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Lawsuit Accuses Grubhub, Postmates, DoorDash, and Uber of Unlawfully Driving Up Restaurant Prices

15-Apr-2020 05:19

The primary group of food delivery service apps—Postmates, DoorDash, Uber Eats, and Grubhub, which also owns Seamless—are being sued over what the complaint describes as anti-competitive tactics and hefty fees that hurt businesses and customers by limiting consumer choice.

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Amazon reportedly planning drastic cuts to affiliate commission rates starting next week

15-Apr-2020 05:13

Photo by Michele Doying / The Verge

Amazon is planning to make dramatic cuts to commission rates for its affiliate marketing program, which allows media organizations, e-commerce companies, and small and independent businesses to receive a cut of revenue from a sale if a customer lands on the product page and purchases the item through a provided link. The cuts go into effect on April 21st, , and some product categories will see drops of more than 50 percent.

For instance, commission rates under the categories home improvement, furniture, lawn and garden, and pet products will see a commission rate of 8 percent per sale drop down to just 3 percent. For headphones, beauty products, and musical instruments, commission rates will go from 6 percent down to 3...

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hardware

This Xbox One X 1TB is hard to beat at just $260

15-Apr-2020 05:04

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better price, though this console is factory refurbished.

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software

Best folding phones of 2020: What’s available now and what’s coming up

15-Apr-2020 05:00

The foldable smartphone has arrived with a host of design innovations that deviate from the Great Glass Slab.

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how-to

Joe Exotic's Tiger King songs a big hit on Spotify

15-Apr-2020 04:45

The Tiger King crooner is especially popular in Denmark and North Dakota.

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hardware

Ford Mustang Mach-E is getting juiced-up performance specs

15-Apr-2020 04:44

A Mach-E forum acquired Ford dealer documents outlining increases in horsepower, torque and battery power.

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how-to

Wear OS smartwatches are now sending reminders to wash your hands

15-Apr-2020 04:41

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge

Wear OS, Google’s operating system for smartwatches and wearables, now sends periodic reminders to wash your hands, one of the best ways to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

First spotted by , this new feature appears to be part of the v5.4.0 update for the Google Clock app. The new feature is added into the Clock application and will send alerts every three hours to head to a sink and scrub your hands; once you are ready, you can start a 40-second countdown. Though, if this alert is intrusive to you, Android Police notes that you can disable the feature.

The novel coronavirus has been wreaking havoc for several months now across the globe. One of the most effective ways to protect yourself against the...

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An Amazon Warehouse Worker Has Died of Coronavirus

15-Apr-2020 04:38

A worker at an Amazon facility in California has died after contracting covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Thus far, workers at more than of Amazon’s warehousing and delivery facilities have confirmed cases of covid-19.

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reviews

Flamingos have close friendships that can last for years, scientists say

15-Apr-2020 04:37

Yes, birds have BFFs too.

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features

Disney Plus’ butt cover-up hides a much bigger problem

15-Apr-2020 04:34

There’s a scene in where a young Tom Hanks watches a beautiful naked mermaid run off into the ocean from which she came. In the original version, the camera follows Hanks’ gaze, showing a brief glimpse of a naked butt. Splash received a PG rating because of the shot (and the insinuation that came with it), but people watching the movie on Disney Plus are greeted with an entirely different version of the scene.

In the re-edited version, which went viral, thanks to the tweet below, Disney used CGI hair to cover actress Daryl Hannah’s body. A Disney representative confirmed to The Verge that a “few scenes” from Splash were “slighted edited to remove nudity,” but they did not specify when the edits...

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