shopping

Google will let you try on AR makeup on Search

mericsso via Getty Images Google has launched a new augmented reality feature on Search meant for holiday shoppers looking to buy lipsticks and eyeshadow while staying safe in their homes. The tech giant has teamed up with ModiFace and Perfect Corp, companies behind many AR beauty technologies, to roll out a feature that gives you …

Google will let you try on AR makeup on Search Read More »

You can now spend China’s digital currency at an online store

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images China’s official digital currency is now usable in a meaningful way… more or less. Reuters reports that JD.com now accepts digital yuan for some purchases at its site, making it the first online platform to take the virtual money. You’ll need to have received the currency as part of a lottery-style experimental …

You can now spend China’s digital currency at an online store Read More »

Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon staff to help sellers

Agron Beqiri/NurPhoto via Getty Images The US is cracking down on an elaborate scheme to boost some third-party Amazon sellers at the expense of others. A Grand Jury in Washington has indicted six people (via The Verge) for allegedly bribing Amazon staff and contractors to gain an edge in the internet giant’s Marketplace. To start, …

Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon staff to help sellers Read More »

Amazon, Google and Wish pull racist products after investigation

Beata Zawrzel/NurPhoto via Getty Images Major internet retailers still have an issue with racist products in their stores. Amazon, Google and Wish have removed white supremacist products on sale through their platforms after a BBC Click investigation revealed numerous examples. The online portals not only sold flags, hoods and other neo-Nazi and KKK material, but …

Amazon, Google and Wish pull racist products after investigation Read More »

Apple Card may offer monthly installment plans for iPads and Macs

Sponsored Links Michael Short/Getty Images The Apple Card already has perks if you’re buying from Apple itself, but the company is apparently willing to further sweeten those incentives. Bloomberg sources say Apple is planning a Card feature that will let you buy “many” products (not just the iPhone) in monthly, interest-free payments. You could pay …

Apple Card may offer monthly installment plans for iPads and Macs Read More »

Amazon sellers use ‘collectible’ label to dodge price gouging rules

Sponsored Links jahcottontail143 via Getty Images Amazon’s measures to prevent price gouging have a relatively simple workaround. The Verge has learned that some third-party sellers are marking products as “collectible” to evade Amazon’s automated price controls. The internet retailer reportedly has price ceilings that normally kick in when a product is listed as “new,” but …

Amazon sellers use ‘collectible’ label to dodge price gouging rules Read More »

Amazon will start reopening French warehouses on May 19th

Sponsored Links PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP via Getty Images Amazon’s French warehouses are close to reopening roughly a month after they closed. The internet retailer said it planned a gradual reopening starting on May 19th as it came close to reaching a deal with French unions and work councils on safety measures to protect against COVID-19. It’s …

Amazon will start reopening French warehouses on May 19th Read More »