners to launch Venmo-like P2P money-transfer service; one source says service could be announced this year   —  Could the money-transfer service be called Apple Cash, perhaps?  —  Apple's on-again, off-again flirtation with building …
Apr 27, 2017, 11:10 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: PetSmart is acquiring Chewy.com for $3.35B in the largest e-commerce acquisition ever   —  Bigger than Walmart's deal for Jet.com.  —  PetSmart has agreed to make the biggest e-commerce acquisition in history, putting a deal in place to snatch up fast-growing pet food …
Apr 18, 2017, 3:23 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Amazon execs told employees they expected Quidsi, including Diapers.com, to be profitable in 2017, raising speculation about real reasons for shutdown   —  The e-commerce giant blamed profitability issues, but sources say execs expected the subsidiary to be profitable in 2017.
Apr 3, 2017, 10:30 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Industry insiders shed light on how pricing war between Amazon and Walmart is putting pressure on suppliers of consumer packaged goods   —  Grocery suppliers are feeling the squeeze — big-time.  —  Last month, Walmart gathered some of America's biggest household brands near its Arkansas headquarters for a tough talk.
Apr 2, 2017, 6:30 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Instacart will pay $4.6M to settle a class-action lawsuit with independent contractors and change its description of a service fee often mistaken as a tip   —  The startup also has to change how it describes a controversial service fee.  —  The grocery delivery startup Instacart has agreed …
Mar 23, 2017, 6:00 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon says it's working on its 10th Amazon Books store, located in Bellevue Square in Seattle with plans to open in 2017   —  The new Amazon Books location will open in Bellevue, Wash., later this year.  —  People were surprised when Amazon announced its first brick-and-mortar bookstore in November 2015.
Mar 8, 2017, 1:40 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Amazon is testing Alexa-powered devices that can make phone calls and act as intercoms, may launch new devices this year   —  Alexa is popular, but daily usage is key.  —  Amazon plans to unveil one or more new Alexa-powered devices this year that will allow people to initiate phone calls by voice …
Mar 3, 2017, 11:53 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Amazon Go checkout-less store in Seattle will sell alcohol and have staff on hand to check IDs   —  The Amazon Go store in Seattle also carries sandwiches, salads and snacks.  —  Amazon's new convenience store of the future has no lines and no cashiers.  But it will have someone checking IDs.
Feb 21, 2017, 10:50 PMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Target has abruptly shuttered two long-term initiatives: its unreleased Goldfish open marketplace platform and a prototype robot-assisted store   —  The retailer's “Store of the Future” was killed before it opened.  —  In the wake of a holiday season that was worse than the company expected …
Feb 3, 2017, 11:20 AMIn context
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Walmart drops membership fee for its free two-day shipping program on purchases of $35 or more, discontinuing its $49/year ShippingPass program   —  The only catch is a $35 order minimum.  —  If Walmart.com is ever going to put a dent in Amazon's dominance, this will have to be the starting point.
Jan 31, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context

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