Amazon and Whole Foods could finally convince skeptics to buy groceries online

Amazon and Whole Foods could finally convince skeptics to buy groceries online

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Whole Foods+Amazon could finally convince customers to buy produce online.Image: Scott Olson/Getty Images By Patrick Kulp2017-06-29 02:10:45 UTC Americans love shopping online—except when it comes to groceries.   That’s a major hurdle for the many companies betting that the web is the inevitable future of supermarkets. But if any company can change people’s minds, it’s Amazon, a new poll suggests....

A civil rights organization is suing Uber for not having wheelchair-accessible cars

A civil rights organization is suing Uber for not having wheelchair-accessible cars

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It alleges that Uber is violating the ADA and DC Human Rights Act.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock By Suzanne Ciechalski2017-06-28 21:45:36 UTC Another lawsuit was filed against Uber today.  This time, the Equal Rights Center, a civil rights organization in Washington, D.C., filed suit against the ride-sharing company for not having wheelchair-accessible cars, according to a news release.  The lawsuit says that “Uber...

Here’s a way Facebook is actually fighting fake news

Here’s a way Facebook is actually fighting fake news

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Image: ERIC RISBERG/AP/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK By Kerry Flynn2017-06-28 21:00:00 UTC Facebook is cutting down on misinformation— AKA fake news—shared on the world’s largest social network. A new tweak to its API (a fancy acronym for shared code) will prevent Facebook users from changing the headline, description, and image that is shared when posting a link, Facebook revealed in a post on its...

Google is experimenting with a cube-shaped virtual reality advertising format

Google is experimenting with a cube-shaped virtual reality advertising format

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Google is showcasing its first ever cube-shaped advertisement. The new virtual reality ad format is a three-dimensional shape that will open a video player when tapped or gazed at for a few seconds.  It’s not an official product at this point, but rather a mock-up of what a simple non-intrusive ad might look like in a VR environment. The project,...

How the U.S. can defend its elections from cyberattacks

How the U.S. can defend its elections from cyberattacks

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock (7426437h) Voting Polls Virginia US presidential election voting, Alexandria, Virginia, USA – 08 Nov 2016 Image: MediaPunch/REX/Shutterstock By Eric O’Neill2017-06-28 14:59:10 -0400 Amid the cybersecurity whirlwind that has been May and June—when the world got its first taste of what widespread ransomware attacks (WannaCry) and the continued wave of attacks that is still unfolding...

For about 10 minutes, people thought Amazon was going to buy FedEx

For about 10 minutes, people thought Amazon was going to buy FedEx

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FedEx: not going to Amazon after all.Image: Seth Perlman/AP/REX/Shutterstock By Emma Hinchliffe2017-06-28 10:49:39 -0700 When FedEx stopped trading its stock for a few minutes on Wednesday, eyebrows immediately raised. Company stock and stop trading for a variety of reasons, but one big reason immediately came to mind—FedEx had been acquired. And not just acquired by anyone. What if it was...

Can changing jobs really make you happier? (ADP)

Can changing jobs really make you happier? (ADP)

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 There’s an element of risk tied to everything you do in life: walking your dog, driving, eating sushi — even stepping outside your front door carries some minuscule chance of danger.     It’s with decisions made at work that the risk factor is harder to identify, keeping us from making big, and sometimes necessary, changes. Take your job, for instance...

Luke from ‘Gilmore Girls’ is selling out and starting a coffee brand

Luke from ‘Gilmore Girls’ is selling out and starting a coffee brand

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Gilmore GirlsImage: Saeed Adyani/Netflix By Proma Khosla2017-06-28 16:33:21 UTC Gilmore Girls‘ curmudgeonly Luke Danes may have served coffee for a living, but he would probably loathe the idea of starting his own coffee brand. Scott Patterson, the actor who plays Luke, has no such inhibitions, and decided to make something of his own obsession with coffee. Patterson told WealthManagement.com that...

Donald Trump is going after Jeff Bezos but also seems a bit confused

Donald Trump is going after Jeff Bezos but also seems a bit confused

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It was just a matter of time until Donald Trump went after the far more successful Jeff Bezos.  On Wednesday morning, Trump sat down with various White House administrators and elected officials to figure out if Bezos’ ownership of the Washington Post and his position as chief executive of Amazon constituted a conflict of interest, as well as whether Amazon...