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Amazon Acquires Shopify Competitor Selz

In January, Amazon quietly acquired Selz, an Australian company that competes with companies like Shopify and BigCommerce to help small brands launch their own online stores. The acquisition wasn’t made public until mid-February when Selz announced the acquisition on its blog. As consumers have heavily relied on digital storefronts to fulfill their shopping needs, Amazon’s […]

Uber Acquires Drizly in $1.1 Billion Deal

On February 4, Uber announced its plans to acquire alcohol delivery service Drizly in a $1.1 billion deal, which will be finalized later this year Upon finalization, Drizly’s services will be integrated into the Uber Eats platform, but Drizly will still keep its own app as well, according to CNBC reports. This deal signifies the […]

Small Restaurants Suffer at the Hands of Restaurant Delivery Apps

More and more people are discovering that restaurants don’t actually like third-party delivery services. While many delivery services claim to be a “lifeline” for restaurants amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these restaurants express different sentiments, noting the ways delivery services make a portion of restaurant profits. In 2020, countless restaurants were forced to close […]

The Parler Data Breach Explained

An alternative right-wing popularized social media network, Parler, faced a data breach amid political tensions in the United States presidential election. The scandal showcases just how vulnerable these apps are to accessing users’ personal information, and just how much of that information users should give at sign-up. Parler was founded in 2018 as a conservative […]

Indoor Farming is Blooming: What’s Next?

A recent study suggested that indoor farming can help save water and soil. Moreover, when the COVID-19 pandemic exposed long-ignored food supply chain issues, including but not limited to shipment delays and inadequate demand forecasting, indoor farms and vertical farms contributed to the solution. A number of controlled-environment farming companies, including AeroFarms, Elevate Farms, Plenty, […]