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Instacart Mandates Wellness Checks As It Doubles Workforce

Instacart Mandates Wellness Checks As It Doubles Workforce

Within a 30-day period, Instacart has hired 300,000 more people, instituted mandatory wellness checks and stepped up efforts to ensure the safety of its workforce. In the next 60 days, the San Francisco-based startup will bring on another 250,000 workers. “Each shopper who is out picking and delivering for customers is doing a valuable service...

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Gilded’s Cypto Payments Technology Implemented By CoinMarketCap

Gilded’s Cypto Payments Technology Implemented By CoinMarketCap

Business payment and accounting solutions provider Gilded said that digital currency data provider CoinMarketCap has implemented its cryptocurrency payment technology, according to an announcement. CoinMarketCap had reached out to Gilded to provide a solution that would automate invoicing as well as crypto payments, while bringing more payment options for clients. “Digital currency empowers businesses to...

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Bitcoin Daily: App Lets Users Earn Crypto On Zoom Calls; Bundle App Pairs Cash, Crypto Payments In Africa

Bitcoin Daily: App Lets Users Earn Crypto On Zoom Calls; Bundle App Pairs Cash, Crypto Payments In Africa

A new app is letting users earn digital currency via Zoom amid the coronavirus pandemic, which is making it easier for businesses to earn money, CoinDesk reported. The SmartSessions paywall, which was created by 2key New Economics, lets “solopreneurs” and companies tap into digital currency payments as they provide services via the videoconferencing software. Once...

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Expedia Agrees To $1.2B Deal, Names New CEO

Expedia Agrees To $1.2B Deal, Names New CEO

Expedia Group has announced a new CEO and said it has agreed to a buyout, according to The Wall Street Journal. Vice Chairman Peter Kern will take the helm of Expedia, which contains Travelocity, Orbitz and Vrbo under its umbrella, and has been without a CEO since last December. Acting Chief Financial Officer Eric Hart...

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NBCUniversal TV Launches Shoppable Ads

NBCUniversal TV Launches Shoppable Ads

NBCUniversal, owned by Comcast, will allow consumers to buy products from branded TV advertisements, articles and videos without going to a new website, according to a CNBC report. The system is called NBCU Checkout and allows businesses to set up a new shop for customers where they can sell to consumers with just one integration....

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Hypur To Offer Digital Payments For Cannabis Firms With CU Partnership

Hypur To Offer Digital Payments For Cannabis Firms With CU Partnership

To provide digital contactless payments, delivery and curbside pickup options for cannabis businesses, payment provider Hypur Inc. is teaming with Salal Credit Union. The collaboration builds on Hypur’s extensive network of financial institutions (FIs), according to an announcement.  Hypur will bolster Salal’s network of cannabis retailers and wholesalers via different digital payment offerings. Cannabis operations that partnered with Hypur...

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House Passes $484B Stimulus Bill With PPP Funds For SMBs

House Passes $484B Stimulus Bill With PPP Funds For SMBs

The House of Representatives on Thursday (April 23) passed a $484 billion bill for more financial aid for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and others amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal. Clad in masks, lawmakers passed the bill by a vote of 388 to 5, along with one lawmaker voting “present.” The...

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CRIF Realtime Launches Tools For SMBs To Calculate Coronavirus Risks

CRIF Realtime Launches Tools For SMBs To Calculate Coronavirus Risks

To help small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.K. struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, CRIF Realtime is rolling out a new array of products called COVID-19 Credit Passport, according to a press release. CRIF Realtime, which specializes in credit risk for businesses, said the new offering would use open banking technology and help...

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Bunq Adds New Feature Allowing Shared Bank Accounts With Non-Users

Bunq Adds New Feature Allowing Shared Bank Accounts With Non-Users

Challenger bank Bunq now has new options for customers for increased flexibility. The bank announced a new feature called Bunq +1, which means premium users will now be allowed to create a sub-account with someone else, who doesn’t have to be a premium user, for just €2.99 per month. Bunq said users can create multiple...

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Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse To Return $20M In PPP Relief Loans

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse To Return $20M In PPP Relief Loans

Another high-profile corporation is giving back its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) money. The Ruth’s Chris steakhouse chain will return two loans totaling $20 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. The news comes as a Change.org petition to demand Ruth’s Chris refund the money had more than 261,000 signatures on Thursday afternoon (April 23). “This is a...