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Here’s How to Order Food From Your Home Using Cryptocurrency

</header> <strong>Staying home during the coronavirus epidemic reduces the risk of getting infected with the deadly covid-19. The disease, which has already claimed the lives of over 20,000 people globally, spreads through human contact. Food is one of the few basic necessities that can regularly get you out of your house. That’s why food delivery …

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Best Buy, GameStop limit stores to curbside pickup

Sponsored Links Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Two of the better-known tech retailers in the US have temporarily dropped in-store shopping in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of March 22nd, Best Buy and GameStop have limited shoppers to delivery and curbside pickup. At Best Buy, you’ll get “enhanced curbside service” where you can not only pick …

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Amazon will hire 100,000 workers to keep up with the surge in demand

Sponsored Links NurPhoto via Getty Images To keep up with a “significant increase in demand” due to the coronavirus outbreak, Amazon is hiring an additional 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers in the US. As more people turn to online shopping in an attempt to stay home (and because grocery stores are struggling to keep shelves …

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US DOT approves Nuro’s next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design

Sponsored Links Nuro Today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for Nuro’s next-generation self-driving delivery vehicle, R2. The exemption allows Nuro to begin public road testing and to prepare for deliveries to customers’ homes. With this exemption, Nuro can replace mirrors with cameras …

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Instacart employees in Chicago are the first to unionize in the US

Sponsored Links Denver Post Photo by Cyrus McCrimmon Gig economy workers may have won an important, if conditional, battle in their push for better conditions. Instacart employees in the Chicago suburb of Skokie have voted to unionize through their local branch of United Food and Commercial Workers, giving them more collective bargaining power than they …

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Driver training was reportedly too much of “a bottleneck” for Amazon

Enlarge / An Amazon Prime-branded delivery van and driver. Amazon Amazon is rapidly dispensing with carriers such as FedEx for its retail deliveries, bringing the logistics business in-house to ship more Prime packages more quickly. The speed and money savings, though, seem to be coming at the cost of health and safety concerns—and a new …

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Domino’s GPS-powered pizza tracking is available in many more places

Sponsored Links Domino’s Pizza Earlier this year, Domino’s Pizza said it would let you track your pizza deliveries using GPS. And, well, the company is now delivering on that promise. Domino’s announced today that approximately a quarter of its locations across the US will have the technology in place by the end of this year. …

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Instacart cuts quality bonuses for couriers

Sponsored Links Instacart Instacart is still embroiled in pay disputes despite past dramas. Motherboard has learned that Instacart is scrapping a $3 quality bonus it provides to shoppers who receive five-star ratings. The incentive “did not meaningfully improve quality,” according to email sent to workers, and will disappear on November 11th. There’s no mention of …

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Costco and Instacart are testing one-hour prescription deliveries

Sponsored Links Roberto Machado Noa via Getty Images People on the west coast who need medication quickly might be able to get their medication delivered within 60 minutes. Costco and Instacart are testing one-hour prescription deliveries in Washington and California. Delivery to homes or offices is free for Costco members on orders over $35, CNBC …

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Amazon delivery contractors operate with little oversight, report finds

Enlarge Amazon Amazon has seemingly been bringing shipping services in-house as rapidly as it can as the company ramps up efforts to get packages to Prime members in just one day. But although those ubiquitous gray-blue vans and uniformed drivers all have Amazon branding on them, at least 250 subcontracted companies around the country actually …

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