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Eargo Awarded Best Technological Innovation – Consumer Devices for…

The awards highlight the dedication and innovation that medical device and diagnostics developers have demonstrated over the past year (PRWeb October 03, 2018) Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/eargo_awarded_best_technological_innovation_consumer_devices_for_eargo_max_and_best_company_for_accelerated_growth_at_2018_medtech_insight_awards/prweb15810391.htm

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Amazon launches grocery pickup at Whole Foods for Prime members

Enlarge (credit: Francisco Antunes ) A new perk is coming to Whole Foods for Amazon Prime members: grocery pickup. Amazon announced today that it will roll out a new grocery pickup service at Whole Foods locations, starting with stores in Sacramento and Virginia Beach. Prime members can order groceries at Whole Foods through the Prime Now app or website and choose to pick them up at their nearest Whole Foods location that same day. Customers can order produce, baked goods, dairy products, meat, seafood, flowers, and other everyday items for pickup. Customers choose the pickup option at checkout before placing their order. They can even use the Prime Now app to alert the store when they are heading over, so employees can have their groceries ready to load into their cars when they arrive. Orders of $35 or more can be filled in as little as an hour, or customers can pay an extra $4.99 for the 30-minute pickup option. Grocery pickup is a service available exclusively to Prime members, like many other perks Amazon has instituted over the past few years. When the retailer bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion last year, it promised a slew of discounts, savings, and benefits for Prime members. Currently, Prime members receive 10 percent off sale items at Whole Foods in addition to special deals on specific items, as well as 5 percent cash back for Amazon Prime Rewards Visa cardholders and two-hour delivery with Prime Now. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Facebook bows to WA State pressure to remove “discriminatory” ad filters

Enlarge / Over the past few years, Facebook's heart-filled pleas to advertisers have received a few red Xs from critics—and WA State's Attorney General. (credit: Facebook / Sam Machkovech) Though Facebook announced a voluntary plan to update its controversial advertising-filter system earlier this year, Washington State announced a firmer plan for the social media company on Tuesday. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced a legally binding plan that will force Facebook to "make significant changes to its advertising platform by removing the ability of third-party advertisers to exclude ethnic and religious minorities, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and other protected groups from seeing their ads." Ferguson also declared the end of his office's 20-month investigation into Facebook's advertising practices on Tuesday, which coincided with an Assurance of Discontinuance ( PDF ) filed in King County Superior Court. Read 11 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Comcast gives up on buying 21st Century Fox

The dance between Disney, Fox and Comcast has been complicated over the past few months, but it got a little simpler today. Comcast announced that it is withdrawing its offer to buy the assets of 21st Century Fox, according to CNBC. The company is in...

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Alaska’s last two Blockbusters are shutting down, leaving one in US

On Thursday, Blockbuster Alaska announced that the rental chain's last two Alaskan stores will shut down on Monday, with liquidation sales to follow. The news means that only one Blockbuster store will remain in the United States, in Bend, Oregon. "We hope to see you at our stores during the closing, even if it’s just to say 'Hello,'" the final two shops' managers posted in a Facebook announcement on Thursday. "What a great time to build your media library and share some Blockbuster memories with us." In its report , the Anchorage Daily News confirmed with Border Entertainment, a Texas-based holding company that operated all of Alaska's Blockbuster stores, that closure plans had been in the works since before the end of 2017. At that time, Border decided to stop renewing any Blockbuster store leases, resulting in a series of closures across the state over the past nine months. Read 3 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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