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Azeen Ghorayshi / BuzzFeed : Grindr is sharing the HIV status and “last tested” date of users with two other firms, according to an analysis by an outside research firm verified by BuzzFeed   —  The gay hookup app Grindr, which has more than 3.6 million daily active users across the world …

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Walmart brings its partnership with JD.com into the food business

Walmart is bringing its partnership with JD.com into its grocery business. The Chinese physical store will stock products that customers can also buy through its Walmart’s virtual storefront on the Chinese electronic marketplace, JD.com, according to a report in Reuters . Walmart first partnered with JD.com two years ago as both companies struggled to overcome the retail dominance of Alibaba , China’s ecommerce juggernaut. Throwing the ouroboros of 21st century economics into sharp relief, the partnership was established in 2016 to sell Walmart’s China-made, U.S.-branded products to Chinese consumers through JD.com’s online marketplace and by setting up electronics showrooms hawking JD.com’s tech wares in Walmart locations throughout China. Now the integration of JD.com’s online and Walmart’s offline supply chains will extend to groceries. Beginning with a store in China’s southern megacity — Shenzhen — 8,000 items ranging from fresh fruit to seafood will not only be stocked in stores, but will also be available for online orders through JD.com. Customers in a 3 kilometer radius from the store will get their food delivered within 30 minutes — and will be able to use a new shopping application available through WeChat to skip checkout counters.  The new stores step up the competition for convenience that’s now top of mind for big retailers from Amazon and Alibaba to Target and Walmart. The integration of the online and physical retail experience for consumers through mobile purchasing, contactless check-out and delivery and in-store pickup are going to be the next front in the war for customers’ clicks and trips online and offline.

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Mashable Apple iPad (2018) Mashable Previously, if you wanted to draw or handwrite digital notes with the precision of Apple Pencil, you needed to fork over at least $650 for the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and shell out another $100 for the stylus. Now, $430 gets you both a powerful iPad and ... iPad — Homework (Full Version) — Apple YouTube Apple introduces new 9.7-inch iPad with Apple Pencil support Apple Newsroom all 1,439 news articles »

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Tesco vet Simon Belsham becomes president of Walmart’s Jet.com

Walmart has brought on Tesco veteran, Simon Belsham, to serve as president of its e-commerce business, Jet.com, acquired for $3 billion in 2016 to help the company better combat the Amazon threat. Belsham will be based out of Hoboken and will oversee the full operation of the Jet.com business, including its increasing focus on online grocery. Belsham will take the role vacated by Liza Landsman, who became president following the Jet.com acquisition when founder Marc Lore moved up to oversee Walmart’s U.S. e-commerce operations. Landsman announced last month she’s joining VC firm NEA. Lore, who previously sold Quidsi (Diapers.com) to Amazon, built Jet with the goal of disrupting e-commerce yet again – this time, with a model that rewarded shoppers with discounts when they took certain actions, like agreeing not to return items or buying in bulk, for example. The site is also meant to appeal to younger shoppers who may not have an affinity for the Walmart brand itself. Even its own label products reflect this more millennial focus, with their artistic, almost tattoo-like designs and call-outs to product sourcing (e.g. “fair trade” or “organic”). In an email to Jet.com employees, first reported by Reuters , Lore specifically notes how Belsham’s experience at Tesco and U.K. online grocery business Ocado will help Jet.com as its scales its own efforts in this space with Jet Grocery. “Simon spent seven years at Tesco, UK’s top grocery and general merchandise retailer, leading their Grocery Online transformation from ‘tablet to table’ for all of U.K. and 10 markets across Central Europe and Asia. He also built a general merchandise platform for Ocado, a U.K.-based innovator in online grocery,” wrote Lore, in the email. “Most recently, he built deep experience in reinventing retail as CEO of venture-backed Notonthehighstreet.com, a curated gifting platform

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Amazon adds fingerprint authentication to Key app for Android

Building technology is all about learning as you go. Amazon knows this, and has today added fingerprint ID to the new Amazon Key app, which enables in-home delivery of goods. The Key app was announced in October , alongside the Cloud Cam, which lets users watch goings on in their homes as delivery professionals come in and out of their space. Given that the app essentially controls who gets in and out of your home, it would be problematic if your phone got into the hands of someone malicious. So Amazon has added an additional layer of security, your fingerprint, to the Android version of the app. An Amazon spokesperson told TechCrunch that fingerprint authentication is coming soon to iOS. Amazon recently acquired smart doorbell maker Ring in a deal reportedly valued at $1.1 billion , which presumably furthers the mission of truly last mile deliveries. Late last year, Amazon also acquired security startup Blink for a reported $90 million. But Amazon isn’t the only one dabbling in in-home deliveries. WalMart partnered with August Lock last year to allow delivery people to bring groceries and other goods all the way into the home and put them away. Amazon CloudCam is available starting at $199, but the door lock used with the Key app is sold separately.

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