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Amazon Drivers Say Smartphones-In-Trees Scheme Has Been Thwarted

Amazon.com Inc. contract drivers have noticed a sudden change this week in how the company assigns delivery routes, a sign that it has found a way to prevent rogue operators from gaming the system to snatch orders first.

Bloomberg on Tuesday revealed that drivers were putting smartphones in trees outside Whole Foods and Amazon delivery stations in the Chicago area to get a jump on rivals. Drivers in Las Vegas and the Washington, D.C., area also reported spotting mysterious phones outside Whole Foods locations.

Several drivers in cities around the U.S. said they’re now getting more routes even when they’re several miles from Whole Foods locations, an abrupt change from the past several weeks when they said such work was scarce. One driver said the phones once placed in trees near a Chicago-area Whole Foods have disappeared, along with the people who lurked nearby. A driver in Tennessee who lives

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How the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook plan to defend Big Tech today

Ahead of the antitrust hearing that’s due to take place later today, the opening statements from the CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook have been published on the House Judiciary Committee’s website. Ranging in length from four to eight pages, the statements give us our best look yet at how Tim Cook, Sundar Pichai, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg plan to defend their companies from this latest wave of antitrust scrutiny, and accusations that some of their actions harm consumers and stifle competition.

There are a lot of similarities between the four statements which you can read in their entirety here:

For example, they all make appeals to American patriotism (“The rest of the world would love even the tiniest sip of the elixir we have here in the U.S,” Bezos claims), and talk about the benefits their products offer to consumers, as well as small businesses. All four

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The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing next week. Here’s what’s at stake for each company.

From left to right, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bezos.
From left to right, Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bezos.

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  • The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday.

  • They’ll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers.

  • Here’s why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be asked, and how the day might play out.

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

The CEOs of four tech giants will appear before Congress next week, where they’ll have to defend their companies’ growing power to skeptical lawmakers.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg,

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Inside Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google versus the Feds

Sometime very soon, four of the most powerful men on the planet will face off against a small congressional subcommittee. 

The stakes couldn’t be higher. 

Yes tech execs are called into D.C. regularly these days, but this time is different. These are the CEOs of the four mega-tech companies, starting with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, who’s never appeared before Congress. He’ll be joined by two other iconic personages: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg (world’s fourth richest, worth $88 billion), and Apple’s Tim Cook. The fourth member of the quartet, Alphabet’s (Google’s) Sundar Pichai has a lower profile but carries no less weight.

Even more than all of that though, this hearing could mark a new beginning in the tug and pull between big business and society in America—for better or for worse. 

“This is the end of a one-year investigation where we’ve looked at these big tech platforms

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The Canadian tech champion taking on Amazon

When the pandemic forced Pizza Pilgrims to close its 13 stores in London and Oxford in March, the business went from making 30,000 pizzas every week to zero. Of the 276 staff, 270 had to be furloughed.

While they opened one store in April to manage delivery, founder Thom Elliot still needed to find another way to make up for the lost revenue. “I tried to think of something that would serve our customers, who kept calling us, and also keep us relevant during these times,” he says in an interview.

Mr Elliot and his team decided to create pizza kits featuring all the raw ingredients you need to make your own pizza at home, but to do that he needed to upgrade his website. That’s where Shopify came in.

The Canadian company offers the technology for anyone to create an online store and sell their products, with added features

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Shopify; The Canadian tech champion taking on Amazon

When the pandemic forced Pizza Pilgrims to close its 13 stores in London and Oxford in March, the business went from making 30,000 pizzas every week to zero. Of the 276 staff, 270 had to be furloughed.

While they opened one store in April to manage delivery, founder Thom Elliot still needed to find another way to make up for the lost revenue. “I tried to think of something that would serve our customers, who kept calling us, and also keep us relevant during these times,” he says in an interview.

Mr Elliot and his team decided to create pizza kits featuring all the raw ingredients you need to make your own pizza at home, but to do that he needed to upgrade his website. That’s where Shopify came in.

The Canadian company offers the technology for anyone to create an online store and sell their products, with added features

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Amazon Prime Video Greenlights ‘La Jauria’ For Season 2

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Global SVOD Amazon Prime Video has signed up for a second season of Spanish-language psychological thriller “La Jauria.” The show is the streamer’s first local Original series from Chile, produced by Fremantle and Fabula, run by writer-director Pablo Larraín (“Jacky”) and brother Juan de Díos Larraín (“Gloria Bell”).

Starring breakout superstar Daniela Vega (“A Fantasic Woman”), “La Jauria” is showrun by award-winning filmmaker Lucia Puenzo (“XXY”).

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“For Fabula it is important to tell our stories from Chile to the rest of the world. A second season of ‘La Jauria’ is also a recognition of the talent of our actors and actresses, our technicians, writers, directors and all the professionals involved in the process,” said Angela Poblete, regional head of TV at Fabula.

Set at a private Catholic school in Santiago de Chile, “La Jauría” follows the case of a

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The Best-Reviewed Hair Straighteners on Amazon Are All Under $150

Hair tools are among our favorite topics of discussion here at Who What Wear Beauty. From tapping celebrity hairstylists to tell us their favorite devices to testing out the buzziest gadgets, we’re all about staying in the know on getting professional-looking results at home. In terms of the most important tools for getting smooth, sleek styles, hair straighteners are high on the list—essential, even.

As someone who has straightened her hair consistently for the better part of the last two decades, I know better than just about anyone the importance of a quality flat iron to get the job done quickly and easily. There are so many options out there that are great for some hair types but hopeless for others. And for the longest time, there was really no way to know the difference other than to go through a whole lot of trial and error. 

Times have indeed

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Why is Prime Video not working? How to troubleshoot your Amazon Prime Video app when it won’t play properly

If Prime Video stops working, there are a few simple fixes.
If Prime Video stops working, there are a few simple fixes.

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  • If your Prime Video app isn’t working, start by making sure your account is active, and then check to make sure you’re connected to the internet.

  • Try using Prime Video on another device, and if it works there, reboot the first device.

  • Other things you can try include reinstalling the Prime Video app, and making sure you have enough internet bandwidth.

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Like most streaming services, Amazon Prime Video usually runs without issue.

However, it’s inevitable that at some point, you’ll run into some sort of issue — that’s just technology for you.

If Prime Video isn’t working for you, these are the most common problems and solutions.

Check out the products mentioned in this article:

Amazon Prime Video (From $8.99 at Amazon)

Make sure your Prime Video

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This Random Hair Tool Has 20K Reviews on Amazon, so We Tried It for Ourselves

From flat irons to blow-dryers, hair tools are a tricky topic. The category encompasses so many varieties of the same handful of products, yet people’s allegiances to specific ones are deep-seated and unwavering. (It can be hard to veer from our go-to hairstyles and the tools that get us there.) But there’s one tool out there right now that we’ve heard tons of IRL and internet chatter about lately that seems to be a universal crowd-pleaser: the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush. We had to investigate.

Making (and taking) hair tool recommendations is tough to do since hair type, hair health concerns, and styling goals all weigh so heavily on our choices. All this is to say that whenever we hear about an affordable hair tool garnering seemingly universal acclaim, we pay close attention. According to the ravenous Twitter fandom, and even the early adopting die-hard

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