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Still reeling from Hurricane Laura, Gulf Coast braces for new storm Sally at USA Today. “The National Hurricane Center said Sally is likely to bring “life-threatening storm surge, hurricane-force winds and flash flooding” along the Gulf Coast as soon as Monday. The storm is forecast to make landfall in southeastern Louisiana early Tuesday as a potential Category 2 hurricane…” Read more


Walmart and Zipline Team Up to Bring Drone Delivery Service to Northwest Arkansas “Zipline will operate from a Walmart store and can service a 50-mile radius…Zipline, which operates the world’s largest drone delivery network, began operating in late 2016 in Rwanda primarily focusing on the on-demand delivery of medical supplies.” Read more


Amazon hiring 100,000 workers in US, Canada to keep up with surge in online shopping at Fox Business. “The majority of roles announced Monday will be at the company’s 100 new warehouse and operations sites opening this month, said Dave Clark, senior vice president of worldwide operations at Amazon.” Read more


Aldi UK trials click-and-collect grocery service at Reuters. “It said it was currently running a trial of the click-and-collect service for Aldi staff from a store in central England and plans to extend that to customers in the coming weeks. If that proved successful the trial would be extended to further stores across the country in the near future.” Read more


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Microsoft’s bid for TikTok rejected by ByteDance as reports name Oracle the winner of modified deal at GeekWire. Read more


EBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s philanthropic investment group calls for a new version of capitalism at CNBC. “Omidyar’s group suggests that the economy should reject “any historical justifications for slavery or racism, as well as bigotry in all its forms.”…Their third pillar, about counterweights to economic power, calls for pushback against monopolies and the strengthening of grassroots organizations and labor unions.” Read more


Instagram may be planning to charge a fee to put links in captions, patent suggests at The Verge. Read more


Why Hasn’t Apple Pay Replicated AliPay’s Success? at Harvard Business Review. “AliPay took a different approach to creating value and monetizing the platform than Apple Pay. It shared many types of consumer data with merchants, so they could offer new services to clients and launch accurate promotions for free.” Tiered subs.


New York Sports Club owner files for bankruptcy, with gyms hit by pandemic at CNBC. “Our members will not recognize a break in service,” Town Sports said in a statement on its website. “Town Sports International is not going out of business…” Read more


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