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Amazon forms ‘Counterfeit Crimes Unit,’ under pressure to escalate fight against fake products at GeekWire. “The new unit, announced Wednesday morning, brings together former federal prosecutors with investigators and data analysts. The group will allow Amazon to “more effectively pursue civil litigation against bad actors, work with brands in joint or independent investigations…” Read more


Flipkart adds support for three more local Indian languages at TechCrunch. “The Walmart-owned firm said its online marketplace now has interfaces in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada, three languages that are spoken by roughly 200 million people in India.” Read more


Instagram expands access to Instagram Shopping to more businesses, including creators who want to sell their own merchandise at TechCrunch. Read more


Etsy’s stock jumps to record, tripling in three months on surge in face mask sales at CNBC. “RBC wrote in a report that it conducted a survey of buyers, and 82% of respondents said they expect to spend more on Etsy over the next 12 months. Goldman said its bullishness is a reflection of app downloads after an increase of more than 100% in June from a year earlier.” Read more


Kroger Technology & Digital Named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Best Places to Work in IT Press release


Amazon signs lease for biggest NYC delivery station at Fox Business. “The property Queens is 1 million square feet; the delivery station building will be 117,000 square feet, and the rest of the space will be used for parking, a spokesperson said.” Read more


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Walmart stops displaying the Mississippi state flag in stores because of Confederate flag imagery at CNN. Read more


Lowe’s diversity VP to lead human resources at Bizwomen. “Lowe’s Companies, Inc. has appointed Janice Dupre Little executive vice president of human resources effective June 22. She had served in the role as an interim since the departure of Jennifer Weber, who resigned in April. Little was senior vice president of diversity and talent management for the company since 2017.” Read more


Amazon’s carbon footprint grew 15% in 2019, highlighting the challenge of net zero emissions at GeekWire. Read more


Costco stopped selling half-sheet cakes and shoppers are pretty upset at NBC Today. “One Facebook user posted that their daughter is a cake decorator at Costco…”She says they are considering not bringing back the half sheet cakes, ever…But another person claiming to be a Costco employee said it’s just a temporary move to help stores catch up during these busy times.” Read more


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